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Web Development Products

Learning Team Project

Week 5

Donna Bonassisa

Holden Contreras

Jeffrey Henry


Adobe GoLive



Used for architecting, designing and
developing web
-
based instructional
content.


Powerful and Understandable interface


Flexible


View source code


Viewing design


Split screen

Adobe GoLive


Simple


Pre
-
designed


Built
-
in source code


Tools for error
-
checking


Integration with other Adobe applications

Capabilities and Features


Standards


Visual interface meets industry standards


Similar to other Adobe products


Photoshop and Illustrator


Integration


Tight integration with other Adobe
products.


Binding of the capabilities and tools


ImageReady and Acrobat

Capabilities and Features


Integration


Extensive use Smart Objects


Place native files from other CS applications
directly into GoLive.


Keeps track of the source file and automatically
generates out Web
-
ready images based on
your defined export options.



Capabilities and Features


Pre
-
designed elements


Applicable templates, style sheets and
JavaScript code


58 templates


38 Section 508
-
compliant page designs


35 CSS styles


Generic basic elements


Browser
-
specific elements


Cookie elements


Event handlers.

Capabilities and Features


Flexible multimedia objects


Supports easy import of


Flash files


Opening of video source files


AVI


MOV


3GO


MPEG
-
4


RealOne presentation components.


Effective handling of QuickTime files.

Drawbacks to GoLive


Data source Interaction


No dynamic data source interaction


No dynamic content features.


No database connectivity


Offered with competitive products


Design Flaws


Inconsistent Standards


No SCORM content from a learning content
management system (LCMS).

Drawbacks to GoLive


Limited Usefulness


Designed for creating a web site, rather
than just individual pages,


Less manageable at the code level
emphasis


Organization lost once you create a site
structure.


Important for building web
-
based courseware

Drawbacks to GoLive


Window design complexity


Feature
-
packed interface creates
overcrowding.


Overwhelm Web novices and hobbyists


Possible to open a few dozen windows and
tabs at once.


Macromedia Flash


World's most pervasive software
platform


Reaching 97% of Internet
-
enabled devises
worldwide


Universally understood, usable and
accepted rich client


Used for delivering effective multimedia
experiences.

Macromedia Flash


Effective Multimedia development tools


Allows program designers and developers
integrate multimedia pieces such as video,
text, audio, and graphics into
presentations, e
-
learning, and Internet
applications.

Capabilities and Features


Rich


Integrates high
-
performance media.


Improved performance


Consistent design and improved workflow


Integrated text for graphics, components,
and video.

Capabilities and Features


Standard


Wide distribution with hardware vendors,
operating systems, and browsers.


Leverage existing skills and infrastructure
through Flash Player.


Simple integration with data source


Capabilities and Features


Standard


Compliance with Section 508 standards.


PDF and EPS File Support


Extensibility Architecture and Third
-
Party
Extensions

Capabilities and Features


Animation



Timeline Effects


Video and Audio


Onion Skinning

Capabilities and Features


Workspace and Design Tools



Configurable Workspace


Graphic, Paint and Mask Tools


Templates


Device Templates


Spell Checking and Search/Replace

Capabilities and Features


Advanced Application Development



Forms


Advanced Components


Source Code Control


Multimedia



Flash Video Exporter


Improved Video Encoder


Flash Video Streaming Service Integration

Drawbacks of using Macromedia Flash


Complexity


Increased time to learn


Multiple features


Designed for advanced developers


Not intuitive




Drawbacks of using Macromedia Flash


PC Standards


Minimum set above average user level


System Requirements for Macromedia Flash
MX
Windows /Macintosh


600 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent



500 MHz PowerPC G3 processor




Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, or Windows XP


Mac OS X 10.2.6 and later, 10.3



128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)


275 MB available disk space


Drawbacks of using Macromedia Flash


Pricing


Macromedia Flash is considerably more
expensive than most other products


$699
-

Full version



$299
-

Upgrades



Microsoft FrontPage


Microsoft FrontPage is a Web site
creation and management program that
allows users to create dynamic and
interactive Web sites.


Distinct features for the design of the Web
page when it comes to coding, and ability
to get web pages online quickly

Capabilities and Features


Layout Tools


Dynamic web templates that allow
modification of entire sections of a Web
site


Ease and manipulation of tables to provide
pixel
-
precise control of the layout.


Tools, layout and graphics features to help
users work faster and design professional
Web sites

Capabilities and Features


Layout Tools


Layout detection


Improved work environment and bigger
design area


Move files from local and remote directions
easily and websites can be posted by
using browsers alone

Capabilities and Features


Graphics Tools


Improved graphics support


Add Macromedia Flash
-
based content


Compatibility Tools


Browser and resolution reconciliation.


Accessibility checking

Capabilities and Features


Coding Tools


Manipulation tools allow special extras
such as pop up menus to appear


IntelliSense and scripting tools for
authoring JScript and Microsoft Visual
Basic® Scripting Edition


Quick Tag Selector and editor

Capabilities and Features


Coding Tools


Split view


Support for Multi
-
Monitor Configuration.


Code snippets


ASP.NET controls


XML support


HTML can be used in order to gain more
control over the coding





Capabilities and Features


Pricing


FrontPage can be purchased at a fair price
of $199.00. Upgrades cost $109.00.
System Requirements


Intel Pentium 233
-
MHz or faster processor


128 MB of RAM


180 MB of available hard
-
disk space


Others Microsoft features may be required
for audio input and output

Drawbacks to
Microsoft FrontPage


Themed pages take longer to download.


Themes lacking in visual content


Required support FrontPage extensions


Drawing tools are not ideal for
professional web sites


T
ags automatically altered


Slow uploading large web sites