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21. Flash MX 2004 Upgrade from Flash
$40.00 list($149.95)
22. NetObjects Fusion 7
$499.00 $470.95
23. Studio MX 2004 Upgrade from eligible
$79.99 $78.59
24. Macromedia Contribute 3.0 Upgrade
$399.00 $385.00
25. Adobe GoLive CS2 (Mac)
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26. Fusion 7.5 Full
$399.00 $376.95
27. Studio MX 2004 Upgrade from Studio
$1,199.99 $369.00 list($1,299.99)
28. Macromedia Director MX 2004
$79.88
29. Microsoft FRONTPAGE 2003 WIN32
$49.99 $47.99
30. WebEasy Professional 5.0
$499.00 $339.67
31. Studio MX 2004 with Flash Upgrade
$149.00 $148.95
32. Fireworks MX 2004 Upgrade
$19.99 $17.88
33. Perfect Website Creator
$399.00 $319.00
34. Adobe GoLive CS2
$39.99 $35.99
35. Do It Yourself Website
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36. Individual Professor Teaches Web
$15.88
37. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Flash
$11.98
38. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Macromedia
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39. Intermediate Macromedia Flash
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40. Animal SiteMaker

21. Flash MX 2004 Upgrade from Flash 5 or MX
list price: $199.00
our price: $199.00
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Asin: B0000CAVRQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Macromedia
Sales Rank: 2681
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Features

  • Tool for creating effective, rich content across desktops and devices
  • Accelerate projects while maintaining a high degree of creative control
  • Jumpstart projects with templates & components, and take advantage of the online resource library
  • Speed workflow by directly importing media, including digital video, PDF and EPS files
  • Add interactivity with powerful scripting

22. NetObjects Fusion 7
list price: $149.95
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Asin: B0000690CP
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Netobjects
Sales Rank: 1457
Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

NetObjects Fusion 7, a complete Web design solution, combines intuitivewizards, drag-and-drop simplicity, professional-quality design, and a variety ofpowerful tools. It features unprecedented ease of use while providing even themost advanced Web designers with the freedom to push their limits.

Incorporating a host of new features, such as ZIP file templates, multilevelnavigation bars, a digital photo gallery builder, and Website Pros' QuickTools,NetObjects Fusion 7 takes the strengths of the NetObjects Fusion product line tonew heights. Ideal for the novice developer who wants to build a simple familyphoto album online, the program is also advanced enough for serious Webdevelopers who wish to maintain complete control over their designs.

For anyone looking to sell products on the Web, the new PayPal e-commercecomponent will get you up and running in no time. This feature lets you add aBuy button to any page, configure it with the appropriate purchase info, andinstantly allow users to buy your products online. Best of all, by leveragingPayPal's e-commerce services, you can take credit cards, utilize a shoppingcart, and more. ... Read more

Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Web Design Software For Most People and Businesses
This is great software and easy to understand and use. I have Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive and I easily use NetObjects Fusion 7 over 95% of the time...it is simply faster and easier to use than the latter and a much MUCH better buy. Product support is excellent and there are several sites where you can find all sorts of components and add-ons for free or very inexpensive. In the time it takes to just START to learn Dreamwever or GoLive you can have your site up and running with Fusion 7. Fusion 7 is also a great improvement over Fusion MX with the ability to change site styles within limitless pages of your site for different and customized looks. The Photo Gallery builder in Fusion 7 is far superior to the one in Adobe Photoshop 7! Before I purchased Fusion I was just a photographer and graphic designer. Now I can offer my clients web design as well. You will like it and actually USE IT!

5-0 out of 5 stars EASY TO USE Design simple or complex sites GREAT SUPPORT
This is the very best web-design software I have used. Very easy to understand visual system with great tutorials for the most basic beginner. I had a preliminary "practice site" done in a couple of hours and a 20 page completed site published to the web the next day.

I have since published numerous sites with NetObjects Fusion, the largest of which contains tons of photos and over 200 pages and I manage it with ease with Fusion 7.

The Photo Gallery builder is great - and you can use lots of included SiteStyles to build your site. You also can edit these Styles to create your own unique styles with your own custom buttons, menus, etc. Changing colors of objects and backgrounds is a breeze - done with a click of the mouse!

The support system for this software is the best of any I own - There is a message board staffed with professionals with answers to just about any question - but if you don't find your answer there just post your question and most questions are answered in depth with links to more info. or tutorials in 20-30 minutes, usually an hour tops.

What Photoshop did for photography, NetObjects Fusion 7 has done for web design - only Fusion 7 is 100 times easier to learn and use.

You will not be disappointed and you will not outgrow NetObjects. I have just previewed new features in 7.5 and it looks like it will just get better and better.

Don't pay an overpriced web-designer - Build Your Own site - you will be much happier.

1-0 out of 5 stars This is the worst program ever written for web authoring
I've been using this programs since release 2
I bought 2 3 4 5 and 7 and have recently updated with
the latest patches and STILL its got more bugs than an anthill
I've just trashed it

it totally refuses to even import single pages that that display fine in IE6 ... pages it created in the same version of itself !!!

It refuses to even import its own .nod project files created just 12 months ago

I've now lost 4 entire web sites because I assumed having backups of this things project files would keep them safe

they cant or wont provide fixes and despite 7 attempts to get them to stop they keep spamming my email address

avoid this company and its projects like the plague

try dreamweaver it may be more complicated but at least it doesnt keep trashing your work

it took these people 6 releases to even get the HTML

command to work correctly

just amazingly bad in every respect for anything other than simple 1 or 2 page sites with nothing on them

5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars!
When I began looking for webdesign software, of course I considered "Frontpage" and "Dreamweaver," but both were not within our budget. Not only is NetFusion less expensive than them, but, I can't believe why this isn't a more popular web design program. I have a very basic understanding of html, but, you do NOT need knowledge of html or CSS to design cool (or, if you prefer, "kewl") pages.

The interface is intuitive and simple. Take a few minutes to tinker with it. . .and you'll see that you don't need to read the entire manual. If you have any trouble with the program, which I doubt, the online support has the answers, as do a few books about earlier versions of the program.

This is one of my favorite software programs. Bravo, NetFusion!

2-0 out of 5 stars I Hate This Program!
I bought this program based on the reviews that it recieved on Amazon.com, but I wish I would have investigated further! The program is easy to use and the graphics are different. But, While working on my website with this program I lost weeks worth of work because of some glitch in the programming. The first time I lost evrything that I saved. Everything was just gone when I opened it the next time. After starting over from scratch, I lost everything a second time when it saved all my pages as My Home page. I lost my photo galleries and everything else! I do not reccomend this for some one with a low tolerance for frustration! ... Read more


23. Studio MX 2004 Upgrade from eligible Macromedia products
list price: $499.00
our price: $499.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000CAVVH
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Macromedia
Sales Rank: 5840
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • This is an upgrade from select Macromedia products; see the Manufacturer's Description below for details
  • Integrated tool set includes the newest versions of Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks and FreeHand
  • Build websites and applications with Dreamweaver
  • Create interactive content with Flash
  • Generate web graphics with Fireworks, and incorporate vector graphics with FreeHand

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars Going downhill
I have been using Macromedia Products since version 2 of Dreamweaver. I have a thorough knowledge of Dreamweaver and Fireworks. I have a bit less of Flash yet I do use it from time to time to create flash elements in sites that are primarily driven by html or xhtml code. I don't use Freehand because I think it is perhaps the most poorly implemented of all illustration programs bar none. I have always hoped that Macromedia would take Freehand seriously... and till this day I am still hoping.

Regarding the software...

Dreamweaver is by far the most popular web development software on the planet. In fact it has more users than all other web development platforms combined. This is a definite strength since you are able to find a tremendous amount of help around the Internet and in book stores.

Dreamweaver is still very good at what it does, however it has gone downhill with this most recent release (yes, I have installed the newest updater which does improve the software to a degree). The problems with the software are many. Macromedia has sacrificed a nice usable and professional interface for this 'flowery' looking gradient mess. Oh... it's pretty alright. The problem is I'm trying to get work done! The previous versions of the Studio have a much more professional interface. The program seems taxing to the system no matter how powerful your processor or how much ram you have. It also seems to have screen redraw issues. This is especially true when designing forms. Why that is... I have no idea. The way the program handles CSS is quirky at best. You need to basically go thru and make all these changes to the default behavior it is shipped with in order to get it to work and write CSS in an external style sheet else it will be written to the head of the current document (How stupid is that?). Macromedia should have used the Define Site Dialog box and asked developers if they wanted to create a CSS based site or used the older HTML methods. If a person chose CSS the program should have required them to enter the name of an external style sheet that all CSS would be written to by default. Then when using the property inspector, any changes to the design code would automatically be written to the external style sheet and not to the head or body of the document. It definately needs drastic improvement if it will ever be at the level of other Professional CSS coding software (think TopStyle Pro).

Another issue with Dreamweaver that I have is with its lack of ability to support a dual monitor configuration without major bugs, headaches, and screen redraw issues. I know many developers that have gone over to the dual monitor approach to development because of a tremendously improved work flow. YOu could have the design Window in one monitor and the code window in the other (Go to Window -- Code Inspector -- or hit F10). Once the code inspector is open, you can drag it over to the second monitor and thus develop both visually and with code. However, the newest DW version has some serious issues when you do this. First of all, you can't maximize the code window... so you have to manually drag one corner and size it yourself. The other is when you are between documents and have no current document open. The program seems like it just wants to crash, drawing and redrawing the entire interace. 'What in the world is going on here?' is the question that comes to mind minus profanities!

Flash has improved and is more powerful than previous version being more 'coder friendly' and allowing flash apps to be built using a forms based approach although I think they made a big mistake in making two versions of the software. It just confuses people and now is harder to share work within a team unless everybody is using the exact same version! Bad decision Macromedia.

Fireworks is probably the program in the group that deserves the highest honors. It is tops in the field of web graphics and functionality. I put it over Photoshop/ImageReady because it is specifically designed for the web whereas Photoshop is trying to be all things to all people. And to people who need that functionality, Photoshop is King! However, Fireworks is significantly easier to learn and use than PS. It will do anything you could possibly want in creating web graphics and eliminates all the functions that a print designer needs. Fireworks is for the web... not print. If that is acceptable for your work load.... use it!

Freehand is dead at this point in my eyes. Illustrator and Coreldraw are both vastly superior in usability and power. Freehand is a clunky and bug ridden program that does poorly what Illustrator does masterfully! Evidently Freehand has also taken a back seat in the eyes of Macromedia too. Freehand has always been delivered much later than the rest of the Studio. Even to this day in June of 2004, Freehand is still one version behind the rest of the software even though the MX 2004 Studio has been released for nearly a year (August 2003)! Some have argued that Macromedia purposely delays Freehand so that they can make more money off the developers who have already bought the current Studio and then need to purchase an upgrade to the latest Freehand. So perhaps this is a marketing ploy used in order to make more money. My opinion is that they will make more money if they improve their software, eliminate bugs, drop the 'flowerly' interace, and release the Studio as one release for both Mac and Windows (This means no 'pro' and 'non-pro' versions, all version share the same name...MX 2004 or whatever). Another note, Mac users should not be considered second class web developers. This particular offering for Mac users is particularly bad because of the bugs and speed of the software.

The best I can rate this offering is two stars... hopefully things will change in the near future. All that being said, I still consider myself a fan of Macromedia software... and just think they had a major hickup here with this latest offering.

3-0 out of 5 stars Learn from a dummy
I purchased the Studio MX 2004 upgrade with the standard version of Flash. Stupid mistake... Now I find out that if I want to upgrade to Flash Professional I have to spend almost as much as the entire Studio MX upgrade price again. That seems a little ridiculous. Make sure that you go ahead and get the Studio MX version with Flash Professional - man I wish I did :(

As for the upgrades, Flash has many great improvements and worth the money. I'm not impressed with Dreamweaver. It is nice that they've finally included user authentication for PHP but it just seems like the program isn't as intuitive to work with as it once was. The page tabs on top of the screen instead of the bottom are a pain. Fireworks has a few nice features such as: motion blur, radial blur, and add noise. The autoshapes kind of give it a cheesy feel - something microsoft would make. I hope some day they'll add filters like: spherize, lighting effects, and so on like Photoshop. Of course, you can just go ahead and buy Photoshop to get the features you really want but Fireworks is such a great tool for web designers. (Much easier to learn.)

I'm just disgusted with myself for being so stupid to not upgrade to the Flash professional version. Macromedia was counting on dummies like me ;) ... Read more


24. Macromedia Contribute 3.0 Upgrade
list price: $79.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0002Q8SXS
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Macromedia
Sales Rank: 4376
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25. Adobe GoLive CS2 (Mac)
list price: $399.00
our price: $399.00
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Asin: B00081G2IA
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Adobe
Sales Rank: 6909
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Product Description

Adobe GoLive CS2 for Mac .Adobe GoLive CS2 software lets you unlock the power of CSS with intuitive visual tools such as prebuilt CSS objects that you can drag and drop to build sophisticated sites. Jump-start your designs by automatically converting Adobe InDesign layouts into XHTML or CSS Web pages. Or, design leading-edge Web and mobile content and applications in an advanced coding environment that supports SVG Tiny, SMIL, MMS, MPEG-4, XHTML, CSS, and other open global standards. Maintain your sites with comprehensive site management tools.Build sophisticated CSS-based Web content in an intuitive visual environment and enjoy comprehensive site maintenance. Efficiently create or leverage assets for your Web and mobile sites through tight integration with Adobe Creative Suite 2 software. Design mobile sites and applications based on open standards, using visual authoring tools and native device emulation. ... Read more


26. Fusion 7.5 Full

our price: $159.99
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Asin: B0000T01EQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: WEBSITE PROS
Sales Rank: 7245
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Features

  • Built-in e-commerce solutions makes it easier than ever -- import a complete online catalog, display digital images and promoting Websites
  • Add real-time credit card processing, e-store reporting and even QuickBooks integration
  • Use the Shoppro engine and QuickCommerce tools for total control over your shopping cart design
  • Enhanced photo gallery tools for
  • Kurant StoreSense offers users an online catalog, shopping cart, and back-office management tools -- all in a single, efficient system

27. Studio MX 2004 Upgrade from Studio MX, MX 1.1, MX Plus
list price: $399.00
our price: $399.00
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Asin: B0000CAVSF
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Macromedia
Sales Rank: 5552
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Features

  • Streamline web development
  • Integrated tool set includes the newest versions of Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks and FreeHand
  • Build websites and applications with Dreamweaver
  • Create interactive content with Flash
  • Generate web graphics with Fireworks, and incorporate vector graphics with FreeHand

28. Macromedia Director MX 2004
list price: $1,299.99
our price: $1,199.99
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Asin: B0001ACASY
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Macromedia
Sales Rank: 3182
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Features

  • Multimedia tool for building rich, interactive content and applications
  • Customize applications with extensible plug-in architecture
  • Ensure smooth playback with advanced memory management
  • Powerful and flexible with an unparalleled list of media types
  • Integrated and streamlined; implement ideas easily and efficiently

29. Microsoft FRONTPAGE 2003 WIN32 ( 392-02322 )

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Asin: B0000C6FJM
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Sales Rank: 5864
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Product Description

AE FRONTPAGE 2003 CD ... Read more


30. WebEasy Professional 5.0
list price: $49.99
our price: $49.99
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Asin: B0000BZ2VK
Catlog: Software
Publisher: V-Communications
Sales Rank: 4219
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Features

  • Extensive library of templates, graphics, animated GIFs, forms, and sounds
  • Creating custom Web sites with advanced features--just drag-and-drop
  • Interactive Tutorial combines techniques, demos, and trouble-shooting help
  • Choose from over 60,000 images for a customized Web site
  • Built-in tools for e-commerce, order forms, credit card transaction, and more

31. Studio MX 2004 with Flash Upgrade from Studio MX, MX 1.1, MX Plus
list price: $499.00
our price: $499.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000CAVVJ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Macromedia
Sales Rank: 5508
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Streamline web development and create data-driven applications and high quality video experiences
  • Integrated tool set includes the newest versions of Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks and FreeHand
  • Build websites and applications with Dreamweaver
  • Create interactive content with Flash
  • Device deployment streamlines production of content for mobile phones, PDAs, and other devices

Reviews (8)

2-0 out of 5 stars Going downhill... but there is still hope.
I have been using Macromedia Products since version 2 of Dreamweaver. I have a thorough knowledge of Dreamweaver and Fireworks. I have a bit less of Flash yet I do use it from time to time to create flash elements in sites that are primarily driven by html or xhtml code. I don't use Freehand because I think it is perhaps the most poorly implemented of all illustration programs bar none. I have always hoped that Macromedia would take Freehand seriously... and till this day I am still hoping.

Regarding the software...

Dreamweaver is by far the most popular web development software on the planet. In fact it has more users than all other web development platforms combined. This is a definite strength since you are able to find a tremendous amount of help around the Internet and in book stores.

Dreamweaver is still very good at what it does, however it has gone downhill with this most recent release (yes, I have installed the newest updater which does improve the software to a degree). The problems with the software are many. Macromedia has sacrificed a nice usable and professional interface for this 'flowery' looking gradient mess. Oh... it's pretty alright. The problem is I'm trying to get work done! The previous versions of the Studio have a much more professional interface. The program seems taxing to the system no matter how powerful your processor or how much ram you have. It also seems to have screen redraw issues. This is especially true when designing forms. Why that is... I have no idea. The way the program handles CSS is quirky at best. You need to basically go thru and make all these changes to the default behavior it is shipped with in order to get it to work and write CSS in an external style sheet else it will be written to the head of the current document (How stupid is that?). Macromedia should have used the Define Site Dialog box and asked developers if they wanted to create a CSS based site or used the older HTML methods. If a person chose CSS the program should have required them to enter the name of an external style sheet that all CSS would be written to by default. Then when using the property inspector, any changes to the design code would automatically be written to the external style sheet and not to the head or body of the document. It definately needs drastic improvement if it will ever be at the level of other Professional CSS coding software (think TopStyle Pro).

Another issue with Dreamweaver that I have is with its lack of ability to support a dual monitor configuration without major bugs, headaches, and screen redraw issues. I know many developers that have gone over to the dual monitor approach to development because of a tremendously improved work flow. YOu could have the design Window in one monitor and the code window in the other (Go to Window -- Code Inspector -- or hit F10). Once the code inspector is open, you can drag it over to the second monitor and thus develop both visually and with code. However, the newest DW version has some serious issues when you do this. First of all, you can't maximize the code window... so you have to manually drag one corner and size it yourself. The other is when you are between documents and have no current document open. The program seems like it just wants to crash, drawing and redrawing the entire interace. 'What in the world is going on here?' is the question that comes to mind minus profanities!

Flash has improved and is more powerful than previous version being more 'coder friendly' and allowing flash apps to be built using a forms based approach although I think they made a big mistake in making two versions of the software. It just confuses people and now is harder to share work within a team unless everybody is using the exact same version! Bad decision Macromedia.

Fireworks is probably the program in the group that deserves the highest honors. It is tops in the field of web graphics and functionality. I put it over Photoshop/ImageReady because it is specifically designed for the web whereas Photoshop is trying to be all things to all people. And to people who need that functionality, Photoshop is King! However, Fireworks is significantly easier to learn and use than PS. It will do anything you could possibly want in creating web graphics and eliminates all the functions that a print designer needs. Fireworks is for the web... not print. If that is acceptable for your work load.... use it!

Freehand is dead at this point in my eyes. Illustrator and Coreldraw are both vastly superior in usability and power. Freehand is a clunky and bug ridden program that does poorly what Illustrator does masterfully! Evidently Freehand has also taken a back seat in the eyes of Macromedia too. Freehand has always been delivered much later than the rest of the Studio. Even to this day in June of 2004, Freehand is still one version behind the rest of the software even though the MX 2004 Studio has been released for nearly a year (August 2003)! Some have argued that Macromedia purposely delays Freehand so that they can make more money off the developers who have already bought the current Studio and then need to purchase an upgrade to the latest Freehand. So perhaps this is a marketing ploy used in order to make more money. My opinion is that they will make more money if they improve their software, eliminate bugs, drop the 'flowerly' interace, and release the Studio as one release for both Mac and Windows (This means no 'pro' and 'non-pro' versions, all version share the same name...MX 2004 or whatever). Another note, Mac users should not be considered second class web developers. This particular offering for Mac users is particularly bad because of the bugs and speed of the software.

The best I can rate this offering is two stars... hopefully things will change in the near future. All that being said, I still consider myself a fan of Macromedia software... and just think they had a major hickup here with this latest offering.

1-0 out of 5 stars Full of Bugs and S__L__O____W
I've been working with computer doing design work for 12 years. Web for 7. I've used everything, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Flash, PageMaker, Quark, InDesign (love it), Director, GoLive (not bad). But Studio MX 2004 is so loaded with bugs and so slow that I've reverted back to an old version of GoLive. It's sad. Click to open a small file... and wait. CSS... oh, it decided to erase them and replace them witih crap. SO much for my styles. What you see is NOT what you get. AND tech support - awful. Their web site is the most awkward thing to navigate and find information on. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PIECE OF TIME-CONSUMING SOFTWARE. It will spin your wheels and give you headaches.

2-0 out of 5 stars Expensive, difficult, and quirky.
If you like software that's expensive, difficult to master and quirky, and if you think good looking is more important than good working, this might be just the thing for you. But be warned, working with this software is frustrating at every turn. Macromedia has given the user interface elements with minds of their own. Scroll bars mysteriously disappear and reappear. When working with some of the many, many dialogs, the tab key does more than just move from option to option. At certain places it magically removes all the dialogs and the tool bars from the screen. There is no printed documentation, just some brief PDF files.

There is a good deal of mystery about option interdependence. The programs have hundreds of icons scattered through dozens of toolbars and dialogs. As you're working with them, you often find that when you're ready to use something, it's "grayed out". It can take hours to figure out why. It's typically because using it would lead to lead to invalid code, but it might also be that you're just not following Macromedia's rules of design. You're not doing things in the "right" order, for example. Don't depend on the help files; they were deliberately designed to be difficult or impossible to read. Here again Macromedia is demonstrating their preference to be trendy rather than useful. The help files have tiny light gray text on a white background, making them difficult to manage for people with normal vision and impossible for those without.

The software requires product activation. The activation procedure worked well, but I'm troubled that some day Macromedia will decide that I've used the software enough and cease activating this product, making it impossible for me to install the software on some future computer. Who knows, perhaps I won't even be able to use it on the computer where it's installed now. When that day comes, I will certainly wish I could "deactivate" my $600 payment.

I am not a newcomer to Macromedia software. I'm on my fourth or fifth versions of some of the programs in this package. And I have to say that most of the changes from version to version did not involve significant new features. Most of the changes were to the user interface. Each version gets more quirky and non-standard. Every time I upgrade I have to learn new ways to do old things. That makes the software very expensive indeed.

While it might be true that using this software can save you from having to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc., mastering this software is a formidable task. And it's a dead-end street to learn software like this instead of learning the underlying technologies. When you can't figure out how to make it do what your client wants, and you can't find a plug-in that will do it, you'll just have to tell them you can't do it. You'll tell them that a lot, if Studio MX is all that you know.

5-0 out of 5 stars MX 2004 Continues to Blow the Competition Away
If you are serious about working on the web whether novice or professional, you cannot get any better than the Macromedia products. I've owned the suite since the second version was out and, with the exception of Adobe PhotoShop, the Macromedia products are the ONLY thing I ever use.

Dreamweaver MX 2004 with Flash Pro continues the tradition of creating seamless code so you have to do very little tweeking - only if you know how and need to do so! It saves me so much time in coding and I can trust that it will not add extensions that are not viewable by all, such as the Frontpage product. It has roundtrip HTML, meaning you can easily add your own code, modify existing code, etc. without any problems at all.

The interface builds upon MX by making CSS much more powerful. You can view your CSS styles incase you forgot what it looked like very much as you would a font in Microsoft Word 2000. The pallets are more intuitive and takes a slight adjustment to get used to from MX. Dreamweaver MX 2004 also has more robust features with added internal extensions to make your code bank stronger. The simple drag and drop method makes it so easy to use. I've used the MX 2004 version for about a month now and am thoroughly impressed. It's a significant upgrade and worth the money.

Flash MX 2004 Pro and Fireworks MX Pro simply build more functionality and makes life much easier. Flash MX Pro has more powerful tools for backend developers, video streaming and WAP devices.

The interface for all of the products are very easy to learn. I am a professional now, but have used the products prior to becoming professional and it has helped me to make my transition from professional counselor to full-time web developer a dream come true! If I can use it, ANYONE can!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Flash is slow; Freehand, useless. Buy it anyway.
I heard that they were going to speed it up. Apparently that meant the compiled swf files. The program itself is so slow as to be annoying. Launch (wait) click (wait) click (wait)... it is very unresponsive. Moreso than it's predecessor MX.

I also hate the MX 2004 name. Let's call it seven. No one knows what the MX stands for... roman numerals? MX missile? It's dumb, and I hope it ends soon. And what about this false marketing dichotomy of "professional" and, what, "amateur?" Ridiculous and confusing. Pro means you can do decent video, or something.

The capabilities of the program? The object-oriented stuff may turn out to be great, but right now it's just a wrinkle in the already strange mix of timeline, event, and function-based programming. There's got to be a better way. It will undoubtedly spawn countless books and magazine articles and keep the publishers happy, and maybe even make your Flash project better. But what about the simple things that Flash lacks? How about a scripts window (not the explorer) where you could page through all the code you've written and do find-and-replace easily? How about a snappy, responsive tool that doesn't make you wait while it considers your request?

Of course, I bought it mostly for Flash, but there's more to the studio. Freehand still can't zoom in and out with keystrokes correctly. It does weird things with layers. The Freehand programmer has still not acknowledged the Illustrator and Photoshop conventions that Flash has learned.

Yet, it is a necessary upgrade, and you will probably end up buying it, as I did. Then you'll buy a few books and spend a few days learning things. And so it goes. ... Read more


32. Fireworks MX 2004 Upgrade
list price: $149.00
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Asin: B0000CAVSD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Macromedia
Sales Rank: 5283
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • The complete solution for creating, optimizing and integrating great-looking web graphics
  • Provides web developers professional control to quickly create original web graphics and interactivity
  • Create simple graphical buttons, sophisticated rollover effects and pop-up menus
  • Allows easy import, integration and editing of vector and bitmap images in all the major graphics formats
  • Export to other Macromedia products such as Flash and Dreamweaver and third party web development tools

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars What's Wrong With It?
I am surprised why Fireworks MX 2004 is so slow! I thought that maybe because I was using the trial version, the program crawled through even the basic functions. To be fair, I only spent a few minutes with it so there might be some workarounds I have missed. But those first few minutes disappointed me.

I opened a digital image, (jpeg, about 900kB taken by a digital camera) on Fireworks so I can make exposure corrections. Applied filter, Levels... took Fireworks 3 seconds to open the Levels dialog box.

Clicked Preview. Another 2 or 3 seconds before the change was reflected on the workspace.

Moved the sliders, again 2-3 seconds before the effect updated on the workspace.

The unsharp mask dialog box appeared 3 seconds after the option was clicked and took all of 5 seconds to update the changes.

The slowness of Fireworks MX 2004 is all the more obvious when I compared it with Photoshop 7. There is no waiting time when applying filters in PS 7 for my digital photographs. (Your workflow may vary, of course.) Photoshop is just swift. I looked for scratch disk on Fireworks but found none. Could there be speed-workarounds I have missed? I wonder. If it was really fast it would have blazed as soon as I ran it. I used other Effects like color balance and seen the same behavior: you will see the hourglass everytime you make any change. What a pity as the interface looked really cool. Perhaps the real strength of Fireworks appear in doing Web projects as touted by Macromedia. But Web images are still subject to image editing, aren't they?

I would recommend this if the flipping hourglass icon is your idea of productivity and fun. Trial is available from Macromedia and you can do worse than taking it for a free spin. See for yourself.

If macromedia can make Fireworks MX 2004 as speedy and as reliable as Flash MX (not the 2004 version) I would consider it again. But as it is, no, thank you.

2-0 out of 5 stars Much slower than previous version (MX 6.0)
Despite what Macromedia writes in their self-inflating promotional literature, Fireworks MX 2004 is SLOWER than Fireworks MX. The application has gotten bigger, slower, dumber. Like Dreamweaver MX 2004, it is also rife with bugs that Macromedia refuses to acknowledge, much less issue fixes for.

Try this simple test: create a new document in Fireworks MX (the original version, not 2004). Create some text. create a shape. Add a layer folder. Create text and a shape in that new layer folder. Then try open and close the layer (using triangle). Nice and quick, right? Now take the same document and open it in Fireworks MX 2004. It's slow as a molasses. Trying to open and close the layer triangle takes *seconds* to execute, instead of instantaneous.

Save your money, stick with Fireworks MX. The upgrade to 2004 will only set you back some hard-earned cash, and it will kill your productivity. ... Read more


33. Perfect Website Creator
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B0006VXAVY
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Cosmi Corporation
Sales Rank: 4468
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34. Adobe GoLive CS2
list price: $399.00
our price: $399.00
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Asin: B00081G316
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Adobe
Sales Rank: 1680
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Adobe GoLive CS2.Adobe GoLive CS2 software lets you unlock the power of CSS with intuitive visual tools such as prebuilt CSS objects that you can drag and drop to build sophisticated sites. Jump-start your designs by automatically converting Adobe InDesign layouts into XHTML or CSS Web pages. Or, design leading-edge Web and mobile content and applications in an advanced coding environment that supports SVG Tiny, SMIL, MMS, MPEG-4, XHTML, CSS, and other open global standards. Maintain your sites with comprehensive site management tools.Build sophisticated CSS-based Web content in an intuitive visual environment and enjoy comprehensive site maintenance. Efficiently create or leverage assets for your Web and mobile sites through tight integration with Adobe Creative Suite 2 software. Design mobile sites and applications based on open standards, using visual authoring tools and native device emulation. ... Read more

Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars Nagging Bugs from CS Not Fixed In CS2
Very disappointing release!I have been a GoLive user for going on two years now and after a long waiting period, CS2 is finally upon us.Unfortunately, CS2 did not herald the bug fixes and core improvements so many GoLive users have been waited for.

The most glaring problem is that GoLive CS2 still does not have a history feature.Even ridiculously simple functions like previewing your in-development pages make it impossible to revert to a previous state and undue any mistakes.Perform a find/replace and again, once you commit to the replace you cannot back out of this change and revert to an earlier state.

What is the point of previewing your webpage if you can't go back and correct a mistake?It is this kind of blatant oversight that damns GoLive to being a subpar program that just doesn't feel as intuitive or polished as other Adobe products.

There have been a number of improvements (such as an advanced CSS library) but small tweaks cannot make you overlook the fact that at its core, GoLive CS2 is a buggy and fundamentally broken product that fails to deliver on every level.

Another poor showing.When will Adobe get this right?Not worth the money as a stand alone product and certainly not worth upgrading from CS. ... Read more


35. Do It Yourself Website
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Asin: B0007XCRAG
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: INTELLYWEB
Sales Rank: 6308
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36. Individual Professor Teaches Web Pages 4.0

our price: $26.99
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Asin: B0002142WE
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Individual Software
Sales Rank: 6336
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Product Description

Professor Teaches How To Create Web Pages is an incredible software training value. This complete training package includes 11 separate tutorials on 5 individual CDs. Each tutorial covers more than 30 of the most important learning topics and offers hundreds of practical exercises designed to build your skills quickly. Delivering the highest quality of interactive learning for over 20 years, Professor Teaches is the most affordable personal trainer that helps you produce a web site, enhance digital photos, and create Flash presentations with content that is personally developed. From beginner to advanced topics, everything you need is covered.

Features:

  • Easy-to-use Navigation
  • Accurate Simulations
  • Chapters Organized into Learning Objectives
  • 4 to 6 hours per course
  • Helpful Narration, Colorful Graphics and Clear Instructions
  • Exercises and Quizzes
  • Browse or Search for Topics
  • Professor Answers
Includes 11 Courses Covering the Following:
  • Flash MX 2004
  • FrontPage 2002
  • FrontPage 2003
  • Dreamweaver MX
  • Dreamweaver MX 2004
  • Photoshop 7
  • Photoshop CS
  • Publisher
  • Web Design Fundamentals
  • HTML Fundamentals
  • HTML Advanced
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37. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Flash MX 2004 ( Windows/Macintosh )

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Asin: B00025EJBE
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Bdg Publishing
Sales Rank: 3558
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Features

  • Learn all about creating dynamic sites, with step-by-step tutorials
  • Optimize images -- shrink files, slice them and export them as a Web page, and more
  • Work with tables, Cascading Style Sheets, pop-up menus and other common Flash options
  • Simple keyword searches for advanced information seeking
  • Dynamic simulations instead of static sequential displays -- interactive lessons for superior learning

38. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Macromedia ActionScript and JSFL for Flash ( Win/Mac )

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Asin: B0006VC3SU
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Bdg Publishing
Sales Rank: 7356
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Features

  • Design your own user input forms with components, combo boxes, radio buttons and even quiz questions
  • Get a solid understanding of ActionScript fundamentals - Datatypes and variables, expressions and operators, switching, functions and more
  • Add scripting masks and movie clip programatically, include buttons and addressing and use basic animation effects
  • Understand objects, arrays and associative arrays
  • Create dynamic text fields that work with formatted HTML text and CSS

39. Intermediate Macromedia Flash MX 2004

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Asin: B0002R7WRK
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Lynda.com, Inc.
Sales Rank: 5495
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Features

  • Intermediate Macromedia Flash MX 2004 with Shane Rebenschied is a video-based training course that takes you Beyond the Basics with Macromedia Flash MX 2004.
  • Author: Shane Rebenscheid
  • ISBN: 1930727755
  • Running Time: 18 Hours
  • Exercise files are included, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

40. Animal SiteMaker
list price: $34.99
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Asin: B00030IEJQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Animal Inc.
Sales Rank: 5573
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Features

  • The easiest way to to create and maintain a website
  • Create a high quaility website in minutes
  • Click, drag, and drop – no programming required
  • Choose from more than 50 customizable design templates
  • Get online instantly - Includes one month free hosting

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