Macromedia is offering online Macintosh-courses for its Web-publishing software at the Macromedia University.

Mac courses are available for advanced and basic users of Director 8, Dreamweaver 3, Freehand 9, and Fireworks 3.

Further Mac courses will be available later this quarter, including Dreamweaver 4, Dreamweaver Ultra Dev 4, Fireworks 4, Ultra Dev 4 and Fireworks 4 Studio.

Online learning Tom Hale, senior vice-president of product marketing for Macromedia, said: "Our latest Mac courses will let users take advantage of the best online-learning resource to kick-start or enhance their careers with essential Web-publishing skills.

"The response to Macromedia University had been phenomenal from both new Macromedia users and established pros. With the addition of Mac-specific classes, it becomes an even more complete resource."

The courses are delivered using the Macromedia Flash and ShockWave technologies.

A Macromedia Flash 5 lesson can be sampled at Macromedia's Web site.

Prices for Macromedia University courses are based on annual subscription, there is a 30-day online training course for Macromedia's Flash 5 also available at its Web site.