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Struggles with Facebook Ad’s 20% Rule? Fixed in Canva!

At the Social Media Marketing World conference this week, I had the opportunity to help many people one-on-one. This was such a great experience, seeing first-hand what people are struggling with in creating visuals. People also freely shared their wish-lists for new Canva features (which I’ll be sharing with the people at Canva!) One request […]

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Posted in: Canva, Ideas, Social Media, The Basics

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Bring out your inner designer this year with Canva – Free Intro Tutorial Video

Canva’s momentum is picking up in this new year, and so is Learn from Lisa! To kickstart 2016, Sitepoint just published my introductory video, “What is Canva, and Why Do So Many People Love It?” – the first in a series of Canva tutorial videos I’m working on. For those who don’t know, Canva is a great […]

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New frontiers — Beyond Tellerrand Berlin 2014

Last month, I had the opportunity to bring word of WebRTC to Germany, via the awesome Beyond Tellerrand conference — the first time it was being held in Berlin. If you haven’t experienced a #btconf, it’s well worth the trip! It’s tagline is “design, technology, and inspiration” and it lives up to it.  The conferences’ […]

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Posted in: Announcements, HTML5, Ideas, Speaking, The Basics, Web Video News, WebRTC

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Snapchat’s new chat service, powered by Addlive (and WebRTC)

Last week, Snapchat acquired WebRTC-based technology company Addlive for an undisclosed amount. Here it is in action: Is this the first of many acquisitions of companies who are focused on WebRTC technologies? Seeing the huge potential for disruption that WebRTC can bring, I think it is the first of many. Watch this space.

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Posted in: Announcements, HTML5, Ideas, Interactivity, Web Video News, WebRTC

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Adobe Open Sources RTMFP spec (real-time P2P in Flash)

Adobe’s Michael Thornburgh announced last week that they have submitted a companion specification to the original RTMFP spec, “Adobe’s RTMFP Profile for Flash Communication” to the IETF Internet-Drafts repository: Abstract: This memo describes how to use Adobe’s Secure Real-Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP) to transport the video, audio, and data messages of Adobe Flash platform communications. Aspects of this […]

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Posted in: Flash Media Server, HTML5, Ideas, Web Video News, WebRTC

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How to create full-screen video backgrounds in Prezi

This weekend I ran across Greg Meadows‘ post in the Prezi group on LinkedIn. He was talking about adding a video to the canvas and had given it a go. In his example, he imported a video into his Prezi as a media file, then placed items on top. This worked, but with two shortcomings: […]

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Posted in: Code Examples, Ideas, Prebuilt Players, Prezi, Training, Web Video News

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Apple performs rocket surgery to avoid using open source codecs

In this extraordinarily-geeky-yet-interesting article, @dbloom dissects the new iPhone 5 Design page on Apple.com. Basically, Apple has written some amazing, complex code to auto-play a video of the iPhone screen being unlocked. But they didn’t use a <video> element — they used JSON, JavaScript, and some interesting JPEG images. As explained in the article, there is a […]

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Posted in: Encoding, HTML5, Ideas, Web Video News

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Google Hangouts on Air announced – Free live broadcasting for everyone!

Today Google announced their pilot product, Google Hangouts on Air, will be made available to the masses, worldwide. (Hmm… except China, that is. But that’s another story altogether.). Notice the name is “on Air” as in live, not “on AIR” as in Adobe AIR. This will be totally browser based live streaming, through Google Hangouts (part […]

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Posted in: Ideas, Interactivity, Prebuilt Players, The Basics, Web Video News

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Play video on all platforms with JW Player update

Play video on all platforms with JW Player update

For years, Flash Player has been the answer to the question, “how can I be sure everyone can play my video?” But today, with Apple refusing to support Flash Player on iDevices, it’s clear that a 100% Flash solution isn’t enough. The question everyone is asking now is: “how can I be sure everyone (including […]

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Posted in: Announcements, Encoding, HTML5, Ideas, Prebuilt Players, Social Media, The Basics, Web Video News

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Peer-to-peer in Flash

Paul Trani recently demonstrated this clever use of peer-to-peer in Flash — one that also shows off the fact that you can reach virtually every screen and enable them to communicate in real time. Yes, even iPad! He shares the code at http://designupdate.com/blog/2011/06/15/one-app-across-5-screens/. One App Interacting Across 5 Devices from Paul Trani on Vimeo.

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