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    SitePoint Addict alfie.romeo's Avatar
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    Macromedia Contribute?

    Anyone got it, used it?

    How do you rate it?

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    Using your unpaid time to add free content to SitePoint Pty Ltd's portfolio?

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    Haven't particularly used it, mainly becuase we decided to go with VS.NET. Might use it for company work though

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    It is ver primitive. For children under 4 y age.
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    Not my cup of tchae, but have heard glowing reports on it.
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    Actually, we sell it to clients that need to manage every page on the website themselves and don't want to spend alot of money.

    It's okay, and when something goes wrong, it's Macromedia's fault

    Some features are missing like source view etc.

    As for a commercial point of view, it's not good for webcompanies.

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    Whew, Glad to here people are NOT liking somthing MM comes out with. I was afraid to post somthing bad about it, Least I get bashed.
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    I like it. Great for our far-too-design-oriented intranet content contributors
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    It is great. PErfect with dreamweaver. Create a tempalte which contains the format of the page and the nav bar etc. Then when someone adds a page in contribute they cant change the layout (unless you let them) keeping the same look and feel of the site. It has saved me doing all the updating of the site as others can do it, also stop the moans of you have not updated in a while. Also it is so simple to use people with no expereience can get to grip with it in a few mins

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    It is good for a client that is doing a small website. It's not ment for anything bigger than a small site.

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    I think that this new Macromedia thing called "Flashpaper" can become a really really good answer to Adobe's PDF.

    Unlike PDF, you don't need to download this doc - it opens right inside the browser. Great!
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    Yeah, but you need to code it into a webpage. And yeah you still need to download the content.

    Flashpaper's good for developers working on the same project. Not quite so good if you are trying to "send" the document.

    You need to prep a webpage, upload to a public server and then email someone the address.

    Not very convenient.

    But, within a team it's fantastic as it's translates 90% of the document types out there, much more than PDF.

    I don't see how it's an "answer" to PDF, but PDF could definintely learn a few things from Flashpaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by templates911
    It is good for a client that is doing a small website. It's not ment for anything bigger than a small site.
    I Totally agree.

    I set up templates so that my clients can update their own portfolio/project pages and they are very pleased with how easy it is. I've never experienced any trouble using Contribute.
    Former Design Your Site Team Leader

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    The main thing PDF could learn from Flashpaper is the UI and associated load time (let's face it, Acrobat is a PITA as far as that's concerned). The other main benefit is that a $99 copy of Contribute is cheaper than a $300 copy of Acrobat I guess, but that's ignoring the multiplicity of free PDF creation programs out there.

    And there are a couple of things it doesn't do anywhere near as well as PDF:
    • Can't copy and paste text (or search, AFAIK)
    • Can't download a local copy for later viewing, unless you're familiar with your browser cache.
    Flashpaper is a neat idea, but I really don't see it stealing much market share from PDF. Maybe if it had come out in 1998.

    I am not sure how it translates "more" document types than PDF. They're both just virtual printer drivers. I've never had any issues creating PDFs as long as the app supports printing.
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