Next Major Flash Release Will Focus On…
…designers, according to Mike Chambers (Developer Relations Product Manager for Macromedia).
For the past couple of releases Macromedia have concentrated on developers as is more evident in Flash MX 2004 Professional than Flash MX 2004 with its bias towards data based components.
It’s good to see Macromedia giving some long overdue attention to the designers out there, let’s hope they spend some time on the drawing tools, and advanced gradient support so that complex gradients that aren’t just linear or radial can be created natively or imported from other vector apps such as Freehand or Fireworks.
I’m sure as time goes on, we shall see what cool features they have implemeted!