Monday, April 29, 2002


Provides single integrated environment for building websites and Internet applications for all major web technologies

San Francisco—April 29, 2002—Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, a revolutionary product that enables developers to both design and code the full spectrum of solutions from websites to Internet applications, without compromising the market-leading product's approachability for simple HTML users. Dreamweaver MX combines the renowned visual layout tools of Dreamweaver, the rapid web application development features of Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev, and the extensive code editing support of Macromedia HomeSite, into one approachable and powerful development environment. Dreamweaver MX provides a complete, open solution for today's web technologies and standards, including accessibility and web services. A preview release of Dreamweaver MX is immediately available for download at
"Dreamweaver has long been known as the standard in visual authoring and now, with Dreamweaver MX, we are extending its leadership to powerful coding and application development," said Kevin Lynch, chief software architect, Macromedia. "Dreamweaver MX offers increased ease-of-use and productivity through strong cross-product integration across the MX family including ColdFusion MX; great support for the Microsoft .NET Framework and Java technology; and continued leading support for industry standards such as XHTML. It is the natural choice for web professionals."

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX is part of the new MX product family, including Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia ColdFusion MX (see separate release), and Macromedia Fireworks MX (see separate release). Macromedia MX products deliver rich Internet applications across leading platforms and devices. The new tools share a consistent workspace and increased support for accessibility and usability. Macromedia Studio MX (see separate release) includes Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia FreeHand 10, Macromedia Fireworks MX, and a developer edition of Macromedia ColdFusion MX.

Since its debut in December 1997, Macromedia Dreamweaver has become the industry standard for professional web development. Dreamweaver currently holds approximately 80 percent of the professional web development tool market, according to NPD Intelect's February 2002 retail sales report, and more than 2.4 million web professionals rely on Dreamweaver products for web development. Due to its extensible nature, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX has already been embraced by industry leaders (see quote sheet).

"Macromedia Dreamweaver MX provides an approachable and productive environment for users ranging from beginning web authors to experienced application developers," said Kathy Quirk, senior analyst, Hurwitz Group. "The Dreamweaver environment's support for multiple server models and XML, combined with its open architecture foundation, enables Dreamweaver to integrate with leading solutions and technologies."

Dreamweaver MX combines ease and power in one integrated development environment for ColdFusion, HTML, XHTML, ASP, Microsoft ASP.NET, JSP, and PHP websites. The product enables complete control over code and design with precision layout tools and high-powered coding features like code hints, tag editors, extensible color coding, tag choosers, snippets, and code validation. The new integrated workspace, shared with Macromedia Flash MX and Fireworks MX, includes tabbed document windows, dockable panel groups, customizable toolbars, and integrated file browsing. Also, for the first time, Dreamweaver includes professional-quality, pre-built layouts and code, including site structures, forms, accessible templates, and JavaScript functions for client-side interactivity.

Dreamweaver MX unlocks the benefits of emerging standards and new web technologies with support for XML, web services, and extensive accessibility compliance to retrofit existing sites and build next-generation applications. Dreamweaver MX offers complete support for ColdFusion MX features including enhanced code editing and development capabilities, integrated debugging, and powerful visual layout and prototyping. The comprehensive integration between ColdFusion MX and Dreamweaver MX offers developers unprecedented productivity in building ColdFusion applications.

"FOXSports needs to constantly ensure our online content is as compelling as our television content, so we're always using the latest technologies to deliver a great user experience," said Adam Bain, vice president of production and development, "Dreamweaver MX, with new features such as support for secure FTP integration and code snippets, has not only made developing our web content and applications easier, but several other tools we used to require as part of our production process just aren't required anymore."

Dreamweaver MX is "Designed for Windows XP" and "Built for Mac OS X." For details of new features in Dreamweaver MX, visit