Second Public Beta of Freeway 5 released

Oxford, UK

February 6, 2008

Today, Softpress released the second iteration of the Freeway 5 Public Beta. This second version, as the first, is stable and usable. As part of its Beta Program, Softpress encourages all users to download this early look at the new generation of their award-winning web design products, and to provide feedback.

New in this version:

• “Scale And Trim” as an option
• Further Scriptaculous features
• Many fixes and minor enhancements

“We are extremely pleased with the positive reaction to the Freeway 5 Public Beta so far,” said Softpress Managing Director Richard Logan. “The new features and interface improvements have been warmly welcomed.”


The beta, P2, is available from the Softpress website ( as a thirty-day fully-working preview. A web form is available for feedback and problem reporting.

Boxed versions of Freeway 4 Pro and Freeway 4 Express will continue to be available from retailers worldwide. The Freeway Store ( will only be selling downloadable versions of Freeway 4 until the release of Freeway 5. During the beta period, the price of full download copies of Freeway 4 (including a free upgrade to Freeway 5) are reduced to $199 (Freeway 4 Pro) and $69 (Freeway 4 Express). There will be an announcement next week for upgraders from version 4 to version 5.

For more pricing information please visit:


Alongside Freeway’s traditional features (Master Pages, Freeway Shop and hundreds of other powerful time-saving features), Freeway 5 has a wide-range of new functionality including:

CSS menus – create amazing, high-speed dropdown or fly-out navigation schemes in minutes.

Make your own personalized Blogger templates.

A suite of Google Actions to allow you to add Google content effortlessly.

Scriptaculous Actions – a range of sensational dynamic effects: fade, blind, pulsate and more.

Accessibility provisions, including reports and views to ensure your target audience gets exactly what they need.

Many other new features and improvements, including sliced background images, background effects, new graphic effects, nested HTML lists, Save Archive, iPhoto import, color labeling, and more.


Freeway, famous for its ease-of-use and clean efficient standards-compliant code generation, is the tool of choice for professionals and home Mac users who prefer to focus on design issues, not on coding!


Softpress was founded in 1993 to address the emerging needs of publishers and designers for new media authoring tools. Its head office is in Oxford, England.


Reviewers are encouraged to download and assess the Beta. For a reviewers guide or to receive permission to use a version of this software for covermounts, please contact:

Ian Schray
US Marketing Manager, Softpress
+1 (503) 616-3875

Richard Logan
Managing Director
+44 (0) 1993 882588

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