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Leading Web Developers Embrace Dreamweaver Platform

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San Francisco, California April 23, 2001Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced that leading developers have embraced the powerful new features and productivity enhancements of the Dreamweaver Platform, which includes major upgrades of Dreamweaver 4, Dreamweaver UltraDev 4, and Fireworks 4. Three months after their launch, the integrated products have become Web development staples at Cisco Systems, Maritz Travel Company, and Snap-on Incorporated. "The Dreamweaver Platform addresses the specific workflow requirements of large development teams of designers and developers," said Kevin Lynch, president of Macromedia products. "From having embedded O'Reilly code reference within Dreamweaver to its ability to view code and visual previews simultaneously, the Dreamweaver Platform empowers developers to efficiently author Web sites." Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 and Fireworks 4 unify code authoring, layout, and graphics creation. Combined together in the Dreamweaver 4 Fireworks 4 Studio, they provide a powerful solution for Web production teams. Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 enables rapid Web application development using industry-standard application servers. The UltraDev 4 Fireworks 4 Studio provides application builders powerful graphics capabilities. Detailed product information is available from www.macromedia.com/software/studio/. Cisco Systems (http://www.cisco.com/) is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's networking solutions connect people, computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system. Within Cisco, departments use Macromedia Dreamweaver to create and update internal and external Web sites to provide information to customers regarding beta programs, internal usability sessions, and links to other information. "Until recently, I was new to both Web authoring and Dreamweaver. The online tutorials and integrated O'Reilly code reference within the product have definitely helped me quickly get up to speed and enabled me to deliver professional-quality Web content," said Caleb Hernandez, Project Manager, Cisco Systems. "The integration between Dreamweaver and Fireworks is great. In particular, the ability to open and edit Fireworks graphics by just clicking on the graphic in Dreamweaver makes my workflow much easier and faster. It was well worth the upgrade to the Dreamweaver 4 Fireworks 4 Studio."