NetObjects Fusion 7.5

[Free Photos]
[Photo Sharing]
[Articulate Presenter 5]
[WildPresenter]
[Introduction to Drupal]
[Introduction to CMS]
[Future of Web Design]
[Macromedia Studio 8]
[Dreamweaver 8]
[Flash Professional 8]

[Articulate Presenter 5]
[Captivate 1 ]
[Contribute 2 ]
[Director MX]
[Dreamweaver 8]
[Fireworks 8]
[Flash Professional 8]
[Flix Pro]
[FrontPage 2003]
[GoLive CS2]
[Namo WebEditor 5.5]
[NetObjects Fusion 7.5]
[Macromedia Studio 8]
[Swift 3D 3]
[Swish 2]
[Toon Boom 3]
[WebEasy Pro 5]
[WebPlus 8]
[Wild FX]
[WildPresenter]
[Xara 3D 6]

[Free Photos]
[Photo Sharing]
[Introduction to Drupal]
[Introduction to CMS]
[Future of Web Design]
[Google Bourbon]
[Google Background]
[Adobe-Macromedia]
[Flash Video]
[Flash Bitmaps]
[Web Success]
[Web Statistics]
[Web App Roundup]
[Creative Suite]
[CSS Positioning]
[HTML Tables]
[Understand CSS]
[Flash Usability]
[Web Fonts]
[MX Explained]
[Flash Animation]
[Web Design Roundup]
[Web Buttons]
[Flash 5 Tutorial]
[XML Revolution]
[BMP/TIFF/JPEG/GIF]
[Dreamweaver Tutorial]
[FrontPage Tutorial]
[Web Design/HTML Tutorial]
[Web Graphics Tutorial]
[Fusion Power]
[Site Structuring]
[SVG Format]
[Web Repurposing]

 


[Home / What's New]
[DTP / Publishing]
[Vector Drawing]
[Bitmap / Photo Editing]
[Web Design]
[3D Software]
[All Reviews]
[All Articles / Tutorials]
[Book Search / Shop]
[Site Map / Search]
[Contact]
 

you can help support the site with a direct donation or by shopping via the following links:

[Amazon.com]
[Amazon.co.uk]
[Amazon.ca]

Thank you!

 

 

RECOMMENDED

The best HTML-free route to foolproof professional results.

NetObjects Fusion puts site structuring at the heart of web design.

NetObjects Fusion 7.5 calls itself “the smart way to build web sites” and it’s hard to disagree as the program is simple, surprisingly powerful and creates impressive end results.

The secret of the program’s success is its clean and streamlined workflow based on various modules or “views” accessed from the large graphical toolbar. The first and in many ways the most important of these views is the Site view which provides an attractive hieararchical, family-tree style view of your site structure. You can quickly rough out your structure with the step-by-step Site Wizard but it’s just as easy to add, name and rearrange your pages from scratch.

Crucially, when you switch to Fusion’s Page view, you’ll see that this site hierarchy has been used to automatically add dynamic navigation bars (either as text links, image rollovers or even multi-level flyout menus) and these can be quickly customized, say, to link to all pages at the same level in the same section. At a stroke one of the web designer’s biggest headaches, maintaining site navigation, is removed.

Adding the rest of your page content in the Page view is just as simple as Fusion provides a wysiwyg layout editor in which you drag and drop freeform text boxes to create your layout while tag and CSS-based formatting is handled via the Properties palette. You can also add graphics, form objects, rotating banners, Flash movies and even advanced data-driven elements.

Moving on to the Styles view, you select from a reasonably wide range of pre-provided visual themes with more available via add-on packs. Select a theme and everything from the default banner and navigation bar down to heading and link formatting is updated across the entire site. Next you’re ready to switch to the Assets view to manage all the elements that make up your site and then finally to the Publish view to output your pages and all their associated files and to upload them to your server.

It’s almost impossible to go wrong and the results are almost bound to look good. However it’s important to realize that NetObjects Fusion has the same fundamental limitation as Web Easy Professional and WebPlus - because it saves your site to its own proprietary format and only produces the final HTML pages during the publishing process, there’s no possibility of the user taking serious coding control. In other words you have to take what you’re given and that’s not necessarily the most efficient or powerful solution.

 

Features
5
Ease of Use
6
Value for Money
4
Overall
5

ratings out of 6

Tom Arah

April 2004

 


Hopefully you've found the information you were looking for. For further information please click here.

For free trials and special offers please click the following recommended links:

For further information on the following design applications and subjects please click on the links below:

[3D], [3ds max], [Adobe], [Acrobat], [Cinema 4D], [Corel], [CorelDRAW], [Creative Suite], [Digital Image], [Dreamweaver], [Director], [Fireworks], [Flash], [FreeHand], [FrameMaker], [FrontPage], [GoLive], [Graphic Design], [HTML/CSS], [Illustrator], [InDesign], [Macromedia], [Macromedia Studio], [Microsoft], [NetObjects Fusion], [PageMaker], [Paint Shop Pro], [Painter], [Photo Editing], [PhotoImpact], [Photoshop], [Photoshop Elements], [Publisher], [QuarkXPress], [Web Design]

To continue your search on the designer-info.com site and beyond please use the Google and Amazon search boxes below:

Google
Web designer-info.com

       
designer-info.com: independent, informed, intelligent, incisive, in-depth...
 


All the work on the site (over 250 reviews, over 100 articles and tutorials) has been written by me, Tom Arah It's also me who maintains the site, answers your emails etc. The site is very popular and from your feedback I know it's a useful resource - but it takes a lot to keep it up.

You can help keep the site running, independent and free by Bookmarking the site (if you don't you might never find it again), telling others about it and by coming back (new content is added every month). Even better you can make a donation eg $5 the typical cost of just one issue of a print magazine or buy anything via Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk (now or next time you feel like shopping) using these links or the designer-info.com shop - it's a great way of quickly finding the best buys, it costs you nothing and I gain a small but much-appreciated commission.

Thanks very much, Tom Arah


 
[DTP/Publishing] [Vector Drawing] [Bitmap/Photo] [Web] [3D]
[Articles/Tutorials]
[Reviews/Archive] [Shop]  [Home/What's New]

Copyright 1995-2005, Tom Arah, Designer-Info.com. Please get in contact to let me know what you think about a particular piece or the site in general.