Price When Reviewed: 335 . 139 . 705 . 895
Pros: CSS editor improvements speeds up designing for online devices. Also includes a couple of handy pre-made CSS objects to drag-&-drop on your pages.
Cons: It’s expensive, and doesn’t have as large a user community as the likes of Dreamweaver.
Web designers already familiar with GoLive’s features will be happy to hear that Adobe has made efforts to improve the functionality and performance of GoLive in its CS 2 version. As in the rest of the Creative Suite, Adobe has managed to update GoLive CS 2 at the same time as its other products, but the company hasn’t paid quite as much attention to it as it has to the main flagship applications.
The list of new features and improvements certainly does not compare in length and detail to Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign CS 2. However, the additions to GoLive are impressive, and intelligently executed.
In the past GoLive has been viewed as a poor relation to Macromedia’s Dreamweaver, and this upgrade isn’t going to change that. In terms of features and marketshare, Dreamweaver is streets ahead, but GoLive’s saving grace is that it’s still much less buggy and more robust than Dreamweaver.