Creative Suite 3 Announced

Creative Suite 3 has been officially announced. For an interactive introduction visit the Creative License page. To learn which products are included with which editions, see the product page (click on the Compare Editions tab). And for those of you who were worried, CS3 includes an update to our much beloved Fireworks. Yeah!

23 responses to “Creative Suite 3 Announced”

  1. KEVIN BENORE Avatar

    Apparently Dreamweaver is being updated from 8 to CS3, if that makes sense. I am just wondering if it is worth it. But since we have stay up on our version number, we will no doubt purchase this one to.

  2. Fred B Avatar
    Fred B

    Is HomeSite+ included with Dreamweaver CS3?

  3. Kenneth Berger Avatar
    Kenneth Berger

    No, HomeSite+ isn’t included with Dreamweaver CS3 since HS+ isn’t fully compatible with Windows Vista. HomeSite is still available for separate purchase on

  4. Mark Holm Avatar
    Mark Holm

    FWIW – I’m bummed that the flex builder is not included as part of the web package.

  5. Mark Avatar

    I’m a little confused as to the product paths here…. We spent a great deal of $ on Studio 8…. seems like not too long ago. I’m not complaining…just confused.
    Now there is CS3 with various different packages. Is this a different product line takeoff or what? My main focus has been web design and coldfusion integration. Just finished a new site I’m proud of and seems like I used outdated tools with Studio 8. Does CS3 enhance this path fundamentally or is it just adding additional tools?
    Is there coldfusion integration with Dreamweaver CS3? Is it enhanced in any way?
    It seems if I stayed with Studio 8 and added Photoshop I would be up to speed… or am I missing something?
    I’m still doing research on all this because there now seems to be so many options… Ben, please enlighten us as to how us original Studio 8 folks fit into the new paths……
    A devoted MM fan since MX6…

  6. Scott Fegette - Adobe Avatar
    Scott Fegette – Adobe

    Hi, Mark-
    Dreamweaver CS3 did not focus on server-side improvements or CF integration beyond what’s in DW8, but a veritable slew of updates on the CSS/standards/design/rendering features. DWCS3’s focus is largely on being a more trusted design/coders tool in general (better standards/W3C support and visual rendering to specs instead of browsers, faster code and design views, integration with Photoshop for such things as cut/paste images and optimization), and adding rich UI elements and XMLHttpRequest/Ajax development via the Spry framework. If you’re on Mac OS X, DW CS3 is also now a universal binary application which increases speed significantly on that platform (although performance is much more responsive on Windows, too).
    Personally, I couldn’t revert back to using DW 8, but it really depends on your workflow and needs. Hope this was helpful?
    -Scott, Adobe Systems

  7. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Mark, to add to what Scott said, we plan on releasing language updates to DW when ColdFusion Scorpio ships.
    — Ben

  8. Charles Avatar

    If Flex Builder is not part of the Creative Suite offerings, does that mean that Adobe is phasing out support for Flex? Which product of CS3 is functionally equivalent to Flex Builder?

  9. Abhi Avatar

    I think they Flex Builder should be there too with CS3. It has been such a part of a designers’ armory!

  10. Steve Avatar

    I have the new Adobe CS3 Collection (Design) and i love it.
    Dreamweaver is my best friend. And the other tools are very great for design and publishing.

  11. Esik Avatar

    IMHO Adobe Creative Suite is a great product for real designers.
    And it takes much time to learn how to use it to the best

  12. Sascha Avatar

    Hope the UI is more identically in all Apps.
    Quark has missed the course.
    All we need is CS 3.

  13. Mr. Ripen Avatar
    Mr. Ripen

    CS3 Extended version is a must have if you are planning to get the regular CS3 one….the few extra greens will go along way. IMHO

  14. Tim Avatar

    ich have the CS3 design collection and i am learn every day new features of this version<a href="; target="_blank">.</a> my help is the viedeo2brain learning DVD.

  15. Marc Avatar

    Thanks for the tip with the video2brain learning DVD for CS3, it is very good and i´m learning a lot of things right now, have a look at

  16. Cheryl Avatar

    So how does one choose between CS3 and Flex Builder when choosing a design/development path?

  17. Jon Avatar

    Fireworks CS3 includes many updates. It’s probably the biggest feature release in years for Fireworks. And while those features don’t include much needed changes to the main bitmap or vector tool set, other very significant tools have been added.
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  18. owl Avatar

    Hopefully Fireworks works together with Indesign

  19. fitness Avatar

    I have installed photoshop CS3 last month and i like the new features very much.
    Unfortunately i dont have the money too buy the full suit.

  20. Fitness Avatar

    i love the integration of each component to improve the flow of the complete designing process. quite exciting!

  21. uttoransen Avatar

    great! so finally i got the announcement page, anyways, looking foreword to read more,

  22. Bahamut Avatar

    All along i have been using microsoft frontpage, today i have downloaded Dreamweaver trial version of it. I found the dreamweaver is much user friendly and easy to use!

  23. leo Avatar

    Since CS3 dreamweaver and fireworks work hand in hand and i save a lot of time by the new features

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