50 Reasons Not to use PhotoShop for Web Designs

I Read this article on reinegger.net and thought it was worth sharing. We have been using Fireworks at Bridewell Design since cs3 and are extremely happy with its outcome. Hopefully in the new cs6 release of fireworks it will support Auto Save and fix a lot of the issues cs4 and cs5 have had with Forcing Quit (not Responding).

If you have a few minutes leave a comment and let me know if you prefer Fireworks or Photoshop and why.

Here is some of the article. The Top 5 – READ FULL ARTICLE

1. Pixel Precise alignment

Pixel Precise alignment
Fireworks CS5 In the Property-inspector, both the X and Y position, as well as the width and height of an object are shown. This allows easy editing of any object on the page with pixel precision. First, changes can be made quickly and accurately down to the pixel. These values can be read easily for transfer into the stylesheet file for HTML & CSS.
Changes take: few seconds
hours : min. : sec.
Photoshop CS5 Values of the Info panel can only be viewed, not edited directly. Changes may be highly inaccurate with the mouse on the object itself.
Changes take: secondes till minutes
hours : min. : sec.

2. Quick Infos

Quick Infos
Fireworks CS5 A tooltip with cursor informations displayed when moving objects. When working with guides, hold down the shift key to show distances between guides.
Very convenient!
Photoshop CS5 -
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3. Rounded Rectangle

Rounded Rectangle
Fireworks CS5 Aside from the fact that the rectangles are real vectors that can be precisely modified about the properties, there is the possibility later on, to easily change the rounding of the edges at any time.
Changes take: few seconds
hours : min. : sec.
Photoshop CS5 There is a rounded rectangle tool where the value of the radius has to be defined up front . You only see the result after drawing the rectangle. Once drawn, the curves can only be modified in a very time-consuming and imprecise way with the Direct-Selection-Tool.
Changes take: seconds till minutes
hours : min. : sec.

4. Line width and fill color

Line width and fillcolor
Fireworks CS5 The color for fill, stroke, and line width of the contour can be adjusted quickly on the properties panel. The same applies to textures / patterns.
Changes take: few seconds
hours : min. : sec.
Photoshop CS5 All the changes for the fill color, outline color, line weight, texture, etc. must be added and changed in extra dialogue boxes. These dialog boxes are confusing, not as efficient, require more mouse clicks, and each selection further complicates the layers palette.
Changes take: secondes till minutes
hours : min. : sec.

5. Gradients

Gradients
Fireworks CS5 Gradients creation is simple and precise, and easily edited in a comfortable and intuitive way. There are also more than twice as many gradient types available.
Changes take: seconds
hours : min. : sec.
Photoshop CS5 The Gradient tool is not really intuitive and takes a long trial and error process to produce the desired gradient. The Gradient Overlay layer style can be used, but again, it is not that particularly intuitive to control using a dialogue box.
Changes take: minutes
hours : min. : sec.

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