Macromedia Boosts Studio 8 Strengths

By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2005-10-17 Print this article Print

Review: Suite features much-improved Flash Professional and Dreamweaver, jettisons Freehand.

Is the latest version of Macromedia Inc.s Studio suite a swan song before its eventual absorption into Adobe Systems Inc.s Creative Suite? Or is Studio 8 simply what it appears to be—a major upgrade that significantly improves the two core components of the suite while removing an old component and adding some new ones?

Click here to read the full review of Macromedia Studio 8.

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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