Adobe Rechristens Developer Network

Web developers looking for the latest Illustrator brush or PhotoShop text
effect will need to use a different address, as Adobe Systems
announced the re-branding of its developer network Web site
Friday.

The site, formerly called Adobe Xchange, will now be called Adobe Studio Exchange.
After acquiring a plug-in community site called Action XChange, Adobe
re-launched the site in late February as a free resource for developers to
share and find plug-ins, actions and extensions for Adobe’s suite of Web
production tools, including Illustrator, PhotoShop, GoLive and InDesign.

Adobe Studio Exchange boasts over 180,000 users, with more than 5,200
exchange files available, in addition to hosting a forum with about 1,000
developers troubleshooting and discussing the relative merits of pallet
selections. It is part of Adobe
Studio
, the company’s developer-targeted site that also features
tutorials on Adobe products and a portfolio section for designers to show
off their work.

Adobe Studio was introduced last September as a key part of Adobe’s network
publishing push, giving creative professionals the tools they need for
interactive design. The network is free, but features Adobe DesignTeam, a
subscription-based collaboration tool rolled out in October 2001 for
designers to work with each other, clients, and others involved in a
project.

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