Thursday, March 24, 2011

Adobe - King of web design

Way back in 2000 I was thinking about getting into web design but I wasn't entirely sure how to go about it. It just so happened that I went to this party and was talking to a female friend who was working for some internet company and knew a fair bit about the subject.

She said she used these products from a web development and graphics software company called Macromedia - namely Dreamweaver for web development and its sister program Fireworks for graphic creation and editing.

I thought this would be a good place to start and as luck would have it I was a student at the time and was able to get a student discount on Dreamweaver 4, Fireworks 4 (and some other programs that I never really looked at) bundled together for a reasonable price.

With these programs I was able to create my first website with some help from a book with a companion CD-ROM from Lynda.com and some tutorials combined with what I was learning at tech.

Today I own both Dreamweaver and Fireworks CS5 (the latest versions) from Adobe (who took over Macromedia in 1995) and am able to create websites fairly easily combining both these superior tools.

Even though these programs are a bit expensive and many programmers I talked to along the way told me they just hand-coded in Notepad or a similar basic text editor, I think that these 2 programs are a web designers dream and I simply can't live without them. Check out the whole Adobe family!

They really rock, save you time and are just brilliant!

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