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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 available

Dreamweaver MX 2004 continues the product’s tradition of innovation by providing a solid foundation for widespread adoption of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which require less bandwidth, are easierto maintain, and give developers and end users precise design control. Dreamweaver MX 2004 is the only comprehensive tool to deliver deep CSS support in a visual development environment. DreamweaverMX 2004 was recently awarded the CNET Editors’ Choice seal by the CNET/ZDNet Product Reviews Team. Dreamweaver MX 2004 is available for immediate download today from the Macromedia Online Store(www.macromedia.com/go/buymx2004).

Dreamweaver MX 2004 builds on the success of Dreamweaver MX by further integrating visual layout tools, application development features, and code editing support within a technology-agnostic, platform-independent environment. By supporting all major web technologies, Dreamweaver MX 2004 unlocks the power of open, standards-based development for the web community while enhancing the basic tools that professionals need. Dreamweaver MX 2004 also includes SecureFTP, dynamic cross-browser validation functionality, built-in graphics editing, seamless integration with Microsoft Word and Excel, and updated support for ASP.NET, PHP, and ColdFusion server technologies. For more information on Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, visit www.macromedia.com/go/dmx2004.

The University of Rochester Medical Center used Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 to rebuild its medical library website using CSS. The web development team estimates that CSS support in Dreamweaver cut development time by a third, and CSS enables them to manage a larger website without having to increase staff.

“Dreamweaver MX 2004 saved us an enormous amount of time creating CSS-based pages,” said Michael Hazard, web developer, University of Rochester Medical Center. “Since all new medical center sites now make use of CSS, Dreamweaver has reduced our overall development time significantly, while enabling us to better manage our growing sites.”

Dreamweaver MX 2004 and the other MX 2004 products shipping today (see separate releases) are not only individually best-in-class, but they also work together as a fully integrated tool set within Studio MX 2004 which shares core new features including site definitions, file management, and Property Inspectors. Dreamweaver MX 2004 is “Designed for Windows XP” and “Built for Mac OS X.”

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, for Windows and Mac OS X v10.2.6, is now available for immediate download from the Macromedia Online Store (www.macromedia.com/store/). Pricing is $399 for new users, $199 for upgrades from Dreamweaver MX and Dreamweaver 4, and $99 for education customers. The product is also available as part of Macromedia Studio MX 2004, which costs $899 for new users, $399 for upgrades from Studio MX, $499 for upgrades from any eligible product, and $199 for education customers. Macromedia DevNet Professional members receive Dreamweaver MX 2004 automatically as part of their annual subscription. Corporate, government, and education volume licensing is also available. The product is currently available in English, with Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish expected to ship later this year.

Other Macromedia products available today inclue:

– Macromedia Flash Player 7
– Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004
– Macromedia Flash MX/Professional 2004
– Macromedia Studio MX 2004