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NetObjects Fusion

Type of Program: Web Authoring Tool
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98, NT
Company Name: NetObjects, Inc.
Version: 5
Price: $299.95 U.S.; through November 10, 2000, offering 50% mail in 
Installed Size: 50 MB


NetObjects Fusion .... all I can say is, "Wow!" This web authoring tool is a must for small business owners who want to make their presence known on the world-wide web, but don't have the deep pockets of a large corporation. With NetObjects Fusion, there is no reason any small business can't create and maintain their own very professional-looking website, even with no knowledge of HTML.

One of the strongest selling points of NebObjects Fusion is the printed materials that ship with the product. The software comes with a 623-page manual that covers everything you need to know in detail, and written in plain English. Or, if you prefer, the CD-ROM comes with an Adobe Acrobat version.

With NetObjects Fusion, creating a consistent design and making it easy for your potential customers to navigate your site is a breeze. The software gives you some 50 basic styles as a starting point.

Five main tabs guide the user through the creation of his site. The first, the Site tab, handles the layout of the entire project. The Page tab is where you will design your site's layout. The MasterBorder area will serve as your template for your pages. You set your frame layout, navigation bars, etc. within this area. The remainder of your screen is dedicated to each individual pages' content. The Style tab uses two more subtabs to separate the graphic look of your site from the text's style. Within the Assets tab, you track your site's individual elements, and the Publish tab shows you the site's directory layout as your server will. Each tab has its own program menu.

As your knowledge of website construction and confidence in the software and your own capabilities grow, so can your businesses' website.

The trial version of NetObjects Fusion is available from their website and is functional for 15 days. If you're a small business owner with no knowledge of HTML but hankering to take a stab at business on the WWW, NebObjects Fusion is an incredible tool. If you hurry, you can get in on the 50% mail-in rebate, which takes the price down considerably! Download the trial version today!

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Reviewed by Angelene

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