Macromedia’s Dreamweaver Also Comes To Mac OS X With Dreamweaver MX

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In addition to Fireworks MX, Macromedia introduced Dreamweaver MX today. Dreamweaver MX is the newest version of Dreamweaver, but it combines elements of the companyis UltraDev product, as well as HomeSite, the companyis code editor. Dreamweaver MX will run on Mac OS X, and the upgrade is deigned to further integrate the companyis several Web development offerings. From Macromedia:

Macromedia®, Inc. today announced Macromedia Dreamweaver® MX, a revolutionary product that enables developers to both design and code the full spectrum of solutions from Web sites to Internet applications, without compromising the market-leading productis approachability for simple HTML users. Dreamweaver MX combines the renowned visual layout tools of Dreamweaver, the rapid web application development features of Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev, and the extensive code editing support of Macromedia HomeSite, into one approachable and powerful development environment. Dreamweaver MX provides a complete, open solution for todayis web technologies and standards, including accessibility and web services. A preview release of Dreamweaver MX is immediately available for download.

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX is part of the new MX product family, including Macromedia Flash(TM) MX, Macromedia ColdFusion® MX, and Macromedia Fireworks® MX. Macromedia MX products deliver rich Internet applications across leading platforms and devices. The new tools share a consistent workspace and increased support for accessibility and usability. Macromedia Studio MX includes Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia FreeHand® 10, Macromedia Fireworks MX, and a developer edition of Macromedia ColdFusion MX.

Dreamweaver MX combines ease and power in one integrated development environment for ColdFusion, HTML, XHTML, ASP, Microsoft ASP.NET, JSP, and PHP Web sites. The product enables complete control over code and design with precision layout tools and high-powered coding features like code hints, tag editors, extensible color coding, tag choosers, snippets, and code validation. The new integrated workspace, shared with Macromedia Flash MX and FireworksMX, includes tabbed document windows, dockable panel groups, customizable toolbars, and integrated file browsing. Also, for the first time, Dreamweaver includes professional-quality, pre-built layouts and code, including site structures, forms, accessible templates, and JavaScript functions for client-side interactivity.

Dreamweaver MX unlocks the benefits of emerging standards and new web technologies with support for XML, web services, and extensive accessibility compliance to retrofit existing sites and build next-generation applications. Dreamweaver MX offers complete support for ColdFusion MX features including enhanced code editing and development capabilities, integrated debugging, and powerful visual layout and prototyping. The comprehensive integration between ColdFusion MX and Dreamweaver MX offers developers unprecedented productivity in building ColdFusion applications.

Dreamweaver MX is "Designed for Windows XP" and "Built for Mac OS X."

With the introduction of Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia will no longer develop or sell Dreamweaver UltraDev or ColdFusion Studio as separate products. HomeSite+, a separate application included with Dreamweaver MX, has the combined functionality of ColdFusion Studio 5 and HomeSite 5. HomeSite 5 will continue to be available for standalone sale.

You can find more information on Dreamweaver MX at the companyis Web site. The product is expected to ship in May, and the full version is priced at US$399. The company is offering upgrades from previous versions of Dreamweaver, Dreamweaver UltraDev, and ColdFusion Studio for US$199. Version in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish are expected to be available at a "later date."

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