David LaFontaine

David LaFontaine

David LaFontaine is the Director of Content at DigitalFamily.com, as well as a "Dummies" book author and multimedia producer. He teaches online multimedia and digital publishing at the Annenberg School of Journalism at USC, and works with media companies around the world to help develop mobile and social media strategies that actually produce results. His whose work has earned him invitations to lecture all over the world, including a recent Fulbright Specialist program to train journalists, NGOs and pro-democracy groups in Ethiopia, and working with the Institute for the Digital Future of Journalism in Kiev, Ukraine for the past seven years, to help reporters use digital tools to get their stories heard by the rest of the world. To learn more about Dave, check out his site at http://davidlafontaine.com

Edge Animate In-Depth

with David LaFontaine

Advance your skills in Edge Animate! Join David LaFontaine as he builds on the topics from his previous Edge Animate classes to drill down deeper, to reveal hidden features, and go beyond the basics. By the end of this class you'll be controlling actions in your animations, using spritesheets, and pulling it all together for an almost game-play-like experience for your audience.

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Advance your skills in Edge Animate! Join David LaFontaine as he builds on the topics from his previous Edge Animate classes to drill down deeper, to reveal hidden features, and go beyond the basics. By the end of this class you'll be controlling actions in your animations, using spritesheets, and pulling it all together for an almost game-play-like experience for your audience.

Edge Animate Next Steps

with David LaFontaine

Go beyond the basics with Edge Animate! Join David LaFontaine as he builds on the topics from his Edge Animate Basics class to take your skills to the next level. You'll learn how to control the appearance of objects with clipping, how to make your animations look more real, how to create and use symbols, and how to create custom and more precise animations. This class provides the perfect building block for moving on to even more advanced skills in the final class in this series.

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Go beyond the basics with Edge Animate! Join David LaFontaine as he builds on the topics from his Edge Animate Basics class to take your skills to the next level. You'll learn how to control the appearance of objects with clipping, how to make your animations look more real, how to create and use symbols, and how to create custom and more precise animations. This class provides the perfect building block for moving on to even more advanced skills in the final class in this series.

Edge Animate Basics

with David LaFontaine

Get started using Edge Animate! Join David LaFontaine as he explain what Edge Animate is and why it is becoming so popular. You'll learn how to use the basic tools and controls, so that by end of class you'll know how to make a simple animated banner that includes text, sounds, and events triggered by user interaction. This class provides the perfect foundation for moving on to more advanced skills in the next class in this series.

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Get started using Edge Animate! Join David LaFontaine as he explain what Edge Animate is and why it is becoming so popular. You'll learn how to use the basic tools and controls, so that by end of class you'll know how to make a simple animated banner that includes text, sounds, and events triggered by user interaction. This class provides the perfect foundation for moving on to more advanced skills in the next class in this series.

Edge Code Basics

with David LaFontaine

Adobe's Edge Code is a lightweight code editor that is made for writing HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Join David LaFontaine as he helps you get oriented to the Edge Code interface, teaches you time saving shortcuts that makes the process of creating clean code easier, explains the differences and similarities between Edge Code and Brackets, and introduces you to one of the Adobe Product Managers responsible for these web tools who will share some of his insights into how to use these products more effectively.

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Adobe's Edge Code is a lightweight code editor that is made for writing HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Join David LaFontaine as he helps you get oriented to the Edge Code interface, teaches you time saving shortcuts that makes the process of creating clean code easier, explains the differences and similarities between Edge Code and Brackets, and introduces you to one of the Adobe Product Managers responsible for these web tools who will share some of his insights into how to use these products more effectively.

Adobe Edge Reflow: Intermediate

with David LaFontaine

Designers have long dreamed of being able to create a web page directly in an intuitive, click-and-drag program like Photoshop. In the past, that was only possible by creating complex layered PSDs, and then passing them off to a developer who had to "slice" them and translate them into HTML and CSS code. The Photoshop CC Connect feature built into Edge Reflow fulfills that promise … almost. This video explains the flaws in this automated system, how to prepare your designs so as to minimize them, and the best strategies to clean up your web page in Edge Reflow.

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Designers have long dreamed of being able to create a web page directly in an intuitive, click-and-drag program like Photoshop. In the past, that was only possible by creating complex layered PSDs, and then passing them off to a developer who had to "slice" them and translate them into HTML and CSS code. The Photoshop CC Connect feature built into Edge Reflow fulfills that promise … almost. This video explains the flaws in this automated system, how to prepare your designs so as to minimize them, and the best strategies to clean up your web page in Edge Reflow.

Adobe Edge Reflow: Basics

with David LaFontaine

Edge Reflow is a brand-new tool that helps designers plan and create responsive websites - that is, a site that responds to the screen that it finds itself on. Done right, responsive design makes your content look fabulous, no matter if it is viewed on a desktop, tablet or smartphone screen. This video shows you not only how to create a responsive web design with Reflow - but WHY you want to use certain tools and settings. And most importantly, how the setting for one element on your page can wind up affecting the display of all the other elements on your page.

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Edge Reflow is a brand-new tool that helps designers plan and create responsive websites - that is, a site that responds to the screen that it finds itself on. Done right, responsive design makes your content look fabulous, no matter if it is viewed on a desktop, tablet or smartphone screen. This video shows you not only how to create a responsive web design with Reflow - but WHY you want to use certain tools and settings. And most importantly, how the setting for one element on your page can wind up affecting the display of all the other elements on your page.

Adobe Edge Inspect: Basics

with David LaFontaine

The shift to the mobile web is no longer the "wave of the future" - it's the wave of NOW. Smart designers know that they have to test their designs before releasing them out into the wild. Edge Inspect allows you to use your own devices, targeting iOS, Android, and even Kindle Fire environments to see what your pages look like under real-world conditions. These lessons will help you set up your very own testing environment, and manage the complexities of mobile design testing.

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The shift to the mobile web is no longer the "wave of the future" - it's the wave of NOW. Smart designers know that they have to test their designs before releasing them out into the wild. Edge Inspect allows you to use your own devices, targeting iOS, Android, and even Kindle Fire environments to see what your pages look like under real-world conditions. These lessons will help you set up your very own testing environment, and manage the complexities of mobile design testing.