has announced that its flagship product ContentWare now supports Macromedia Freehand. ContentWare is a content production system that recently began offering integration with another popular Macromedia application — Dreamweaver.
ContentWare creates a “digital asset repository” where content, regardless of whether it’s text, graphics, multimedia, applications, or any other format, can easily be accessed and repurposed as needed. Openpages says that ContentWare’s benefit over “first generation” content management software is its ability to integrate with desktop applications, like Freehand and Dreamweaver.
ContentWare itself is comprised of a variety of different modules, depending on the client’s needs. The central mechanism is ContentWare Server, where the content itself is stored. WebView provides Web-based access to content; AutoDeploy enables ContentWare Server to automatically distribute managed content to Web servers via XML and HTML; Composer provides a user interface for ContentWare; WebBuilder enables users to merge content into Web templates; and Palette bridges the gap between ContentWare and desktop applications.