PAGEMILL 2.0
 
THE WORLD'S BEST WEB PAGE AUTHORING TOOL IS OUT
IN BETA
FOR WINDOWS AND READY FOR FREE
DOWNLOADING FROM ADOBE
 
Edited By Ralph D. Thomas
 
NAIS NOTE: PageMill 2.0 is the web authoring software used to create the
NAIS web site. We are happy to note that it's now out in Beta for Windows.

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EDITORIAL NOTE BY RALPH THOMAS
Those of you who know Ralph Thomas computer work, know that I use almost all of Adobe products. As Adobe Pagemaker is the world-standard for publishing layout, Adobe Photoshop the world standard for graphics and Adobe Illustrator the world-standard for drawing, I think you'll find Adobe Pagemill 2.0 is the real standard for HTML web authoring. I have tried all the rest including Netscape Navagator 3.0 Gold, Claris Home page, Mirosoft Front Page, DeltaPoint Quicksite, HotDog and many others but I have found Adobe's Pagemill 2.0 more powerful, easier to use and easier to learn as well as more user friendly than any of the others.
 
Attention Windows users, it's here! A Beta tryout of PageMill 2.0 for Windows is now available on the Adobe Web site. The URL is:
 
http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/pagemill/pm2main.html
 
I'm really impressed by how much of the Macintosh interface the engineers were able to bring to the PC: Drag and drop, proxies, all the menu items, and plenty more. I recently finished reviewing the first draft of the cross-platform user guide, and almost no operations require different steps
for the mac and the PC - the programs are 90%+ identical. There aren't any features missing either: The Windows version has the same support for PDF, Quicktime, and Shockwave (though not completely stable in this beta release), same source code view, same formatting options, same
preferences, etc, etc, etc.
 
The Windows version does have one feature the Macintosh version doesn't: It includes an FTP uploader utility which is launchable from PageMill's file menu. While not full featured, this program will help many maintain their remote websites right inside the product. (On the Mac side, this feature will be a part of SiteMill 2.0). Check this tool out, it's really cool!
 
 
The offical Adobe press release follows. Happy downloading!
-- Kelly Hawk --
Adobe Systems, Inc.
 
Adobe Announces Public Availability of PageMill 2.0 Beta for Windows
 
'Software Product of the Year,' Now Available for Windows Customers
 
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Adobe Systems Inc , announced today the public availability of a pre-release version of Adobe PageMill 2.0 Web authoring software for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0. PageMill 2.0 Provides key features to help customers build Web sites that are easier to navigate and engage visitors with rich multimedia content. The beta version of Adobe PageMill 2.0 is available today from Adobe's Web site, with an expected ship date of May.
 
PageMill 2.0 offers several new enhancements that will enable customers to easily create Web sites featuring the latest in advanced web content, including extensive support for multimedia and easy creation and preview of HTML frames. PageMill's support for multimedia allows Web designers to place and preview graphics, video and audio files before pages are uploaded to a site. As a result, Web designers can more efficiently create and update enticing Web content in
order to drive more traffic to their sites.
 
"Adobe PageMill 2.0 is by far the best, and easiest to use, Web authoring tool for Windows that I have found," said Bret Marquis, real estate developer and founder of Marquis Property Development Corporation in San Diego, California. Marquis Property Development provides an Extranet site to its clients for accessing and exchanging property investment information. "I used to hire outside consultants to create Web pages for my customers. It took weeks to get a finished product and cost about $300 or more per Web page. In less than a month I have saved more than $10,000 because I can create pages myself in less than half an hour. PageMill 2.0 makes it very easy for me to integrate images from Adobe Photoshop into Web pages. It's surprising how creative you can be and how easy it is to get a great looking Web page -- with text, images, tables and pictures -- in just a few minutes."
 
Adobe PageMill 2.0 software for Windows, combined with Adobe's other leading Web content creation tools such as Adobe Photoshop 4.0, Adobe Illustrator 6.0, Adobe Acrobat 3.0 and Adobe Premiere, offer customers the ability to customize the Web site design process. With one mouse click, customers can toggle between preview and edit modes, launch their favorite image and vector graphic editing tools, and easily drag and drop content into the 'view-as-you-create' environment of PageMill.
 
New Feature Highlights
 
Hailed by MacUser magazine as "Software Product of the Year for 1996," PageMill 2.0 now provides Windows customers extensive support for popular wordprocessor formats, easy design, creation and preview of HTML frames and tables, access to the HTML source, placeholders for the inclusion of custom HTML code and an easy-to-use FTP Uploader for transferring pages to a Web site.
 
  • View-as-you-create in the most browser-like environment
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  • Switch easily from Edit to Preview modes
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  • Drag and drop interface to streamline the design process
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  • Place and Preview for Multimedia including, PDF files, animated GIF and
  • Shockwave files and QuickTime movies
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  • Easily create pages with advanced formatting
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  • Direct, easy creation and manipulation of HTML tables, including
  • individual rows and columns
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  • Nested table support
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  • Copy and paste tables from Microsoft Excel
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  • Easy and intuitive interface for creation of HTML frames
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  • Direct HTML conversion for multiple wordprocessor formats
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  • Text wrapping around right or left aligned objects
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  • Powerful Find/Replace
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  • Spell-checking and custom dictionaries
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  • Timesaving features to simplify the Web publishing process
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  • Launch other applications while working in PageMill
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  • Source view for light HTML editing
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  • Placeholders for including dynamic elements such as CGI scripts and
  • special HTML extensions
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  • FTP Uploader for transferring pages to a Web site
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    System Requirements
     
    Minimum system requirements for Adobe PageMill 2.0 software for Windows
    include a i486, Pentium or Pentium Pro-based personal computer running Windows
    95 or Windows NT 4.0 or later. 8 MB of RAM (16 MB for Windows NT), a VGA or
    better color monitor and 20 MB of available hard-disk space.
     
    PAGEMILL AND RELATED LINKS:
     
    ADOBE SITE TO DOWNLOAD PAGEMILL 2.0 FOR WINDOWS
    http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/pagemill/pm2main.html
     
    GOOD TUTORIAL/DOCUMENTATION FOR A PAGEMILL WORKSHOP
    http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/html/pm/pmindex.htm
     
    PAGEMILL INTERACTIVE CD ROM TRAINING CD FOUR HOURS
    http://www.pimall.com/nais/t-pm.html
     
    PAGEMILL TALK! A WEB SITE THAT TELLS YOU HOW TO JOIN
    THE PAGEMILL MAILING LIST
    http://www.blueworld.com/lists/pagemill/
     
    PAGEMILL TALK SEARCHABLE ARCHIEVES
    http://www.blueworld.com/lists.pagemill-talk.search.fcgi
     
    THE HTML GUIDE
    Very good guide to HTML you'll use again and again.
    http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/html/htm.htm
     
    JOSEPH SEANOR SLIDE SHOW ON DEVELOPING YOUR WEB SITE
    http://www.pimall.com/webshow/index.html
     
    PAGEMILL HELP ON AMERICA ONLINE
    Just use keyword ADOBE and you'll find the section for PageMill.
     
     
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