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Site Builder Network - SBN Wire: WEB SUMMER CAMP '97



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In this issue:

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

* WEB SUMMER CAMP '97
* NEW - "ZDTIPS OF THE WEEK" SERVICE
* LATEST DISPATCHES FROM THE CDF FRONT

MEMBERSHIP DOWNLOADS AND NEWS SPOTLIGHT

* IS YOUR SITE MADE WITH STYLE?
* GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER CLASSES
* COBWEB'S MERCHANT GATEWAY, TRIAL VERSION 1.1 FOR
WINDOWS NT 4.0
* CHILISOFT VISUAL INTERDEV
* JAMBA - FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
* MACROMEDIA SPECIAL OFFERS TO SITE BUILDER MEMBERS

EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

* GET READY FOR VFP DEVCON 97


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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

WEB SUMMER CAMP '97
Have your kids attend summer camp without ever leaving
home!

The Site Builder Network and Electravision, an SBN Level
3 member, invite your kids, ages 7 through 12, to join
"Web Summer Camp '97" from July 15 to August 15, 1997.
Enrollment is limited, so sign up early (by June 8,
1997) and save! (See the online registration information
below.)

Your kids will be teamed up with kids from all over the
country to learn how to make their own Web sites, upload
them to a server, stay safe on the Web, use the Web to
do online research projects, go on Web field trips, and
have a chance to win fabulous prizes like a computer
from Micron and videotapes for kids from Twentieth
Century Fox Home Entertainment!

Online "camp counselors" and "technical aides" will
assist your kids every step of the way with individual
attention. Plenty of chat rooms, team activities, and
contests will make learning about the Web fun -- all
from the convenience of home.

*Register by June 8, 1997 and you pay only US$75.00
*Register between June 9 and June 30 and pay US$95.00

The registration price includes FREE software:

Kid's Web Kit - Web creation software from Peachpit
Press
A Web site creation software kit just for kids! This CD-
ROM and companion book also includes Internet Explorer
3.02.
A US$22.95 value!

Flying Colors - Kids Paint software from Magic Mouse
The coolest and most powerful graphics program for kids!
Comes with hundreds of professionally designed,
realistic stamps and backgrounds to give your kids a
creative leg-up.
A US$25.00 value!

Microsoft FrontPage 97 - Professional Web development
software
For the next step in Web development Microsoft FrontPage
makes creating professional-quality Web sites
effortless.  Powerful new functionality and support for
the latest Web technologies gives the kids all the tools
they need to create incredible Web sites!
A US$149.00 value!

Register at http://www.kidswebcamp.com/webcamp/index.htm

NEW - "ZDTIPS OF THE WEEK" SERVICE
As a member of the Site Builder Network, you can receive
free technical tips on Internet Explorer, Front Page,
Visual J++, Active Server, Visual Basic, Office
Developer, SQL Server and/or Merchant Server.    The
tips are delivered weekly from ZDTips to the e-mail
address you provide.  To participate, go to the SBN
Members Only Lounge at
http://www.microsoft.com/sbnmember/lounges/lounges.asp.
Not a member yet?  What are you waiting for?  Just do it
- http://www.microsoft.com/sbnmember/apply/apply.asp.

If you have any questions on the tip of the week offers,
please contact ZDTips at
customer_relations@merlin.cobb.zd.com.

LATEST DISPATCHES FROM THE CDF FRONT
We've posted an updated version of the Channel
Definition Format that Microsoft and other partners have
submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium, including a
summary of proposed changes at
http://www.microsoft.com/standards/cdf-f.htm.


MEMBERSHIP DOWNLOADS AND NEWS SPOTLIGHT

IS YOUR SITE MADE WITH STYLE?
Cascading style sheets let you exercise more control
over the way you organize your HTML content, colors,
fonts, and alignment. Site Builder Network Magazine
design columnist Nadja vol Ochs talks to a pair of
designers who use Dynamic HTML to rev up their CSS
engines.  Go to the Site Lights column at
http://www.microsoft.com/sitebuilder/columnists/site0529
.asp to find out more.

GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER CLASSES
Inner classes are a new feature of the JDK(tm) 1.1 language
definition.   As an extension of the standard Java
language, they allow us to define new classes inside
other classes, and even in other unusual places. In a
new installment of his Jazzed on Java column, for
experienced developers, Howard Katz shows how to define
new classes inside other classes.  Check it out at
http://www.microsoft.com/sitebuilder/columnists/java0530
.asp.

COBWEB'S MERCHANT GATEWAY, TRIAL VERSION 1.1 FOR WINDOWS
NT 4.0
Make your Web site pay with the first truly turnkey Web
Commerce solution for secure credit card transaction
processing. Regardless of your catalog front-end,
Merchant Gateway will fit your environment. Merchant
Gateway provides on-line merchants with a comprehensive
suite of Internet commerce services that encompasses all
electronic "back office" functions. From electronic
order processing and payment verification through secure
delivery of purchased products, Merchant Gateway can
process your transactions with services that are
complete, reliable, secure, and proven.  Go download it
now at
http://www.microsoft.com/sbnmember/download/download.asp
. If you like it, there is a 20% discount offered to
Site Builder Network members!  If you are impressed with
Merchant Gateway please come to www.merchantgateway.com,
become a member of our merchant or reseller community
and we will discount your purchase of the full version
of Merchant Gateway 1.1!

CHILISOFT VISUAL INTERDEV
Chili!Reports Visual InterDev Edition includes two
distinct design-time controls. One control steps you
through building a report and automatically generates
the resultant Active Server Page, making report creation
extremely simple. The second control creates an HTML
page (including ad hoc query capabilities) for
requesting the report over the Web or an Intranet,
minimizing coding and making complete report design a
simple process. Go get it at
http://www.microsoft.com/sbnmember/download/download.asp
.

JAMBA - FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Exclusive for Site Builder Network members until June
15th: Download
Beta 2.0 of Jamba, the design tool for building Java
applets without
programming or plug-ins. Blow past the limits of static
HTML pages and bring your website to life with Jamba.
Create cool Java animations that download in a flash.
Design web navigation, banners, surveys, and more - all
without programming or scripting of any kind. Let
Jamba's new Wizards help you build your first Java
applets in minutes, not hours. Go to
http://www.microsoft.com/sbnmember/download/download.asp
to get it now.  Jamba - because you dream in color, not
in code.

MACROMEDIA SPECIAL OFFER TO SITE BUILDER MEMBERS
Members of the Site Builder Network are being offered an
exclusive
introductory price on Flash 2, the newest Web tool
release from Macromedia, maker of Shockwave and
Director.

Complete with a library of ready-to-use interactive art
and full complement of drawing tools, Flash 2's vector-
based technology allows users to create small,
sophisticated animations with sound links, interactive
buttons, banners, logos, maps, cartoons, and more.
Streaming Flash graphics greet and engage Web site
visitors upon arrival, playing with the first frame
download.

SBN members can order Flash 2 for $179, or can upgrade
from the earlier version of Flash/FutureSplash Animator
for $99. This offer remains in effect through June 30,
1997 and applies to North America only.

This special promotional price is available only through
a link on the
Macromedia download area of the Site Builder Network
site http://www.microsoft.com/sbnmember/download/download.asp.
 Purchasers will be required to provide proof of SBN
membership to claim the discount. Flash 2 is guaranteed
with Macromedia's 30-day refund policy.


EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

GET READY FOR VFP DEVCON 97
The largest gathering of FoxPro developers in the world,
this year's Visual FoxPro DevCon is happening in San
Diego. 1,800 people participated in Visual FoxPro DevCon
96. Don't miss DevCon 97, co-sponsored by Microsoft and
Advisor.  Add yourself to the Visual FoxPro DevCon 97
mailing list by sending your name, company, mailing
address, telephone, fax, and e-mail info to
FoxProDevCon@advisor.com.  Or, visit
http://www.advisor.com/ for more information.

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