On Monday, it was disclosed that Adobe acquires Macromedia. I have mixed feelings about this. I like most of Adobe’s software and some of Macromedia’s. And I definitely prefer the different Adobe GUIs over Dreamweaver’s.
What I (amongst with others) fear is that the competition in the market will diminish. The well-needed competitive balance was needed between those two. And what programs will they choose to move on with?
Photoshop will, undoubtly, still be the there. As will Acrobat. But what will happen with Illustrator and Freehand? Adobe SVG Viewer and Flash? GoLive and Dreamweaver?
And what will they do to my beloved editing program, HomeSite?
Remember where you read it first (I hope)! 🙂