For some great insight into the state of web design apps, .net magazine has a great article on the topic:
In theory, all you need to create websites is a laptop and an internet connection: there’s no need to spend money on expensive software. In practice, the convenience and time-saving capabilities of market-leading web design tools means they’re indispensible to the professional web designer with deadlines to meet. But are people satisfied with what’s available? We canvassed the opinions of some of the industry’s leading designers and the consensus was that, while popular apps such as Photoshop, Fireworks and Illustrator might be useful, even essential to their work, they were seen as very far from perfect. In fact it seems that right now, for the web designers we spoke to, the perfect web design app simply does not exist.
Read the whole piece here: The perfect web design app… and why it doesn’t exist.
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