Category: creative

Adobe Flash, Edge, and how future transition to HTML5 for mobile impacts creative agencies and rich media

Adobe Flash, Edge, and how future transition to HTML5 for mobile impacts creative agencies and rich media
Recently it was announced by Adobe that they would cease further development on their mobile Flash Player, which is used to display animated features of Web sites, and a lot of Web video, ads and rich media applications on the mobile Internet. They determined it would be best to focus on HTML5 as the future... Read more »

Chicago Game Jam was a success; brought together city game developer scene

Chicago Game Jam was a success; brought together city game developer scene
IGDA Chicago had recently held an event that brought all game developing enthusiasts together for a “Chicago Game Jam“. Or, in other words a gathering of all people for a competition to develop games in a two-day period taking place at Toy Studio, a social media and mobile game development studio, in the Wicker Park... Read more »

Chicago game industry expands with IGDA game dev events, panels; and the mobile device influx

Chicago game industry expands with IGDA game dev events, panels; and the mobile device influx
Riding on the wave of mobile device popularity, Chicago game industry is at a high. Given the relative ease of access to game development tools and now, mobile gaming devices found on virtually all phones now. The IGDA (International Game Developers Association), Chicago chapter has been a big part of the Chicago game development scene’s... Read more »
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A look at Adobe Edge, HTML and Adobe Flash: How they can work together with rich media and mobile tech

A look at Adobe Edge, HTML and Adobe Flash: How they can work together with rich media and mobile tech
During Social Media Week in Chicago, there was the monthly Chicago Flex gathering at the TechNexus downtown. As part of the meeting, the new Adobe Edge was shown off and discussed. During this, several things came to mind of the possibilities with Edge. The Web design industry and the Web itself is thriving with the... Read more »

Weekly Tech Event Week of September 5: Pecha Kucha Night is back for inspiration across creative industries

Weekly Tech Event Week of September 5: Pecha Kucha Night is back for inspiration across creative industries
Pecha Kucha Chicago hosts it’s 19th “volume” on Tuesday, September 6th. For those new to the idea, Pecha Kucha is based on the Japanese term of “chit-chat”, formed around sharing creative ideas from several speakers in rapid succession. Using slides, with a 6 minute 40 second time limit, or 20 seconds per slide, each creative... Read more »

The Chicago Tribune planning to create tablet device for reading news

The Chicago Tribune is planning to work with Samsung to develop a news tablet to deliver news content in a mobile format. According to different sources such as CNN and TechCrunch, The Tribune will hope to release the Android powered device for free or at a reduced price, such as with an agreement with subscription.... Read more »
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Adobe Edge preview provides Flash-like animations in native HTML5 and CSS

Adobe Edge preview was released this Monday, August 1st, 2011. Upon first glance, Adobe Edge appears to have a simplified user interface. It looks like a Flash Professional interface with some shape drawing tools, with a combination of the timeline controls found in Adobe After Effects. Designer and developers can try it for 152 days... Read more »

TechWeek Chicago: Monday focus on entrepreneurship, startups and Governor Pat Quinn signs new technology bills

Chicago was at the center of the tech spotlight as on Monday, July 25th. Monday at TechWeek was a big day. The day had an emphasis on local Chicago technology startups, and technology companies and educational institutions in general. An early morning panel called Why Chicago is the Best Place to Start a Company, showcased... Read more »

TechWeek Chicago: Saturday rundown and impressions

Saturday at TechWeek in Chicago had a fairly big emphasis on social media and social aspects in apps, games and other digital publishing uses. This unique event brought scores of technology professionals from Chicago as well as from major companies on the east and west coasts. A panel on Social Data was one of the... Read more »
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TechWeek Chicago exhibition and conference

TechWeek Chicago officially kicked off on Friday, July 22nd, and is currently underway. This event is taking place inside The Merchandise Mart  in downtown Chicago and will continue until Monday, July 25th. The TechWeek is an event that showcases technology from local Chicago companies by having several panels and conferences. There are many different angles... Read more »