Softpress releases Public Beta of Freeway 5

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[prMac.com] Oxford, UK - January 14, 2008 - Today, Softpress announced the Freeway 5 Public Beta Program. This program is designed to give an early look at the new generation of their award-winning web design products, and to encourage feedback. All 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."

Availability And Pricing:
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.

Freeway 4 Pro and Freeway 4 Express will continue to be available from retailers worldwide. The Freeway Store will be selling only downloadable versions of Freeway 4 until the release of Freeway 5.

As an introductory offer, from January 14 2008 until Freeway 5 is released, the price of full download copies of Freeway 4 (including a free upgrade to Freeway 5) will be reduced to $199 (Freeway 4 Pro) and $69 (Freeway 4 Express). For more pricing information please visit the Softpress website.

There will also be a further special discount for Macworld attendees. Attendees should visit booth S-1338-8 (located in the South Hall Developer Pavilion) to see the new features of version 5 and to receive a special discount code.

New Features:
Alongside Freeway's traditional features (Master Pages, Freeway Shop and hundreds of other powerful time-saving features), Freeway 5 has a wide-range of new functionality including:

* CSS menus - create amazing, high-speed dropdown or fly-out navigation schemes in minutes.

* Make your own personalized Blogger templates.

* A suite of Google Actions to allow you to add Google content effortlessly.

* Scriptaculous Actions - a range of sensational dynamic effects: fade, blind, pulsate and more.

* Accessibility provisions, including reports and views to ensure your target audience gets exactly what they need.

Many other new features and improvements, including sliced background images, background effects, new graphic effects, nested HTML lists, Save Archive, iPhoto import, color labeling, and more.

About Freeway:
Freeway, famous for its ease-of-use and clean efficient standards-compliant code generation, is the tool of choice for professionals and home Mac users who prefer to focus on design issues, not on coding!

Reviewers are encouraged to download and assess the Beta. For a reviewers guide or to receive permission to use a version of this software for covermounts, please contact Ian Schray or Richard Logan.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, Softpress was founded in 1993 to address the emerging needs of professional publishers and designers for cross-media authoring tools. Freeway, and its extensive feature set, result from Softpress' ongoing efforts to identify and meet the real needs of web designers in today's environment. Softpress creates tools that many people rely on for their day-to-day business, so they listen carefully to their customers. Future upgrades and product offerings will continue to demonstrate Softpress' commitment to quality, leading-edge innovation and customer service.

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