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Jolt Product Excellence Awards: Mobile and Web Development

Congratulations to Adobe Creative Suite 5, the 2010 winner of the Jolt Product Excellence Award in the Mobile and Web Development category.

Adobe Creative Suite 5 comes in four configurations: Design, Web, Production Premium, and Master Collection. The version matching most developer's needs (and budget) is the Web Premium edition which is packed with all the design and development tools you need to assemble Flash, Flex, and even HTML5-centric mobile-friendly web sites and applications.

In addition to Dreamweaver, the de-facto standard web page design application, the Creative Suite 5 Web Premium Edition also includes sophisticated image editors like Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, and Fireworks, as well as Acrobat 9 Pro and Bridge. For Flash and Flex application developers, Flash Professional, Flash Catalyst, and Flash Builder 4 Standard bring all the Flash and Flex programming and design tools under one umbrella. Also included is Adobe's Device Central, emulating a broad range of mobile devices so Flash developers can simulate how their work will appear on a variety of hardware configurations and environmental conditions.

For iPhone developers, Apple's change of heart now re-invites the opportunity to develop iPhone apps using these polished Creative Suite tools. And with the Flash runtime showing up on Android devices, Flash content will continue to be pervasive in the web space for some time to come.

(Stay tuned for my upcoming comprehensive review of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection from a developer's point of view, coming soon to drdobbs.com.)

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