2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 10, 2007 10:13 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Is CS3 ready for prime time ?

    Level 7
      I'm a long time DW user and have been away from the forums for some time. I
      am planning on ordering an Adobe Web Design suite...including the old
      Macromedia products. I recall when DW 8 came out...there where tons of
      upset posts and complaints. In general...is the newer CS3 DW, FW, etc...a
      good and/or significant improvement over DW 8, etc. Still using DW 2004
      suite from Macromedia

      Thanks, Tim


        • 1. Re: Is CS3 ready for prime time ?
          Level 7
          Debatable and probably depends on exactly which set
          of programs you use and how you use them. The other
          consideration is whether by not upgrading, you will lose
          the ability to upgrade and have to repurchase the programs
          when you do want to move up.

          FW - considerable new little widgets and tools, nothing
          really earth shattering other than many people like the
          ability to have pages of graphics.

          DW - very little change IMHO other than Ajax which
          appears to cause nothing but problems and is said to be
          very bloated.

          Depending on the package you choose, you may be able
          to add some new programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator
          for a relatively small price (the strong reason I upgraded).

          FL- more flex intergration though I have to admit I really haven't
          worked with the FL CS3 yet and so have no opinion.


          • 2. Re: Is CS3 ready for prime time ?
            Level 7
            > DW - very little change IMHO other than Ajax which
            > appears to cause nothing but problems and is said to be
            > very bloated.

            CSS rendering and management has changed quite a bit for the better.

            Integration with Photoshop has been improved.

            Many issues were addressed in moving from DW8 to DWCS3.

            But get the trial and see for yourself.

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            "Katsuey" <katsuey@removeitkatsuey.com> wrote in message
            news:fc3tol$qia$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Debatable and probably depends on exactly which set
            > of programs you use and how you use them. The other
            > consideration is whether by not upgrading, you will lose
            > the ability to upgrade and have to repurchase the programs
            > when you do want to move up.
            >
            > FW - considerable new little widgets and tools, nothing
            > really earth shattering other than many people like the
            > ability to have pages of graphics.
            >
            > DW - very little change IMHO other than Ajax which
            > appears to cause nothing but problems and is said to be
            > very bloated.
            >
            > Depending on the package you choose, you may be able
            > to add some new programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator
            > for a relatively small price (the strong reason I upgraded).
            >
            > FL- more flex intergration though I have to admit I really haven't
            > worked with the FL CS3 yet and so have no opinion.
            >