Hello, and welcome to my online home. I’m Ben Forta, Adobe’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives, an educator, best-selling author, blogger, public speaker, and an all-around techie. Check out my books on SQL, Regular Expressions, ColdFusion, and more.

19Jun
2018
Adobe Spark On Android

It's here! The public beta of Adobe Spark Post on Android is now available. Details in this blog post.

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7Jun
2018
Adobe Spark Custom Fonts

We just updated Adobe Spark to support custom fonts, now when creating and managing your brand and branded themes, you can upload your own fonts to the brand. Custom font support is a Premium Feature, so it's available as part of any paid plan (Creative Cloud or Spark). It is also available for free to education users as part of Spark for Education.

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27May
2018
The Magic Behind Spark's Magic Layout

Adobe Spark Post's Magic Layout sets you up for success quickly by employing a content-aware layout system to suggest intelligent cropping and layout positions based on the content you choose for your design. It makes educated guesses for you to get you almost all the way to a finished product. For instance, if you choose one tall photo and one wide photo and add a text element, Spark Post will automatically place your content in a layout with one vertical and one wide cell. Even more amazingly, it will position an editable text box where the system detects there's relative empty space and common design rules predict it will be most readable. The magic behind Magic Layout is artificial intelligence, as this post explains.

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