Category Archives: Interactive Design

What New Functionality is Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Offering?

Adobe Creative Suite Ambassador logoSmall businesses are always changing in some way but it’s the positive changes that are a pleasure to broadcast.  I have been selected as an Adobe Creative Suite Ambassador and am really proud of the designation. Why?  Aren’t I just another product evangelist?  That would be true if Adobe products weren’t the graphic design industry standard and in effect, has dictated the quality tools and software most serious graphic designers have to master.  And with the recent changes they have made with Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 they have developed ways to take one’s graphic and creative designs to mobile platforms and HTML 5, all great things for graphic designers who want to keep their skills sharp for their prospective clients.

What are the main changes that Creative Suite CS5.5 provides that Cs5 doesn’t?

  • Create standards-based websites and rich digital experiences for desktops, smartphones, tablets, and TVs. Author with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery Mobile. Target multiple platforms including Android™, BlackBerry®, and iOS.
  • Enables you  to simplify the creation of web and mobile experiences for display across screens of all sizes.
  • Create rich applications for multiple platforms, including Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Adobe AIR®.

In essence, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 enables you to take your designs to mobile platforms.

I have included the Adobe video that covers some of this functionality.

Adobe Photoshop CS5:How to Animate a Gif Banner

A simple interactive banner ad can be made with a gif animation.  I’ve included my video tutorial  that covers how to animate a gif banner ad and the full transcript is provided below.

TRANSCRIPT:

Hi, this is Richard from Rich Media Design Productions and I’m going to be showing you how to animate a gif banner using Photoshop CS5.

Now Photoshop Cs5 isn’t the only version that has animation so if you have CS2 you should be able to find the same animation features as in CS5.

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Santa has Gone Mobile:Old Christmas Traditions With a Hi-Tech Digital Twist

 

Cartoon Santa Claus

Letter to Santa

Santa never had it so good or is his workshop suddenly inundated with digital requests from all over the world? Just how does he keep up?!   Well you know times have changed when people discuss the Secret Santa exchange you used to have at the workplace when they are forgoing the old lists and using  Twitter, according to this article “Play Secret Santa With Your Twitter Network”  that is what this Twitter app is encouraging.

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What is Rich Media?

Multi-media

Not just a rhetorical design question anymore —rich media is another term for the word that most people are familiar with interactive “multi-media”.   And rich media development and techniques are rapidly being used and developed in order to deliver interactive banner ads and other media that enables the user to interact with the media provided whether it is a video, website or other form of advertising.  One stellar example is Youtube mentioned in Mashable’s article Youtube Launches Skippable Ads” which recently developed the option for end users to choose what advertising they want to watch!

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