April 18, 2005

Watch out Microsoft -- Adobe gobbles up Macromedia

Ever play a Flash game or watch a Flash movie. You have used one of the main products from Macromedia. They make a host of web development tools (I use HomeSite and Dreamweaver). Today it was announced the Adobe is buying Macromedia for 3.4 Billion. Adobe has also bought other companies -- my favorite sound editing program was snarfed up by them and renamed Adobe Audition. It will be interesting to see what happens to HomeSite. This program was originally written by Nick Bradbury and purchased by Macromedia. It is a wonderful light-weight editor for HTML. It assumes that you have a working knowledge of HTML and you don't need a lot of hand-holding or behind the scenes code snippets added to your website. For people who do HTML coding, do check out Nicks current products - TopStyle is a wonderful CSS editor in the same style as HomeSite. He also has an excellent RSS News Agregator called FeedDemon. Microsoft may be the 300-pound gorilla of software but some interesting other companies are catching up. Adobe is certainly the one for professional graphics and web development now... Posted by DaveH at April 18, 2005 6:23 PM | TrackBack
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