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Is It A Bad Time To Purchase Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver To Be Puchased?

     
4:23 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I heard a rumor that Adobe is purchasing Dreamweaver. Is this true? If so, does that mean that it would be a bad time to purchase Dreamweaver Software? (Not to speak of Fireworks!)
4:24 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Adobe bought Macromedia a while back. They are selling Macromedia Studio the same as before and you can also now get a pack with Macromedia Studio and the Adobe CS Suite in one box.
5:30 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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DW is a aquisition that Adobe would be unlikely to drop - more likely to drop GoLive the weaker of the two IDE's.

Fireworks on the other hand may dissapear - I forsee Image ready taking that role.

11:23 pm on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would beg to disagree limbo about Fireworks. I think the Adobe web suite will be the Macromedia product line.

I likewise think they bought an established base of web development designers, the Dreamweaver base... Buying the user base is cheaper than trying to convince designers that Photoshop and Illustrator are web development programs.

They have made the right choice and will entirely promote Dreamweaver/Fireworks as the future of web development. IMHO

5:20 pm on Feb 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would beg to disagree limbo about Fireworks. I think the Adobe web suite will be the Macromedia product line.

I likewise think they bought an established base of web development designers, the Dreamweaver base... Buying the user base is cheaper than trying to convince designers that Photoshop and Illustrator are web development programs.

They have made the right choice and will entirely promote Dreamweaver/Fireworks as the future of web development. IMHO

God, let's hope so! I'm so entrenched in the Macromedia tool set. Aside from Acrobat, it's been so long since I've used Adobe products regularly that every time I fire up Photoshop or Illustrator I'm lost beyond the basics. To me, Adobe products are more for print than web.

There's never a bad time to purchase Dreamweaver. ;)

9:51 am on Feb 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think the main reason I said that I thought fireworks was going the way of the dodo is that in many ways the photoshop/image ready combination is superior.

I have always thought that Fireworks was brilliantly interfaced and was intuitive. especially the way it handles a mix match of vectors and rasters, but it falls down on perfomance, effects, acuracy and is very lousy at handling fonts IMO.

I suppose whatever happens we can hope that 'they' build us a web graphic tool that amalgamates the strengths of both PS and FW.

Photoworks... Fireshop...

11:08 am on Feb 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The Fireworks/Dreamweaver combo will always stay because they work so well together and are the best tools for web design. It has also been hammered into DW users and designed as a suite (Flash, FW, DW. Way too much time has been spent developing them as a set to suddenly drop them - not in anyone's interests.)

Photoshop is a superior product but for completely different reasons and IMO does not compete with FW. Adobe = print, web = Macromedia

1:21 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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since i started using MM products back at the end of 2000 - i've never looked back, and the only Adobe product that i use is the Acrobat Pro for print copy and online pdf's.

I would definetly think it unwise of Adobe to break DW/FW combination, and i can't see any reason they would.

6:04 am on Feb 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just wish they would do more with HomeSite. It is superior to DW from most points of view.
 

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