Have you seen the new Adobe TV website? It’s always been a good source of training on Adobe products, and last week Adobe launched a new website design that helps make things easier to find. I haven’t had time to work with it yet, but at first glance it’s definitely easier to navigate directly from the homepage. Adobe TV is a particularly good source of videos from events like Adobe MAX and other conferences, so I recommend trying it out if you haven’t done so already.
Here’s the press release:
Adobe today launched the newest version of its popular video channel Adobe TV, an innovative Web site offering free expert video training across Adobe product lines. Designed in response to customer feedback, the site offers users new ways to experience and access Adobe TV episodes through streamlined navigation, robust search options, customization features and interactive capabilities.
Produced and delivered using leading Adobe products and technologies, Adobe TV is the first Web site to deploy a video player built with the Open Source Media Framework. Announced in April 2009, the framework offers production-ready components to streamline the development process, reducing the time content publishers spend creating playback technologies. Adobe TV is also developed with ColdFusion 9, a powerful technology for building dynamic Web sites and Internet applications.
Adobe TV now offers new additions such as a resizable pop-out window that allows users to view content while simultaneously working within their Adobe applications. A new homepage provides quick and easy access to relevant episodes, with the ability to sort by most popular, most viewed, highest rated and recently added. And users can download the Adobe Media Player to view and save content offline, and receive new programming as soon as it is released.
Adobe TV users who register with a free Adobe ID can:
- Interact with show hosts by asking questions in the comments section
- Create playlists and add them to a personal episode library
- Customize their homepage by adding or removing content feeds
- Comment on and rate videos
Keeping designers and developers connected to the latest features and programming,
Adobe TV series include the Emmy award-winning Dr. Brown’s Photoshop Laboratory, as well as Benchmark, CS Insider and Short and Suite. Exclusive videos of keynote sessions from this year’s MAX Conference will also be available on Adobe TV shortly after the sessions take place.
Adobe TV offers free training on Adobe products, including insider tips, techniques and behind-the-scenes videos delivered on demand. Viewers can learn design experts’ favorite tricks and take tours of cutting-edge creative studios. Share content via email, Facebook, Delicious, Digg and StumbleUpon, and by embedding it into blogs or Web sites.