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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.

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.

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Adobe Exchange and ColdFusion

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
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Adobe Drops Flash for their Exchange
I never liked using the Flash interface for the Exchange, you could never use your middle mouse button and its search and sorting were limited. Flash forms were basically what Macromedia thought Web 2.0 was going to be all about several years ago. I think they still believe it to be important with Flex, but I never really saw any sites take advantage of the Flash Forms, even ones generated by ColdFusion.

Speaking of ColdFusion (which I use only at work), I wish Adobe would add the ability for post-increment/pre-increment, and if they added some way of doing arrays starting with 0 instead of 1. I’d also like to see a CFScript equivalent of every CFtag, while almost eveything you can do with CFtags you can do with CFScript, its not always the case. CFML is hard to read, because HTML-like syntax was never meant for coding. People say its great for beginners, but I really don’t know many beginners that can afford ColdFusion. And the companies that run ColdFusion are usually Fortune 500 ones, and I seriously doubt they are going to hire “n00bs” to programming. I suppose that’s due to its early roots in the 90’s, where it was meant to be easy to learn and so they decided to use tags like HTML. CFforms are nice but the stylesheets they dump in mid-page are a pain to restyle. Guess I’m just nit-picking now, I’m still a bit of a “n00b” to ColdFusion. CF isn’t that bad though, interacting with SOAP Web Services is very easy and XML traversing is nice (although its kind of confusing to go through nodes with a dash in them). I haven’t tried out version 8, but I doubt they plan to ever upgrade at work from what I’ve been hearing.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 CS3

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
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I noticed in all their lists Freehand and GoLive are left out. I remember reading that they said they weren’t planning on dropping these two products but I’m guessing they are just phasing them out. Make sense to me since Illustrator and Dreamweaver are more popular. Adobe also has several sets of what they plan to release, some with a Premium Edition. Fireworks is still around, which it should be, personally I think they should drop ImageReady and Go with Fireworks as its replacement. Be sure to watch their webcast today for more info, they will probably keep a copy of it up I hope incase people miss it.

UPDATED: March 27, 2007

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