updated 11:30 am EST, Mon January 14, 2008
Softpress Freeway 5 beta
Softpress on Monday announced its Freeway 5 Public Beta Program, to publicly share its next-generation web design product. Version 5 features the ability to create CSS menus, personalized blogger templates, the ability to easily add Google content, a range of dynamic effects (fade, blind, pulsate), and accessibility provisions such as reports and views to ensure your target audience gets exactly what they need. The company said that update includes other features and improvements, such as sliced background images, background effects, new graphic effects, nested HTML lists, Save Archive, iPhoto import, color labeling, etc. The Beta will be available from the Softpress website as a thirty-day fully-working Preview. A web form will be available for feedback and problem reporting. Customers who purchase Freeway 4 after January 1, 2008 will receive a free downloadable upgrade to the new version when it is finalized.
"We are delighted to give web designers an early peek at our Freeway 5 web creation tools," commented Softpress Managing Director Richard Logan. "Scheduled to coincide with Macworld Expo, we want existing and new users to download this beta and let us know what they think about the exciting new features."
As an introductory offer, the price of full download copies of Freeway 4 (including a free upgrade to Freeway 5) will be reduced to $200 (Freeway 4 Pro) and $70 (Freeway 4 Express)--until Freeway 5 is released. All licenses include a free upgrade to v5.0. In addition, the company said that there will also be a further special discount for Expo attendees (booth S-1338-8, South Hall Developer Pavilion).