./Macromedia’s buttons

Considering how long I personally have been developing using Macromedia products – 10 years as of this post, and taking into account the fact that they are now wholely Adobe. I thought that for prosperity I would create a page in homage to these little graphical indicators that are oh so often overlooked. As you can see the style branding and overall execution of the graphical treatments has changed considerably since their first outings.

All the dates are as close as I can remember – please feel free to correct me if they are off. I’m also not sure if there is a complete set or if I am missing any – I do know there was a blue backed Flash button similar to the 1997-1999 one but with the Flash 2/3 logo on it, this may just be a bootleg.

Circa 1997 – 1999
Macromedia Get Shockwave Flash Button  Macromedia Get Shockwave Button  Macromedia Get Shockwave Freehand Button  

Yes you read the button correctly – there was once a Shockwave Freehand plugin for rich illustrations through your browser! Obviously Flash put paid to that plugin very quickly :P If you want to read more on the subject check out these links:

Circa 1999 – 2002

Macromedia Get Flash Button  Macromedia Get Shockwave Button  Macromedia Get Authorware Button
Macromedia Made with Director MX Button  Macromedia Made with Dreamweaver MX Button  Macromedia Made with Flash MX Button  Macromedia Made with Fireworks MX Button  Macromedia Made with Freehand Button  Macromedia Made with Fontographer Button  Macromedia Made with Generator Button  Macromedia Made with Drumbeat Button  Macromedia Made with Dreamweaver UltraDev Button
Macromedia Made with Director Shockwave Studio Button  Macromedia Made with Dreamweaver Fireworks Studio Button  

Circa 2002 – 2004

Macromedia Get Flash Button  Macromedia Get Shockwave Button  Macromedia Get Authorwave Button
Macromedia Get Flash Button  Macromedia Get Shockwave Button  Macromedia Get Authorwave Button
Macromedia Made with Director MX Button  Macromedia Made with Dreamweaver MX Button  Macromedia Made with Flash MX Button  Macromedia Made with Fireworks MX Button  Macromedia Made with Studio MX Button  Macromedia Made with Freehand 10 Button
Macromedia Powered By Jrun Button

Circa 2004 – 2006

Macromedia Get Flash Button  Macromedia Get Shockwave Button  Macromedia Get Authorwave Button  Macromedia Updated with Contribute 3 Button
Macromedia Made with Director MX Button  Macromedia Made with Dreamweaver MX Button  Macromedia Made with Flash MX Button  Macromedia Made with Fireworks MX Button  Macromedia Made with Freehand 10 Button
Macromedia Made with Studio MX Button  Macromedia Powered By Jrun Button  Macromedia Powered By Flash Communication Server Button