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"We decided it was the right time to deliver Dreamweaver with Creative Suite 2.3, so customers can make the transition to the industry’s leading Web design and development tool,” said Mark Hilton, Adobe's vice president of product management, as Adobe announced today that Acrobat 8 Professional software will be integrated into Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium. Dreamweaver 8 supports best practices and broader Web workflows for efficiently designing, developing and maintaining standards-based Web sites and applications. “Acrobat 8 Professional enables printers to achieve better quality while automating workflows and controlling costs, and together with the recently released Adobe PDF Print Engine delivers the first end-to-end native PDF workflow,” Hilton added. Creative workgroups can now easily set up shared reviews so participants can see and ... (more)

Adobe to Present "AJAX in a Desktop World" Session at AJAXWorld

AJAX developers brought Web 2.0 to the browser. Now they can leverage their JavaScript and HTML skills - as well as the IDEs they are familiar with and already use - to build the next generation of desktop applications that span platforms. Scott Fegette of Adobe will demonstrate how to extend rich Internet application (RIA) development outside of the browser using AJAX with Adobe AIR—Adobe’s cross-operating system application runtime. The concepts that will be introduced include native windows, native drag-and-drop, native clipboard support, local file IO, and persist... (more)

Rich Internet Applications Experts Due To Converge in NYC for "Real-World Flex"

Adobe's David Mendels and Christophe Coenraets, Allurent CTO Fumi Matsumoto, Flash guru Jesse Randall Warden, ESRI's Mansour Raad, Mark Piller of themidnightcoders.com, Dr. Victor Rasputnis of Farata Systems, SYS-CON's Yakov Fain - all are due to converge August 14 in New York City to deliver the first ever installment of a 'Real-World Flex' series of seminars being pioneered by SYS-CON Events. The intense, information- and education-rich day promises to map not just the present of Flex but also its fast-emerging future. The names above represent only 50% of the faculty, which is... (more)

Dreamweaver Update: CSS Takes Center Stage in WebAssist's Version 3.0 Site-Building Tool

WebAssist - whose partners include Adobe, PayPal, Yahoo!, Google, and Affinity - today released the latest version, v3.0, of its best-selling SiteAssist program. SiteAssist 3.0 includes new professional-level designs that the company added, according to its President Eric Ott, in direct response to its customers' growing need for standard-compliant sites. “We’ve managed to add all the benefits of CSS functionality in SiteAssist 3.0 while keeping the tool very easy to use," explained former Macromedia executive Ott (pictured) in an interview with SYS-CON's Jeremy Geela... (more)

Luis Polanco Unveils Adobe's Cross-OS Runtime – Codename: "Apollo"

Adobe's next-generation client, codenamed "Apollo," will extend the reach and capabilities of today's rich Internet applications (RIAs), freeing them to run outside the browser, on desktops. Luis Polanco (pictured), product manager for Apollo told the audience at 'Real-World Flex' in New York City today. Polanco showed how RIAs for the desktop will in the future be able to be built using Apoloo 1.0 in conjunction with familiar web development technologies including HTML, AJAX, Flash, as well as Flex. There will be a developer release available via Adobe Labs "by the end of the ye... (more)