If Architects Had to Work Like Web Designers: an Interesting Metaphor

Lauren pointed me to this letter today by an unknown author. It’s a really clever metaphor for how clients perceive website designers and developers. There is still some kind of mindset that either causes them to devalue our time, our processes and ultimately our expertise.

It’s a constant battle trying to educate the clients and manage their expectations, and to ultimately deliver a quality product when we’re faced with expectations not so much unlike these.
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Adobe CS3 Pricing Posted By Amazon A Day Before Official Announcement

cs3 packaging thumbnailMost of the details of Adobe’s massive upgrade to all of it’s CS3 (Creative Suite 3 for those who aren’t familiar with Adobe’s product naming conventions) line of graphic and interactive content creation software have been out there for a week or two. Adobe already annouced an officiall rollout date of March 27th for the suite, but no shipping date or pricing information was available until now.

Amazon leaked pricing information by posting pre-order pages for the new Adobe software.
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Adobe Announces 2 New Versions of Photoshop: Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended.

Adobe announced that the company will be releasing two different versions of Photoshop this year: Photoshop CS3, and Photoshop CS3 Extended.

Photoshop CS3 will be the standard version of Photoshop (now out in Beta) that will launch with the next version of the popular Creative Suite. Adobe will be unveiling the new products at a special event on March 27th. Photoshop CS3 is apparently targeted to video and multimedia professionals, as well as other industries who might take advantage of the 3d rendering capabilities. According to the company website… Continue reading “Adobe Announces 2 New Versions of Photoshop: Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended.”

Adobe to Offer A Free Online Version of Photoshop.

cs3 iconAccording to reports, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months.

Adobe, whose business is built largely around packaged software that is installed locally on users’ computers, is looking to diversify its business with online services. Continue reading “Adobe to Offer A Free Online Version of Photoshop.”

A Few Reasons Not To Send Files In Microsoft Word Format.

In conjunction with another post a few weeks back, I decided to add a few points to clarify some of the problems I have in general with recieving web content in Word files. It’s not that I debate the usefuleness of word processing programs in general, it’s just that Word file attachments in particular are rapidly becoming more and more popular among users to transport documents, most of whom do not realize the problems they can cause.
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