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Battagline

Member Since 02 Nov 2003
Offline Last Active Jan 31 2014 12:36 PM

#4807468 [web] Flash/AS3 related questions (Beginner/Starting)

Posted by Battagline on 06 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

I really like the Adobe Suite. I've been using Web Premium since CS3, and I had Macromedia Studio before that. If you have the money, and the time to learn the tools (Flash, Flash Builder, DreamWeaver, and Photoshop), I think it's worth it for a few reasons.

1.) When I used to use all the freeware stuff, I spent a lot of time trying to work around limitations.
2.) Better documentation. It's much easier to find books, online videos, and online tutorials for using Adobe's stuff than it's open source alternatives.
3.) Learning these tools makes you more marketable if you are trying to get contract work or a job with your skills.

That being said, I started doing development with the free stuff back in the day, and it will get you by until you have the money to go and buy Adobe's tools. However, when you're really serious about writing web games for a living, it's worth paying the money for Adobe's Web Premium (IMHO).

Hope that helps


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