Hello, and welcome to my online home. I’m Ben Forta, Adobe’s Senior Director of Customer Learning, an educator, author, blogger, public speaker, and an all-around techie. Check out my books on SQL, Regular Expressions, ColdFusion, and more.

26Aug
2014
Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Host Adobe MAX Sneaks

Adobe MAX is just over a month away. This year I'll once again have the privilege of hosting MAX Sneaks, and my celebrity co-host will be the very talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt (A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Inception, Looper, ...). Not that you needed another reason to attend MAX, but, yeah, now you do indeed have one more reason to attend.

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25Aug
2014
Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 Finalists Announced

Last week I mentioned the fun I had reviewing submissions for this year's Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Well, the finalists have been announced, and winners will be announced at a screening and reception at Adobe MAX on October 5, 2014.

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14Aug
2014
Adobe Muse Updated

Adobe Muse had a major update in June, and the team has just announced that the product has been updated yet again to include support for self-hosted web fonts, CAPTCHA form protection, right-to-left languages (Hebrew and Arabic), and more. Creative Cloud users should see the update in the Creative Cloud app, and when you do update, you'll also find updated content within the product.

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12Aug
2014
Fun Reviewing Awards Submissions

Today I got to spend a few hours reviewing student submissions for our 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. In addition to hanging out with some really talented judges, the real treat was seeing some of the absolutely amazing creative submissions. We'll announce winners at MAX in October, but until then I consider myself truly fortunate to have had the chance to review student work that could rival anything created by professionals and studios. Wow!

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11Aug
2014
Using Flash Pro To Generate HTML5

Designer and Developer Dave Gámez has posted an excellent overview of how to use Flash Pro CC to produce HTML5 content. This one is well worth the read.

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