After many weeks of careful consideration and talks with colleague experts I have very recently decided to accept an offer from Adobe to join their team as a Solutions Consultant. For this position I’ll be active in the Benelux region in Europe (Belgium/Netherlands/Luxemburg) helping business clients choose the right set of Adobe design products to meet their objectives. But there’s a lot more of course. And to help everyone understand my decision better I would like to explain what motivated me. Continue reading I have joined Adobe
To finish off my list of speaking gig announcements I’m happy to report I’ll be going to Oslo in June to speak at the MakingDesign conference. This conference is held one week after PePcon so it would seem I’ll be missing home for a little while… Continue reading Speaking at MakingDesign in Oslo
Continuing my list of announcements, I’ll be speaking in London on 13th March about the world of digital publishing. My good friend from Certitec, Jon Bessant, and myself have joined forces to present you with an informative day seminar discussing all things digital and mobile publishing. Continue reading Speaking in London about digital publishing
It’s official! I’ll be speaking again at PePcon 2015 (the Print and ePublishing Conference) in Philadelphia, PA. If you’re into print or digital publishing I’d highly recommend you jump on a plane and get to Philadelphia to attend my session. But there’s a lot more to discover … Continue reading Speaking at PePcon 2015 in Philadelphia
Next week, on Jan 27th, I’ll be presenting 2 sessions at the next Adobe User Group Belgium meeting in Brussels. During these sessions I’ll introduce Adobe Edge Animate and show how to create simple or more advanced HTML animations. This is a general introduction to Edge Animate and will be perfect for anyone who hasn’t tried the software before, or isn’t sure what it can do.
As a follow up session I’ll be showing off how to build interactive websites without writing code using Adobe Muse . I really love Adobe Muse and think it’s a great tool for designers who want to create web pages but don’t want to get into code writing.
Attending these sessions is free of course and you can find more information here.
I’m happy to announce I’ll be speaking at PUBKON 2015 (die InDesign- & Publishing-Konferenz – the InDesign & Publishing Conference) in Cologne, Germany. PUBKON has organised their conference for a number of years now and have chosen a venue in Cologne this year. Continue reading Speaking at PUBKON 2015 in Cologne
With the recent developments on Adobe DPS (see my recent article about this), I was contacted by Enterprise Adoption.com to give my opinion on what’s been happening in the world of Adobe DPS. Continue reading Enterprise Adoption.com opinion piece on Adobe DPS
Adobe drops support for Adobe DPS Single Edition apps
Starting May 1, 2015, Adobe will no longer support Adobe DPS Single Edition apps via Adobe.com or through your Creative Cloud license. And on December 4, 2014, Adobe will also remove DPS Single Edition as a purchasable product from Adobe.com. To most people this change will come as a surprise, especially since there’s been more competition than ever from third-party solutions for creating apps from Adobe InDesign. Adobe DPS Single Edition (SE) has always been a great selling point for Creative Cloud licenses and seeing it disappear soon is inevitably going to lead to disappointment with clients and designers. After all it has been available since 2011. It was a way for small design firms or freelancers to create and build apps for clients and expand their range of services as an agency. The demand for digital publications has only increased over the last year and I think DPS SE was a great way for people to get into DPS, or digital publishing in general, for the first time. Continue reading Adobe dropping DPS Single Edition
This is gonna be a very busy period at Lab9. I’ll be presenting two public Creative Cloud events later this week together with my friend and co-trainer Dimitri Stevens. I’m also presenting at an upcoming digital publishing event later this month. Continue reading Attend one of my upcoming events
My Adobe MAX 2014 report
I just got back from my first Adobe MAX 2014 in Los Angeles and have to say I was impressed with the event organisation. Long time ago I attended the only 2 MAX editions that were organised in Europe. These were in Barcelona 2007 and Milan 2008. But the original MAX in L.A. is a whole different ball game. The scale of the event was a lot larger and felt better organised and more professional. Just like the previous years Adobe chose the L.A. Convention Center as their primary location for all the networking, sessions and hands-on labs. While the main keynotes and “Sneaks” were held in the Nokia Theatre across the street. And these facilities were easily able to hold the nearly 5.000 attendees while keeping them happy and entertained. Here’s my Adobe MAX 2014 report. Continue reading My Adobe MAX 2014 report