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Powerful Website Development Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop Adds eCommerce and Content Management to New PlatformMedia Lab Introduces SiteGrinder 3 -- Next Generation Web Site Development Platform With Over 300 New Features and Functions (March 10, 2010)
LONGMONT, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/10/10 -- Media Lab Inc., premier provider of Photoshop plug-in website creation technologies, today announced SiteGrinder 3, its next generation web site development platform. In addition to over 300 new features, Media Lab SiteGrinder 3 supports two new optional add-ons, Commerce and Control.
The SiteGrinder 3 Commerce add-on builds web stores with a fully-integrated shopping cart from within Photoshop. Users can now easily create online stores with shopping carts from image galleries using simple Photoshop text and art layers. After publishing their store to the web, users can edit products, pricing, images and descriptions remotely using any web browser.
The SiteGrinder 3 Control add-on enables website content management from any Internet-connected computer through a web browser. The designer/developer (or client) can quickly change any site content including page additions, text, images and galleries remotely from any web browser, all without returning to Photoshop.
"SiteGrinder 3 is the best website development tool that I have ever used," said Charles Hurst, Web Designer. "Its integration with Photoshop as a plug-in gives me a complete development platform from initial design all the way to a working published website. With the optional Commerce and Control add-ons, and the over 300 new features and functions in SiteGrinder 3, I have complete control over the design, deployment and remote management of my websites."
Graphic designers, photographers, artists or anyone can easily transform their Photoshop designs into CSS and XHTML standards-compliant websites without writing a single line of code. For developers who want to improve their work flow, all code generated by SiteGrinder 3 is fully editable in Dreamweaver or any other CSS or HTML editor.
"We use SiteGrinder 3 as an integral part of our web application design and work flow," said Chipp Walters, Shafer Walters Group, Inc. "In situations where the client needs a radical design change, the results can be implemented in hours instead of days. We particularly like the new features of SG3, including multiple column resizing and three state button support. Overall, SiteGrinder 3's ROI for our client has been great!"
-- Generate web graphics without slicing -- Produce CSS web text straight from Photoshop (editable in the browser) -- Create dynamic pages with interactive buttons and animations -- Set up multi-level menus without programming -- Make custom image portfolios and galleries fast -- Add flash and other multimedia to your pages easily -- Create advanced, versatile page layout -- Provide forms for email, Google Map and more
"SiteGrinder 3 does not merely have more features than SiteGrinder 2, it is the next generation website development platform," said Tom Summerall, co-founder, Media Lab, Inc. "It has a completely new architecture, workflow, and user interface. SiteGrinder 3's new features and functionality radically improve the design experience and workflow making it easier than ever to design and manage the ultimate website."
Pricing and Availability
SiteGrinder 3 will be released and generally available starting March 29, 2010, following Photoshop World Orlando.
Media Lab has several special offers for SiteGrinder 2 customers and those who want to pre-purchase SiteGrinder 3. Pre-release orders will be downloadable on March 29, 2010.
-- SiteGrinder 3 pre-release upgrade for SiteGrinder 2 Pro users just $99, a $300 savings -- SiteGrinder 2 Pro purchases since January 1, 2010 and new purchases prior to release will receive a free upgrade to SiteGrinder 3, a $399 savings -- SiteGrinder 3 Commerce add-on or Control add-ons just $149, a $50 savings -- SiteGrinder 3 Bundles (includes SG3, Commerce* OR Control) just $399, a $200 savings -- SiteGrinder 3 Web Suite (includes SG3, Commerce* AND Control) just $499, a $300 savings
Suggested retail price for SiteGrinder 3 Web Suite is $799. SiteGrinder 3 is $399.00, Control add-on $199.00 and Commerce* add-on $199 if purchased separately. For more information please visit the SiteGrinder 3 Store.
On the PC, SiteGrinder 3 is compatible with Windows XP and later, including Windows 7. It requires Photoshop 7 or later, or Photoshop Elements 6, 7 and 8. SiteGrinder 3 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 or greater, Photoshop CS3 or CS4 (Mac OS X 10.4 or later for the Intel-based Mac), Photoshop Elements 6, 7 and 8. Visit www.medialab.com for complete details and to download your copy of SiteGrinder 3.
About Media Lab, Inc.
For over a decade, Longmont, CO-based Media Lab, Inc. has specialized in creating interactive Photoshop tools that make it easy to bring amazing Web designs to life. Media Lab's award-winning website creation tool, SiteGrinder 2, has enjoyed an array of favorable reviews and accolades since it debuted in April 2000 under the the name of Photowebber. Prior to the release of Photowebber, Media Lab's innovative multimedia design tools, PhotoCaster, PSD2FLA, and AlphaMania, were used to create pioneering special effects seen at Disney World's EPCOT Center in Florida, as well as in numerous popular music videos and motion pictures, such as "X-Men 2," "Spiderman 2," "Air Force One," and "Armageddon." For complete information on Media Lab, Inc. and its current products, visit www.medialab.com.
*SG3 Commerce requires a subscription from www.foxycart.com
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