Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe today announced the update to their popular software Adobe Creative Suite, replacing it with Adobe Creative Cloud. With the new release, you no longer have the ability to buy the software outright. It’s a good move but you’re completely tied to a system paying as much at $49.99 / month on a yearly contract for the complete collection or $74.99 if you just want to use complete on a month to month basis, and $19.99/month for a single application.

Either way I’m pretty excited about the new tools Adobe has introduced which are part of the Creative Cloud, Adobe Edge Tools, namely: Edge Code, Edge Reflow, Edge Animate and Edge Inspect enabling you HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript responsive design, coding, animations and let you inspect your designs on the several mobile devices.

The one thing that’s got me upset is adobe’s decision to quit on Fireworks after CS6. They’re going to manage the application and update it as required to support newer operating systems but no major update to Fireworks CC, like they’ve done with Photoshop CC, Dreamweaver CC, Illustrator CC and others.

I’ve read that UX/UI designers have jumped ship and using Sketch by Bohemian Coding, I’m going to give it a try but after using Adobe Fireworks for all sorts of designs for over 8 years its hard to learn something new but I’ll give it a try.

Thanks for listening! Adobe Creative Cloud can be found here: www.adobe.com/creativecloud

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