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我将永远怀念你 Macromedia Fireworks

作为fireworks死忠,用了10年了,一直还在用着。带我入门,引我走上岐途的就是你了,Fireworks

 

以下来自:蓝色理想

【原文引用自】https://medium.com/this-happened-to-me/528460a370a4

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I’ll always miss you Macromedia Fireworks
You were never an Adobe product
我将永远怀念你Macromedia Fireworks,你从未归属于Adobe




I still remember my first encounter with you… It was mid-1999, I was a senior in high school. You looked so advanced, so refined, so powerful. And yet, you were still in version 3.
我依旧记得我们初次邂逅的日子,那是1999年中旬,我还是一个中学的毕业生。你看起来如此优秀与强大,即使当时的你只有3岁。



It was love at first sight. My friend taught me a little about how to use you. And those alien stroke styles made me fall in love in you (hey!, back then that was so cool). I felt so powerful using your tools. I became the “cool designer” of my block. We were quite a match.
原来这就是一见钟情。朋友只教了我些许操作,我就被你那些风格迥异的笔触深深吸引、爱不释手。使用这些工具使我变得非常强大,我在朋友眼里变成了一个很酷的设计师,你我真是天造地设的一对。



As years went by we grew up together. You’re by far the app that I have used for the longest time. All other apps came and went away (Dreamweaver, Firefox, InDesign, Photoshop, iPhoto, illustrator, Freehand, and on, and on) but you have remained, version after version, year after year, always there in the center of my Dock. A spot no app has been able to remove you from.
岁月流逝,我们共同成长。期间我不知道尝试了多少款软件(例如 Dreamweaver,Firefox,InDesign,Photoshop,iPhoto,illustrator,Freehand,等等等等),而只有你是我一直离不开的,你成了我使用时间最长的一款软件。版本更新,年复一年,你在我心中的港湾中从未有任何一款别的软件能够替代。



We’ve been together at every stage, from 3 to 4, to 5, to MX, to MX 2004, to Fireworks 8 and then on to Adobe. From CS3 to CS6.We’ve been together at every single release.
我们一起就经历了每个时期。从3到4 从5到MX MX2004 8.0然后是adobe 从CS3到CS6,从未分开。



You’d seen me grow as a designer, you saw the ugly alien-stroke styles I used in 2000. Because of you I never designed for print, I always designed for the web. You made me an interface designer. I never understood why would anyone use a program designed for print to do interface design.
你见证着我作为一名设计师的成长,也看到过我2000年时画的丑陋线样。因为你我从来就没去涉足过印刷领域,一直扎根于web设计,成为了界面设计师。我也始终没有弄明白为什么有人会用一款从事印刷的软件去做界面设计。



You know my every sin as a designer, all those misaligned elements, all those times I didn’t use the ruler properly, all the un-named layers. You saw them and we laughed together.
你能够明白我作为设计者的每个过错,那些没有对齐的元素,数次没有正确使用规范的后果还有那些没有命名的图层,我们都笑着面对然后成长。



I can’t believe you’re gone. Feels like losing one of my oldest friends.
难以相信你突然就此被抛弃,我感觉就像失去了陪伴一生的挚友。



I never understood why half of the design world would go with Photoshop… it had no vectors! And I never understood why the other half used Illustrator or Freehand… it couldn’t edit bitmaps. It made no sense.
我弄不明白为什么设计界一半的人会去使用PS...她是个矢量残疾!另外一半去使用 AI 或 freehand,那些并非针对位图呈现的软件。
这样一点意义都没有。




It was only after many years using that I finally understood why you are such a great tool. You can do both vector and bitmaps well enough. And then you’re super focused on creating digital interfaces. You saw the future of design 10 years before everybody else.
在我使用了多年之后才明白了为什么你是那么伟大,你可以同时融合矢量和位图,是为数字界面设计量身打造的,在10年前的时候你就看好了这个未来,从未被其余任何软件超越。



Amazingly over the last couple of years an amazing community of designers has reunited on the web to help you prosper. People like Mikko, Ivo, Linus, FW Police, John Dunning (who has always been around) and so many others have made a series of websites to promote you as the best design app around.
令人惊讶的是最近几年由一些设计师组成的团体重返回网络来帮助你再次兴旺。如Mikko, Ivo, Linus, FW Police, John Dunning(著名的fw插件制作者),以及其他很多做了一系列网站的人来拥护你在设计软件界的桂冠地位。



In all these years no other app has been able to replace you. They either do vectors or bitmaps. But there’s no app like you. Even today when you make more sense than any other design app out there, there’s no app like you.
这些年,没有软件可以替代你。他们要么处理矢量要么处理位图,但是没有一个像你这样。即使今天当你要变得更有意义之时,也是任何软件所不能够同日而语的。



And still Adobe killed you.They should be promoting you as their star app but instead they killed you. They should be improving you and refining you constantly, but they left you to rot for years and now they killed you. That’s stupid beyond reason.
即使这样adobe还是把你埋葬了。本来他们应该把你做为拳头产品一样去优化,应该坚持不懈地把你去改良,但是多年里却任由你腐烂最后还是杀了你,这种愚蠢简直无法理喻。



I’ve always been a Macromedia guy. I was sad when Adobe bought your mother company dear Fireworks, I knew it was a matter of time before that big-ugly Photoshop get you killed. It should have been the other way around, you could have become the star app.
我一直是Macromedia 的忠实用户,听闻你的所属公司被adobe收购后非常悲哀,你被那庞大而丑陋的Ps赶走恐怕只是时间问题。你本来会成为明星产品,这种争宠的事情本来就不该发生。



Photoshop and Illustrator are classic super-bloated monsters from Adobe, they’re not made for digital design either. They were built with print in mind. So last century.
PS 和 AI 都是adobe旗下经典的臃肿怪咖,它们没有数字设计的基因,而是从骨子里打着印刷设计的烙印,从上个世纪便是如此。



But versions came along, CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6 and at every point, rumor had it that you were going to die. But it never did, until today.
你的版本逐代更新 CS3、CS4、CS5、CS6,每个版本,都有你被移除的谣言,但即便如此你还是屹立在那里,直到今天。



Truth be told: you were never an Adobe product. Truth be told: Thank God you never became one.
从此可以看到其中的真相:你不是adobe的产品,感谢上帝你从来不是。



The problem was that they left you to rot; as years came by no big new features were added, so many improvements were never made and bugs filled your code all around.
他们(Adobe)任由你腐烂,随着时间的推移,没有添加任何创新性的功能,也没有去进行改进,他们尝试的同化反而给你添加了满身的BUG。



What a sad story, but still preferable to you becoming a do-it-all super monster in classic Adobe fashion. Somehow you remained true to your Macromedia origins. You are the last standing Macromedia product and somehow I feel glad to see you go that way, you will always be Macromedia Fireworks.
多么令人感到悲伤的故事,他们依旧希望你变为能够继承adobe的经典的“全能风格”的一个怪伽(请自行脑补PS的3D功能、视频功能),然而你保留了对Macromedia 用户的忠诚,你是最后一个站在那里的Macromedia产品。这让我很欣慰,你永远是 Macromedia 的 Fireworks。



Yet your time was now. The commmunity is there, organized and ready. They’ve been releasing so many cool extensions for you lately. The industry needs you for so many things: wireframing, design, building, prototyping. It’s all digital now in mobile and desktop, it’s all amix of bitmaps and vectors now… and you’ve been ready for this moment for over 10 years.
这本来就是你的时代。交流社区就在那里,用户群的组织时刻准备着。他们不久要发布很优秀的插件,商业需求的很多东西如 线框、界面设计、建造、原型等。这些都是数字化得存在于移动设备和桌面上的、矢量和数字的结合体。。。你已经早在10年前就已经准备好了。



But now is when Adobe decides to “disconnect” you and leave you to die. And it’s only a matter of time for you to become obsolete, to be just a memory.
但是 adobe 此刻却要把你终结,让你过时,让你成为记忆的碎片。



Still this might be a better ending than see you becoming a “Creative Cloud” product. I believe Adobe made the best choice for itself as a company, yet signed a death sentence on the long term on being the GO-TO company for design and media creation. Now the field is open for many others to rise.
这相比起成为CC组的产品,可能是更好的结束方式。我相信adobe基于自己公司的原因做出了他们认为最好的选择,他们在设计和媒体领域牵强附会,这恰恰给了其余公司成长的空间。



I wish Adobe open sourced you, or sold you to some company that would like to continue your development. But apparently that’s not what’s going to happen.
我希望adobe将你开源或者转售给其余愿意继续开发你的公司。但这种事情很显然这不会发生。



So I’m preparing myself to let you go. It will be years before you finally go off my Dock for good. But I’m preparing for that day now.
所以我只能目送你离开。可能多年后你终将永久地离开我的港湾,我也为此做好了心理准备。



Please remember that you’re irreplaceable. There are new kids on the block that might be able to fullfil your array of tools, but you really really have no replacement.
但请记住,在我心里你是不可取代的,未来会有新的工具集合来填补你的空缺,但是你在我心里永远占有最重要的一席之地。



I will try to use Sketch. I hope it adds more bitmaps editing tools on the future and become more like you as it grows up.
可能我会去尝试Sketch。我希望她能够在未来添加更多的位图编辑工具,而且成长得更像你。



But there’s no app around that can do what you do. And even if such an app comes along, we’ve been together for so many years dear Fireworks that I could never forget you.
但是没有软件可以做你能够做的事情,即使有某个她横空出世,我们也会对你依依不舍的。



You gave me a path to follow, a passion, a career, a job that I’ve been doing for 10 years now, thanks to you I make most of my money, you’ve been there in every step of the way always in the center of my Dock.
你给我指引着一条道路、一股热情、一个职业、一份工作,整整10年之久。感谢你让我在我的事业上收获颇丰。你在我心灵的港湾里伴随着我的每一步成长。



Thanks for all the great years together, thanks for helping me become who I am now.We’ll not part ways yet, but it will come. And when the time comes be sure you’ll always have a sweetspot in my heart.
感谢一路上有你,感谢你让我成为现在的我。我们可能会分开,到那时,你依旧是我心中那块温暖的甜心。



Long live Macromedia Fireworks and its legacy.
Macromdia fireworks 以及Macromdia 家族的产品们 永垂不朽!



Your old friend, Webjac.
你的老朋友,Webjac.

 

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