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Troy Martz
SEO, SEM, SMM, HTML5, CSS3, and Web Standards
SEO, SEM, SMM, HTML5, CSS3, and Web Standards

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Nice Babolat bag lens...

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HTML5boilerplate announced version 2.0 a few days ago. Anyone in the design / UI / UX space should be familiar with it. I think in a year, this framework will be less of a buzz word, and more of a "must have" for anyone intent on best practices.

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Adobe is making a very smart move by rolling out Adobe Edge, a standards compliant tool, similar to their Flash authoring tool. With the rise of HTML5, and CSS3, Adobe has seen the writing on the wall for the proprietary Flash technology.

I am thrilled to see a "Flash-like" tool built on W3C standards. I also use (and love) just about every other Adobe software product, and this tool will make it easier for talented people to create beautiful animations without the need for a proprietary add-on (the Flash Player).

With the well-publicized debate between Apple (Steve Jobs) and Adobe over the lack of support on iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, Adobe remains relevant with this announcement. Nearly all smartphones and tablets support HTML5 and related technologies.

I'd be interested to see what kind of support Edge will have for Canvas and SVG. It's evident that motion designers will need these two technologies to reach the level of Flash-like experiences. However, when you bundle five different standards, things may get a little complicated. A single authoring environment would solve much of this complexity.

So the full stack for a Flash replacement would look like this:

HTML5 + CSS3 + JavaScript + Canvas + SVG

It looks like Edge might answer the call... Nice move Adobe!

Roger McNamee shares his thoughts on HTML5, Apple, Google, Facebook, and the future of the web. It's an excellent insight into disruptive opportunities.

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This pretty much sums up how I feel about G+ vs... well... everybody else.
Fun video about Google+, what it is and why you need it.
What is Google+ (Google Plus) and do I need it?

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I know this well...

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Adios, Google Labs...
RIP Google Labs

"Last week we explained that we’re prioritizing our product efforts. As part of that process, we’ve decided to wind down Google Labs. While we’ve learned a huge amount by launching very early prototypes in Labs, we believe that greater focus is crucial if we’re to make the most of the extraordinary opportunities ahead.

In many cases, this will mean ending Labs experiments—in others we’ll incorporate Labs products and technologies into different product areas. And many of the Labs products that are Android apps today will continue to be available on Android Market. We’ll update you on our progress via the Google Labs website."

I'm not keen on losing many of those Google Labs products!
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