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Webuquerque: Web Workflows in Adobe CS4

Jun 17, 2009

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Webuquerque recently hosted Web Workflows in Adobe CS4, presented by Jason Nakai.

We had approximately 15 attendees, including several new faces. If you weren't able to join us, we've got you covered.


Jason talked about some of the new features and interface changes in Adobe CS4 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver) that can help make your workflows more efficient, including:

  • Switching back–and–forth between applications
  • Application bar is consistent across applications
  • Photoshop's support of GPU and OpenGL, which enable "flick panning," smooth zooming and more
  • Changes in Illustrator's gradient and appearance panels
  • Kuler support in Fireworks and Illustrator
  • Importing Illustrator artboards into Fireworks
  • Motion tweening changes in Flash
  • Changes to split-code view in Dreamweaver

Almost Like You Were There

For all those folks who weren't able to join us, we have everything to make you feel like you were there (almost).


Jason's slides are available as a PDF for your perusal:

Intro slide of Web Workflows in Adobe CS4 presentation

And the video recording of the presentation is available on Viddler:


As always, we have a few pictures of the event:

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  • Webuquerque: Web Workflows in Adobe CS4
  • Webuquerque: Web Workflows in Adobe Cs4
  • Webuquerque: Web Workflows in Adobe CS4

Coming in July

Our next presentation is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, beginning at 6:30pm at Uptown Sports Bar and Grill:

In this session by local online marketing expert, Chris Kenworthy, you'll find out how to develop a successful organic and paid search marketing strategy that will have an immediate and measurable impact on your bottom line.

  • What is SEO & SEM
  • Organic vs. PPC
  • Global Search
  • Develop an SEM Strategy
  • Keyword Research
  • On-Site Optimization
  • Off-Site Optimization
  • Paid Search
  • Measuring Success

By taking a holistic approach to search marketing, not only will you increase traffic to your web site, but you'll improve the overall user experience. Come find out how to develop (and implement) an effective search optimization strategy at our July session!

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2009 Presentation Schedule

While you are at it, mark your calendar with our entire 2009 schedule:

August 5
Topic: Development Frameworks & Libraries
Presenter: Mark Casias
September 2
Topic: Podcasting & Vodcasting
Presenter: Vincent Ascoli
October 7
Topic: Microformats
Presenter: Emily Lewis
November 4
Topic: Web marketing
Presenter: Reid Givens
December 8
NMAUG holiday party (time & location TBA)

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Please note, these topics and presenters are subject to change.

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Six Months In & We're Going Strong!

It has been six months since we started Webuquerque and, while we are still working out kinks associated with sound and our location, it has been an overwhelming success. And we have the community to thank for that.

We will be putting together a survey soon to help us plan for next year, and we are looking into new venues (with better sound and video/presentation equipment). But, in the meantime, don't hesitate to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

See you in July!

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