The tool, Client/Server Guidelines Web Design, lets developers compile rules and techniques for building Web applications so that a company's intranet applications retain a consistent look and feel.
Analysts said the tool should help corporations move existing commercial-grade client-server applications running on Windows and Unix systems to the Web while retaining the logical layout of the original applications.
The tool maintains a database of design examples, reasons for design criteria, and possible exceptions to established rules. Developers can refer to the rules when designing intranet Web pages.
Client/Server Guidelines Web Design ships next week, priced at $95.