New Tool from WebAssist Generates Entire Sites in Seconds

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WebAssist today announced the release of WA SiteAssist, a professional-strength website creator integrated into Macromedia Dreamweaver. The WA SiteAssist site navigation links to all site pages and can easily be customized and expanded.

WebAssist made available the easiest way for professional web designers and developers to create entire, fully-customizable websites. WA SiteAssist is a new extension for Macromedia Dreamweaver that outputs a completely integrated site structure. A three-step wizard guides users through the process and offers them a range of site types, each complete with a variety of professionally crafted page layouts, CSS styles, navigation set-ups and color schemes. Once the site is generated, designers add the desired content and are ready to publish.

WA SiteAssist’s easy to use wizard belies the power and sophistication of the tool. By mixing and matching the various design elements – layouts, styles, navigation and colors – designers can create a completely personalized site, automatically. A full slate of page types, also known as information architecture wireframes, are included as well. Users can easily change a selected page from a text-based layout to one that combines images and text. New pages can be added at point in the site and corresponding links are automatically added. Both standard, so-called static sites, as well as dynamic, database-driven sites can be created.

WA SiteAssist continues to help the designer as the site grows and changes. Additional pages – even entire site branches - can be added at any time and the navigation is instantly updated. Moreover, all design choices can be revised at any time: a major boon for Web designers in the initial stages of site development with clients. WA SiteAssist leverages the power of Dreamweaver templates to flow content changes, like copyright notices in the footer of a web page, throughout the site.

"WA SiteAssist totally ramps up a web designer’s productivity," said Eric Ott, President of WebAssist. "Site structures can literally be developed in just a few mouse clicks and, best of all, they’re always updateable." Ott went on to describe how WA SiteAssist is the perfect complement for Macromedia Dreamweaver. "With this extension, professional designers can fully customize their sites either by choosing from the wizard’s far-reaching number of design configurations or through Dreamweaver’s own template engine, for ultimate flexibility."

One of the key advances with SiteAssist is that the graphics and CSS are matched together in a single color family that can be changed in the wizard. When designers change a color scheme, there is a rich transformation of the layout, including standard CSS color updates for page elements like fonts and backgrounds as well as graphical elements. WA SiteAssist handles all of these changes and additionally adjusts the blending modes of the graphics to add more sophistication to the designs. This functionality in WA SiteAssist provides a designer the ability to manage the entire color relationship for the design, a very time-consuming effect to achieve through traditional means.

WA SiteAssist is compatible with Dreamweaver MX and MX 2004 on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. WA SiteAssist retails for $149.99, but is available for $99.99 as a special introductory price until September 20, 2005 directly from WebAssist. Volume discounts are available by contacting WebAssist Sales directly at +1 (760) 633-4013, extension 2.

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WebAssist makes the Web work with market-leading extensions (software add-ons) for the Macromedia platform in eCommerce and productivity. Through custom integration services, WebAssist empowers businesses to extend their product's reach into the world-wide developer market. hosts a self-service developer community with over 200,000 members registered. WebAssist's partners include Macromedia, PayPal, Yahoo!, Google, and Affinity.

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Michael Leske, Vice President of Worldwide Sales

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