Virtual Mechanics has released SiteSpinner Pro, a versatile Windows web authoring tool that makes it easy to design web pages that are optimized for the desktop, iPhone, Blackberry, SmartPhone, PDA, cell phone, and any mobile device
Sidney BC – Virtual Mechanics has released SiteSpinner Pro, a versatile Windows web authoring tool that makes it easy to design web pages that are optimized for the desktop, iPhone, Blackberry, SmartPhone, PDA, cell phone, and any mobile device. There are more than 3.5 billion mobile phone users worldwide, and nearly a billion of them access the Internet with their phones.
Because Virtual Mechanics and Opera Software partnered to integrate the popular Opera web browser into the latest release of SiteSpinner Pro, it offers features that are not available in any other web authoring software. With SiteSpinner Pro it is possible to design and preview web pages as they’ll look using standard mobile device resolutions. This enables the user to create a web site for desktop and laptop devices, and then design a separate layout for mobile devices, ensuring that content looks good on any PDA, cell phone, or mobile device.
When creating the mobile version of a web site, content that was designed for the standard desktop browser can be modified, or completely different content can be inserted and edited. Then, layouts can be previewed side-by-side at different desktop and mobile resolutions directly under the Preview tab.
Once separate desktop and mobile versions of the web site have been created, SiteSpinner Pro can publish both layouts as a single file. Visitors to the site using a desktop or laptop see the standard web site. Visitors to the site using an iPhone, Blackberry, or other mobile device, see the mobile layout. SiteSpinner Pro also has the ability to create single desktop/mobile optimized pages, as well as mobile-only formatted content.
SiteSpinner Pro is a Windows based visual web site publisher designed to be easy for beginners, but with powerful features that they can grow into. In addition, the new version has the power features that professional web designers need to serve their clients. “More and more, people are using mobile devices to browse the Internet,” said J. Peter White, CEO, Virtual Mechanics. “SiteSpinner Pro now lets web site designers create web pages that will look great on these smaller screens.
“Developers prefer to spend their time creating, rather than testing,” White continued. “With Opera integrated, developers can build a site and then immediately test how it renders on screens of any size. This radically cuts site development costs by reducing testing time and additional strain to produce mobile or PDA-specific sites.”
The program’s industry-standards compliant use of CSS enables pixel precision WYSIWYG design that lets you position text, graphics, rich media and words exactly where you want them. Additional layout enhancements including relative sizing and positioning of objects; the content moves and/or scales to fit the page. Graphics functions include image rotation/skewing/layering/transparency. With its built-in word processor, advanced layout options, and integrated graphics capabilities, it’s easy to build stunning, professional looking web and mobile sites without having to learn HTML.
In addition to WYSIWYG support for developing pages for mobile devices, SiteSpinner Pro includes advanced features that enable you to build Interactive Animation, including an Action Editor, Behavior Editor, and Key Frame Animator. When your are done, SiteSpinner Pro supports publishing to HTML, DHTML, or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). SiteSpinner Pro requires a Pentium-class PC running Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/Vista. A single-user license for SiteSpinner Pro costs $99(US).