By Michael Burns | on August 25, 2005
Company: Tivity Software
Pros: Requires no coding. Full PSD file support and import, plus a library of pre-built, customizable elements and components. State Modifiers replace scripting.
Cons: PSD file import restricted to seven layers. Documentation is slightly confusing, and absent timeline will deter some users.
Plenty of multimedia-authoring applications these days offer the ability to export your projects to the SWF Flash file format. The difference here lies in the process.
Tivity Software makes the bold claim that Xtivity generates fully interactive SWF Web projects all without coding, timeline, symbols, or movie clips. Instead, it uses a layout program-style workflow for creating and updating projects in real-time.
In Xtivity, you work with boxes, building blocks of the project that contain one item of content each, such as graphics, photos, text, SWF elements, movies, or blocks of colour.