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

SYDNEY, Australia - April 30, 2002 - Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) 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, and Macromedia Fireworks MX. 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 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.

"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 colour 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, customisable 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.

"Fujitsu uses the latest technologies to ensure a greater customer experience", said Rodney Hobbs, principal consultant, Fujitsu. "The new features of Dreamweaver MX have made developing web content more streamlined and effective with rich applications, therefore increasing our business potential."

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


Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, priced at AUD$999, is expected to ship in May. Upgrades from previous versions of Dreamweaver, Dreamweaver UltraDev, and ColdFusion Studio are AUD$499. Dreamweaver MX is also included as part of Macromedia Studio MX, also expected to ship in May. Dreamweaver MX will be available in English in May, with Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish available at a later date.

With the introduction of Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia will no longer develop or sell Dreamweaver UltraDev or ColdFusion Studio as separate products. HomeSite+, a separate application included with Dreamweaver MX, has the combined functionality of ColdFusion Studio 5 and HomeSite 5. HomeSite 5 will continue to be available for standalone sale.

Macromedia Studio MX includes Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia Fireworks MX, Macromedia FreeHand 10, and a developer edition of Macromedia ColdFusion MX. The studio, with introductory pricing of AUD$1999, is expected to ship in May. For more information, visit


Macromedia ( empowers millions of designers and developers to create effective user experiences across the widest array of platforms and devices. Through an open, integrated family of client, tool, and server technologies, Macromedia is driving a new generation of rich Internet applications that will radically improve the Internet experience.


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The following industry leaders are praising the productivity and extensibility of Dreamweaver MX:


"Dreamweaver was our obvious choice as the best HTML/JSP editing package, offering developers a powerful new tool to build Internet applications. Borland Enterprise Studio for Java brings the innovative features of Dreamweaver MX together with industry-leading products for developing applications that leverage the Java platform."

- Tony de la Lama, vice president and general manager, Java Solutions, Borland


"IBM is pleased to work with Macromedia to provide developers with the ability to use Dreamweaver MX to build applications for deployment on IBM WebSphere Application Servers. The planned integration between Dreamweaver MX and IBM's WebSphere Studio development environment via Eclipse, an open-source development platform, will provide developers with a great opportunity to use Dreamweaver MX with other IBM and third party tools to create Internet applications for WebSphere Application Servers."

- Bill Reedy, vice president of business development, IBM WebSphere


"Dreamweaver MX has been optimised to take advantage of the inherent processing power of the Intel Pentium 4 processor. The new Dreamweaver MX from Macromedia running on the Pentium 4 processor gives web developers the performance they need to quickly build powerful Internet applications."

- David Brown, director of Intel's platform enabling group, Intel


"Macromedia is taking Dreamweaver and all their content development tools to an entirely new level with the MX release. Interwoven is pleased to work with Macromedia to ensure that our enterprise content management solutions can leverage the enhanced capabilities of the Macromedia MX product family and provide market-leading solutions for our common customers."

- Chris Cummings, director, solutions marketing, Interwoven


"Liberate is the foundation for interactive television. We have worked closely with Macromedia Dreamweaver to create iTV extensions for the Liberate TV platform -- simplifying the creation of HTML content for our developers."

- Emmy Huang, product and solutions marketing manager, Liberate


"We're very excited about Dreamweaver MX's support for Microsoft ASP.NET. Dreamweaver MX takes advantage of the advanced features of ASP.NET to make web developers more productive. The design time features, such as the clear representation of what ASP.NET pages will look like at runtime, code hinting, and code completion, are sure to please many developers."

- Mark Anders, product unit manager, .NET Framework


"Oracle9i Application Server is 100 percent standards compliant and one of the industry’s most productive application servers for developing Internet applications. Dreamweaver, with support for Oracle9iAS, allows web designers to more quickly build and deploy dynamic J2EE based web applications, enabling faster time to market for their applications."

- Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle9iAS, Oracle


"PayPal is a leading online payment service and we want to ensure developers can create content and applications that flawlessly integrate with our service while providing the best possible user experience. Dreamweaver MX is a leading solution for creating Internet applications and robust websites, and PayPal makes it easy for Macromedia web developers and designers to add robust eCommerce functionality to Dreamweaver MX."

- Dave McClure, director, PayPal Developer Network


"Macromedia Dreamweaver MX hooks directly into the J2EE platform to enable JSP-based web applications to be easily built and deployed. Sun and Macromedia are working together to better the online user experience."

- Chris Hogan, senior director, Java strategy and product marketing, Sun Microsystems Inc.