snickdiv — 2012-09-04T11:25:03-04:00 — #1
But what I would really love to know is, in the real world which apps of the adobe suite do web designers really use. I know Dreamweaver and what it does, but for example I used Fireworks to create a wireframe of a home page, but not sure where I should go from there. Which app should you use and for creating what?
lieto — 2012-09-05T05:36:09-04:00 — #2
I would use photoshop for visual and dreamweaver for everything else.
Fireworks is good but it cant be used without photoshop really and having 3 programs opened instead of 2 doesnt make me happy. In the end photoshop can do everything you need even if fireworks can do smth faster.
And then there is illustrator if you happen to know how to create awesome vector illustration / icons.
But thats my personal opinion.
ralphm — 2012-09-05T06:52:56-04:00 — #3
Hi SnickDiv. Welcome to the forums.
in the real world which apps of the adobe suite do web designers really use.
Honestly, it really doesn't matter. There's no right answer. Use whatever you feel most comfortable with. It's the end result that counts, and you can get that with many products, be they from Adobe or not. You don't need a single Adobe product to be a top level web designer. there are plenty of alternatives, and many of them free.
snickdiv — 2012-09-05T07:09:25-04:00 — #4
snickdiv — 2012-09-05T07:11:05-04:00 — #5
Thanks I will try Photoshop.
molona — 2012-09-06T10:34:59-04:00 — #6
Regarding your question, there is no right or wrong answer and it highly depends on the way you work. Some people would use Photoshop or similar to design a detailed mockup of what they will build. Other use DreamWeaver to do the coding. Some uses Flash to do bits of animations and small videos. It simply depends on your workflow and which tools you prefer.
Some people don't even use Adobe products because, as good as they are, they are extremely expensive. And there are good alternatives out there.
snickdiv — 2012-09-07T08:43:34-04:00 — #7