Developer Resources

Macromedia Corporation is committed to setting the standard for customer support in developer education, technical support, and professional services. Therefore, the Macromedia Web site provides a wealth of online resources.

This section also describes other resources available for HomeSite developers.

Macromedia Web site

The Macromedia Web site is designed to give you quick access to the entire range of online resources, as the following table describes.
Resource
Description
URL
Macromedia Web site
General information about Macromedia products and services
www.macromedia.com
Product Information
Detailed product information on Macromedia products and related topics
http://www.macromedia.com/software/
Technical Support
Professional support programs offered by Macromedia
http://www.macromedia.com/support/
Knowledge Base
Repository of articles for improving the performance of Macromedia products and extending their functionality
http://www.macromedia.com/go/allaire_kb
Installation Support
Support for installation-related issues for all Macromedia products
http://www.macromedia.com/go/allaire_installation
Visual Tools Support Forums
Online access to experienced developers and Macromedia support staff, where you can post messages and read replies on subjects relating to Visual Tools features
http://www.macromedia.com/go/fp_cfstudio_hsforum
Developer Center
All the resources that you need to stay current in your skills, including online discussion groups, Knowledge Base, technical papers and more
http://www.macromedia.com/go/fp_cfstudio_hsdevcenter
Developer Center
All the resources that you need to stay current in your skills, including online discussion groups, Knowledge Base, technical papers and more
http://www.macromedia.com/go/fp_cfstudio_jrundevcenter
Developer Exchange
Open repository where you can view, contribute, and download multiple types of content that benefit software developers, for example custom tags, scripts, Web content, visual tools, and third-party applications
http://www.macromedia.com/go/fp_cfstudio_exchange
HomeSite Community Resources
Online technical resources for HomeSite developers that are built and maintained within the HomeSite developer community
www.allaire.com/handlers/index.cfm?id=21790
Also see the portal site HomeSite WebRing
ColdFusion for HomeSite users
Resources for learning how to develop dynamic, data-driven Web sites, and a link to download a free evaluation copy of ColdFusion that you can use with HomeSite
http://www.macromedia.com/software/coldfusion/resources/
Browser testing sites
Browser compatibility is still an important issue for Web site developers and these sites provide online testing services.
http://builder.cnet.com/webbuilding/0-7255-8-5801921-1.html
Professional Education
Information about developer certification and the classes, on-site training, and online courses offered by Macromedia
http://www.macromedia.com/support/training/
Documentation
Links to download the latest documentation and documentation updates.
http://www.macromedia.com/go/allaire_docs
Macromedia Alliances
Connection with the growing network of solution providers, application developers, resellers, and hosting services which create solutions with Macromedia products
http://www.macromedia.com/partners/

Tutorials

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the source for all things Web-related. Their Web site has free tutorials on Web languages, technologies, and development available at www.W3Schools.com.

Another good Web source for tutorials is http://www.tutorialfind.com/tutorials/.

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