White Papers

Building Accessible Dynamic Websites with Macromedia ColdFusion MX

This white paper examines the tools and techniques required to build an accessible web application using Macromedia ColdFusion MX.

Building Effective Navigation with Flash 5- Integrating Macromedia Flash and Dreamweaver

This white paper gives hands-on advice on how to best integrate Macromedia Flash into an existing Dreamweaver site. It’s a quick and informative read for all developers considering implementing Macromedia Flash on their HTML site.

Building Rich Internet Applications with Macromedia Flash MX and ColdFusion MX

Enterprises can effectively use Macromedia Flash MX and ColdFusion MX to develop Internet-based business applications. In this white paper, a financial service application illustrates the key benefits of building Internet applications in Macromedia Flash over those built in HTML.

Creating a Web Service in ColdFusion MX

Written by Stacy Young of Macromedia, this document explains how to create a Web service in ColdFusion and how to invoke the new service over the Internet to faciliate a credit card transaction.

Developing Rich Internet Applications with Macromedia MX

Macromedia MX is the first complete family of products and technologies designed to work together to deliver Rich Internet Applications, an emerging class of applications that promises to change Internet application development. This white paper discusses the need for a new generation of applications, provides a technical overview of Rich Internet Applications, and describes how the new Macromedia MX product family allows you to develop these applications.

Enhancing User Interaction in Pet Market

Read the white paper from leading usability experts at User Interface Engineering evaluating Pet Market, Java Pet Shop and .NET Pet Store on the usability front.

Macromedia ColdFusion MX: Raising the Return on Investment of Internet Application Development

Read what Aberdeen Research has to say about how Macromedia ColdFusion MX can maximize your development team's productivity and increase your company's return on Internet technology investments.

Macromedia Flash MX Security

Macromedia takes security very seriously, and has done everything possible to ensure that Macromedia Flash MX is a secure technology that protects the user’s security and privacy. This document discusses security and privacy concerns with Macromedia Flash content, including a number of potential security issues associated with playing content from the local file system that originates from untrustworthy or unknown sources.

Macromedia Flash MX: A Next-Generation Rich Client

With the introduction of Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia is ushering in the next major innovation in client-side Internet content and applications. Macromedia Flash MX was built from the ground up to provide a ‘rich client’ environment for Internet content and applications that will radically improve the quality of end-user applications, making the Internet more relevant and useful to businesses and consumers.

Macromedia Flash: A New Hope for Web Applications

Read the white paper from User Interface Engineering on the benefits of using Macromedia Flash as a next-generation development tool for building rich, dynamic Internet applications.

Macromedia MX: Components and Web Services

The Macromedia MX product family combines ColdFusion MX components with the rich client capabilities of Macromedia Flash Player, and the development capabilities of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX with the openness and interoperability of SOAP and XML web services. Jeremy Allaire explains how new features in the Macromedia MX product family can help developers overcome limitations in their current approach to web development.

Macromedia MX: Empowering Enterprise E-Learning

Reusable learning objects offer the means to create personalized, relevant learning experiences while improving both organizational and employee performance and productivity. This executive-level white paper by Ellen Wagner and Frances Himes examines the emergence of enterprise learning and the value that e-learning offers as a strategy for learning across the enterprise. An overview of the Macromedia MX product line and how it can be leveraged for enterprise e-learning is provided.

Macromedia MX: Strategies and Architectures for E-Learning Content

This white paper by Tanya Heins and Frances Himes will help IT and e-learning managers understand how to assemble and deliver template-driven learning objects that can be easily adapted to an organization's instructional model. Specific examples of templates created with Macromedia Studio MX, Macromedia ColdFusion MX, and Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX will be used to illustrate this flexible development process.

Use Cases for Media, Messaging, and Collaboration

Get scenarios for using Macromedia Flash Communications Server MX from the engineers who built the product.