Hi, I’m quite new to web design but wondering if someone could give me an insight into the design software used to create websites.
I have seen a lot of people talking about using Photoshop on here for designs, but a few tutorials online I have watched use Fireworks. Firstly which one of these is most effective- I understand Photoshop has a lot more features, but Fireworks is easier to use?
Also, do you fully design the website then use slices to import it into dreamweaver, or do you just design elements in photoshop/fireworks?
I suppose I was just intrigued of how these different pieces of software were used- I am obviously a long way off using illustrating software, but just wondered if you built the whole website in say Photoshop and then coded that or just used Photoshop to create backgrounds, images etc?
Fireworks seems to be better suited for web design tasks (like preparing images etc.) but it seems Adobe is going to phase it out pretty soon, so I guess there’s no point in falling in love with it at this stage.
Fw seems to be more tailored for the work a web designer needs to do, but Photoshop gets a lot more press, and Fw seems largely to have been forgotten … so I guess Adobe feels it’s not worth continuing with.
To be honest, I tried the cheaper alternatives and they’re simply not good enough for what I do. But, in my particular case, I do make use of Photoshop advanced features which many other softwares don’t have or, if they do, they’re crap compared to Photoshop’s (either results and how “easy” they’re to use)
Will I ever upgrade from CS6 to the cloud model? I may do so… but do I want to? No, and I’m going to avoid it like the plague.
And that comes from someone that has a special price if only because I already own the previous version.