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Macromedia and Affinity Partner to Deliver Complete SMB Solution

Macromedia and Affinity Partner to Deliver Complete SMB Solution

Affinity Internet, a leading hosting services provider, and Macromedia have announced a wide-ranging partnership to deliver a feature-rich Web site solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Combining Macromedia Contribute - software tailor-built for non-technical users to update, create, and publish Web content to any HTML Web site - with Affinity's Web site hosting services and e-business applications will provide a complete co-branded solution for the SMB market.

"Partnering with Macromedia to deliver a compelling small business Web site solution reinforces Affinity's commitment to delivering the best Web solutions for our customers," said Peter Chambers, CEO of Affinity Internet. "By leveraging Macromedia's experience in Web development with Affinity's Web hosting expertise, we are providing a complete package enabling customers to establish and enhance a Web presence that is valuable, successful, and easy to maintain."

Contribute is built on the same software engine as Macromedia Dreamweaver, the market-leading Website development solution for Web professionals. Contribute incorporates an easy-to-use interface that enables non-technical users to develop Web sites and edit site content.

Affinity's solutions and services include professional tools for small businesses to maintain a successful Web presence. Included in the Affinity Web hosting solutions are hosting services, secure business-class e-mail, merchant solutions, as well as marketing and analysis tools that are easy to use and backed by 24/7 customer service. Affinity's hosting brands include Bigstep, HostSave, WinSave, and ValueWeb.

"In our aim to reach small and medium-sized businesses, Affinity provides a wide scope of Web hosting services and the SMB market expertise to help us create a complete offering," said Beth Davis, senior vice president of product marketing, Macromedia. "This partnership will enable us to provide customers with a one-stop solution to effectively deliver great experiences online."

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