CMXtraneous: Dreamweaver

Right on the edge of useful

And they said it wouldn't last.....

Posted Thursday, March 29, 2007 6:21:27 PM by Laurie


Fours years ago, on March 31st, 2003, Community MX went live with their very first tutorials. It was a crazy time, exciting and scary at the same time. Was the web ready for this type of business model? Would they accept it? Lord knows there were plenty of "naysayers" out there who were very vocal with their opinions. But we didn't listen to them...we believed in what we were doing, we truly believed that there was a market for what we were doing. And it sure looks like we were right.

2000 + articles later, we are still going strong. Each and every business day we have released two new pieces of might be a tutorial, an article, a review, a JumpStart or an never know what you'll find. We've heard from several folks that it's like Christmas morning every day. And other than weekends and major holidays, we've never missed a single day. That's a lot of Christmas mornings! :-)

I am so proud to have been a part of this endeavor from the very beginning. Honored to be associated with such an amazing group of people. Experts in their fields, with so much knowledge I am in awe at times. While we have had some partners go, and new ones come, the majority of the "founding" partners are still very much a part of CMX today. Ray West, Tom Muck, Bill Horvath, Kim Cavanaugh, JoJo (Adrian) Senior, Jim Babbage, Stephanie Sullivan, Danilo Celic and myself have been here since day one. In the last four years we have welcomed many new partners on board, all of whom have helped shaped CMX into what it is today. Heidi Bautista, Arman Danesh, John Gallant, Holly Bergevin, Joseph Balderson, David Stiller, Robert Reinhardt, Chaz Chumley, Paul Davis, Kim Dudley, Chris Flick, Tom Green, Sheri German, Zoe Gillenwater, Knut Kubenz, Gordon Mackay, Steve Schelter, Rob Williams, Derrick Ypenberg and our newest partner Bevi Chagnon. Each and every one of them has so much to offer it's mind boggling at times :-). Such an amazing group.

But, all the talent in the world isn't enough...without our loyal subscribers, we wouldn't be here, it's that simple. I'd like to offer a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of them. They are the "community" in Community MX, they make it what it is today, a resource like no other.

So, here's to the last 4 years...and to the next 40!! Happy Birthday Community MX! I can't imagine being anywhere else. :-)

Category tags: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, This and That

Adobe Officially Launches Adobe Creative Suite 3

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2007 3:30:31 PM by Jim Babbage

Jim Babbage

Representatives from Adobe announced today the launch of Adobe CS3. I know we've been hearing little bits about this for a while, but people, this is huge.

This live webcast gave the global audience an chance to see what Adobe has been working on for the past two years, "the largest software release in Adobe's history."

How large? 13 point products upgrades were announced today, including NEW products. A pretty ambitious effort indeed.

Adobe has created variety of collections geared to different types of users and price points:

  • Design Suite Standard
  • Design Suite Premium
  • Web Suite Standard
  • Web Suite Premium
  • Production Premium
  • Master Collection

The common theme throughout the CS3 suites is one of integration - better integration between Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator, better integration between Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator, between Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator and between Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator.

Lording over it all is Adobe Bridge, which is now connected to many of the major Adobe apps, including Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. 

For more information on the new suites, keep checking back here at Community MX where we will be giving you sneak peeks into some of our favorite features over the coming days.

You can also - of course - visit Adobe's web site for more details on the new software, pricing and packages as well as tutorials.

Category tags: Adobe, Adobe News, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop