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Creative Industries Add $504 Billion to U.S. Economy

Creative industries add more than $500 billion to the U.S. economy according to a study released yesterday from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analyisis and the National Endowment for the Arts.

XML Tools we use

While we create XML files from publishing tools such as Adobe InDesign, or from documents created in Microsoft Word, when we need to edit and manipulate XML files, we turn to oXygen XML editor from SyncRO Soft.

Boston area Adobe Creative Cloud Users Group

American Graphics Institute is pleased to sponsor the  Adobe Creative Cloud User Group in Boston. For more information about upcoming meetings, visit their website.

Aura HD: New HD eBook reader from Kobo is easy on the eyes

You might not remember Kobo. They were the digital book partner of the now defunct Borders bookstore chain. Proving they still have some wind in their sails, they have created a high resolution eBook reader - the Aura HD. While no longer connected to Borders, the Kobo has a large book store with millions of titles.

Windows 8 UX design workshops at AGI

I've been traveling the world to teach UX design workshops for Windows 8 app design. I recently blogged about UX design workshops I delivered in India.

eBook training and ePub training

Traditional publishers are increasingly moving their content into digital and using the ePub format and the Kindle eBook formats to distribute their content.

Learn web design and development skills at crē8 conference

This year at the crē8 conference in Miami the majority of my sessions will be focused on skills for web design and development. I'd like to think I've got all bases covered: the past, present and future of the Web.

Using HTML5 wisely

The attention given to HTML5 in the last year is well-deserved. Despite the jockeying for a competitive advantage in the marketplace, the major players (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla and Adobe among others) have committed to the road map of HTML5 support.

Adobe discontinues development of mobile Flash

On November 9, Adobe announced that it was discontinuing development of the mobile version of the Flash Player for smartphones and tablets. What does this mean for the web in general and more importantly what does this mean for web designers and developers?

How does HTML5 fit in the mobile device landscape?

Native apps for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone 7 and Android devices have received a great deal of attention recently, and for good reason, they represent a new way to interact online and the best apps use device features such as cameras and GPS in ways that you can't easily duplicate on your desktop or laptops. So where does HTML5 fit in the picture?