June 11, 2007
How should Photoshop play with Flash/Flex?
Now that we’ve gotten CS3 out the door & made a big leap getting Photoshop files into Flash, we can turn more fully to the future. So, where do we go from here?
It’s not that we don’t have ideas, mind you; on the contrary, we have so many ideas that we need to stage a battle royale, then make ‘em fight it out. I have some pretty aggressive ideas, but I don’t want to “lead the witness” by sharing them before asking for your thoughts.
In my mind our goals fall into two areas:
- Speed up the visual design of Flash and Flex projects/components
- Smooth out the hand-off from design to development
Or, to put it even more simply, “Design quickly, transfer smoothly.”
What do you think? As you’re working with Photoshop and Flash and/or Flex, where do you run into snags, lose time? In your ideal world, how would everything work? I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
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