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.

23May
2017
Adobe State Of Create Study

The Adobe State of Create 2016 study is an important read, chock full of important data on the role of creativity in business, trends in education, global imperatives, and more. I was looking for the study today, and am posting the link so I have it on hand for future (and so that you can find it easily, too).

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20May
2017
XD Team On Breadcrumbs

Navigation can make or break the user experience of a site. It helps users to locate themselves on a site, and figure out how to get to where they want to go next. Breadcrumbs are a set of contextual links that function as a navigation aid for websites, and over on the XD Blog, user experience guru Nick Babich has posted a great article on the subject.

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9May
2017
Mobile Navigation Design Patterns

Once someone starts using your mobile app, they need to know where to go and how to get there at any point. Good navigation is a vehicle that takes users where they want to go. But establishing good navigation is a challenge on mobile due to the limitations of the small screen and the need to prioritize content over chrome. Different navigation patterns have been devised to solve this challenge in different ways, but they all suffer from a variety of usability problems. The XD Team has posted an article that examines five basic navigation patterns for mobile apps and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each of them.

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4May
2017
All About Auto-Ground Plane In Project Felix

The Project Felix team has posted a great article on how the Auto-Ground Plane feature came to be.

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1May
2017
Registration For MAX 2017 Is Now Open

Registration for Adobe MAX 2017 is now open. This year MAX is going back to Las Vegas, where we'll be at The Venetian Oct 16-Oct 17 for the preconference and Oct 18-Oct 20 for MAX itself. Register by July 31st and you'll qualify for the early bird registration price of USD$1295 (a $300 savings off the full conference price).

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