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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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Adobe jumps into the design-tools-for-everyone game. Are they too late?

Just this week, the company released a very Canva-like tool, Adobe Post, which lets users turn photos, text and graphics into stunning visuals that can be shared across social media. Coming to market as a tool made specially for non-designers and small business owners with limited marketing budgets, Adobe Post features curated templates, text overlay […]

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Prezi for Android now available!

Prezi has launched Prezi for Android, giving over 1 billion Android users around the world the ability to access their presentations anytime, anywhere. And according to a recent IDC study, Android owns about 80% of the smartphone market – giving Prezi a huge new user base. The popular presentation platform released their Prezi for Android app in response […]

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Posted in: HTML5, Prezi, The Basics

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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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Amazon buys video game streaming platform Twitch

Last week, Amazon acquired Twitch, a leading live-streaming video game platform. Twitch gives users the ability to live-stream and record themselves playing video games. Why is this a big deal? For one, Twitch brought in more than 55 million unique visitors in July, and these viewers watched over 15 billion minutes of content. In addition, […]

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Skype gets less annoying and more free

Earlier this month, Skype released version 3.1 for Windows 8.1. This latest version lets you edit and remove messages, as well as make group calls with ten people (including yourself) for free. Update for a Less Annoying Experience If you’re using Skype on your computer, you don’t need your phone buzzing alerting you that you received […]

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Posted in: Skype, The Basics, Web Video News

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WebRTC talk at GoRuCo 2014

Goruco (Gotham Ruby Conference – NYC – June 2014) has posted the videos from this year’s conference! “WebRTC is a powerful open-source project that seamlessly enables real-time communication (RTC)– baked right into modern web browsers. This means web developers can now incorporate video, voice and data sharing using peer-to-peer connectivity via simple JavaScript APIs, with […]

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Posted in: The Basics, WebRTC

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Goruco 2014: Real-time Communication for Everyone!

It was great a experience speaking this morning at Gotham Ruby Conference in NYC — spreading the word about WebRTC to the awesome Ruby community! –> Here <– are my slides. And links to some of the resources: My WebRTC “live resources” page Examples: SDP Anatomy Face Substitution Cube Slam Chrome Experiment My Pluralsight course: WebRTC Fundamentals […]

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

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DRAWING: Free access to Taking the Leap from Flash to HTML5 Video (and tons of other awesome courses)

** CONTEST ENDED ** Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about my HTML5 video course on Pluralsight.com! The winners have been contacted via twitter. If you’re one of these lucky people, and you didn’t get my message, send me a DM @lisamarienyc and I’ll hook you up. S​iva Kumar @ckumareddy  J Chris Gibson […]

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