CS3 Not Compatible with Leopard

It’s been revealed that some Creative Suite 3 Applications from Adobe may not be compatible with the next OS X from Apple, as Adobe have not yet received a final copy of the new OS.

The next Operating from Apple is set for release in October.

Safari 3 Public Beta for Windows

For years now Mac users have been using the Apple Safari browser, as there choice for web surfing and other web related activities for years. I myself have used it when I happen to get the chance to fire up a Mac, which is not as often nowadays, anyway, Apple have released the public Beta of Safari 3 for Windows users.

Here’s a little of what Apple say that will make you lurvvvve safari:

“Blazing Performance, Safari is the fastest web browser on any platform.

Pop-up Blocking, Say goodbye to annoying pop-up ads and pop-under windows.

Elegant User Interface, Safari’s clean look lets you focus on the web — not your browser.

Security, Apple engineers designed Safari to be secure from day one.”

You can download the beta version of the browser, available for Microsoft’s Windows XP and Vista from Apple’s Downloads.

Linkage:

Apple Downloadshttp://www.apple.com/safari/download/

Adobe Live 2007 Review: Very short

Adobe held an event to showcase their new creative suite 3 products this week: Adobe Live. It was held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. I attended today’s session ( Wednesday 6th of June).

This was a good event. The Demonstrations were well demonstrated, the hands on training were well taught. Adobe staff are highly enthusiastic about their company and products. And their enthusiasm for the products they were highlighting was infectious.

The only downside was that there were too many people, it seems the hands on training sessions were the most popular, it was based on a first come first served basis. Which meant if you weren’t among the first 20 or so people in the queue, you wouldn’t have been able to go along with the training session, and would have found yourself either sitting on the floor or watching from the sides. Where really you want to be involved and be following along with a computer.

Things I would say to look out for, and which I noticed were being highlighted a lot was the Apollo Application which enables you to build cross operating desktop applications (currently in Alpha). and also Flex (a nice little app that I was very impressed with, also open source so check it out), you can find these all at the Adobe Labs.

I recommend this event, it was free so great for those of us on a budget. If there is one in your area, definitely check it out!

iPhone coming June 2007 in the US

The iPhone is launching on June the 29th in the USA, for $499 (that’s about £250 in British Pounds) and $599 for the more expensive version, enough said really.

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Design Tips and Coding Ideas from Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine has released pdf versions of their articles: 35 designers x 5 questions and 70 Expert Ideas for Better CSS Coding for free, for download on their blog, here. Check it out!

Creative Suite 3 Video Tutorials

 Adobe have a nice selection of video tutorials on their website to highlighting what the Creative Suite 3 products can do.

The tutorials range from beginner to advanced and cover all the Creative Suite 3 applications that Adobe has just launched, from Dreamweaver CS3 , Photoshop/Extended CS3, Flash CS3, Illustrator CS3 and more.

Check it out, at the Adobe Design Centre.

Linkage:

Adobe.comhttp://adobe.com

Design Centre http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/

Video Workshops for Creative Suite 3http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop/

Thanks got to JK on DB for the heads up about this.

Leopard Delayed because of iPhone

Apple’s next operating system OS X Leopard, will be delayed due to the demand for the iPhone.

The operating system will now be released in October 2007, four months after it was originally expected.

It’s said that Apple want to hit it’s targets with the iPhone, so the the OS X engineers and quality testers have been assigned to the iPhone.

All I can say is oh bother, who wants an iPhone anyway?