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Macromedia Launches Developer Exchange Site

Macromedia, Inc. recently launched Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver, a Web destination for the more than 500,000 developers using Macromedia Dreamweaver.

The site is a feature of the company's recently launched Macromedia Membership Center, a centralized location for customer interests and information.

The Macromedia (MACR) Exchange for Dreamweaver contains more than 100 free downloadable extensions created by developers and third parties designed to add helpful new features, such as page reformatting, rich media integration, and e-commerce functionality, to the market-leading Macromedia Dreamweaver.

The Macromedia Exchange site also offers information and discussions about extending the functionality of Dreamweaver.

Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver includes more than 100 extensions on the site. These extensions were created by Dreamweaver developers and third parties. Dreamweaver extensions automate tasks such as reformatting tables, embedding rich media content, adding Macromedia-Shockwave-based chat rooms to a Web site in minutes, and connecting with popular e-commerce solutions.

"The Macromedia Exchange will enable the Dreamweaver community to easily obtain and make use of this proliferation of innovative extensions," said Kevin Lynch, Macromedia's chief technology officer.

Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver is a full-featured community site that aims to enable developers to quickly search for the extensions they want, participate in discussion threads, receive e-mail updates, and rate and review the extensions they find, according to a statement released by the company. "Macromedia Approved" extensions on the site are tested by Macromedia to ensure they install correctly and behave in a manner familiar to Dreamweaver users.

Dreamweaver is the market-leading platform for professional Web content authoring for Macintosh and Windows. It is a critical component of Macromedia's Web content life cycle strategy for bringing integrated Web solutions to the enterprise focused on content authoring, management, analysis, and personalization. Extensions available on the Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver will provide users with the means to link Dreamweaver to integrated point solutions addressing the Web Content Lifecycle.