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    5. Adobe Acrobat 5.0
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    20. Adobe GoLive CS Upgrade (Mac)

    1. .Mac 2.5 Retail
    list price: $99.99
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    Asin: B0002HTDUO
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 365
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    Features

    • Award-winning virus protection from McAfee Virex with automatic eUpdate
    • First-class email service - 15MB of storage and no ads
    • 10 new templates for movies, photos, cross-platform file sharing, and more
    • Over 200 new iCards and built-in access to .Mac Address Book
    • Expert training from Apple for .Mac, Panther, and iLife '04

    2. Adobe GoLive CS2 Upgrade (Mac)
    list price: $169.00
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    Asin: B00081G36G
    Catlog: Software
    Manufacturer: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 421
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    Product Description

    Adobe GoLive CS2 Upgrade for Mac .Adobe GoLive CS2 software lets you unlock the power of CSS with intuitive visual tools such as prebuilt CSS objects that you can drag and drop to build sophisticated sites. Jump-start your designs by automatically converting Adobe InDesign layouts into XHTML or CSS Web pages. Or, design leading-edge Web and mobile content and applications in an advanced coding environment that supports SVG Tiny, SMIL, MMS, MPEG-4, XHTML, CSS, and other open global standards. Maintain your sites with comprehensive site management tools.Build sophisticated CSS-based Web content in an intuitive visual environment and enjoy comprehensive site maintenance. Efficiently create or leverage assets for your Web and mobile sites through tight integration with Adobe Creative Suite 2 software. Design mobile sites and applications based on open standards, using visual authoring tools and native device emulation. ... Read more


    3. Adobe GoLive 6.0
    list price: $444.99
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    Asin: B00005V7GL
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 2993
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Adobe has taken GoLive, its Web design and management tool, and improvedits integration with other applications, adding a number of useful extras in theprocess. In addition to the design elements of the program, GoLive 6.0 includessections devoted to Web site management and maintenance, as well as teamcollaboration.

    The main working area of the program deliberately looks much like other Adobeapplications, making it easy to move between them. The main editing windowsfloat on the GoLive worktop, with palettes of functions controlling the tools.Users can now drag and stash palette tabs individually at the edge of thescreen.

    The key new features of GoLive 6.0 can be divided into three areas. Under thedesign-and-develop category comes greatly improved table handling, with newediting features--particularly selection--and increased control of HTML code.Adobe has also integrated GoLive more closely with Photoshop, Illustrator, andLiveMotion.

    Manage functions govern how several people working on same aspect of a sitehandle different versions and revisions. The revision list is a good example, asit offers full details of who made certain changes to what, along with the timethe changes were entered.

    Finally, there's the deploy function, for when you finally launch your site.This feature offers new and improved support for WML authoring, writing fordisplay on WAP devices, XML, QuickTime, and more of the growing family of Webstandards.

    Overall, GoLive is a worthwhile improvement if you're thinking about upgradingfrom a previous version. For newbies, make sure you're serious about Web sitemanagement, as this is a heavyweight tool. --Simon Williams ... Read more

    Reviews (6)

    1-0 out of 5 stars disappointing-a mistake
    Unfortunately, I purchased this program because of Adobe's reputation. Maybe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat are great programs, but adobe has really struck out with golive. it has a clunky interface. the ftp browser hangs on me everytime I upload.
    the interface is not intuitive. when I edit pages, strange glitches occur.Shareware programs are easier to use, although not as feature rich as golive. Most of the experienced web designers I have talked to recommend dreamweaver. it looks like I will have to buy Dreamweaver

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great web application for designers
    If you love photoshop, illustrator, InDesign... you should use GoLive for your webs. Some will say this application is difficult to learn and overburdened with adobe-style tool palettes, and this is fair criticism. If you are a photoshop user and have spent the many hours and weeks it takes to become proficient at using Adobe's GUI, then move to GoLive and you will quickly find yourself at home.

    If you consider yourself more a designer than coder, and you like designing with Adobe software, then GoLive will let you work the way you like to work. Also, from version 5.0 to 6.0, the coding compatibility has improved, particularly javascript.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A VERY UN-intuitive product!!
    THis is the worst of the lot. I had used Adobe's PageMill to make tons of websites but now that I've upgraded everything to OSX on my computer, I thought it would be a good idea to do that with my web design program.
    Buzz,...big mistake!!
    Go Live is SO complicated, it's impossible for me to put together a website.
    I can't seem to figure out anything in this program.
    I've been long time user of Photoshop, Illustrator and AfterEffects, but GoLive is destined to go in the round file.

    (wastebasket)
    Come on Adobe! Put something out there that we can use for web design that doesn't give everyone that uses it a big headache that makes them incapable of producing anything that can be uploaded quickly. Speed is everything! I don't want to spend my life trying to figure out ONE application!!!
    PLEASE make it simpler!!!!
    No update purchase for me.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Much too much of a good thing
    If you're a Mac user I presume you have little interest in unneccessary complexity--and GoLive delivers a level of complexity & difficulty that would make Microsoft proud.

    If designing web pages is your life this may be what you need. And believe me, it WILL be your life for months after you start using this application. You'll get to know every member of the GoLive support team on a first-name basis.

    For the rest of us, please, Adobe, make a GoLive Elements program or bring back PageMill.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Worthless. Money better spent elsewhere
    The Adobe team has a way of creating complexities for no particular reason. GoLive drowns in its own muli-tier, reverse-logical design. The development team has obviously intended this program to be used by those totally unfamiliar with the concept of straightforward thinking. Every moment using this software is agonizing and frustrating. It boggles the mind to even imagine the possibility of an Adobe team with usability as part of their gameplan. Please stay far away from GoLive. ... Read more


    4. Adobe Creative Suites Standard 1.1 (Mac)
    list price: $999.99
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    Asin: B0000DBNEE
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 3032
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    Features

    • An integrated design environment featuring the industry's foremost design tools
    • In-depth tips, expert tricks, and comprehensive design resources
    • Intuitive file finding, smooth workflow, and common interface and toolset
    • Single installer--control what you install and when you install it
    • Cross-media publishing--create content for both print and the Web

    5. Adobe Acrobat 5.0
    list price: $249.99
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    Asin: B00005ATSQ
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 3025
    Average Customer Review: 3.58 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (60)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Much needed upgrade
    Acrobat for Windows (and other Adobe software) is expensive. Way too much. Every Adobe program costs hundreds of dollars, and only recently they started offering product suites that greatly reduce the cost of ownership. Acrobat is included in every such collection. The problem with such collections (4 programs) is that the price tag approaches 4 digits. All of these suites contain Acrobat (4.0), the heading program of "e-paper solutions". If the changes from version 3.0 to version 4.0 were profound, then the change to version 5.0 is much more than substantial, it's overwhelming.

    REMARKS FOR FIRST-TIME USERS: If you don't already know that, here is a short, but important message for newcomers to the PDF world: if you only need to read PDF files - you do not need Adobe Acrobat - just download a free Acrobat *Reader* from Adobe website. If you need to create the simplest possible version of PDF documents, there are free tools on the web that will allow you to do that. Acrobat is a powerful program that is designed to assist you in almost every aspect of publishing electronic documents online, or sharing them in a multi-platform environment. Hence, as this software is expensive - you might reconsider your purchase. If you regularly publish important stuff online and you work in a potentially multi-platform environment or the whole network AND you think seriously about your work, then Acrobat is for you (this is why I tested and bought yet another upgrade). Nevertheless, this powerful tool may be too much. If you need to distribute files among friends or post some messages online, you might consider using HTML (available even via any word-processing software like Word). PDF format is really designed to be multi-platform - and you have to pay a "nice" price for the opportunity to create such documents.

    WHY IS THE UPGRADE WORTH YOUR ATTENTION: For the first time in Acrobat history you are able to RESTRUCTURE existing PDF documents. It's especially useful when you no longer have the original version of the file from which PDF was created. To this end, Acrobat uses the RTF format recognizable by every word processor. Acrobat can publish user-interactive documents online - with integrated (yet still limited) options used in productivity office suites: calculation, spell-checking, multi-user collaboration. You can specify permissions on distributed documents, like allowing/disallowing printing, changing or copying text to clipboard. Newly supported encryption is now 128 bit. Finally, FINALLY, Adobe decided to simplify the user interface a little. Now, more than ever, Acrobat toolbars are much more customizable - you can arrange them in the floating Photoshop-type way, or use all toolbars (including new formatting toolbar) at once, as in Microsoft software. This is a step in a good direction. Last, but not least, you have a PDF repair utility. It is especially useful when you use a browser plug-in (Acrobat integrates with MSIE and Netscape) to save a web page, or capture it and convert to PDF. There is a high probability that the file will include unnecessary portions of html code, including scripts. That's a very good reason to upgrade, if not anything else.

    REMARKS: PDF writer (a simple PDF-producer included as a "virtual" PDF printing option) fails more often than not and in order to have correct results, it's better to use Distiller (a full-featured virtual PDF printing engine) which may be not user-friendly to new users. Still, in this version 5.0 the old truth remains the same: not every graphics object you have in your document will be converted - sometimes you will get a blacked area instead of the picture. There is no other way around than experimenting with the file type, which may be confusing in some productivity applications.

    SUMMARY: Powerful tool for those who really need multi-platform secure document creation and distribution. It's still relatively-user unfriendly. If you have already used a previous version, 4.0., do not hesitate. If you are contemplating first-time purchase, read the above remarks and think twice. That's of course if you have enough money to buy Acrobat.

    5-0 out of 5 stars For functionality and reliable cross-platform compatibility.
    Acrobat 5.0 can convert any file type from its application's print command into a PDF, which, when viewed by someone with the free Acrobat Reader, will look the same as you created it, irrespective of their monitor's resolution setting, or computer platform. This means that a document containing text and images will look correct on screen and when printed. At present, the Adobe PDF format is the only means of achieving this.

    You can create a navigation path within your PDF using the Bookmarks feature. Highlight and add annotations to sections of the document. And include hyperlinks as in an HTML page, etc.

    Using Acrobat to create a bookmarked photo-gallery, for example, will result in a file much smaller than an equivalent HTML item when you use Acrobat's screen-optimised Distiller settings, and with all the images retained within the PDF itself, instead of split between a contents folder and its associated HTML page. The PDF can be secured so that your images and text are secure from simple pilfering.

    The security settings in Acrobat 5.0 are a little more comprehensive than was available in 4.0. Examples being password encryption at 128 bits, and print resolution options of high and low. Even so, PDF security is a matter of hot debate at present, as is security in any computer format. So don't get overly confident. Only regard a secured PDF as being safe from access or tampering by Joe Public. In the case of my photo-gallery example I can secure the PDF from interference in the Reader and the application by using a password. But the images can still be extracted in a PC by simply hitting the print-screen key and then pasting the clipboard contents into an image application such as Photoshop. This also applies to text which can then saved as a TIFF file and processed in an OCR application such as Fine Reader 5.0 Pro, or by straight transcription.

    Some features are now more easily accessed: Distiller and Security settings being two.

    Whether or not Acrobat 5.0 is a major improvement over 4.0 is superfluous, since 4.0 will soon be unavailable. 5.0 does everything that 4.0 did, and more, but some of the features are not backwards compatible with earlier versions of the reader. Users of your files will have to be forewarned if you are using such features, to upgrade their reader. Adobe claim over 200 million Acrobat Reader installations, but that includes readers of 3.0, 4.0, and 4.05 vintage. An example of incompatibility would be an access password set at 128 bits. The recipient must have the 5.0 reader installed to gain entry. Sorry to rabbit on about this, but it is a current point of contention as to why PDFs are not used as often as they might be. Joe Public seems to have an aversion to updating even their internet browser, which is why web-masters have such a fun time keeping their web-sites as compatible as possible. PDFs can be used instead of HTML pages on your web-site but for maximum compatibility you will have to ensure that all important features can be read by a 3.0 reader. Bit of a pain, but there you are. Keep your PDFs simple and there shouldn't be a problem.

    When you buy Acrobat 5.0, and you haven't any prior experience, I would recommend that you buy and work your way through Adobe's Acrobat 5.0 - Classroom in a Book. This, in conjunction with the Acrobat help guide ( Help > Help guide ), will tell you all that you need to know. Methodically work your way through the classroom book first though. It'll be a lot easier if you do.

    A well designed PDF is the best way for you to communicate your intentions whether that be an e-book, technical supplement, or a photo-gallery

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best deal going right now for Acrobat
    By the time I was done reading the reviews for Adobe Acrobat 6.0 I was depressed. Not only do I not have Windows XP, or Windows 2000, or NT installed in my machine (The only operating systems that will work with 6) I also couldn't muster up the confidence in the product after so many people were giving it the thumbs down. I want to create an eBook, and Adobe Reader is the most popular reader out there, with some 400 million, to a half a billion users with it installed. What a dilemma. I kept coming back to read some more. Finally I found the answer. I bought a new Adobe Acrobat 5.0 here at Amazon from one of their vendors, and it works great with my Windows 98SE. I planned on buying the 6.0 upgrade after they got the bugs out, and or I got a new computer with XP. Then I found out that 5.0 was the only version before, and that was the professional version. 6.0 Standard is a geared down version of 5. Ok, so it has some additional features, but it is missing all the rest of the professional features that 5 has.
    So what's the skinny on the deal? For what I paid for a new 5 that is the full program, unregistered, and upgradeable, plus what I would have to pay here at Amazon for the 6 Professional Upgrade, I saved 80 bucks, and wound up with both versions 5 and 6 pro. Which as I mentioned are both professional versions. If I bought 5 and upgraded to 6 standard, I would only spend a little more for both versions. (About 4 percent more for standard, and about 20 percent less for professional) That way if 6 standard turned out to be as bad as many were saying it is, I would have 5 also.
    In the final analysis, I am using 5 and am super excited about the new capabilities that Adobe Acrobat gives you. I'm hoping that by the time I get a new machine with XP on it, Adobe will come out with 6.something, or a second edition of 6 etc. with the fixes built in.
    I'm not the only one to come to this conclusion. I noticed in the sales rank at the time I bought it and wrote this review, that 5 was outselling 6. Also I noticed that in the "Those who bought 5 also bought this" section, it had a special note that said, 47% of the people who bought 5 also bought the 6 upgrade. If your running XP, 2000, or NT, get them both. That way all the bases are covered.
    Check out the reviews on 5 you'll be surprised how everybody raves about it. To be perfectly honest with you, if I had an XP machine, I would have ordered the 6 upgrade at the same time. Hope this helps.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Merely a Stepping Stone
    Since, for some unknown reason, Adobe doesn't offer a direct upgrade path from Acrobat 3 to Acrobat 6, I bought this Acrobat 5 Upgrade merely so I could qualify for a free upgrade to Acrobat 6. Not only is this silly of Adobe, it's also expensive. Instead of buying an Acrobat 6 package, sticking my old Acrobat 3 CD into the drive, and continuing on my way without further hassle or expense, I had to buy the Acrobat 5 upgrade, go to the Adobe website to find their customer support phone number, call them via their 800 number, get them copies of the receipt, pay a token shipping cost, and then install the new software. What's even worse is that I've spent over six weeks trying to do that. Amazon got me the package immediately. But, so far, I've had to talk to Adobe (at their expense) five times. The first time was to find out that the upgrade existed and get the instructions for faxing the information to them. Supposedly, my fax never arrived. Then, I had to talk to them about that and get a snail-mail address. Supposedly, THAT package never arrived. Then, with my next call, I managed to get an email address to send the documents to. Again, supposedly, that never arrived. Finally, I talked to a person who had me re-fax just the receipt and my Acrobat 3 serial number. She called me back within a half an hour and we completed the whole process (confirmed my shipping address and got a credit card number for the shipping fee). Besides the hassle I had to go through, this upgrade must have cost Adobe a bundle in phone and support personnel costs. The free upgrade period from Acrobat 5 to 6 is over now, but Adobe really needs to come up with a better way for their old Acrobat 3 customers to upgrade.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Newbie to Acrobat
    Yes indeed Adobe Acrobat is too expensive, but, when considering the alternatives of buying other brands of PDF software that have less than pleasing quality, it all boils down to choosing the product that has the highest quality. To my knowledge, Acrobat is still the best PDF software available.

    My personal needs are to create PDF files, encrypt them, require passwords to view, and restrict the user from printing and copying. After testing a couple other PDF products, I quickly discovered that their security was overly easy to bypass, no I take that back, they were *ridiculously* easy to bypass. Adobe's security has so far proven to be usefully solid.

    Since Adobe provides limited public information about their products, I recommend that you first buy a book teaching how to use an Adobe package and read it through so that you will know what the software actually does and does not do. Yes, I agree, having to purchase a book and spend the time studying is not the prefered way to learn about any product, but the few dollars invested can easily pay for itself by your knowing which software to buy (or more specifically, what not to buy!).

    What has amazed me the most with my Acrobat experience is when I had to call Adobe customer service to get a complex upgrade to version 6. Not only did the girl answering know what I was talking about, she also accomplished the entire order within that one phone call! WOW! Customer service like that is unheard of today. Apparently Adobe does care about its products enough to hire quality employees, and with that level of care, I feel more confident that I made the right decision choosing Adobe. Too, I purchased Acrobat from Amazon for the same reason of wanting quality service.

    There are other PDF products available, some are even free, but for those of us who prefer quality and usefulness over initially lower costs, Acrobat is an intelligence choice. Choosing the right product today, the one that does not crash nor take time away from our work to fiddle with settings, gives us more time to whine about the costs later. If Acrobat were less expensive, I would give it five stars. ... Read more


    6. Adobe Creative Suites Standard 1.1 Upgrade (Mac)
    list price: $549.99
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    Asin: B0000DBNIT
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 2930
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    Features

    • An integrated design environment featuring the industry's foremost design tools
    • In-depth tips, expert tricks, and comprehensive design resources
    • Intuitive file finding, smooth workflow, and common interface and toolset
    • Single installer--control what you install and when you install it
    • Cross-media publishing--create content for both print and the Web

    7. Adobe GoLive CS2 (Mac)
    list price: $399.00
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    Asin: B00081G2IA
    Catlog: Software
    Manufacturer: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 6909
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    Product Description

    Adobe GoLive CS2 for Mac .Adobe GoLive CS2 software lets you unlock the power of CSS with intuitive visual tools such as prebuilt CSS objects that you can drag and drop to build sophisticated sites. Jump-start your designs by automatically converting Adobe InDesign layouts into XHTML or CSS Web pages. Or, design leading-edge Web and mobile content and applications in an advanced coding environment that supports SVG Tiny, SMIL, MMS, MPEG-4, XHTML, CSS, and other open global standards. Maintain your sites with comprehensive site management tools.Build sophisticated CSS-based Web content in an intuitive visual environment and enjoy comprehensive site maintenance. Efficiently create or leverage assets for your Web and mobile sites through tight integration with Adobe Creative Suite 2 software. Design mobile sites and applications based on open standards, using visual authoring tools and native device emulation. ... Read more


    8. Adobe Creative Suites Premium 1.1 (Mac)
    list price: $1,229.99
    our price: $1,119.99
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    Asin: B0000DBN4H
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 1007
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • An integrated design environment featuring the industry's foremost design tools
    • In-depth tips, expert tricks, and comprehensive design resources
    • Intuitive file finding, smooth workflow, and common interface and toolset
    • Single installer--control what you install and when you install it
    • Cross-media publishing--create content for both print and the Web

    Reviews (4)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Don't forget to factor in manuals to the final price.
    I grew up on Adobe products. They used to include great manuals and tutorials. Now I have paid more and received less. I am trying to learn how to use GoLive but the online manual doesn't make a whole lot of sense. How come a printed manual isn't included? Oh, I have to pay more for it? How come I seem to be paying for printing costs then? Customer support? To get real help I'll have to pay for it. I used Adobe Premiere for Mac but that product got abandoned. I will not buy another Adobe product until they either give more or charge less. If you are getting started with web design I would suggest going somewhere else. That being said... Illustrator and Photoshop are both still great products and the upgrades were easy for me to understand (probably because the last versions I had included a printed manual and tutorials). Let's face it, if it wasn't for OS X, I would have just stuck to the older versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and PageMaker and bought Dreamweaver instead. Photoshop CS - Classroom in a Book = $45. Illustrator CS - Classroom in a Book = $31.50. GoLive CS - Classroom in a Book = $45. InDesign - Classroom in a Book = $45. Acrobat Pro - Classroom in a Book = $45. $211.50 in manuals right there. Its a good product but it keeps on costing you in time and money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent design software
    No software is perfect, but Adobe comes as close to well designed, intuitive, user-friendly software as I have ever seen. Photoshop and Illustrator have always been the industry standards, and here they are both improved - particularly the digital photographer will be happy with the new photo filters in Photoshop CS, and the much improved file browser and the new filter gallery are also excellent additions. As far as publishing programs are concerned, InDesign is a greatly more intuitive program than Quark at a fraction of its cost, and because its pallets function much the same as in Photoshop and Illustrator, it is an easily acquired program if you are familiar with Adobe software.

    I use these programs on a Mac OS X platform and for me they are very stable. I have had none of the crashing problems or tech support difficulties that another reviewer of the Adobe Creative Suite has had. For anyone using many design programs at once, enough RAM is always a requirement for smooth operation. But if you have enough RAM and a Mac platform, you should have no significant problems at all. PCs crash more by their nature because their operating system is not as stable as a Mac's, but still Adobe products are not only more intuitive than Microsoft's (for example), they also will crash far less on a PC than most other types of software (like Microsoft's).

    Photoshop and Illustrator have always defined the state of the art for photo editing and raster graphic software respectively, and here Adobe is carrying on the tradition. InDesign looks as though it is fast replacing Quark in the publishing industry as well, so if you are a creative professional you will be more than happy in the end to own the Adobe Creative Suite. What else would you use?

    1-0 out of 5 stars i used to like adobe...
    ...then i needed to contact their technical support because illustrator crashes when you try to label layers. they go out of their way to make it as difficult as possible. no email support. instead you have to ring an area code 206 number and wait until some overworked undertrained person tells you to reinstall the product or the operating system... very helpful. just like their software.

    i'll look elsewhere the next time i look for an illustration package or a graphics editor. and i won't even bother discussing their inept page layout program.

    4-0 out of 5 stars glad I got it
    I just bought it off of AMazon a week ago (which is the lowest price for the full version I have been able to find so far) and IM glad I did. For new people to the software, you may wanna stay with your older version for a bit and just get used to it before shelling out the money, but if your serious about design and making your workflow work to the max for you, this new collection is a must. Tight integration and the help of the version Cue additional file managment software will help even the messiest designer keep thier files inline. If design is what you want to do, then theres no better package to get. Ive been using Photoshop for years and Illustrator and Indesign for a while now and this is defenitly an inovation in design.
    I gave it 4 stars due to small problems I had installing the whole suite at once. I have never had the problem with anything else and it was frustrating. But after that its smooth saling. ... Read more


    9. Freehand 10.0

    Asin: B00005BABU
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Macromedia
    Sales Rank: 7618
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Macromedia is certainly one of the more technologically aggressive of the major software publishers, and now they are one of the first of the big boys (if not the first) to deliver a mainstream application fully compatible with Apple's new operating system, Mac OS X.

    Freehand 10 includes numerous new features in three areas: new illustration tools, improved productivity, and multiple output options such as PDF, HTML, and Flash. Freehand 10 also supports the IPTC header file information for services that take advantage of such information, such as Knight Ridder and the Associated Press.

    Illustrators will love "true contour gradients," a new feature that helps create the most realistic shading we've seen in a 2-D illustration program. Create gradients of irregular shapes, control the amount of shading at any point, and use multicolor gradients.

    Freehand's improved pen tool now looks and behaves exactly the same as it does in Flash and Fireworks. In fact, the whole Freehand interface now looks, feels, and behaves just like other Macromedia products, while still managing to look like whatever platform it's running on. For example, Freehand under Mac OS 9 looks like a classic Mac app, but the same app takes on the Aqua interface when running under OS X.

    Freehand 10 targets users who create material for print and the Web. Flash export, in the form of SWF files, has been improved, and conversely, a designer can now import Flash actions and assign them to objects in Freehand. Also, Freehand now has a Flash runtime engine complete with controller panel, so that Flash actions and files destined for SWF export can now be tested within Freehand.

    For those who create multiple-page documents, Freehand's Master Pages can be used to manage a 32,000-page document, sharing templates and page attributes while retaining the ability to edit master pages at any time. Child pages update dynamically when a master page is changed.

    For Mac OS X users, launching a major app like Freehand without first starting up the Classic environment is a real thrill. The native OS X interface is a nice complement to Freehand, and it makes us anxious to see other Macromedia products running under X. Freehand 10 is an important upgrade for existing users, and for new ones, numerous new features make it easier to learn than ever. --Mike Caputo ... Read more

    Reviews (2)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Stay with 9...or 8
    As a long-time Freehand user, MacroMedia continues to disappoint. Hardy anything new, yet commands are different and it is much slower than the previous version (which itself was slower than the previous version).

    MacroM has abandoned the print market anyway; I believe this is their last release of FreeHand. Its too bad, since it used to be a fine program.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing!
    Simply an amazing work of art. It's actually kind of sad how much Macromedia has us wrapped around it's genius little finger. If you're into vector graphics, this is your buy. Since, Illustrator 10 is bugged and Freehand is compatible with FLash, a new king shall rise.

    All hail Freehand 10!! ... Read more


    10. Fireworks MX Upgrade-Mac
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $199.99
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    Asin: B000066EUI
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Macromedia
    Sales Rank: 9051
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Create, optimize, and export interactive graphics in a single Web-centric environment using Macromedia Fireworks MX. Fireworks offers all the tools to make everything from simple graphic buttons to sophisticated rollover effects and pop-up menus. Support for major file formats and HTML standards and integration with popular HTML editors allow users to comfortably use Fireworks MX in any work environment.

    The workspace offers bitmap editing, precise text control, automation, and extensibility, allowing for rapid production and easy updates. Broad support for file formats, new standards like XHTML, and Section 508 compliance ensure that output matches current and future needs.

    Share files across graphics applications, including Macromedia Flash, Macromedia FreeHand, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Create vector graphics for Flash, export SWF files, and open graphics directly from within Flash. Open, edit, and export Photoshop graphics while retaining layers, masks, and text properties. Fireworks also integrates seamlessly with such editors as Macromedia Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage.

    Note: This is an upgrade version for owners of Fireworks 4 or earlier. ... Read more


    11. Director Mx Mac
    list price: $1,199.00
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    Asin: B00007HFUO
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Macromedia
    Sales Rank: 8661
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    With Director MX, you can build rich content that delivers real results, integrating interactive audio, video, bitmaps, vectors, text, fonts, and more. Work more effectively with the shared Macromedia MX user interface and take advantage of unprecedented Macromedia Flash MX integration. Customize your applications with an extensible plug-in architecture and ensure smooth playback, even when using long files or videos. Create accessible content for people with disabilities. And deploy on CD, DVD, corporate intranets, or to over 300 million Web users with Shockwave Player.

    Combine any media and deliver content anywhere, both on and offline. Integrate diverse media types and add custom functionality for more compelling applications. Work seamlessly with the Macromedia Flash MX family of products to create exceptionally dynamic rich content and applications. Work more efficiently with the Macromedia MX user interface and take advantage of industry standards such as XML and Web services.

    Easily incorporate a comprehensive array of media types, including major video (RealVideo, QuickTime, and AVI), audio (MP3, WAV, AIF, and RealAudio), bitmap (JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PSD, TIFF, and PICT), and vector (SWF) formats. Control these media types with the powerful Lingo programming language and behaviors in Director MX. Take advantage of lightweight vector graphics within Director MX applications. Import Macromedia Flash MX files and quickly modify them with the new Macromedia Flash MX Launch and Edit features.

    Develop self-voicing applications with captioning and customizable tab navigation. You can view accessible content created with Director MX on both Macintosh and Windows platforms without dedicated screen readers. Create multiuser games, distance-learning applications, and real-time collaboration with the Macromedia Flash MX Communication Server. Easily pass data to Macromedia ColdFusion MX and back with Macromedia Flash MX Remoting Service, a secure, high-performance connection between ColdFusion MX and Shockwave Player. ... Read more


    12. Freeway Express 3.5 (Mac)
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $99.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000AK981
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Softpress Systems
    Sales Rank: 3041
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't beat it for anywhere near the price
    after using frontpage (on windoze), dreamweaver, and trying golive I thought I'd give this a try. Within a few minutes I had a very nice, original site I'm actually proud of. It has a few tricky workarounds for more complex operations, but the ease of use overall is so easily worth the $99 bucks. Try it out (free demo at their site). ... Read more


    13. Adobe GoLive CS (Mac)
    list price: $399.99
    our price: $399.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000DC6L1
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 5408
    Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Work with Photoshop, Illustrator, and PDF files directly within the GoLive environment
    • Share Adobe InDesign files for true cross-media publishing across multiple devices
    • Use XML to transfer a print publication's text and image assets to GoLive
    • Create, edit, and refine sophisticated tables in a familiar drag-and-drop environment
    • True visual CSS Level 1 and Level 2 authoring and previewing give real-time style rendering and feedback

    Reviews (2)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Learning Organic Chemistry While Drunk Would Be Easier
    I am 3/4 the way through the Classroom in a Book on Adobe GoLive CS. To say that the workbook and the software is NOT user-friendly is a gross understatement. It's probably easier to read a 1,000 page book on HTML, JAVA, etc. programming that slog through this software. And I haven't even installed it. Complexity does not imply sophistication, at least not in this situation. This is Rube Golberg at its worst. WIth hundreds of pop up windows and subwindows, none of it intuitive, one suspects that the company geeks had fun creating this darling of theirs without considering the consumer.

    This is definitely not a software for a novice.

    1-0 out of 5 stars don't believe the marketing hype!
    I'm a GoLive user from way back, when the product was called CyberStudio and the company that wrote it was called GoLive (before Adobe bought them out). GoLive got me through my early days of web design and development, when I just wasn't interested in learning code, and I got some pretty good, basic interactive web sites publsihed. The previous version, 6, was pretty good, but had some toolbar display glitches and very lame CSS (cascading style sheet) support. And as a loyal Adobe customer (I mean sucker) I forked out the one-seventy for the Upgrade version of CS, mostly to fix those display glitches and to be able to use CSS as I have now been doing in other sites for a while using Dreamweaver MX. Well, after installing GoLive CS I am extremely disappointed with this release, it's a total waste of money. Not only are there currently a miriad of other display glitches, code problems, freezes, crashes and bugs, which Adobe have yet to fix, but I also find their new CSS features to be extremely complex. Also despite what the marketing hype says, the Layout View does not allways display CSS styles as they will look in a web browser, which leads to even more frustration and confusion when trying to style a page. It's hit or miss and I've got better things to do than guess what it's going to look like.

    Another reviewer of the upgrade version points out that in this version GoLive has eliminated the dynamic content technology that was in verson 6, but which remains in competitive programs like Dreamweaver.

    If you're using GL6, at least wait for the bug-fixing 7.01, but check indendent product reviews first, such as MacWorld's Feb 04 review, and the Adobe GoLive user duscussions page (www.adobeforums.com) to see what other problems people are having before buying. If you are looking for a new web program, go with Macromedia's Dreamweaver instead. I'm a total convert, and their Contribute program is excellent software that your clients can use to update and maintain their own sites.

    Macworld Buying advice summary (of this CS version) says... But while the program offers many advanced features for bulding and managing web sites, it's lackluster support for current CSS techniques and its sometimes complex and overwhelming interface are serious drawbacks."

    Other Adobe CS apps like Illustrator and Photoshp are remarkable, refined products. GoLive CS is a dud, right out of the box.

    Amazon can I get my money back? Anywone want a used copy? ... Read more


    14. Director 8.0 Shockwave Internet Studio with Fireworks 3.0 Upgrade

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004RRJL
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Macromedia
    Sales Rank: 12894
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    Amazon.com Review

    Macromedia is on a mission to make Director the most used authoring tool for building exciting, interactive content not only for CD-ROM presentations but for the Web as well. The new version of Director, 8.0, is totally geared toward reaching that goal.

    This is not the first version of Director to offer integrated Web authoring features, but Macromedia has refined Director into a streamlined production environment capable of outputting to a variety of formats.

    Improved sound controls include behaviors linked to objects for building immersive audio tracks. This includes more precise audio control over multiple audio streams, including better management of looping tracks. Many file types can be imported, among them AIFF, WAV, SND, and MP3.

    The Property Inspector is a new window for editing properties of a sprite or other member. The window changes according to which element is currently selected and shows properties for that selected member. If more than one member is selected, the Inspector reveals only the common properties.

    Also new is Runtime Imaging, for what is essentially on-the-fly rendering of images. This results in rich and exciting graphics without the overhead of a large download. Developers also have control now over off-screen compositing, onscreen effects, and transitions. All of this is controllable through Lingo commands.

    New Web-specific features include Publish, a command for saving to streaming Shockwave files using HTML templates; and Loader movies, for creating small looping movies that play while the body of the Shockwave file is downloading. Also, Shockwave content can now be resized while maintaining its aspect ratio in a browser window.

    Numerous tweaks and enhancements make this release of Director an important tool for the interactive-content creator. If your interactive projects are now being delivered through more avenues than just CD-ROM, Director 8 can help pave the road. --Mike Caputo ... Read more


    15. Norton Internet Security 1.0
    list price: $99.99
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    Asin: B000050NQM
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Symantec
    Sales Rank: 4798
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Home users who want to secure their Mac from unwanted intruders andvirus attacks will find Norton Internet Security 1.0 an invaluable package. Thecombination of a simple--yet effective--firewall, Norton's best-selling AntiVirusapplication, and iClean from Aladdin Systems which cleans up and removes unwantedWeb-related files, this software provides an integrated security solution for Mac users whospend much of their time online.

    Installation is quick and easy, guiding you through checking your Mac forviruses before you install, and only requiring you to select the level of virusprotection you require. NortonAntiVirus 7.0 not only protects you from a huge list of viruses--includingMacro viruses, which are the most common form of virus on the Mac--but it evenscans e-mail attachments as you download them, allowing you to stop an infectedfile before it reaches your computer. Basic configuration of Norton AntiVirus 7.0 is simple, requiring you to simply select a protection level from "NoProtection," if you prefer to scan for viruses manually, to "Full Protection,"which not only scans all files and applications whenever you use them, but alsowatches for virus-like activity, which could indicate that you have a new virusthat is not in the database. Keeping the application and its essential virusdefinitions up to date is made simple by the LiveUpdate feature, which allowsyou to download new versions manually when you are online, or at scheduledtimes.

    The most striking feature of NortonPersonal Firewall 1.0, also included, is its simplicity. Once you run thesoftware installer and restart your Mac, you are protected from all forms ofunauthorized access from the Internet, and that's practically all there is toit. Using Norton Personal Firewall 1.0 for the first time, it's surprising tosee just how many attempts are made to access your computer without yourpermission during an average session on the Net.

    In its default configuration, the firewall blocks all access to your Mac by FileSharing over TCP/IP, Program Linking over TCP/IP, Web Sharing, and All Others.We found that setting all of these access types to Deny All Access caused someminor problems with services such as anonymous ftp. However, temporarilydisabling Norton Personal Firewall 1.0 only requires a single click on thefirewall control strip module. In addition, with the advanced preferences inNorton Personal Firewall 1.0, you can either list specific IP addresses, whichare allowed access to your Mac, or list the IP addresses, which may not haveaccess. Finally, Aladdin Systems iClean provides a quick and simple way to cleanout unwanted Internet-related files such as browser caches, cookies, and pagehistory files.

    Mac users who spend much of their time online, and particularly those withalways-on Internet access such as ADSL and cable modems, will find this suite ofsecurity applications an effective way of maintaining peace of mind with minimumfuss. --Daniel Jardine ... Read more

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars a "must-have" for Mac's connected to the internet
    I bought an iBook and hooked it up to the internet on my cable modem at home via the airport card, and I must say it is a pleasure to surf the internet at home at these speeds. But when I got to work the next day and started telling people about this, everyone asked "Do you have a firewall?"

    At first, owning firewall software seemed excessively cautious. Who would want to access my computer? But one person told me how there computer was 'hijacked' unbeknownst to him, and used in an internet denial-of-service attack. Another person, who has a firewall, told me that he couldn't believe how often his computer was 'probed', and how his firewall protected his computer.

    So I bought this software on their advice, and it was a good investment. It is very easy to install and configure the firewall. And it comes with Norton Anti-virus, which is useful for preventing viruses. And it comes with Alladin iClean which is useful for cleaning up after an internet session -- you wouldn't believe all the cookies, caches, and history files that are created after a session.

    This is good value for the money...and a must-have if your Mac is on the internet. ... Read more


    16. Procite 5.0
    list price: $199.95
    our price: $169.99
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    Asin: B00005RFAY
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: ISI Publications Limited
    Sales Rank: 4807
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    ProCite is a set of database tools for grouping, sorting, and viewing a reference database, making it an important tool for users with distinctive bibliographic-management needs. It is especially beneficial to those who maintain special collections. ProCite 5 updates current features already found in ProCite, and has added several new tools as well.

    Use ProCite 5 to search PubMed and hundreds of Internet databases. Choose from a list of more than 200 Internet libraries and add new sites yourself. Search numerous Internet libraries simultaneously. Save search strategies for easy updating. Save Time with the new "Cite While You Write" features. See the full record, including the abstract, when selecting from multiple matches. Click "sort" on column headings to locate a reference when selecting from multiple matches. Locate unlinked citations in your document. Select from any of your last 10 citation searches to quickly bring up the results of a previous search.

    Use with Microsoft Word 7, 97, and 2000, and Corel WordPerfect 7, 8, and 9. Other new features include a tabbed database window allowing you to easily group and locate references. ProCite 5 now includes more than 600 bibliographic-output styles listed in discipline-specific folders for easy location of the style you need. Use term lists in global find-and-replace to view lists of existing terms when you are making global changes to authors, keywords, journal names, and titles. Improved sorting for non-English windows with ProCite's sorting options that now extend to a variety of languages supported by Windows, such as Polish. Import more reference types with new BiblioLink, which imports different reference types--journal article, book, book chapter--from the same source database. Plus, get all the features already in earlier versions of ProCite. ... Read more


    17. INTEGO Content Barrier X (Macintosh)

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    Asin: B0000CG817
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Intego
    Sales Rank: 4715
    Average Customer Review: 1 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • The set of predefined categories lets you choose what people see -- you can also create your own new categories
    • Set different criteria for different people -- give adults access to things children cannot see
    • Set access levels for newsgroups, or e-mail, and decide whether they can download files
    • Complete log of all Website visited, whether they're blocked or not, for a complete overview of Internet usage
    • Limit Internet access to certain dates and times

    Reviews (1)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Untrustworthy
    I bought the Windows version. It works OK for a while, then stops initializing on startup, LEAVING THE INTERNET WIDE OPEN FOR YOUR KIDS. Intego tech support very, very poor. Only suggestion has been to uninstall/reinstall, which I have done many times. I've seen others with the Windows version having the same problem. Don't know about their Mac version, but I'm not impressed with Intego. ... Read more


    18. BDG PUBLISHING Mastering Flash MX 2004 ( Windows/Macintosh )

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    Asin: B00025EJBE
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Bdg Publishing
    Sales Rank: 3558
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    Features

    • Learn all about creating dynamic sites, with step-by-step tutorials
    • Optimize images -- shrink files, slice them and export them as a Web page, and more
    • Work with tables, Cascading Style Sheets, pop-up menus and other common Flash options
    • Simple keyword searches for advanced information seeking
    • Dynamic simulations instead of static sequential displays -- interactive lessons for superior learning

    19. Web Page Construction Kit 6.0

    Asin: B000051ZYX
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Pearson Software
    Sales Rank: 8852
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    Amazon.com Review

    Just how hard is it to build your own Web site, anyway? Theprospect--whether you're contemplating a site for business or just for fun--canbe both intimidating and tempting at the same time, even for otherwiseaccomplished professional people.

    That's precisely the mindset that Macmillanhopes to satisfy with Web Page Construction Kit 6.0. Like similar WYSIWYG Webdesign packages in the same price range, this kit gives novice to moderatelyskilled users all the tools they'll need to create and manage a functional,attractive Web site without ever having to learn HTML. But the most strikingadvantage of Macmillan's Construction Kit is that it provides an easy upgradepath in case you're later inspired to take on more advanceddesign.

    Essentially, the kit consists of a "light" version of SoftPress'sFreeway 3 (Freeway 3 LE), a more heavy-hitting (and much more expensive) Webdesign program that compares to Adobe's GoLive 5.0 and Macromedia's Dreamweaver4.0. Like the full version of Freeway, Freeway LE provides a robust,user-friendly interface that should be very familiar to anyone who's ever donedesktop publishing--especially in Quark Xpress 4.1, which even sharesmany keyboard shortcuts with Freeway. And the similarities go beyond appearance,with features such as strong typographic control and master pages for elementslike navigation bars and headers that stay consistent throughout a site (whichcan be an enormous time saver).

    This similarity should give graphic designersa leg up in learning Freeway, but even nondesigners shouldn't find the curve toosteep. And here's the best part: should you later decide to upgrade to thefull version of Freeway (which allows you to use cascading style sheets andimport Photoshop files, among other things), SoftPress will give you as much ashalf off if you already own Freeway LE.

    While Freeway LE is clearly the heartof this bundle, you'll find a few other things, too, if you give the box a goodshake. Web Page Construction Kit 6.0 comes with hundreds of professionallydesigned backgrounds, 5,000 photos, graphics, and animations, a textbook-stylemanual that includes design tips and techniques, and--seemingly tucked in as anafterthought--a nearly 500-page e-book, Creative HTML Design, a$40-value manual by well-respected Web gurus Lynda and William Weinman.--Paul Hughes ... Read more


    20. Adobe GoLive CS Upgrade (Mac)
    list price: $169.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0000DC6ON
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Adobe
    Sales Rank: 1204
    Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Work with Photoshop, Illustrator, and PDF files directly within the GoLive environment
    • Share Adobe InDesign files for true cross-media publishing across multiple devices
    • Use XML to transfer a print publication's text and image assets to GoLive
    • Create, edit, and refine sophisticated tables in a familiar drag-and-drop environment
    • True visual CSS Level 1 and Level 2 authoring and previewing give real-time style rendering and feedback

    Reviews (3)

    1-0 out of 5 stars very disappointing upgrade!
    I'm a GoLive user from way back, when the product was called CyberStudio and the company that wrote it was called GoLive (before Adobe bought them out). GoLive got me through my early days of web design, when I wasn't interested in learning html code, and I got some pretty good, basic interactive web sites published. The previous version (6) was quite good, but for me has some toolbar display glitches that were never fixed, and pretty lame CSS (cascading style sheet) support. As a loyal Adobe customer (I mean sucker), I forked out the steep one-seventy for this upgrade CS version of GoLive, hoping to be free of those version 6 display glitches and to be able to use CSS as I have been doing in other sites using Dreamweaver MX. Well, after installing the GoLive CS upgrade I am extremely disappointed with this release. Not only are there currently a miriad of other display glitches, problems updating earlier version site files, code errors, slow freezes, crashes and other bugs, which Adobe have yet to fix, I find their new CSS features to be overly complex. Despite what the Adobe marketing hype says, the Layout View does not always display CSS styles as they will look in a web browser, which leads to even more frustration and confusion when trying to style a page.

    If you're using GL6, and want to upgrade, at least wait for the bug-fixing 7.01, but also check indendent product reviews first, such as MacWorld's Feb 04 review, and the Adobe GoLive user discussions page (www.adobeforums.com) to see what problems other people are having. If you are looking for a new 'wysiwyg' web layout program, go with Macromedia's Dreamweaver instead. I'm a total convert, and their Contribute program is excellent software that your clients can use to update and maintain their own sites.

    Macworld Buying advice summary (of this CS version) says... But while the program offers many advanced features for bulding and managing web sites, it's lackluster support for current CSS techniques and its sometimes complex and overwhelming interface are serious drawbacks."

    Other Adobe CS apps like Illustrator and Photoshp are remarkable, refined products. GoLive CS Upgrade is a dud, right out of the box. I call it the GoDead Downgrade!

    Amazon can I get my money back? Anyone want a used copy?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for dynamic, fresh web design on multiple platforms
    I have tried both Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe Golive and until Golive CS, I considered Dreamweaver to be superior. Now after using the latest versions of each product, I would have to favor Golive CS. It is quite simply every bit as powerful as dreaweaver and in some cases, far more powerful ( ie: the built in development capability for mobile device platforms ) I never would have given a Smart Phone compatible site a second thought - until Golive CS ( it just seems so easy now ). As an HTML coder, I am surprised to see that Golive codes pretty well. Very clean. However, I feel that Dreamweaver at least matches it in this regard and perhaps is even a cleaner coder as far as table generation goes when using the layers ( Dreamweaver's version of Golive's grid ). Other than in this one area, however, they both appear to code equally cleanly. It is the Smart Objects in Golive and particularly the integration with Photoshop that sold me. Sure, Dreamweaver will allow the addition of much of the same content, but certainly not as fast and it seems a little bit easier to place the content right where you need it to be with Golive. All in all, Golive and Dreamweaver run neck and neck, but the mobile features, Smart Objects and integration with superior graphics software seals the deal for me. The ability to change between a photoshop style interface and standard interface is a huge improvement as well.

    1-0 out of 5 stars WHOA! They forgot something
    I've been using GoLive since it was called Cyberstudio and owned by another company. I therefore rushed to buy this update and was utterly shocked when I got home.

    GoLiveCS does not have the built in support for dynamic content that was in the previous version (6.0). The PHP/Mysql/asp interface for creating database driven websites is totally gone! Apparently Adobe thought no one was using it so they axed it. Let me tell you, as one of the ones who was using it, this has rendered this "upgrade" into a "downgrade" that I would never have bought had I known. Unfortunately, neither the store I bought it at nor Adobe will refund my money.

    I've gone back to 6.0. I'm hoping a third-party vendor creates a PHP/MYSQL plug-in that I can use, or I might just have to switch to dreamweaver. You can also check the Adobe forums on their website for more details about the "loss" in this upgrade. ... Read more


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