has released Macromedia Sitespring, a new Web-based application for managing the Web site production process. However, no native Mac version is planned right now, though one is a possibility. Also, Sitespring is compatible with the Mac on the client side.
Macromedia Sitespring offers an integrated, server-based approach to team collaboration, file management and client communications. Sitespring is designed to enable professional Web teams to be more productive and more profitable in the creation of Web sites by reducing cycle time, eliminating file rework and decreasing time spent on non-business focused activities.
“Macromedia Sitespring brings additional depth to the Macromedia product family by managing and simplifying the actual process of getting Web projects completed on schedule,” Erik Larson, product manager, Macromedia said in a statement.
A new Sitespring Tasks Panel Extension for Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver UltraDev enables users to be more efficient by letting them view all of their Sitespring tasks within their familiar Web authoring and development software, Larson said. Users will be able to select a task in Dreamweaver and go directly to Sitespring to change its details or status, simplifying their workflow and giving them control over their personal workspace, he added. The extension is available from
Sitespring is available immediately for Windows 2000 Server and Windows NT 4.0 Server from the
Macromedia Online Store. A trial version of Sitespring with support for 10 users is available online for teams to evaluate the product.
Pricing starts at $1,999 for the Sitespring Server plus 3-user licenses. Licenses are required for each individual named user account. Client accounts are free.
“The Mac end user can absolutely use Sitespring,” a Macromedia spokesperson told MacCentral. “It is compatible on the client side. If used running Windows NT, a Mac user can simply plug into Sitespring and they’ll be all set. But, natively, the Web-based application itself doesn’t run on the Mac platform. Macromedia is currently looking into a Mac version and quite honestly, demand will dictate.”