Garth Braithwaite

Garth Braithwaite

Author, Podcast Host, Designer, Developer

  • @http://www.twitter.com/garthdb

Cedar Hills, Utah

Areas of Expertise:

  • Flex 4
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • CakePHP
  • ActionScript 3
  • jQuery
  • AMF
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing

Garth Braithwaite is Senior Experience Designer at Adobe working on Flex and Flash Catalyst

Additionally Garth hosts RIA Radio, a weekly podcast for O’Reilly and InsideRIA; co-authored The Flex 4 Cookbook; speaks at conferences like Flash and the City, 360|Flex, and MAX; and teaches.

Garth is an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) and an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) for: Flex, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and InDesign.

Flex 4 Cookbook Flex 4 Cookbook
by Joshua Noble, Todd Anderson, Garth Braithwaite, Marco Casario, Rich Tretola, David Tucker
May 2010
Print: $49.99
Ebook: $39.99

Event-Driven Applications with Flex 4 Event-Driven Applications with Flex 4
by Garth Braithwaite
February 2011
Video: $19.99

Building Flex Applications with Spark Components Building Flex Applications with Spark Components
by Garth Braithwaite
February 2011
Video: $19.99

Integrating Services with Flex 4 Apps Integrating Services with Flex 4 Apps
by Garth Braithwaite
February 2011
Video: $19.99

Skinning Spark Components in Flex Applications Skinning Spark Components in Flex Applications
by Garth Braithwaite
February 2011
Video: $19.99

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Episode 13: Big Spaceship [mostawesomestthingever]

April 27 2010

Joshua Hirsch and Tyson Damman from Big Spaceship join us to discuss their agency and the lifecycle of a common project. They also discuss the release of their latest in-house project, MostAwesomestThingEver. Leif Wells and Zach Stepek cohost. Follow... read more

Episode 10: Tony Holguin

March 29 2010

Tony Holguin, Mobile Designer at Smashing Ideas, joins me to talk about agency life, application development workflow, and mobile application design and development. Listen to this week's podcast (m4a or mp3). You can also subscribe to the RIA Radio... read more

Educational RIA StrataLogica Combines Quality Map Content with Useful Interface

February 04 2010

Despite formal education's best efforts I still find geography enjoyable which is probably why I've spent way too much playing with Google Earth. Nystrom a Herff Jones company has recently released StrataLogica to harness this and combine it with their own map content for use in the classroom. StrataLogica is… read more

Episode 4: Jesse Freeman

January 22 2010

Jesse Freeman (theFlashBum) joins us to talk about F*CSS, Flex 4 performance, Flash for iPhone, ActionScript Frameworks, and upcoming conferences. Leif Wells, Zach Stepek, and Stacey Mulcahey joined us as the panel of experts. Listen to this week's podcast... read more

RIA Radio, Live at Adobe MAX - Day 1 Keynote

October 08 2009

We sat down with Chris Griffith and Kevin Schmidt to discuss the big MAX announcements and give our take on what they mean. Topics covered include: Flash for the iPhone, Flash 10.1 on mobile, TVs, and netbooks. read more

Flash Catalyst Beta 1 [Top Branch Demo Part 1]

May 28 2009

In this two part screencast I show some of the neat new features of the Flash Catalyst Beta 1 available on labs.adobe.com. I also demonstrate some good practices for preparing a file in Adobe Illustrator and how to keep yourself organized in Catalyst. read more

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"The book is well-organized, making it a valuable reference to keep at hand."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

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--Diane Donovan, The Bookwatch: The Computer Shelf

"The book is well-organized, making it a valuable reference to keep at hand. "
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"When it comes to doing real hands-on work with Flex 4, this is definitely a great reference book. However, its concentration on Spark and relatively light coverage of MX components makes it a complementary volume to The Flex 3 Cookbook rather than a replacement of it. For the foreseeable future, serious Flex developers may want to keep both editions within arm's reach."
--Huw Collingbourne, Bitwise Magazine