The writing has been on the wall for some time, now. Adobe had been making big changes and updates to most of their apps except Fireworks, and on the day they announced they were killing the Creative Suite for the Creative Cloud, they also announced they would be ending the development for Fireworks.
Most people won’t miss it, as it’s been the red-headed step-child of the Adobe apps ever since it was acquired by Macromedia. An acquisition we all new was made for Dreamweaver and Flash.
Fireworks was an old favorite of mine. I’ve mocked-up and developed many websites with its pixel perfect, made for the web approach. It was one of my favorites, until I recently found a better solution.
In fact, I’ve started to find a number of solid Adobe alternatives, that are not only more cost effective, but do a fantastic job. There are becoming fewer and fewer Adobe apps that I would consider using from the bloated number of apps included in the Creative Cloud.
Here’s my personal favorites, but I would love to hear yours!