Twas the week of Adobe-fan bliss, as the company held their annual MAX Conference here in Chicago. It’s one of those things where there’s lots of lectures and presentations, but also the unveiling of new and/or improved design paraphenalia. We found a couple of sites doing some great coverage of the stuff that stood out for them. First is the AIM Product Design Group, who, among many other things, really dug Project Thermo, a tool that cuts apart static images and places them into layers, thus alterable. Second comes Basement‘s more general overview of the conference, talking about what they feel Adobe is doing right with this whole heap of advancement. Overall, sounds like a great event. We can’t wait to see some of this stuff implemented.