Lakewood Software has updated their web graphic tool, webAlias, to version 1.5. webAlias allows users to easily design and create optimized graphics for display on the World Wide Web. According to Lakewood Software:
Lakewood Software today released webAlias 1.5, an update to our integrated image map editor and anti-aliasing text tool for web and graphic designers.
The update adds full support for QuickTimeis image editing filters and a 3D grey appearance option for buttons.
Positioned as an affordable alternative to more expensive web design tools, webAlias can be effectively used to design complete web sites, single web pages, and graphic content for multimedia and web design projects. A webAlias project consists of multiple panels (i.e. web pages) populated with URL-linked line, shape, freeform, field, and button objects. A background layer is common to all panels.
Incorporating an anti-aliasing text engine developed by WetWare Inc., webAlias includes support for embedded pictures, ppat patterns, and gradients in text, as well as multiple shadow and highlight effects with flexible density levels. Anti-aliasing settings can be saved as styles and recalled for later use. Anti-aliased text can be deleted to reveal the original, editable text blocks.
Other features include: project & panel templates; a find & replace tool for text; text leading; layering and alignment options; embedded ppat patterns and gradient fills in shapes; ink & transparency effects; GIF, JPEG, and TIFF export; Netscape bookmarks import; and viewable download statistics. An integrated screen capture utility and flexible export options round out webAlias feature set.
In addition to exporting complete web sites, webAlias can also be effectively used to design graphic content and image maps for existing web pages and as an anti-aliasing text tool for non-web-based graphic and multimedia design work.
webAlias is available for US$59.95. You can find more information at the Lakewood Software web site.