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Affinity Internet, a leading hosting services provider, and Macromedia have announced a wide-ranging partnership to deliver a feature-rich Web site solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Combining Macromedia Contribute - software tailor-built for non-technical users to update, create, and publish Web content to any HTML Web site - with Affinity's Web site hosting services and e-business applications will provide a complete co-branded solution for the SMB market. "Partnering with Macromedia to deliver a compelling small business Web site solution reinforces Affinity's commitment to delivering the best Web solutions for our customers," said Peter Chambers, CEO of Affinity Internet. "By leveraging Macromedia's experience in Web development with Affinity's Web hosting expertise, we are providing a complete package enabling customers to establish and enha... (more)

"Huge" New Dreamweaver Release From Macromedia Unveiled Today: Dreamweaver 8

"Dreamweaver 8 not only delivers tools and workflow improvements that help make users more efficient, it also supports the web's best practices and is more closely integrated with the Studio 8 family and the latest technologies," said said David Mendels, general manager, Macromedia, as Macromedia unveiled today Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, the latest release of its professional web design and development tool. "Dreamweaver 8 not only delivers tools and workflow improvements that help make users more efficient, it also supports the web's best practices and is more closely integrated ... (more)

Flash To be Ported to Linux?

"When will it be time to bring our tools to Linux?" chief software architect Kevin Lynch and his colleagues at Macromedia, Inc., have been asking themselves recently. The answer, he said this week at Macromedia's latest "FlashForward" conference - the 11th of its kind - is right now. First to emerge, thinks Lynch, would be optimizations allowing Flash MX to work with Wine. Then if all went smoothly with that, next would come a Linux version of Flash MX - and eventually of Macromedia's other market-leading apps too. This move would parallel Macromedia's introduction of "Flex" to w... (more)

"MX and More" Hits South Africa

Futurex 2004, held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 18 - 21 May 2004, will be the showcase in which South African Macromedia distributor and Web-enablement specialist, Dax Data, provides live demonstrations of Macromedia solutions. "From developing to scripting, graphics to sound, this is where developers will find the Macromedia tools, servers, presentations, and solutions they need," says Jeremy Matthews, Dax Data MD. A key theme of the Dax Data demonstrations will be "Experience Matters," Matthews explains. "We will specifically focus," he continues, "on th... (more)

Macromedia Hits the Headlines

It is wholly unprecedented in the (brief) history of blogging: with a $3.4 billion business deal in play, the Macromedia bloggers nonetheless remained determined to continue their commitment to avoiding a "legal blackout" interfering unduly with the Macromedia commitment to communicate more directly and more often with the developers on whose its success as a company depends. Macromedia's John Dowdell was in the forefront, "erring on the side of caution" by "going dark" on the morning of the announcement, but taking care as a courtesy that his blog didn't merely fall silent all ... (more)