from the Publisher:
Macromedia Studio MX 2004 offers seamless integration
and a common user interface across all tools to streamline
web development and application workflow, enhancing
productivity and ease-of-use.
Studio MX 2004 integrates the leading professional
tools for developing the full range of web sites and
internet applications. Developers can build websites
and applications with Dreamweaver, create interactive
content with Flash, generate web graphics with Fireworks,
and incorporate vector graphics with FreeHand.
The consistent user interface and seamless integration
across the tools in Studio MX 2004 streamline web
development workflow, enhancing productivity and ease-of-use.
Macromedia Studio MX 2004 includes:
- Dreamweaver MX 2004
- Flash MX 2004
- Fireworks MX 2004
- FreeHand MX
- ColdFusion MX 6.1 Developer Edition (Windows only)
New Capabilities in MX 2004 versions of Dreamweaver,
Flash and Fireworks
Get professional-level functionality and control
for every aspect of web development and take advantage
of the new capabilities in Dreamweaver MX 2004, Flash
MX 2004 and Fireworks MX 2004. Create graphics, lay
out HTML pages, add rich media interactivity, code
application logic, and assemble complete solutions
with the best tools on the market.
Rich Cascading Style Sheets Support
Create sophisticated, professional sites with rich
CSS support in Dreamweaver. Design and render complicated
CSS-based layouts and designs more easily and accurately.
Build cutting-edge, flexible layouts entirely in CSS
and speed development with tools that allow for quick
edits, easy selection of styles, and tight control
over page-wide properties. Share CSS rules for text
formatting across Dreamweaver and Flash.
Improved File Management and SecureFTP
Fireworks now shares the same check-in/check-out capabilities
as Dreamweaver, so you can upload and download files
to a remote server with a single click. Avoid overwriting
shared files, and manage files the same way across
applications. Transfer files securely with Dreamweaver's
New Dynamic Cross-Browser Validation
Decrease development time in Dreamweaver by automatically
checking tags and rules for compatibility across browsers.
Streamlined Macromedia Flash Development
Create SWFs faster with new Flash features. Quickly
animate an object's position, scale, opacity, and
tint with the Transform timeline effect. Control z-depth
sorting, playback, dragging, and media with behaviors.
Save time with the spell-checker, Search and Replace,
and Deployment Kit. Flash now shares the same History
panel capabilities as Dreamweaver and Fireworks, for
fast and easy reuse of common command sequences.
Dreamweaver and Flash Productivity Enhancements
Write better code faster with right-click coding tools,
a revamped Find and Replace, dynamic cross-browser
validation, and an integrated Tag inspector for complete
Develop rich applications faster with ActionScript
2.0. It supports object-oriented programming and a
more robust, ECMA standards-compliant model, making
it more familiar to experienced Java programmers.
Automate common tasks with the built in spell-checker,
Search and Replace a Deployment Kit, and publish settings.
Faster Macromedia Flash Compiler and Player
Take advantage of an enhanced compiler and the new
Flash Player 7, which together boost the runtime performance
of common applications by as much as 2-10 times. Improvements
include faster graphics display and video frame rates,
faster component initialization and XML parsing, and
better memory usage.
New Fireworks Features
Deliver more compelling Fireworks images with new
Auto Shapes, Live Effects, and photo editing and drawing
tools. Supercharged performance means faster handling
of even the largest files, and image optimization
is better than ever. Roundtrip support now handles
server-side code and nested tables, streamlining workflow
and saving time.
Updated User Interface
Move among applications faster than ever with shared
Start pages, panel management, preview and coding
metaphors, and the common Property inspector.
Intuitive, Customizable Workspace
Get more done in a workspace that works the way you
do — in every application. Locate commands and controls
faster: The intuitive, accessible, and logically arranged
user interface maximizes usable workspace and shows
context and focus more clearly. Move among applications
more quickly with shared Start pages, site definitions,
panel management, document tabs, coding metaphors,
and the common Property inspector. Fireworks now includes
the same check-in/check-out capabilities as Dreamweaver
and Flash, and you can upload and download files to
a remote server with one click.
Quickly access recently used files, and help and tutorial
resources with the new Start page, which appears when
no document is open.
Use, render, and save any font and encoding supported
by your operating system, including double-byte character
Share and manipulate assets across Macromedia Studio
MX applications. Edit images and easily integrate
Flash Elements without leaving the Dreamweaver workspace,
and roundtrip even server-side code and nested tables
Seamless Cross-product Integration
Develop rich websites and applications more efficiently
by sharing and manipulating assets across applications.
Add Flash elements to your sites by dragging and dropping.
Update element parameters in the Property inspector,
and edit and optimize image files without leaving
Dreamweaver. Easily manage files and minimize overwriting
mistakes by using shared sites and common check-in/check-out
features. Streamline your graphics workflow with Fireworks/Dreamweaver
Configurable Macromedia Flash Elements within
Add interactivity to pages with built-in Macromedia
Flash elements from within Dreamweaver. Import a Macromedia
Flash element into a page and customize it like a
tag. Just set the properties in the Selection inspector
and let Dreamweaver do the rest.
Improved Roundtrip Editing
Enjoy a smoother workflow with Fireworks' signature
Roundtrip support. It now handles server-side code
— both Dreamweaver-generated and hand-coded — as well
as nested tables.
- 600 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent
- Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
- 800 MB available disk space
- 500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor
- Mac OS 10.2.6
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
- 500 MB available disk space