Fourth World has updated WebMerge, its Mac and Windows tool for generating static Web pages from database files, to version 1.8 and added support for new tags, offering more flexibility for page layout.
The update also offers a portable file format, completely revised documentation now in HTML format and better performance, according to MacTech magazine.
WebMerge 1.8 can work with any database that exports in Merge or tab-delimited format, including FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access. You create a template HTML page with placeholder tags and the software builds a new HTML page from the data in each record of the exported Merge file. WebMerge can also create an index page with links to each of the generated pages, which can be hosted on any Web server without the need for a specialized database hosting solution.
System requirements are Mac OS 8.0 or later (but it’s not yet been Carbonized), 32MB of memory, and 5MB of available hard disk space. Both 68k and PowerPC Macs are supported.
WebMerge 1.8 is available immediately at Fourth World Web, where a free trial version can be downloaded. The trial version will only generate 20 pages from a given set of records. For unlimited use, you’ll need to register the product for US$69.