June 5, 2011
No. But I do a lot of design work these days. I am dangerous in Photoshop and Fireworks. Can't really get to grips with Illustrator. I never really did get on with vector tools.
Well, yes and no. I used to do a lot of heavy coding in Authorware, but that uses an ancient coding language largely based on non-object PASCAL. I can achieve decent things with Flash and Flex (ActionScript) after a lot of head scratching, but have never done more than a couple of weeks straight work in either over the years. Demands on my skills rarely turn to coding these days, so maybe I should just say I used to be a developer :-(
Yes. My work is still in eLearning. I use Captivate, Photoshop, Fireworks and Authorware(!) daily and other tools like SoundBooth, Premier, Flash, Flex etc less often. I also do this (User Group Manager) and other presentations throughout the year, plus hang around in user forums and other places offering help when I have the time.
So far as Adobe tools are concerned, I am very much generalist. I'm always happy to demo the latest features in the various tools, but must confess to rarely using any tool to the max. I am terminally lazy, so love sharing (and being shown) tips and tricks to speed up workflow, from cool keyboard shortcuts to round-trip editing and more. Oh - and I have a big mouth, coupled with a big curiosity, and I share those willingly :-)
I've been an eLearning Developer since 1996. I work for NASCO as an Instructional Technologist. I just took over the management of this group. The group has been stagnant since mid 2010, so I'm working to build membership and interest back up.
We had a great meeting last night. We had our best attendance this year! A great turnout of wonderfully knowledgable and sharing people. I look forward to seeing you all again next month!