NetObjects has reworked its Fusion site manager into a capable site creation tool. The new Matrix Services let users tap third-party services on a site without having to write source code, but its HTML editing abilities dont match those of FrontPage.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Fusion doesnt tie users to the other applications that might change in the future. Text blocks are easy to move; large number of available styles. Users cannot edit Fusion-generated HTML, only hand-coded HTML; Matrix Services are an ongoing cost. NetObjects Inc., Redwood City, Calif.; (888)892-0702; www.netobjects.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Fusion MX provides small organizations with a quick path to the Web via fully templated sites and pages.