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"Open Studio" Unveiled by Netscape

Netscape this week at CNET's Web.Builder conference in San Francisco raised the curtain on Netscape Open Studio, a new DevEdge program/Web site for content developers, Web designers, and site administrators.

Netscape Open Studio includes material and resources from CNET's BUILDER.COM and Wired Digital's Webmonkey, two sites that provide information for Web developers.

Members will also receive frequently updated information and special product discounts on development software from ten of the top Web tool vendors, including Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Computer Corp., Bitstream, Equilibrium, Headspace, Sun Microsystems Inc., Macromedia Inc., NetObjects, RealNetworks, and TRUSTe.

Netscape is billing Open Studio as "the premiere showcase for next-generation technologies, including Dynamic HTML, JavaScript, XML and RDF." The site provides developers with services that include newsgroups, support and information on third-party Web authoring products, Netscape products, and emerging technologies.

There are three levels of Netscape DevEdge Open Studio membership, with each including a variety of services, support, and information:

  • Level 1 includes subscriptions to Open Studio Direct Magazine, and Netscape DevEdge News and DevEdge newsgroups.
  • Level 2 features a Netscape DevEdge CD, and discounts on tools from software partners.
  • Level 3 offers larger discounts on the tools from Netscape and third-party software vendors, a development and test license of Netscape Enterprise Server, two development support incidents, and a 50% discount on additional fee-based development support.

For additional information about Open Studio membership, or to join, visit the Netscape DevEdge Open Studio Web site.