On these days, all of us are hearing tons of news about new CS5 . I’ve watched lots of videos that show new features of CS5 programs. I’ve been waiting new AI, PS, FL and FW for some needs. Frankly I can’t find real UI and usage simplifications and features on them unfortunately.
I mean, I would want to COPY PASTE layers in one document or between documents….or I would want to see some real advance futures about using AI.(my list is very long actually)
But, among my trail version CS5 programs I think Fireworks CS5 seem to has no any bug ,) at least I’ve not seen any for now. But as I can see there is no real new futures in it too. And strangely there is no enough video about Fireworks CS5 .
Fireworks CS5 is still foster child. I wondered that as I hardly PS user, I want to FW to design HTML layouts and I must but what I can’t understand that is there only me around think like that.
If I am not alone why Adobe don’t want to push that software much more high…
I hope I am just an ignorant and there is tons of reform about it
what do you think ? (if you could understand my rich English )
Yea, I agree, they don’t seem to have done much to their Fireworks package.
As far as I can see on their site, the only thing they have improved is the integration with other programs, such as their new Flash Catalyst, and Business Catalyst.
Personally, I don’t use Fireworks much so it doesn’t really effect me.
Yes, it is really obvious that Fireworks takes a back seat among other CS5 apps, sadly – just look at the CS5 front page, or check out this screenshot... apparently Fireworks is not considered to be related to even Dreamweaver anymore.
With that said, I’m quite happy with how this version turned out. It’s a lot faster and more stable than CS4 and even has a few totally new features, like the compound shapes tool.
But the funny thing about this release is that most of the new stuff consists of improvements working in the background or sitting ‘quietly’ in existing tools – stuff that doesn’t generate buzz and doesn’t make headlines, but gets really appreciated when using FW in actual day-by-day workflows. Things like the ability to reverse gradients and align strokes with a single click, for example.
I think the more frequently you use Fireworks, the more noticeable and useful the CS5 improvements become, and probably less so for the casual user.