Macromedia, Inc. announced Macromedia ‘Contribute’, a desktop application that enables anyone to update, add, and publish web content to existing websites without requiring technical skills beyond basic word processing. Contribute works with any HTML website, including those coded by hand or created with Macromedia Dreamweaver’ MX or Microsoft FrontPage. Macromedia Contribute allows web developers to delegate web content maintenance while protecting the site design, code, and functionality. Contribute rolls out in minutes using encrypted connection keys and permission groups. Contribute allows users to update web content in three steps: Users browse to the web page they want to update, edit the page, and publish their updated page to the live site. Contribute also features integration with Microsoft Word and Excel. Contribute will be available for Windows in December with introductory pricing at $99. Education, government, and corporate volume licensing will be available. The product will initially ship in English, with French, German, and Japanese versions expected to be available in 2003. Contribute will be available for Mac OS X users in 2003. www.macromedia.com/go/contribute/

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