Macromedia is working with Nokia to develop an authoring solution for mobile handsets, using visual Wireless Markup Language (WML) objects for Dreamweaver.

Macromedia says the deal will simplify the development process and mean a wider range of Internet content will soon be available on mobile devices.

WML objects for Dreamweaver provide a visual interface for creating Internet content for Nokia handheld devices. Until now, WML has been generated in text editors that don’t show how the content will appear on users’ handsets. WML objects will bisually render content within Dreamweaver and provide feedback on how the content will appear.

Developers will be able to create new WML decks and cards, insert images, modify text, and implement anchors and styles within the Dreamweaver interface.

The WML objects for Dreamweaver are scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2000.