Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that it’s time for a new version of Adobe Creative Suite. And I can tell you that I am incredibly excited by CS5 – it is by far the biggest release of the suite, and packed with over 250 major features, spread across 13 products. If you missed the launch event, you can still see it on the Adobe web site.
For the products that I deal with the most, namely Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash and Photoshop, this release really changes the game. As you probably know, I have been involved with every version of Dreamweaver since version 2 (yes, I know that makes me really old). And every time we release a new version, there is always talk of “the best version ever”. This time around is no different – but I mean it… really, I do! And judging from the comments on Twitter during the launch event, the community seems to be blown away as well. You can’t help but shake your head in amazement at the Content Aware Fill demo in Photoshop – and I’ve already been using it on my own photos.
As I’ve had the pleasure of “sneaking” Dreamweaver to some lucky individuals over the last couple of months, it has become quite apparent that the new features, combined with improvements to some existing features, will change not only the way we work, but will hopefully also encourage web designers/developers who “gave up” on Dreamweaver after previous versions to take another look. You can check out the new features on the Dreamweaver CS5 product pages.
And over the next couple of weeks, I am going to walk through the top 10 features of Dreamweaver CS5 more in-depth right here – so be sure to stop back by soon!