Jonathan Snook on Photoshop vs Fireworks, and more

@optimiced: Do you use Fireworks today (for web/design)? If yes, how does it fit in your workflow?
Jonathan Snook: I’ve used Fireworks for many years and have always felt it a superior tool to Photoshop for web design and prototyping. For personal work, I use it from wireframing through to full designs. At work, the software of choice is Photoshop, although we do very little with the actual Photoshop files any more. I used to have to go in and slice up this or that but with CSS3, we’ve eliminated a lot of that. [Check out Jonathan's 8 Essential Fireworks Tips for Web Design].

@designshifts: Which design/dev software (open or not) has stayed with you over the years?
Jonathan Snook: When I was on Windows, I stuck with UltraEdit and Dreamweaver rather religiously. When I switched to Mac, I used Textmate but a few months ago I switched to Vim (and MacVim) and haven’t looked back. It’s heavily customisable.

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