The Adobe Illustrator Story
. Watch the Illustrator
story unfold, from its beginning as Adobe’s first software product, to its role in the digital publishing revolution
, to becoming an essential tool for designers worldwide
Google Web Designer
is a free and neat little HTML5 animation authoring tool (system requirements
After 10 years Adobe is retiring it's Creative Suite, and boxed versions of Photoshop, InDesign and other CS programs along with it. it will be replaced by the subscription only Creative Cloud.
Are you curious how the brand of a large suite of complementary products is developed? It's more interesting than you might think. Adobe describes the decisions
that went into the new icons, splash screens, and other brand elements of Creative Suite 6.
Annoying Software : A Rogue's Gallery.
). Software that makes us hate the internet and wish it had never been invented. High on their list : Adobe Reader
, and Flash
. [more inside]
Designing With Microsoft?
Evidently this is Microsoft's attempt at competition
with 'Macrodobe', the strange, hybrid beast (lumbering?
) that is the combined Macromedia/Adobe merger. Microsoft has launched
a full suite of products taking aim at Dreamweaver, (is it better?
) Illustrator-Photoshop and Flash
. For many designers who pretend to be developers (or vica versa) Microsoft's new "Expression" will be 3 or 4 orders of magnitude less relevant than that old Corel Suite. The central issue seems to be one of credibility: Can Microsoft escape the seemingly permanent "FrontPage" stigma, not to mention even more recent
design community letdowns?
Adobe announces new round of design applications.
Inspring groans from designers everywhere who just got used to the CS apps, Adobe announced today CS2
, 18 months after the last version. Included in the updates are Photoshop
and a new component called Bridge
. The only hitch in the planned obsolescence model is that all the applications will now require product activation
, thereby inspiring crackers everywhere to get busy.
What software version numbers really mean.
Not sure who started the latest trend of dropping version numbers from software. We could always blame Microsoft with Windows ME
. But Macromedia is at fault too with the whole MX
thing. And MX doesn't even stand for anything. Now Adobe is getting into the mix. There will be no Photoshop 8 or Illustrator 11. Just CS
. So is this a good thing? Version numbers may not be exciting but it sure did make it easy to keep track of the latest upgrade.
I usually just ignore Jakob - he has his right to his opinions, tho' I seldom agree with him - but I draw the line at misrepresenting a technology
so egregiously... Acrobat's not that hard to understand; I can't believe it's possible for Neilsen to not know that the features he berates Acrobat for missing
are, in actuality, right there to be used.
Macromedia to Adobe: "Oh yeah? Take that!"
Macromedia counters Adobe's lawsuit with a few claims of its own.
Got to get this
(just couldn't find a better link on Adobe -- the press release is very dry) which basically means finding someone else who's bought it and copying it of them.
So, given the in depth discussion of design copyright here, where do we stand when it comes to software?
Who can honestly say they haven't got any major pieces of software on their machines that they didn't pay for? And has any private individual ever been caught with same?
Live Motion BETA
by Adobe is open to the public. Looks like a nice tool.
Adobe is extending into Microsoft's waters.
They're making a beta extension available that ties Active Server Pages and ODBC compliant databases together within GoLive's rockin' page-o-rific design environment. GoLive already does some skanky things with WebObjects
, so why not get down with the ASP crowd too? Can ColdFusion be far behind kids? Or would that be too edgy for the big red A?
When a software company starts licensing chunks of hardware,
something must be afoot. What the heck is Adobe
going to do with Sony's Memory Stick technology anyway? Free PDF storage media in every box of Acrobat?