Approachable interaction design with Flash Catalyst—Transform static Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks artwork into interactive content with functional buttons, scroll bars, and more—without writing code. Roundtrip your artwork and perform edits in Photoshop or Illustrator at any time while preserving structure and interactivity.
New text engine in Flash Professional —Create print-quality typography via the new Text Layout Framework in Flash Professional CS5. Work with columns and bidirectional text, and maintain layout and formatting with greater fidelity when importing from other Adobe products.
Design and distribute content for delivery virtually anywhere —Publish content to personal computers and mobile devices—to the browser with Adobe Flash Player, standalone applications with Adobe AIR, and to the iPhone with support for creating native iPhone applications.
Easy 3D extrusions with Adobe Repoussé —Quickly create stunning 3D artwork and apply rich material textures with Photoshop CS5 Extended. Take your designs even further by leveraging the Adobe 3D Forge engine for advanced editing of your 3D models.
Crisp graphics for web and mobile devices —Deliver clean, sharp, pixel-aligned raster artwork with enhanced anti-aliasing features in Illustrator CS5. Avoid fuzzy graphics by automatically aligning artwork to the pixel grid, and control the appearance of individual text objects.
Integrated CMS support in Dreamweaver —Enjoy authoring and testing support for content management systems like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal. Dynamically Related Files provides direct access to a page’s related files, even for dynamic pages, and Live View Navigation offers accurate previews of dynamic applications.
Adobe CS Live online services* integration —Get accurate browser-compatibility testing with BrowserLab and manage design project reviews, and expand your capabilities with a complimentary one-year subscription to Adobe CS Live online services.*
CSS inspection —Visually display the CSS box model in detail without reading code or requiring separate utilities. Hover your cursor over block-level elements in Live View to see their cascade and context instead of using the Tag Selector.
Code Snippets panel in Flash Professional —Quickly include functional code for things like timeline navigation, actions, animation, audio and video, and event handlers. Reduce the ActionScript 3.0 learning curve and enable greater creativity by injecting pre-built code into projects.
Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst integration —Open Flash Catalyst projects with Adobe Flash Builder software, making it easy to add connections to a database or web services while preserving the visual intent and interactions defined by designers.
Universal mobile app development —Develop applications for distribution across the widest range of mobile platforms including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android. Use Adobe Device Central CS5 to share device profiles and test and debug content.
XML-based FLA source files in Flash Professional —Manage and modify projects using source control systems and collaborate on files more easily. An XML-based non-binary implementation of the FLA format allows projects and associated assets to function as items in a directory or folder.
Enhanced ActionScript editor in Flash Professiona l—Increase development speed with an improved ActionScript editor, including custom class code hinting and code completion. Use Adobe Flash Builder software as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects.
Flash Builder and Flash Professional integration —Use Adobe Flash Builder software as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects. Streamline your workflow by testing, debugging, and publishing content in Flash Professional while editing code in Flash Builder.