Adobe Web Premium is a complete Web Design Software package for Windows and Mac created by publisher Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Product summary of Adobe Web Premium
In a nutshell, Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium is a haven of applications for professional web designers, graphic artists, and animators. Adobe CS5 Web Premium is laden with advanced Adobe applications to facilitate web page construction and creation of graphics and animations.
Despite certain drawbacks such as high costs and long installation periods typical in heavy duty software packages, Adobe CS5 Web Premium is an excellent deal for designers who can do without video editing and print layout tools.
Web Premium What It Has: Included Applications and Product Features
As a professional software package, Adobe CS5 Web Premium offers the following applications:
For Web Designing:
- Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 (costs about $399 when bought separately, and about $199 when upgraded)
- Adobe Fireworks CS5 (costs about $299 when bought separately, and about $149 when upgraded)
For vector and pixel graphics:
- Illustrator CS5 (costs about $599 when bought separately, and about $199 when upgraded from CS, FreeHand 9+, or CorelDRAW)
- Photoshop CS5 Extended (costs about $999 when bought separately, and about $349 when upgraded from CS4, or $899 from 5 or 6)
- Flash CS5 Professional (costs about $699 when bought separately, and about $199 when upgraded)
For tweak audio:
- Soundbooth CS5 (costs about $199 when bought separately, and about $79 when upgraded)
Other Adobe essentials:
- Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional (costs about $449 when bought separately, and about $159 when upgraded)
- Bridge CS5
- Contribute CS5 (costs about $149 when bought separately)
Buying the full Adobe CS5 Web Premium package is worth about $1,699 to $2,223.22. However, upgrade pricing from earlier versions ranges from $599 to $799.
Adobe CS5 Web Premium offers an improved work flow system to facilitate easy integration of applications. For example, animations created in Flash can easily be exported to Dreamweaver to be used in the web page layout. Further, Adobe CS5 Web Premium also features advanced versions of Adobe applications for web and graphic designing. For one, the Photoshop version included in this package can work on 3D images. Also, Flash scraps a number of steps for easier and faster animation construction. Dreamweaver also improved on its tools for CSS sites. Illustrator, on the other hand, takes its own leap by its new capability of handling multipage documents.
Working Through Web Premium: System Setup, Interface, and Installation
Adobe CS5 Web Premium takes a while to install, though it would most likely install faster than Adobe CS5 Master Collection, whose installation was completed in two hours. In installing the software package, browser and MS Office applications must be closed. Adobe requires it for smoother and faster installation.
To be able to install Adobe CS5 Web Premium, Vista or Windows XP SP2 run by a processor of at least 2GHz is needed. There has to be free hard disk space of 9.1 GB at the least. For those who are using Mac, PowerPC G5 is needed. If that’s not available, one can do with an Intel machine having an OS X v10.4.11 at the very least. There must be at least 11.2 GB available space on the hard disk, and the RAM must be at least 1 GB. Software package installation also needs a display of 1,280 x 900, 16MB of VRAM, Shader Model 3.0, 32-bit video card, and OpenGL 2.0 compatibility.