Macromedia Contribute Web site management software

Creating and updating Web sites can seem like an impossible task to people who aren’t very technical. This is where Contribute steps in; this new Web site management application from Macromedia requires no prior understanding of HTML or FTP.

Based on Macromedia’s existing Dream­weaver engine, Contribute has a word processor-like feel that enables budding designers to manipulate text and tables without the hassle of convoluted code. Users can work within a simple WYSIWYG environment so that changing text, creating hyperlinks and inserting pictures is easier than ever. Keep in mind, however, that Contribute will only let you update existing Web sites.

Contribute is designed so that an administrator can set up user profiles for people who will regularly be updating the Web site. The administrator can impose different permissions and preferences for individual users, all depending on the user’s criteria. This means that a designer can allocate tasks such as low-level site maintenance to other users while still maintaining control and integrity of the fundamentals of the Web site. (See here for a screenshot).

Another bonus of Contribute is the integration with other software products: Contribute supports Dreamweaver MX templates, and Word and Excel files can be dragged-and-dropped right into the editor.

Contribute is not the first type of soft­ware to offer Web publishing without prior knowledge, but it does its limited job well and is best suited to a team environment.

In brief: Macromedia Contribute 1.0
Contribute is a time-saving tool that is best used in an office environment and is appropriate for HTML novices.
Price: $249
Distributor: Macromedia
Phone: 1300 654 754

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