I've been involved with Dreamweaver
since I got a copy of Dreamweaver 1.2 ( for free on a CD that came with a British technology magazine that I don't recall the name of). I think that Dreamweaver 3 was about to come out or that it was just out and the 1.2 freebie was the incentive was to get 3 with an upgrade price. I was immediately struck with how lacking my then svelte Notepad-Netscape 3 driven development seemed so lacking. :-)
From there thinking back a bit, it seems that the learning curve really hasn't flattened out.
After getting Dreamweaver 4 and Fireworks 4 studio I really started looking more at the way that Dreamweaver was truly built to be extended and I rooted around in the configuration folder and learned a ton. I struck up some friendships on the Dreamweaver forums and on the recommendation of Angela Buraglia
I volunteered and was accepted to join Team Macromedia for Dreamweaver in early 2002 or so (has it been that long already?). With the Adobe purchase of Macromedia a couple of years ago I became part of the Adobe Community Experts
with my primary focus still being Dreamweaver. Along the way I've written a number of articles and tutorials at CommunityMX
a great resource site for all things Adobe, contributed a chapter to a book
and have been the technical editor for quite a few Macromedia and now Adobe product related books.
I'm working at WebAssist
, Script.aculo.us jQuery
, and MooTools
among many many others and how they can be used to enhance the user experience. When WebAssist had their latest redesign I helped put in some Moo.fx
flavored actions. Intriguing also are content replacement/enhancements such a sIFR
. I've also been thinking a bit about the possibilities that Adobe AIR
(and by extension Flex
) offers to web developers like me by bringing the technologies I know to the desktop.
I hope to be able to keep on learning new and interesting technologies as well as learn about new ideas and trends, both in the realm of the technology I work with and the greater world at large. So join me and I'll join you in this fantastic learn experience that is life.
Well I guess that's enough linking around, so I'll sign off this initial post.
Labels: Adobe, AIR, Dreamweaver, Flex, jQuery, Script.aculo.us, Spry, WebAssist