I decided that maybe it was finally time to invest in a copy of CS3 for home use. In the past I used free software for personal projects but lately I’ve found most packages to not be quite as good as the commercial apps. So, next month I may commit to purchasing the Adobe CS3 Web Premium bundle. It’s not cheap, but I think it will be worth the cost in the long run.
Tonight I downloaded Dreamweaver CS3, which is the first time I’ve actually used the new CS3 version. Overall it doesn’t look much different, which is somewhat of a relief. I’m also downloading the Illustrator CS3 demo.
For Web-based design work I prefer to use Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, and sometimes Acrobat Pro. The Web Premium bundle seems to be my best choice, especially since I rarely work with print or video/audio.