Now what’s that?? A version of greetings cards maker from Microsoft?? No, its a new family of professional tools for Web & Windows Vista.

Ok, so you might ask, who are the family members!! Yeah, so presenting:

  • Acrylic Graphic Designer: A painting & illustration tool, some of you might be familiar with it if you’ve heard the recent buzz about the bitmap & vector graphics tool from Microsoft or downloaded & tried a beta of it.

    It boasts of having dynamic visual effects & a hybrid graphic environment which lets you switch between vector & bitmap elements.

  • Sparkle Interactive Designer: Its a user interface(UI) design tool that can be used to create engaging & 3D interfaces for your Windows applications using the Windows Presentation Foundation.
  • Quartz Web Designer: This is a web-design tool(another FrontPage??) which, according to Microsoft, will let you unleash your creativity with sophisticated CSS design features etc.

Though it sounds cool but Microsoft has a great skill at making even worse things sound cool, so we’ll just see how good this stuff is. I haven’t tried anything from this family yet.. just waiting for the pirated copy to arrive 🙂