Macromedia has launched Macromedia Exchange for Flash, a Web site devoted to Flash developers.

On the Exchange, developers can share Macromedia Flash 5 extensions such as Smart Clips, ActionScript samples, Generator templates and source files. Macromedia hopes that the 500,000 strong community of Flash developers will use the site to share and pool knowledge and resources.

Kevin Lynch, president of Macromedia products, said: "The Macromedia Exchange for Flash adds the ability to easily share technology across the entire community, making content development more efficient and making it easier to create the best user experiences."

Free extensions, already available on the Exchange, range from new button libraries to Smart Clips for HTML-style user interface element. ActionScript samples are also available. Macromedia's Extension Manager is also available – this facilitates the sharing and installation of extensions and is available as a free download from the Exchange for Flash site.

Mike Jones, a Flash specialist, said: "The Macromedia Exchange for Flash makes standardizing our development process across platforms and locations as simple as placing the file on our servers."

The launch of the Exchange for Flash developers follows the successful launch of the Dreamweaver Exchange in April. Since then, over two million users have visited the Dreamweaver Exchange.