Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 opens the doors for developers


Yesterday, Adobe released Creative Suite 5.5, an update that gives developers a flash alternative.  CS 5.5 targets devs so that they can write browser apps that don't require Flash.  CS 5.5 even includes HTML5 support.

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 The Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.  These products can be purchased separately or as components of one or more of the five Creative Suite editions.

"In the past, we have had 18-month CS release schedules between our milestone releases," Adobe spokesperson Vanessa Rios told TechNewsWorld. "Now, we're moving to a schedule of milestone releases every two years, but with mid-cycle releases in between that are focused on keeping customers ahead in the areas where technology is shifting."

In order to reach more costumers, Adobe has released a subscription-based pricing plan.  Adobe’s purchasing prices are high with the Master Collection being sold for $2.600.  Subscribers can use the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection for just $130 a month.

Adobe’s compatibility for HTML5 followed Apple, Google, and Microsoft’s support for HTML5.  "Dreamweaver has enhanced HTML5, but there is no way to double-publish," Adobe's Rios said. "Wallaby, which is on Adobe Labs, is an option to create in Flash Professional and then publish out to HTML5.”

You can pick up Adobe's new update by clicking here: www.adobe.com/CreativeSuite