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CSS Tool, Makes CSS approachable for Mac users

CSS guru Eric Meyer

With the release of Eric Meyer's CSS Sculptor from WebAssist, Adobe Dreamweaver users can now quickly create completely customized, Web standards compliant CSS-based layouts.

Modern Web design increasingly demands page layout rely on Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for better cross-browser compatibility and user accessibility. Creating proper CSS-based layouts that are cross-browser compatible is a daunting task for even an accomplished Web professional--Eric Meyer's CSS Sculptor is the answer.

"We created CSS Sculptor to help Web designers master the complexity of creating Web standards compliant CSS-based layouts," said Eric Meyer, an internationally recognized HTML, CSS, and Web standards expert and author. "I worked closely with WebAssist to craft a tool that gives Web designers both CSS power and flexibility."

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* CSS Sculptor gives Web designers and developers alike the best of both worlds: a solid CSS-based layout foundation and total customizable control. Once a layout is selected, the user can change any aspect of it, including page width and browser window position. Additional columns can be added to the left or right of the main content area; likewise, headers and footers can be included or omitted with a single checkbox click.

* CSS Sculptor features a unique user interface element that displays the structure of the CSS markup in a tree-like control. Extension users can select any layout component in the layout tree, such as the body or header, to define specific properties. The six-tabbed interface of CSS Sculptor allows users to quickly set just the properties they need to create the desired page.

* CSS Sculptor includes 30 of the most common Web page layouts, which can be easily modified in every aspect of CSS control, including page positioning, margins, fonts, and background images. Additionally, CSS Sculptor automatically creates a print style sheet for every design.

* CSS Sculptor can save any modified design as a new layout preset, which can instantly be re-created enabling Web designer's to export their custom layouts for use on another system, share with a team member or duplicate them for further modification.

"Eric's vision and expertise have taken CSS Sculptor to a whole new level of usability and output," said Joseph Lowery, Vice President of Marketing for WebAssist ."His included CSS comments help new users understand how the page is structured and can be turned off when no longer needed."

Eric Meyer's CSS Sculptor retails for $149.99 and is now available at a special introductory price of $99.99 through September 6, 2007 at www.webassist.com/go/css. CSS Sculptor is compatible with Dreamweaver CS3 and Dreamweaver 8 on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.

Eric Meyer has been working with the web since late 1993 and is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and Web standards. A widely read author, he is the founder of Complex Spiral Consulting, which counts among its clients America On-Line; Apple Computer, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank; and Macromedia, who described Eric as "a critical partner in our efforts to transform Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 into a revolutionary tool for CSS-based design."

WebAssist makes the Web work with market-leading extensions (software add-ons) for the Adobe (formerly Macromedia)platform in eCommerce and productivity. Through custom integration services, WebAssist empowers businesses to extend their product's reach into the world-wide developer market. WebAssist.com hosts a self-service developer community with over 200,000 members registered. WebAssist's partners include Adobe, PayPal, AOL, Yahoo!, Google, and Affinity.


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