is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Vice President of User Experience at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. You can reach him through one of the services below.+
Patric King, from House of Pretty, reviews the newly announced upgrade to Adobe’s anchor suite.
“On one level, I like a lot of the new features, and they will actually save me time in the day-to-day workflow. On the other hand, I am still frustrated by its lack of consistency between interfaces, despite that being the primary point of CS4.”
I’m afraid this will always be the case with these major releases from Adobe; Creative Suite just can’t seem to shake its major inconsistencies, no matter how the company tries and no matter how much we wish it would succeed. Read the full review here.
A mildly interesting side note: a Twitter query that I posted today unscientifically confirms the generally held suspicion that many designers have adopted an ‘every other release’ approach to Adobe Creative Suite. Most respondents are considering an upgrade from CS3 (which is what I’m using myself right now), having skipped over CS4.+