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Book, Magazine, and Software Reviews

Product reviews at AbleStable® cover creative books, magazines, and software. All our reviews are based on real life usage by creative professionals, and can be found in the Product Area. For a balanced view of any service and/or product we advise you gather a broad range of opinions and reviews from a variety of sources.

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Product Reviews


All product reviews at AbleStable® arise out of direct experience with the product.

Product ratings are based on our own assessment of the product, user feedback, and media and industry reaction.

We welcome Product Feedback, and Product Suggestions.


Book Reviews

Creative Book Reviews

Tashen's 1000 Websites: Julius Wiedemann

Graphic Design for the 21st Century: Editors: Charlotte and Peter Friell

Extra/Ordinary Objects: Editors: Carlos Mustienes, Giuliana Rando, and Valerie Williams

Business Book Reviews

Community Building on the Web Amy Jo Kim

Complete Guide to Internet Publicity Steve O'Keefe

Reference Book Reviews

Collins English Dictionary Collins

Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability Steve Krug

Dreamweaver MX: the Missing Manual David McFarland

Homepage Usability: 55 Websites Deconstructed Jakob Nielsen, Marie Tahir

Web Design: The Complete Reference Thomas A. Powell

Cascading Style Sheets: The Designer's Edge Molly E. Holzschlag

Magazine Reviews

Creative Magazines

Art Review Art Review Ltd

Computer Arts Future Publishing

Crafts The Crafts Council

Creative Review Centaur Communications Ltd

Modern Painters Fine Art Journals Ltd

Software Reviews

Business Software Reviews

Acrobat 5 Adobe

AnswerTool DTLink Software

MemberTies Myro International

Norton Systemworks 2002-2010 & Norton Personal Firewall 2002-2010 Symantec

Development Software Reviews

Absolute Log Analyzer Pro: BitStike Software

CSE HTML Validator AI Internet Solutions

Dreamweaver MX Macromedia

Freeway Express Softwpress Systms Ltd

Studio MX Macromedia

The Fluid Dynamics Search Engine Fluid Dynamics Corporation

Top Style Pro Bradsoft

EROL Business Edition 3.0 Dreamteam Products

Graphic Software Reviews

SWF Media Browser Swishsoft

Amorphium Electric Image

Corel Draw and the Creative Pro

Dreamweaver MX Macromedia

Firewoks MX Macromedia

Photoshop Adobe (Amazon review)

QuarkExpress Quark

System Software Reviews

Nero 5.5 Burning CD ROM Ahead Software

Norton Internet Security 2002-2010 Symantec

Norton Internet Security 2.0 Mac Symantec

Norton Systemworks Pro 2002-2010 Symantec

Norton Systemworks 2.0 Mac Symantec

StuffIt Ahead Software

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