What is Flash Catalyst?
Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5 is approachable interaction design software that enables you to easily transform Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and Fireworks® artwork into expressive, fully interactive projects without writing code, and leverage the reach and consistency of the Adobe Flash Platform
What’s new in 5.5?
Resizable applications and components Visually design and preview the position and scaling of objects when designing interfaces and applications that adjust to fit various screen sizes or resolutions
Enhanced timelines and animations Craft precise, expressive transitions and effects with greater control and less effort. Animate filter effects and font sizes, and easily apply customizations across effects or objects
Common Library panel Quickly design wireframes and evolve developer-ready interface concepts using native Spark components and placeholder graphics
Custom skinnable components Craft the visual appearance, or skin, of developer-built custom components without the need to understand the underlying code or logic
Speed up the design and development process Use familiar design applications to easily create and edit application interfaces. Collaborate intelligently and roundtrip projects with developers who use Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4.5 software, preserving design fidelity and interactions
Approach interaction design without writing code Transform artwork from Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, or Fireworks® software into interactive projects without requiring development resources or coding skills. Define behaviors and control sophisticated interactions with simple yet powerful menu-based commands
Leverage the power of the Adobe Flash Platform Rapidly create expressive interfaces and interactive content to your exacting design standards. Deliver your creative vision with the reach and consistency of the Adobe Flash Platform