Kit includes extensions and components to help developers build websites and rich Internet applications

SYDNEY, Australia – 4 December 2002 - Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) announced the availability of the Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit, Volume Two. The kit, the second of a quarterly series, contains extensions and components to enable Macromedia Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX, and Fireworks MX developers to quickly and easily create and deploy websites and rich Internet applications. Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit, Volume Two, costs US$99 and is available for immediate purchase as an electronic download from the Macromedia Online Store at

"The amazing response to the first resource kit was a clear signal that developers appreciated the quality and scope of the product extensions that are only available in these kits," said Tom Hale, senior vice president, business strategy, Macromedia. "Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit Volume Two embraces traditional web application developers with PHP and SQL extensions for Macromedia Dreamweaver and image manipulation extensions for Macromedia Fireworks, as well as rich Internet application developers with Macromedia Flash components for text editing and user interfaces."

The Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit Volume Two contains cross-product articles and resources, Macromedia Flash MX components, and Dreamweaver MX and Fireworks MX extensions. These extensions and components are only available as part of this kit. For a detailed list of the kit contents, go to

"We used the streaming media component from the first resource kit to synchronise the video with the La Boheme homepage ( by triggering the animation from a specific video frame to create a seamless transition," said Brian Stark, owner, Metro Digital Media Artists. "The resource kit components integrated extremely well with the existing products and deliver intuitive, productive features that were well worth the modest investment."

For Dreamweaver MX developers, the kit contains extensions for website building and application development using PHP and SQL. The extensions include a PHP User Authentication extension to add server behaviors to restrict website access, and a PHP Master Detail Page Set extension to easily create master list and detail pages. The SQL Reference extension provides inline SQL command and function reference materials. The Batch Spell Check Extension automates the spell checking of entire sites and groups of files.

For Macromedia Flash MX developers, the kit includes the Macromedia Flash UI Component Set 4. The component set includes a rich text editor that enables developers to provide a text editor for inputting plain and HTML text using a word processing-like interface on websites. The set also includes components that simplify the inclusion of smart combo boxes, advanced calendars, color pickers, and simple menus within content and applications.

For Fireworks MX developers, the Juno extension set provides four commands that enable users to create vector-based patterns, waves, and random effects without having to create them in another program. The new commands can create vortex patterns, tsunami wave patterns, ordered arrays of objects, or spiral buttons and mathematical patterns.


The Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit, Volume Two, is priced at US$99 and is available in English only. It is available for immediate purchase from the Macromedia Online store (


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