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Macromedia opens Dynamic HTML developer area

Macromedia has opened up a resource for Dynamic HTML (DHTML) developers .

The DHTML Zone offers development tips, sample code, discussions, links and reference documents on using the putative standard for creating cross-browser multimedia content. The area is designed to demonstrate the excellence of creating DHTML ins association with Macromedia's Shockwave Director and Shockwave Flash.

"The DHTML Zone is the first step in Macromedia's goal to provide 'Universal Multimedia' which runs in any browser, on any platform, on any version, using Shockwave plug-ins and DHTML," said Norm Meyrowitz, chief technology officer and general manager of Macromedia's Internet and multimedia division.

Macromedia said that now Shockwave Director and Shockwave Flash animations can now be placed anywhere on an HTML page, and in front of or behind HTML objects.

Macromedia last week posted a $1.2 million loss on revenues of $13 million for its first fiscal quarter.