Contributing to the Adobe Developer Connection

We're always on the lookout for new talent and ideas. Becoming an ADC contributor gives you a platform to share your ideas and knowledge with the world while making a name for yourself as an expert in your field.

Our ideal author has real technical competence and a knack for explaining things clearly. We're happy to work with first-time authors, and encourage proposals on virtually any topic that helps our developer community build better websites, apps, and user experiences using Adobe tools and technologies. However, we generally don't want yet another article on a topic that's already well covered.

Do you have a great idea?

Got a great idea you want to share with your fellow developers? Here are your options for sharing:

  • ADC tutorial or sample app: We publish select tutorials, articles, and sample applications that fit into our overall content strategy to enable beginning and experienced developers to make the most out of our tools and technologies. If you'd like to contribute, please write a short abstract, detailing the topic you'd like to write about, why you'd like to write about it, and how the community might benefit from your contribution. Be sure to include a rough outline and send it to proposals@adobe.com.

    Note: For more details about writing for the ADC, download our author assets: adc_author.zip (ZIP, 600 Kb).

  • Inspire article: The Inspire Magazine contains original content geared toward informing, enlightening, and inspiring web and RIA designers and developers. To submit an article proposal, please complete the Inspire feedback form.

What's in it for you

Contributing to the Adobe Developer Connection has several benefits.

Respected platform

The ADC gives you a forum to share your ideas and knowledge with the world while making a name for yourself as an expert in your field.

Extended reach

Your content will not only be published in the Adobe Developer Connection; we may also promote new content through newsletters, social media announcements, and other channels.

Furthermore, the ADC supports the sharing that the Creative Commons license offers and so we use the Creative Commons to sublicense the content we receive. We offer three different, non-commercial types of sublicenses and provide you the option of choosing one for us to use with your submitted content:

  • Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)
  • Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)
  • Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc)

For content that includes examples of code, we also offer licensing that allows for the reuse of the examples of code in products, commercial or not, under a combined Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License and Adobe Creative Commons Plus License.