You'll have to go to NetObjects' Web site to get those components, which have been updated for 5. If your organization uses NetObjects Fusion, the decision to upgrade will depend on your goals. The product's interface also has been redone. Disappointingly, it still does - at least by default. To reorganise your site, simply drag-and-drop your page icons and the navigation automatically updates. This is where NetObjects Fusion comes in. However, that approach could be unwieldy if you're working with multiple links to large databases. However, as of this writing, the Microsoft component wasn't available yet. Layout, text and images remain the foundation of each page but, over the years, NetObjects Fusion has added support for a host of other web objects through its component framework. However, there's now a new option to take advantage of CSS-positioning and semantic XHTML during output - though this is so well hidden that most users are unlikely to come across it. Putting it all together is easier, thanks to the Site View screen, which presents the entire site in a schematic, color-coded fashion. But the improvements probably will not be enough to lure users away from other authoring tools.
Ignore the hard sell and you can get underway by hitting the Site Wizard button, which lets you choose from a range of 68 preset designs. The resulting code isn't just cleaner, more accessible and quicker to render in modern browsers, it's also more search-engine friendly. Drag-and-drop operations make it possible to cut, copy, paste and move pages around within your site. The process of connecting elements on a Web page to data from other sources, such as a third-party database or a Microsoft Excel file, has changed in the new version of Fusion. However, many haven't been updated for years. Using the new Multi-Layout Region tool, you can now add accordions, tabbed panels and toggle panes that the end user can interact with. However, there's now a new option to take advantage of CSS-positioning and semantic XHTML during output - though this is so well hidden that most users are unlikely to come across it. Once you've finished with Site view, double-clicking on your icon - or now multiple icons - opens your pages as tabs in Page view ready for editing. The map looks like a typical directory tree, although it is actually the outline of the document's structure, and it makes navigating a page's source code easier and less time consuming. Disappointingly, it still does - at least by default. Worse, whenever you load the program, you're now greeted by the ugly Online view, which is primarily designed to promote domain, hosting and marketing services. After you've created the basic layout for your page, formatting your text is simple, using the Word-style toolbar or Text Properties panel. Some of these, such as guest pages, password protection and video holders, are clearly useful on occasion, as is the new support for Google Sitemaps and Analytics, and the ability to incorporate RSS feeds. If your organization uses NetObjects Fusion, the decision to upgrade will depend on your goals. NetObjects Fusion 11 review These days, every business is expected to have some sort of web presence, but the average user can't be expected to get to grips with mark-up languages such as HTML and CSS, let alone recent web technologies such as Ajax and XML. Around ten years ago, NetObjects Fusion's clean interface - clearly split into separate task-based views, each offering just a couple of large graphical commands - was a model of streamlined simplicity. A background-publishing feature works in the off hours and behind the scenes by publishing the pages to a Web server. Thankfully, NetObjects Fusion 11 provides a far more practical and subtle example of components and dynamic handling in action with its new Ajax support. Once you've chosen your basic design, you structure your site in Site view. It's still an easy program to use, and the new tools and improvements in the just-released Fusion 5. But the improvements probably will not be enough to lure users away from other authoring tools. Page 1 of 2 NetObjects Fusion 11 review. However, NetObjects seems most excited by its new range of tacky Flash components, which include animated pseudo-3D letters, numbers and symbols. Unfortunately, while other programs — most notably Microsoft Corp. But those using other Web authoring tools will find little reason to jump to Fusion 5.