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Platform : Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Quickly update text and images and publish content to any existing HTML website
  • Simply cut and paste content directly from Word or Excel into your web pages
  • Create professional web content that matches the look and feel of your site
  • Save time and money by having content owners manage web content themselves
  • With Contribute multiple users can safely work together on the same site
  • Protect existing code and content
  • Manage user access by controlling who gets to edit which sections of a website

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / NT / 2000 / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00007KGDA
  • Release Date: 1 Dec. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,891 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product description Review

The name says it all. Contribute is an easy-to-use Web page editor designed for non-technical users. It is not intended to be a stand-alone product, so individuals looking for a Web editor should not buy it. The assumption behind Contribute is that larger Web sites have designers, programmers and administrators to make things work well and look good and others to provide the content. This product is for those others.

For the end user, Contribute is delightfully simple. It works like a Web browser, but with buttons for edit page and new page. Once in edit mode, you can use it like a word processor, with good control over formatting and the ability to add images and tables. You can also insert Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and Flash movies. Once you've finished, you can choose between publishing to the Web and saving changes for later. The program keeps copies of old versions, so you can backtrack if you need to.

Web site administrators in particular will find that Contribute is thoughtfully designed. The administration tools give you fine control over what users can do and which pages they can edit. The basic settings let you protect scripts and forms or restrict editing to just text and formatting. More advanced options are possible using Dreamweaver MX templates, which allow you to create editable and non-editable regions. Word and Excel documents are sensibly filtered before insertion, to strip out unnecessary HTML.

However, before committing to Contribute you should review its limitations. Users have no access to HTML source and in general the editing features are deliberately restricted. It is also designed for static content only, and isn't suitable for sites that store content in a database or content management system. This is a fine product and a great concept, but for some Web sites it will be just a bit too restrictive. --Tim Anderson

Manufacturer's Description

With Macromedia Contribute now anyone can easily update and publish content to existing websites without knowing HTML.

Get professional results without needing web-design experience. The familiar, intuitive Contribute interface empowers non-technical users to begin updating and publishing website content right away. Manage web content more productively. Web professionals can now delegate web content maintenance to content owners, streamlining the updating process so sites stay more relevant and current. Maintain website integrity with extensive controls to protect design standards, functionality, and code.

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