I’ve been silently debating whether or not my workflow and productivity in Adobe Photoshop are going down the tubes. Sure, I’m able to build some pretty nice sites and interfaces in Photoshop, but I fear I’m missing something by using a glorified photo editing program to craft things meant for the web.
After watching my broseph Rogie King’s Fireworks tutorials and seeing the new features in Fireworks CS5, I’m feeling a lot of internal pressure (as in inside my own head, not inside my organization) to make the switch from Photoshop (which was truly designed for photo editing) to Fireworks. Over the next few weeks, I will be slowly transitioning to the new hotness that is Adobe Fireworks, a design program explicitly aimed at building websites, not just creating stunning graphics or images. Sure, I may dabble in Photoshop when I need a feature here and there, but from now on, I want to take advantage of all the little things Fireworks has to offer where Photoshop tends to crap itself. Not to mention the constant crashing of Photoshop on my mac, which can be eternally frustrating.
So there, I said it. I am switching to Fireworks. Who’s with me? (Side note: As I post this, Photoshop just froze up on me. I think it knows what I’m typing. I’m scared.)