— a.k.a. Micah Lanier — has released a new version of ButtonMaker. The new version, 2.1, can be downloaded from links on the Micahsoft Web site.
ButtonMaker is a freeware utility to assist in the creation of button graphics suitable for inclusion on Web sites. Several of the previous releases of ButtonMaker featured Aqua-style buttons and graphics, which Apple requested that Lanier remove from the product.
In the release notes for version 2.1, Lanier confirms that Aqua and other Apple designs have been removed at Apple’s request.
“I’ve decided to remove all other trademarked designs so I can remove the risk of having a situation like this again,” said Lanier. “Currently, 8 new button designs are implemented, with more to come. You can also make your own designs and use them as plug-ins.”
Micah Lanier has developed several utilities utilizing the REALbasic programming language developed and published by REAL Software.
ButtonMaker is free to
download and use.