With all this Internet growth, somebody has to build those Web pages. Market research company IDC says revenues from sales of worldwide Web authoring and design software hit $US243 million in 1998. That figure represents a 144 per cent jump in growth from 1997, the research company says.
IDC expects continued growth during the next few years and projects revenues to surge past $US1 billion by the middle of 2002. And so much for the idea that the Macintosh is a design stronghold -- IDC says the Mac segment of this market is in decline. Revenues on this platform will shrink from $US34 million in 1998 to $US29 million in 2003. During that time, Windows revenues will grow from $US209 million to more than $US1.2 billion.