First-rate Tools for your Web AuthoringWritten by firstname.lastname@example.org
Indeed, if you want to make your mark in wide, wide Web, you would not need an expensive software package to create and post your very own Website. Even if you don’t have money to spare, many HTML editors and FTP clients are available that does not charge much. Some even do not charge at all. With these HTML editors and FTP clients hanging around, what’s use of troubling yourself understanding all features of web development software packages?
Well, that’s scenario if you are simply dreaming of “having” a Website. But if you are keen on “making” your own mark in Web, and really interested in authoring it, brand it with your very own style and technique, then you need reliable and useful web development tools.
To help you take your Web authoring to a higher level, we introduce you to Macromedia's Dreamweaver MX and Adobe's GoLive 6. These are web authoring tools that strive to make data movement simple within their own suite of products. These two top notch web development tools also allow Web development team members to swap tasks with one another more easily.
So, let’s get to know these new tools… With Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia again placed new interfaces, as it always has done to its latest products. But, this $399 Web design package (upgrade, $199) gives option to use old version4 workspace. It is enhanced with more integration unlike previous versions which were separate, disintegrated programs. Thus, it gave way to a suite-ification with panels that now function in same way as panels in Flash and in Macromedia's Fireworks image editing program. It has a new look wherein panels are docked instead of floating on screen to reduce clutter. A new row of tabs along top of screen places layout, table, text, form, and other common functions, making it easily accessible.
Speed up Your Application Development in Macromedia's ColdFusion MX 7.0Written by kay zetkin
Macromedia announced their release of Coldfusion’s latest version on February 7, 2005. This latest version is ColdFusion MX 7.0 clearly offers several important new features and useful improvements on its existing ones. A major focus of this release is to target new ColdFusion developers and get them up to speed even faster than before.
Before we go on about solid and massive set of new capabilities that’s imparted in latest version of ColdFusion, let’s get a grip on what this application program really is and its significance in Web development technology today.
Although full details on ColdFusion are available from Macromedia, we give you a piece of important knowledge about it. Thus, if you haven’t heard enough of ColdFusion, it is a very powerful and easy-to-use application server. It is actually a J2EE application that interprets a simple, tag-based language called ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML). The CFML is compiled to Java byte code and executed on a Java application server such as JRun (included), WebSphere, WebLogic, or virtually any other J2EE server.
Here’s a general preview of new features and improvements that CFMX 7.0 offers:
•Speed enhancements - targets new ColdFusion developers and get them up to speed even faster than before. While simplicity is already one of CF's chief benefits, enhancements are provided by having "Getting Started" resources. Two fully functional sample applications are available, that does a great job of showing off new features along with demonstrating coding best practices.