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Freeway Pro for Mac

By Softpress Systems Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 30, 2010

Freeway Pro is a Web site design and maintenance tool that offers professional-level features without requiring any coding knowledge.

Freeway's Mac-style, multipane interface should feel familiar to users of other design programs, with its simple toolbar, a list of your site's pages in a pane on the left (including master pages), a main window showing the current selected page, and numerous floating palettes for formatting and settings. Less experienced Web designers will find a lot to like here, including Freeway's customizable templates, WYSIWYG and drag-and-drop editing, and the way the app handles everything code-related in the background, from integrating shopping carts to optimizing images and dynamically managing links. More experienced web designers will like the improved upload abilities (with support for SFTP and FTP-SSL) and how Freeway puts a premium on creating standards-compliant code (including fast CSS-based menus).

With its comprehensive feature set and numerous tutorials--including several related to building sites for iOS devices--Freeway is a solid all-around Web design tool for pro users regardless of skill level. More casual users might want to check out the lower-powered (and cheaper) Freeway Express.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.0.4

Menus created using the CSS Menus Action now close when a menu item has been clicked

General

Release March 6, 2015
Date Added March 6, 2015
Version 7.0.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None

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Developer's Description

A purpose-built page layout application for the Web, Freeway gives you all the legendary ease-of-use and features that launched the desktop publishing revolution. Quickly and effortlessly lay out your website, embed images and content, then publish your work as clean, standards-compliant HTML, and upload to your server, to .Mac, or to a folder. Freeway's smart about publishing - it'll only upload only your changes, saving you lots of time.

Let Freeway handle the heavy lifting.

Multimedia is a snap: embed Flash, QuickTime, YouTube content and more in seconds. E-commerce? Freeway comes with a free solution that allows you to make everything catalog pages right through to your shopping cart.

With excellent free and responsive telephone and email technical support, Freeway is the tool of choice for serious web designers, or anyone who wants to express themselves on the Web.

You supply the creativity. Freeway handles the code.

Freeway 5.5.1 is a paid-for upgrade available from the Softpress store.