Creative Cloud Subscriptions Are Awesome!

After yesterday’s rant on ColdFusion I wanted to be sure to point out some genuine Adobe good stuff.

I signed up for the Adobe creative cloud in September and can’t speak highly enough of it.  The product has genuinely been a pleasure to use.  I just thought I’d point out a few pros and cons of the service for anyone still holding out:

Pros

  • The latest upgrades and updates at your fingertips
  • Photoshop, Fireworks and Illustrator CS6 are just awesome!
  • Acrobat XI Pro is a great product too
  • Includes a TypeKit subscription… I was even issued a refund for the unused portion from my previous subscription… awesome!
  • Adobe Story… Need I say more.  Although I’m an amateur at best, I love this product!

Cons (not really cons… more like, where the product could use some improvement)

  • You can’t [yet] customize the folder location of The Creative Cloud Connection on your PC… your stuck with the directory Adobe gives you by default.
  • Would love it if Dreamweaver/Creative Cloud Connection would work together for live, processed dynamic coldfusion|php|jsp|etc. code for testing.
  • Creative Cloud has a bad habit of losing my logged in session and I’m signing in a little more frequently than I’d like.

2 comments

  1. Re: Dreamweaver, do you mean like it’d upload your source code as you write it to a public hosted domain and run it? Or just let you render cfml inside of Dreamweaver, which you can actually do right now with the feature called “Live View”.

    • Rick Smith says:

      Yes I know it does the latter, I meant the first part of your question, which would possibly eliminate the need for my development server altogether [if it allowed me to provide data sources as well (CF admin api FTW)]. So rather than saving my file locally or on a network that can be tested locally, I’d save it to my creative cloud drive and test the code on Adobe’s servers.

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