Adobe has put out three free public betas: Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Soundbooth, all of which will be part of the next-generation Creative Suite when it arrives. Its delivery date is still a big secret.
The betas are only good for 48 hours once they’re downloaded
unless you’re a Creative Suite 3 customer.
Dreamweaver is for web design and development, Fireworks for
prototyping and Soundbooth for audio creating and editing.
Adobe describes the early release software as “a taste of
the radical workflow enhancements that we have in store as we redefine how
designers and developers collaborate to deliver stand-out digital experiences.”
The Dreamweaver beta
includes a new Related Files Toolbar that displays HTML files, links to
Navigator can make changes to code that appears in various parts of a document with
just one update.
A new Live View
Mode, based on the open source rendering engine Webkit, lets users see content
in real-world, real-time environments without having to leave Dreamweaver for a
language to debug interactive pages as well as view and interact with Flash
The Fireworks beta
includes a new user interface that is now consistent with other applications in
the Creative Suite, The beta is also compatible with Adobe AIR, HTML, Adobe
Flash and Adobe Flex Builder so users can create a design once and deploy to
whichever application platform is required.
The Dreamweaver and Fireworks betas run on multiple
operating systems, including XP with Service Pack 2,