GoLive 5 Now Shipping

Adobe has announced that the latest release of their professional level HTML editor/site design tool, GoLive 5, is now shipping. GoLive 5 marks the first major upgrade to the product since Adobe acquired the original product, GoLive CyberStudio. CyberStudio was in version 3.x, and was released at Adobe GoLive 4 less than two months after the deal. That version did little more than put the program under the Adobe banner, and no real upgrades were made until the relase of version 4.1 a few months later. Even though the program is wildly popular and wonderfully powerful, the current version suffers from stability issues and huge memory requirements. The new version aims to address those issues while adding a host of new features. According to Adobe:

With over 100 new features, Adobe GoLive 5.0 is the ultimate Web authoring and site-management tool for creative professionals worldwide. Keep your code clean and lean with 360Code; visually design dynamically generated Web pages with Dynamic Link for ASP; and enjoy seamless integration with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe LiveMotion. Move from creative concepts to dynamic, high-impact Web sites with the power of the industryis most comprehensive and integrated Web application.

Donit have time for the full feature tour? Hereis a quick peek at whatis new under the hood:
Code

  • 360Code (no reformatting of code)
  • Simultaneous Layout/Source views
  • HTML element Search and Replace
  • Optimized Layout Grid (leaner code!)
  • Store HTML snippets
  • Markup Tree view

Integration

  • Adobe Integration via Smart Objects and Smart Links
  • Photoshopis "Save for Web" Image Optimization Engine built in
  • Import Photoshop as HTML
  • Tracing Image

Productivity

  • Adobe User Interface
  • Multiple undo
  • History palette
  • Table palette
  • Table data sorting
  • Table styles
  • Transform palette
  • Floating Box to Layout Grid conversion
  • Cascading Style Sheet enhancements
  • Align palette
  • Color palette enhancements
  • Contextual menus
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts

Superior site management

  • Site design (diagramming)
  • Site reporting
  • Site templates
  • Workgroup collaboration via WebDAV
  • Cross-platform site file
  • Network status window

Extensibility

  • Integrated development environment (IDE) for GoLive
  • JavaScript SDK and debugger
  • GoLive Extensions are cross-platform

Dynamic Web site development

  • Dynamic Link for ASP enhancements

Web standards and emerging Web technologies

  • QuickTime Editor with QuickTime Streaming support
  • Flash (SWF) support
  • Real Networks G2 support
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) support
  • WebObjects 4.5 support

GoLive 5 is available for US$299, while registered users of version 4 may upgrade for US$99. You can find more information at the Adobe web site.

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