Joined: 13 Jun 06
29 Apr 07 11:16 pm
Indesign is a desktop publishing software. The only reason I can see for getting that package is if you're wanting to create lots of flash-looking PDF documents (for whatever reason). But since you can create PDFs through lots of other programs (Open Office, Word) and since InDesign is such a steep learning curve, I wouldn't bother too much if I were you.
Fireworks is for streamlining web page production, but it assumes you're designing all your pages in a program like Illustrator or Photoshop first, and it's more for web graphic designers. My designers are a little perplexed as to what it actually does, so I reckon you're safe without it.
Grab a copy of Dreamweaver (remember you can get slightly older second-hand versions for much cheaper, and they do the same thing) and start getting your head around the Gimp or Photoshop (again, older version is fine) and you'll be good to go.