$350 to burn...what would you do?

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  1. eyeluvmyimac macrumors regular

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    Here's what I'm looking at for my options....

    1) Macromedia Studio MX 2004 and PhotoShop CS for $358

    2) Creative Suite Premium (with GoLive) for $340

    3) Dreamweaver 2004 and PhotoShop CS for $308


    Before you mention it, I'd prefer not to dl them all so given these three options or a similar fourth of your choosing, what would you choose?

    Thanks for you input.
     
  2. e-coli macrumors 68000

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    Have you considered an IRA or increased contribution to your 401k?


    heh heh....couldn't resist. ;)
     
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    There's no way Studio MX and Photoshop are only $358.

    That said, iPod plus tax.
     
  4. eyeluvmyimac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sure there is -- education discount.

    $104 for Studio MX 2004 at my university

    $254 for Photoshop CS

    that said, which option would you choose? =)

    I'm kinda leaning towards option 2, Adobe CS Premium -- how is GoLive, is it any good?


    Btw-- I already have a 15 GB ipod, see my sig?
     
  5. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    That's a hell of an education discount.

    How about then buying an iPod and sending it to me for giving you such good advice? :D

    Seriously though, I'd get more use out of that Studio MX and Photoshop, but getting all of CS can't be a bad thing, and I don't know what you'd use it all for.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I would choose # 2, but I really want InDesign. I already have Photoshop, Illustrator, and GoLive current versions.

    If you don't do print work, I'm not sure you want to go that way.

    I think as many people swear by GoLive as swear at it. I've had fairly good luck with it, and have tried DreamWeaver but not day-in-day-out. GoLive is good because of its integration. The SmartObjects are great for synchronising standard Photoshop and Illustrator (among others) objects with the type they need to be for the web page.
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    GoLive is okay for simple stuff, but I like DreamWeaver better. Depends on what you're doing. If you need Flash and don't need Illustrator or InDesign, there's you answer. But I would recommend you buy the CS Suite now for everything you get, see if you like GoLive, and get DW or later if you don't. Or Studio MX if you also want Flash.

    Those are pretty good prices though, even for edu discounts.
     
  8. advres Guest

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    transfering is mindless between adobe products so if you are not a hungry user that go all adobe. I would have to say in my opinion that macromedia is better for what you are looking for but if quickness and simplicity of use is your steeze than go all adobe.
     

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