Adobe has now officially unleashed their new Creative Suite 5.5 to the masses. The latest installment of its design and development focuses on performance, but they’ve also introduced new HTML 5 authoring tools, as well as tools for creating and managing mobile content.
CS5.5 is the highly anticipated follow-up to the company’s CS5, which was released in April 2010. CS5.5 includes updated version of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash Builder Premium, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.
The new software has been hyped for its HTML5 and Flash authoring features, its video production and editing innovations, and its digital publishing capabilities. Adobe is touting this version of Creative Suite as the best it’s yet delivered for cross-platform web, mobile and tablet design and development.
For quite some time, Adobe has been focused on remaining relevant in a rapidly changing development market. It’s embrasure of HTML5, and offering tools and techniques to support that standard, is a sign that they are trying to stay ahead of the evolutionary curve. You know what they say – Adapt or pay, right?
The company is particularly excited about the implications for tablet development using the Folio Producer toolset, stating that publishers such as Condé Nast and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia have used Creative Suite 5.5 to “create beautiful interactive publications on the latest tablet platforms.”
For those of you that might be interested, go download your free trial and let us know what you think of CS5.5. Is it worth the upgrade?
For more information on what’s new in CS 5.5, visit Adobe’s website. Also, here’s Adobe’s explanatory overview of CS5.5 to explain things more precisely: