Adobe Fireworks is dead
I can’t say I’m surprised to see Adobe kill Fireworks, despite my continuous ranting and raving, despair and campaigning I still have fond memories of what was once a breakthrough application for web designers (back in the Macromedia days).
So what next? Is there a tool out there right now that can replace Fireworks? Not quite – but there ‘are’ some really promising indie apps which get real close. Go invest some of your hard earned cash in one, contribute by telling the developers what works and what doesn’t and bask in that warm feeling you get from using software produced by a company that cares about it’s customers.
So often I think I should write more here on the ups and downs of running your own business but somehow the time required always evades me. Thankfully my colleague Paul Cripps has pointed me in the direction of some pearls of wisdom penned by Andy Clarke.
These are an absolute must read if you’re thinking of starting your own business, going it alone or are already a number of years in (like myself). :)
I’m posting this here on behalf of the guys at Bancroft Developments. For the past two years we’ve (Nine Four) rented an office from them but alas we’ve moved on and so they’re looking for a new tenant.
They’ve been great landlords so we’d like to help them out. Here are the details;
- Single room office on Crowthorne High Street in Berkshire (RG45 7AH).
- Space for 3 to 4 people/desks and a small meeting table etc.
- Very light and airy, warm in the winter and cool in the summer (even has built in air con).
- Communal kitchen and W/C shared with 3 other tenants.
- Available on a license to occupy basis (no business rates or services to pay for!) at £500 PCM with one months notice.
If you’re interested or know someone that might be point them in my direction or contact Patrick directly through their website. Just tell them I sent you. :)
It never ceases to amaze me how many amazing add-ons there are for ExpressionEngine, so many in fact that I often forget about some of the best ‘must haves’ for new projects. In an attempt to remind myself of these gems I thought I would collate the ‘gratis’ must have add-ons in a list here on my humble blog.
This is an evolving list, I’ll update and amend it as I go… and let me know in the comments if you think I’m missing anything obvious. :)