Tag Archives: Macromedia

HomeSite 5.0

Formally owned by Allaire, Macromedia's HomeSite 5 is often referred to as the Web editor for hand coders. With this latest release, Macromedia proves that it is more than capable of providing this spectacular Web site editor with a very inviting new home.
If you've used HomeSite before, not much has changed regarding installation and startup. If you've never used the program before, you might want to either flip through the resourceful handbook or check out the long list of help references in the left-hand column. One topic that caught our eye was the "Learn HTML and CSS" feature, a rather in-depth tutorial for people who are just getting started with the language or who need a refresher course. These online courses take about a half-hour to complete.
For new users and old hands alike, HomeSite 5.0 offers some very compelling new features, including XHTML support. Macromedia has also worked hard to improve code validation for many languages, including HTML, JSP, CFML, and more. Checking your code for errors is as simple as hitting Shift and F6, a big improvement over the days of scrutinizing code and straining your eyes in search of missing "tr" and "td" tags. Another important improvement is the new Secondary Files tab, which lets you access multiple files at once, making it much easier and faster to incorporate remote files into your HomeSite project. In addition, Macromedia has included an Auto Backup feature, designed to save your work as often as you decide is necessary.
Macromedia's acquisition of HomeSite has also resulted in better integration with Fireworks and Dreamweaver, the company's signature Web design and development products. In addition, you can now edit files that are included within your code without having to open that file in a separate program.
The only pet peeve we have about HomeSite is this: HomeSite automatically inserts the proper end tag to correspond with whatever start tag you write. However, if you erase the start tag, HomeSite will not automatically erase the corresponding end tag, which often results in bad code. Not an earth-shattering flaw, but fixing it would be a small improvement to an otherwise outstanding product. –Gisele Toueg

Macromedia Studio 8 Win/Mac

Studio 8 is the must-have suite for anyone creating websites, web applications, interactive presentations, or mobile content. Use Flash Professional to author rich interactive content. Fireworks provides optimization tools to balance quality images with compression. Dreamweaver delivers clean, standards-based applications. Contribute makes managing web content a shared team task, and FlashPaper’s one-click process converts any document into PDF and FlashPaper files for the web. Studio 8 speeds the design, development and maintenance process, with round-tripping between Macromedia products, integration with 3rd party applications and features like batch rendering, batch encoding and general performance enhancements to let you get it done, faster. Studio 8 offers the broadest range of creative tools to let you express yourself as you create interactive media, websites or applications. Use advanced graphics, text, animation, video and audio tools with precision control and quality. From simple animated graphics to sophisticated interactive experiences, Studio 8 gives you a full suite of tools for limitless creative expression. With Studio’s support for Windows and Mac OS X, you can work on the platform of choice—and deliver content for the platform of choice. Deliver projects that support the widest range of browsers and server technologies, and leverage Flash Player, installed on over 98% of connected computers. Take your experience farther, and use Studio’s tools to create content for millions of mobile handheld devices and phones.

Fireworks MX 2004

Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004 is the complete solution for creating, optimizing and integrating great-looking web graphics. Fireworks MX 2004 provides web developers professional control to quickly create original web graphics and interactivity, from simple graphical buttons to sophisticated rollover effects and pop-up menus. Fireworks MX 2004 increases flexibility, allowing easy import, integration and editing of vector and bitmap images in all the major graphics formats, including export to other Macromedia products such as Flash and Dreamweaver and third party web development tools. Streamline any design or development workflow with the programs significant performance and usability enhancements.

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 [OLD VERSION]

Dreamweaver MX 2004 is the professional choice for building web sites and applications. It provides a powerful combination of visual layout tools, application development features, and code editing support, enabling developers and designers at every skill level to create visually appealing, standards-based sites and applications quickly. From leading support for CSS-based design to hand-coding features, Dreamweaver provides the tools professionals need in an integrated, streamlined environment. Developers can use Dreamweaver with the server technology of their choice to build powerful Internet applications that connect users to databases, web services, and legacy systems.

Macromedia Authorware 7.0


FEATURES- Authorware 7.0- Full version
Authorware is the leading visual authoring tool for creating rich-
media e-learning applications for delivery on corporate networks,
CD/DVD, and the Web. Develop accessible applications that comply
with learning management system (LMS) standards.
* Intuitive Authoring Tools
- Reduce learning time and speed development with the familiar Macromedia
user interface. Dockable panels can be grouped together, collapsed, or
expanded as needed, providing a smooth, highly configurable workflow.
- The visual interface lets you develop rich-media e-learning
applications without scripting. Just drag and drop icons to create your
application s logical outline, and use menus to add content.
- Leverage existing PowerPoint presentations to rapidly create rich
multimedia e-learning content.
- Interactivity is built right into the Authorware design. Add content,
and then choose from 11 response types to make your content come alive.
- Deliver applications with the click of a button to corporate networks,
CD, and the web. One-button publishing integrates and automates all the
steps in the publishing process, and offers such features as batch-
processing and customizable settings.
* Authoring Power
- Knowledge Objects are prebuilt templates with wizards that drastically
cut your development time. Use them to accelerate both large and small
authoring tasks, from creating application frameworks and quizzes to
installing fonts or locating a system's CD-ROM drive. Just drag and
drop from the Knowledge Object gallery, and then fill in the content.
- Create courseware that can connect to LMS systems and that complies
with standards from the Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC) or the

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Win/Mac [OLD VERSION]

Dreamweaver 8 is the industry-leading web development tool, enabling users to efficiently design, develop and maintain standards-based websites and applications. With Dreamweaver 8, web developers go from start to finish, creating and maintaining basic websites to advanced applications that support best practices and the latest technologies. Get more done with Dreamweaver 8. New features and optimized workflows reduce the time required to complete common tasks. Integrate XML data with a powerful drag and drop workflow. Zoom in to get control over design and stay focused on the code with Code Collapse. Add Flash Video in five clicks of a mouse.