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Macromedia, the producers of popular web and graphics tools Flash, Director, and Freehand, recently announced a new product bundle: Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 studio. The bundle contains new versions of Dreamweaver and Fireworks, however, both of the new versions will be available as stand-alone applications. Dreamweaver, the most popular web authoring tool available to designers, boasts several new features, most notably a new feature which allows users to customize Dreamweaver itself using Javascript, HTML, and XML. Fireworks 3 has also received several major enhancements, including real-time previews of graphics such as rollovers, and enhanced compatibility with Adobe Photoshop. Also enhanced is the interactivity between the two packages - for example, Dreamweaver 3 ships with a photo album script which takes images placed in Dreamweaver and re-sizes them automatically in Fireworks, and then returns to Dreamweaver to create a full photo album web site. You can also add Fireworks elements to your web site with just one click in Dreamweaver. All of these new features will no doubt reinforce Macromedia's position as the undisputed leader in commercial web solutions. Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 Studio will be available in December; for pricing of upgrades and new versions visit

Want to know more about Dreamweaver and Fireworks? Read Jeff William's article in Animation World Magazine at:

Read about how to animate using Macromedia Flash in Tom Calthrop's article in Animation World Magazine.