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HoTMetaL Pro 5.0 Is Here

SoftQuad has begun shipping HoTMetaL Pro 5.0, the latest version of its popular HTML development tool.

It has expanded features together with an integrated suite of authoring and site management tools within the application, the vendor stated.

"HoTMetaL Pro 5.0 is designed to help users quickly and easily develop modern Web sites," said Roberto Drassinower, general manager, SoftQuad. "Professional web developers will find HoTMetaL PRO 5.0 faster and more powerful than ever, speeding up the process of authoring and maintaining complex sites."

For the professional, HoTMetaL Pro 5.0 now offers expanded source code editing capabilities such as soft text-wrap, line numbering, and syntax coloring. It has a more accurate WYSIWYG display; an integrated browser preview; and a Resource Manager that enables drag-and-drop access to web assets, including JavaScript codelets, the company said.

For non-expert users, HoTMetaL Pro 5.0 offers the Site Maker wizard that lets them choose page types, a layout and a graphic theme--for quick creation of a customized site.

HoTMetaL Pro 5.0 is available for Windows 95/98 and NT 4.0. Its list price is US$129, but it is currently being offered at an introductory price of US$99.