Dreamweaver 2 debuts

Summary:Hoping to capture more of the creative Web publishing market in its race with Adobe Systems Inc., Macromedia Inc.

Hoping to capture more of the creative Web publishing market in its race with Adobe Systems Inc., Macromedia Inc.(Nasdaq:MACR) introduced the second version of its popular Dreamweaver software.

Dreamweaver 2 will ship in December for $299 for both the Mac and Windows. Current users of Dreamweaver will be able to upgrade for $99.

Macromedia also has struck deals with Oracle Corp., RealNetworks, and BroadVision to incorporate Dreamweaver 2 into the companies' products.

Macromedia is touting Dreamweaver 2 features such as "What you see is what you serve," which lets users see a visual rendering of the site during the Web authoring process without having to preview it in a browser. The software also supports evolving XML standards, allowing users define XML tags and add new XML objects. And Dreamweaver will feature customizable templates that will let a Webmaster distribue the production process to a wide variety of people, giving each of them different levels of access. For example, one person may have the ability to alter only text and font while another can alter images.

Hoping to capture more of the creative Web publishing market in its race with Adobe Systems Inc., Macromedia Inc.(Nasdaq:MACR) introduced the second version of its popular Dreamweaver software.

Dreamweaver 2 will ship in December for $299 for both the Mac and Windows. Current users of Dreamweaver will be able to upgrade for $99.

Macromedia also has struck deals with Oracle Corp., RealNetworks, and BroadVision to incorporate Dreamweaver 2 into the companies' products.

Macromedia is touting Dreamweaver 2 features such as "What you see is what you serve," which lets users see a visual rendering of the site during the Web authoring process without having to preview it in a browser. The software also supports evolving XML standards, allowing users define XML tags and add new XML objects. And Dreamweaver will feature customizable templates that will let a Webmaster distribue the production process to a wide variety of people, giving each of them different levels of access. For example, one person may have the ability to alter only text and font while another can alter images.

Topics: Oracle, Browser, Operating Systems, Windows

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