on Wednesday released
DataDesigner, a “FAST Pack” that unites Softpress’ Freeway Pro Web page design software with Filemaker Pro, the popular database software.
Softpress managing director Richard Logan suggested that up until now, Web designers who depend on FileMaker Pro have been largely relegated to either using FileMaker’s own built-in instant Web publishing features or add complex CDML tags to their Web pages.
“Now, with DataDesigner and its intuitive Mac interface, it’s easy to generate and deploy all the necessary CDML code and construct beautifully designed and presented FM-driven Web sites,” said Logan.
DataDesigner instead enables Freeway Pro users to utilize the Actions palette in their software to add dynamic fields to their Web page designs, linking content to FileMaker Pro-based databases. DataDesigner maintains those connections.
DataDesigner is a US$99 add-on that requires Freeway Pro to work. That price is good through the end of January, and is available exclusively from the Softpress Web site. Freeway Pro costs $249. More details about FileMaker Pro are available from the
FileMaker Web site.