May '08

Taming the Web on Adobe TV

Wow, how time flies! As I was preparing for my upcoming trip (see my previous post), I decided to fire up my Adobe Media Player to grab some shows to watch in case the movie(s) on the flights tomorrow are “less than desirable”. And in so doing, I was notified that a new episode of my show “Taming the Web” is now available.

For those who have yet to experience Adobe TV, let me explain the premise. About a year ago (see my comment about time flying by), a group of us at Adobe began discussing ways in which we could more effectively share our knowledge with our customers. Of course the Design Center and Developer Center are great venues for learning, but many of us sort of miss the “connection” to the person delivering the training. It’s kinda nice to be able to hear someone speak, and actually see them talking. Of course there are numerous “training sites” on the web, but these are mostly paid sites, and as such, it’s hard to know beforehand if the training is at a high enough or low enough level for you specifically. We thought, “wait a second, we’re always hearing after in-person seminars that the attendees want to go back and hear the information again”. Or, even worse, “I missed your seminar in my city, is there somewhere that I can go to get the information”. Thus was born the Adobe TV initiative.

As luck would have it, we were also ramping up our new Adobe Media Player at the time. And it was a perfect fit to offer Adobe TV’s content as a channel in the Adobe Media Player.  So, you can watch online in your browser, or inside of the Adobe Media Player – it’s your choice.

Anyway, my entire evangelism team stepped up to the plate and we each volunteered to host a show focusing on our individual areas of expertise. And for me, this was a tough choice. You see, I work with most of our creative tools, from Photoshop to Flash to After Effects to Illustrator. But my favorite tool, given my long history in the web, is still Dreamweaver. So in my show “Taming the Web” I talk specifically about Dreamweaver, CSS, HTML, Spry and a wide range of related topics. This month’s episode is all the basics of CSS. So if you’re just trying to make heads or tales of CSS, or need a quick refresher, take a look.

Now, I’ve really got to get back to packing for this next trip – cheers!


8 Responses to “Taming the Web on Adobe TV”

  1. Scorillo Says:

    i just wanna say that i really love your show. i thought i knew enough about the subject, but there’s always one or two more little things that makes the difference and i get to learn it from you… for free. thank you for a great show!

  2. Roman Says:

    You are an awesome teacher Greg. Entertaining and insightful! You really know your audience, and your real world experience and knowledge shine through.

    I am learning a lot.

    Thank you!

  3. B.W. Says:

    Checked out your webisode on and loved it. I can’t wait to see the next one. It is really helping me grasp CSS better. Keep up the good work. Thank You!


  4. Eden Says:

    Hey Greg.

    First off, cheers for the show. Awesome stuff. I have learnt so much about web design.

    Quick question….Wondering if your ever going to post the remainder of your; “Introduction into CSS” series. I was really getting a hang of it after parts 1 and 2 and was looking forward to the rest of the tutorial but it hasn’t been undated.
    Any chance of seeing the rest…

    Thanks again

  5. Samantha Says:

    I am with Eden! I love this series. However, I was looking for Part V of Using Starter Layouts. Part IV says there is more to come to finish the Layout, but then….nothing. I want to finish my layout!!!!!

    Please let me know where I might find this V installment. Thank you!


  6. Greg Says:

    It’s actually just been released! Head on over to Adobe TV!

  7. Mike Says:

    I too enjoyed the Using Starter Layouts Series, however I’ve been unsuccessful in locating the 5th installment. I’ve searched high and low on Adobe TV to no avail. Would you please mind pointing out the breadcrumbs?

    Many Thanks,

  8. TJ Says:

    Hey Greg,
    We are converting our website 100+ pages Originally created in FrontPage to Dreamweaver and working on giving it a fresh new look. So that means learning Dreamweaver(and quickly). I am enjoying your highly informative video series “Taming the Web”. I have watched, parts 1 and 2 on Dreamweaver CS4 and the CSS ones too. I just finished part 4 of “Using Starter Layouts” and….ooh Nooo! No more episodes. Will we be seeing more soon? Signed, Chomping-at-the-Bit.

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