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Create Now – Enjoy all these nice recordings!

On popular request in the last week of february my colleagues and me pushed the button again to present the full package of news from the Creative Cloud to you. Together with thousands of other viewers you guys have enjoyed about 15 hours of live workshops, and everybody can access this content on YouTube now. Added, feel free to download all the demo assets we used, to follow along and reproduce on your own machine.

Do we still hear people complaining “hey, why is there no Create Now Tourstop in Germany, Austria or Switzerland?!” – no? ;o)= Here you go! Without travelling! Decide on your own, what, how often and when you look into the contents – and have fun!

Here are the three thirds of the Web & Mobile day of our workshop week. A huge thank you to my studio guests Simon Widjaja and Anselm Hannemann – it has been a splendid time with you!!

If you are interested in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Acrobat & Co, find all other recordings of the Create Now Workshop Week here.

All Recordings are available in german language only.

1. Drittel: Responsive Webdesign & grafische Webinhalte

CSS/Mockup aus Photoshop(?), SVG mit Illustrator und svgo-gui erstellen, Webdesign in Edge Reflow Preview 1 und Zusammenspiel mit Edge Inspect.

2. Drittel: Interaktionsdesign, Animation & Typografie

Edge Animate, edgecommons.org, O.G.A.CH.I., Animation und Interaktion im Browser sowie Integration von Typekit und Edge Web Fonts.

3. Drittel: Remote Inspection, Lightweight Code-Editing & Hybrid-Apps

Edge Inspect, Weinre, Edge Code und PhoneGap sowie PhoneGap Build nebst Grundlagen zu Hybrid-Apps versus nativen Apps.

OpenDeviceLab.com – a directory to a global movement

Logo OpenDeviceLab.com

Open Device Labs (ODL, ODLs) are a grass roots community movement that enables developers around the globe to easily access real devices to test their work and improve the user experience across the huge variety of internet connected devices.

When I began to compile what appeared to be the first global directory of ODLs on the web in July 2012, only half a year ago, we had 8 ODLs – all of them in Europe. Four months ago I had founded LabUp! together with a bunch of like-minded, to help establish Open Device Labs. And among others, I began to build lobby and raise awareness for the movement wherever possible.

Today, we have 37 ODLs across 18 countries with over 500 devices accessible. Another 15 ODLs are preparing to become established hopefully soon.

In the past two months my mates Christian Schaefer and Anselm Hannemann spent numerous hours of their free time together with me to move the ODL idea forward, up to what we’re proud to announce today: OpenDeviceLab.com, a service crafted to serve three major goals:

  • Help people across the world to locate the right Open Device Lab for the job
  • Explain and promote the Open Device Lab movement – and help ODLs to become more visible
  • Attract contributors and sponsors to help and donate to ODLs.

If you like the project, please help us to spread the word and raise awareness about the ODL idea and the importancy of real device testing. You can tweet or post on your favorite social network, blog about it, or simply comment and rate any Open Device Lab you have used with the respective functionality on OpenDeviceLab.com.

And if you should run into @derSchepp or @helloanselm, tell them they’re the awesomness in person and invite them on a beer, for dinner, and to your house. Without Schepp and Anselm OpenDeviceLab.com would not serve the ODL movement today (you guys rule, and I cannot thank you enough for all your help!).

This is the classic 1.0 release of OpenDeviceLab.com, and I am eager to see where it will take us. And how YOU like it, via your comments. But pick your words wisely, you might end up reading them at http://opendevicelab.com/#comments! ;)=

First European Web Platform Doc Sprint February 8+9 in Berlin

WebPlatform.org is an open community of developers building resources for a better web, regardless of brand, browser or platform. Anyone can contribute and each person who does makes it stronger. WebPlatform.org is convened by the W3C and is made possible through the support of the Web Platform Stewards. You did not hear about WebPlatform.org yet? Watch this short introductionary movie:

WebPlatform.org is a Wiki, and as such it is defined by actual and comprehensive content. Doc Sprints exist to continuosly build up and extend the documentation. At these Hackathon-style events an introduction to the mechanics of the Wiki as well as a lot of inspiration and starting points to begin your contribution are provided.

Experienced experts from both the Web Platform Stewards as well as the contributing community are on location to provide guidance. Your attendance will not only mean a lot of fun and serve the greater good – we will also serve you with drinks and food, there is a nice party and giveaways, and definetely enough time to network with other attendants.

After the first two events of this kind at Adobe in San Francisco and at Google in Mountain View the first ever european Doc Sprint is taking off on February 8 and 9 2013 in Berlin.

The precise location will be selected based on the number of registrations mid of January – we want to provide an ideal setting and definetely get in everybody that is interested to attend. Update Jan 15, 2013: I’ve found a location that I think could not be better for hosting our Doc Sprint:

Brunnenstr. 64, 13355 Berlin
Subway U8 “Voltastraße”

Please help to communicate the event across your channels to ensure everybody is aware and has a chance to register.

You want to run your own Doc Sprint?

Much appreciated! Everything you need to run a Doc Sprint in your own community will be provided at the Berlin event. Please select the respective ticket category when registering, so we can identify you and provide enough “starter packs”.

Please register here:

And please do not forget to click “attend” on Lanyrd:

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I really look forward to welcome you all to Berlin and to a very successful first european Doc Sprint!

Thanks for your help, and have happy holidays!