Freeway 3.1 Web design software gains new features
By Macworld Staff
SoftPress Systems has announced the release of a new version of its Web design software, Freeway. The new version, 3.1, is available for download from SoftPress’ Web site. The software is being distributed as a free upgrade for version 3.x of the software.
Freeway is designed for graphic designers who are looking for a DTP-style user interface for professional Web site design. The software uses a “Page and Pasteboard” environment for designing and positioning type, graphics and multimedia content on Web pages. SoftPress claims that Freeway provides a user experience that is familiar to designers used to page layout software like QuarkXpress.
Freeway 3.1 sports the following improvements, according to the documentation:
Modify links and backgrounds in Flash files right from Freeway’s Flash Extras interface. A major time-saver!
Freeway’s text processing has been further optimized to make editing of large documents even faster.
Arabic font encodings support has been included in Freeway 3.1 to help provide more effective ways of producing Arabic-language Web sites.
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac or compatible; Mac OS 8.1 or higher; 10MB available RAM with Virtual Memory on; 640×480 256-color display; Adobe Type Manager 3.8.3 or higher required when using Type 1 fonts; Open Transport 1.1.1 or higher recommended for Internet access.
Freeway carries a suggested retail price of US$299. Crossgrade prices for users of Macromedia Dreamworks, Adobe GoLive, and other competitive products are available; a 50 percent academic discount is also offered.
Separate upgrades for the LE and full versions of Freeway 3.x are available. A free trial download is available, as well — visit the
SoftPress Web site
for more details.