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NEWS NOVEMBER 13 , 2000
Macromedia Announces Dreamweaver 4, Fireworks 4
New versions scheduled for December ship

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Macromedia today announced Dreamweaver 4, its HTML authoring suite, and Fireworks 4, its image editing and Web graphics application. The company also announced version 4 of Dreamweaver UltraDev, a suite for developing database-driven Web applications.

According to Macromedia, Dreamweaver 4 and Fireworks 4 unify code authoring, layout and graphics creation. Dreamweaver 4's features include:

  • Roundtrip HTML
  • Integrated Text Editor
  • Split Code and Design Views
  • JavaScript Debugger
  • Integrated O'Reilly Code Reference
  • Integrated BBEdit 6.0 and HomeSite 4.5 Bundle
  • Quick Tag Editor
  • Edit Non-HTML Documents
  • Custom Tag Database
  • W3C Standards Layout
  • View Macromedia Flash Text and Buttons
  • History Palette
  • Integrated Tag Selector
  • CSS and HTML Styles
  • Tracing Image
  • Dream Templates
  • Roundtrip Graphic Editing
  • Native Support for Rich Media
  • Asset Management
  • Microsoft Office Integration
  • SourceSafe and WebDAV Integration
  • Site Reporting
  • Design Notes
  • Configurable Site Window
  • Site Map View
  • Synchronize Site
  • Integrated E-mail Configurable Menus.

New features in Fireworks 4 include:

  • Pop-up Menu Creator for creating navigation effects with multilevel pop-up menus;
  • Drag and drop rollovers;
  • Masking and Layers panel enhancements, including expanded thumbnails of each layer's objects and advanced masking capabilities;
  • Refined Photoshop import and export;
  • Live Animation;
  • Improved batch processing;
  • Roundtrip table editing with Dreamweaver;
  • Export controls, such as customizable automatic file naming, table handling and other output options;
  • Selective JPEG compression, which allows for compression of only portions of an image.

The Dreamweaver 4 Fireworks 4 Studio is priced at $449. Dreamweaver 4 standalone is priced at $299, and Fireworks 4 standalone is priced at $299. Both Dreamweaver and Fireworks customers can upgrade to the Dreamweaver 4 Fireworks 4 Studio for $199. The UltraDev 4 Fireworks 4 Studio is priced at $699. Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 standalone is priced at $599. Both the studio and standalone versions are expected to ship in December. For more information, visit http://www.macromedia.com.

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