Macromedia PowerApplets are a collection of web components authored in Java and Shockwave that were provided by Macromedia to help developers create dynamic multimedia web pages with visual impact without complex programming.
The PowerApplets were bundled with Macromedia Backstage Designer Plus and as part of Backstage Desktop Studio and Enterprise Studio. Macromedia also released Macromedia AppletAce to visually configure and test the PowerApplets.
- Animator animates an image or image sequence across a display area using a simple set of animation paths.
- Banners displays a series of one or more moving messages within an area on a web page.
- Bullets allows the display one of two kinds of Java-animated markers on a web page - bullets or separators.
- Charts displays data in one of four bar chart formats on a web page.
- Imagemap can highlight or replace art in hot regions on an imagemap.
- Icons displays a collection of useful animated objects for web pages.
- PowerApplets Info, Macromedia. Archived 1996-10-27.
- Backstage Designer Plus by Amarendra Singh, PC Magazine, p.120-130. 1996-09-10.
- Macromedia launches Backstage web development line, Computer Business Review. 1996-06-27.
- Briefs, Design Week. 1996-08-16.
- Macromedia PowerApplets at Macromedia (archived 1996-10-27)
- PowerApplets Developers Center (archived 1996-10-27)
- Macromedia PowerApplets at the Macromedia Wiki
- Java served without the code at CNET (1996-07-17)
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