Visual WebGui releases the first coding-free Point & Click Web Design Tool
Tel Aviv, Israel —May 26, 2009—Gizmox, www.visualwebgui.com, the provider of the Visual WebGui (VWG) rich internet application (RIA) development and deployment platform, announced today the release of Visual WebGui 6.4 Free Preview Version. This cutting-edge version introduces a new Point & Click Web Design Tool that, for the first time, provides a complete coding-free cycle for the creation of complex, enterprise-grade web applications. VWG 6.4’s coding-free application development and coding-free UI designer combine the ease of Visual WebGui Drag & Drop development with sophisticated visual design for DHTML UI’s or Microsoft Silverlight.
The new 6.4 Point & Click Web Design Tool integrates with existing design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Expression Blend, Adobe Flash CS, and more, and allows UI designers to fully customize their application themes and Visual WebGui's more than 80 out-of-the-box controls. The .NET third party control wizard wrapper enhances productivity and flexibility. Designing creative, professional Web 2.0 UI's with the Point & Click features of the 6.4 Web Design Tool eliminates any need for high level HTML, CSS, or XAML skills.
“Microsoft is pleased to work with Visual WebGui to deliver the best computing experience to our customers,” said Joe Marini, Director, Platform & Tools Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. “The newly added features in Visual WebGui 6.4 preview offer developers a flexible way to brand and differentiate their UIs for internal and customer-facing applications.”
The Visual WebGui 6.4 Free Preview Version includes the following features:
• Point & Click, Drag & Drop developer/designer interfaces that customize UI without writing code
• A visual designer that integrates with existing design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Expression Blend, Adobe Flash CS, and more to enable the most efficient developer and designer collaboration
• Parameters to customize the UI’s look and feel
• Saving and Reusing skins between projects
• Building controls from scratch
• The customization of third party controls and Visual WebGui’s out-of-the-box controls
• Enabling the design capabilities for multiple presentation layers
• The ability to design in runtime or while disconnected from Microsoft Visual Studio without the need to compile the project
• Easy management of all project's resources and the integrative capability to edit those resources
• New scalability extensions for redundancy and mulit-user SaaS/Cloud Computing level
"The Visual WebGui 6.4 preview version is another step toward simplifying and commoditizing complex AJAX Web development,” said Navot Peled, CEO and founder of Gizmox. “The ease of developing with Visual WebGui combined with the new efficient interface between developers and designers gives Visual WebGui an edge over other RIA development platforms. The market loves our solution and rewards us in its download and adoption rate."
Visual WebGui is the first open source RIA development and deployment platform to extend desktop power to the internet atop standard .NET. Visual WebGui allows users to build more powerful, rich and fast UI’s using control and theme designers and the Drag & Drop visual form designer to deploy to the Web or Cloud as AJAX or Silverlight UIs. Developing Web applications in Visual WebGui provides no learning curve for Windows developers who feel more at home programming in Visual Basic, C#, and other desktop native programs, cutting development time up to a proven 90 percent. More than 35,000 VWG applications have been built, and are in production, at enterprises such as SAP, IBM, Israel Aerospace Industry, 3 out of 4 leading Israeli Banks, leading insurance companies, government offices, and multi-national companies such as Visa, Stainly, Trysis, NetworkD, Net Size, American File Net, Phoenix insurance company, Blue Phoenix, Texas Instrument and many more.
Gizmox, the developer of Visual WebGui open source platform and a member of the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program, was founded in July 2007. Gizmox enables Web-like desktop platform; its SDK has been downloaded by more than 350,000 individuals and software houses with more than 35,000 active community members. The company is funded by Venture Capital and private investors. It’s one of the founders and active chairman of the board is Professor Arie Scope founder of Microsoft's Israel subsidiary, and its former General Manager and Chairman for 16 years.