Design is of course a major aspect of ecommerce as an attractive design can be as important as the function of the site. This is what initially draws potential clients into your site and someone can turn on a site in an instant if they don’t like the design. People are fickle like that. What you need to ensure is that your site is both well arranged and the colour scheme and design is attractive. Fortunately web designers aren’t left in the dark when it comes to development tools, and with the impending release of Adobe Creative Suite 5 things are about to get even better for them.
It’s been some time since the release of the last instalment CS4 and for many designers this new version is long overdue. Not that the previous version is limited, it’s just the case that as internet technology moves forward designers and developers alike are forced to move forward by embracing new methods and technologies. CS5 represents a next big step forward for designers due to its array of tools and vast improvements.
The Adobe creative suite package contains a vast amount of tools of varying use to designers so were going to omit many to bring more focus to those that are most eagerly anticipated. Adobe Dreamweaver is one of the most well known web design tools and can make the process of designing a webpage vastly easier for even a beginner. For an experienced designer it constitutes a very useful tool that vastly decreases the time it takes to put the structure of a web page together. For developers it provides easy access to all relevant tags instantly as well as advanced PHP support. The last version provided a built-in preview function for viewing how PHP functionality will work when live.
Adobe Flash will also receive an update. While this tool can be used to create advanced applications like games it can also provide dynamic and attractive visual elements on the page.
Of course for a designer the drawing tools come pretty close to the front of the queue and CS5 will have these in abundance. As with previous versions it will feature updates of the various drawing and image manipulation tools including adobe fireworks, illustrator and photoshop providing advanced raster and vector graphics editing. Photoshop will provide some particularly intriguing new additions such as advanced content aware fill allowing you to remove elements from a page easily without having to spend a copious amount of time filling in the vacant space behind the cutting.
All in all the package offers a comprehensive range of tools allowing you to get to grips with some really advanced tools. The only thing that might put people off this suite is the price.