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Adobe kills Fireworks

Monday, May 6th, 2013
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Adobe has announced they are killing Fireworks. Fireworks may overlap features from Illustrator and Photoshop, it does things that Photoshop is way too slow and cumbersome to do. Many UI designers, Web Developers and others know that Fireworks is just easier to deal with. Sure Photoshop has powerful Bitmap capabilities that Fireworks cannot match and I end up using a mixture of the two. I do most of my work in Fireworks, because it helps me get the job done faster. Fireworks has been lagging in features, a much needed live linked files for example. Photoshop is not the future for web design, especially for responsive design. Fireworks may not be the answer exactly, but it comes much closer than Photoshop ever will. Yes, Fireworks text rendering sucks, but it is a excellent tool when used in a combination with the other Adobe products.

Microsoft LifeCam Software is Laggy and Slow

Monday, May 6th, 2013
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Doesn’t matter if you have a blazing fast computer or not. The zoom and adjust is very slow and laggy, no amount or upgrade or RAM will fix it. End rant.

Fireworks CS6 Save As Dialog

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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For years I’ve been saving my Fireworks PNG files as filename_FIREWORKS.png. In Adobe Fireworks CS6 finally added a dialog and a new extension .fw.png. Granted Fireworks didn’t get many new features in the CS6 though.

fireworks cs6 save as diaglog

JavaScript Compressors for Mac OS X

Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Smaller is a $20 app that compresses HTML, PHP, CSS and JS. However to me that is too much to pay for a simple app, no matter how nice it is. I have a few suggestions that are free, cheaper or do even more than Smaller.

Ways Apple could improve the iBooks App

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
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One thing that really bothers me about the iBooks app, is that if you want to search your books, you have to scroll all the way back up to the top to do so. It would also be nice to have a A-Z/0-9 shortcut navigation on the right like the Music app. Right now if you have a ton of books, its very hard to go through your list.