Adobe PageMill

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Adobe PageMill
Developer(s) Adobe Systems
Development status Discontinued
Written in C++
Operating system Mac OS and Microsoft Windows
Type HTML editor
License Proprietary

PageMill is a software program that was published by Adobe Systems for editing Web page HTML in a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) fashion. It was one of the first such editors.

History[edit]

Seneca Inc. developed the original PageMill and SiteMill products. During open beta testing, Adobe acquired the company and rebranded the product with their own logo.[citation needed] Adobe released PageMill 1.0 in late 1995.[1] It was considered revolutionary at the time, as it was the first HTML editor that was considered user friendly, cited as the "PageMaker of the WWW".[2] This first version, however, was also criticized for lacking items such as a spell-checker and support for creating HTML tables.[2] Adobe acquired Seneca in 1996.

Adobe PageMill 2.0, which was introduced in early 1997, corrected these issues with a package that, according to one review, "adds more features than I have fingers and toes… PageMill with its tables, frames, graphics, and support for form interfaces, makes it easy to lay out a page".[3]

Adobe PageMill 3.0, released in early 1999, supported embedded font commands and a site-management feature. It was discontinued in February 2000, due to the acquisition and promotion of Adobe GoLive.[4] A later patch, still available from Adobe, fixed a problem with FTP upload.[5]

PageMill was often bundled with other products such as scanners or promotional CD-ROMs, rather than sold as a stand-alone product.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pipeline". InfoWorld (InfoWorld Media Group) 17 (45): p. 58. November 6, 1995. ISSN 0199-6649.  Adobe began shipping PageMill for the Macintosh priced at $99.
  2. ^ a b "Review of Adobe PageMill 1.0". Society of Cartographers Bulletin. late 1995. Archived from the original on 2007-09-22. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Review of Adobe PageMill 2.0". Society of Cartographers Bulletin. early 1997. Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Adobe PageMill Discontinued". Adobe.com. 2005-01-05. Archived from the original on 2005-03-07. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  5. ^ "PageMill 3.0.1 Update for Windows". Adobe. February 25, 2000. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 

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