Adobe Launches GoLive 5
than 100 new features added
Systems Inc. today announced GoLive 5.0, an upgrade to its Web authoring
software. The new version includes more than 100 new features, including
several hooks into other Adobe products (like drag and drop object editing
between GoLive and Photoshop 5.5).
The new version offers the
ability to generate dynamic content for Active Server pages using an ODBC-compliant
database. The ASP code is automatically generated by a GoLive feature
called Dynamic Link. (Adobe says GoLive will soon support Dynamic Link
for JSP and Mercantech.) Code in GoLive 5.0 is written to be passed between
text editors and GoLive without retrofitting. Other features include:
- Enhanced onboard interactive
editor. You can now add audio and video files to your Web pages through
a drag and drop interface. The editor allows users to queue their content
visually through a QuickTime timeline.
- Support for W3C standards.
GoLive now supports cascading style sheets (CSS2), Web Content Accesability
1.0, Web Objects 4.5 and 5.0 and Scalable Vector Graphics. It also supports
Flash, QuickTime streaming and Real Networks G2.
- SmartObjects allows for
editing graphic and multimedia elements on the fly between GoLive and
LiveMotion, Photoshop and Illustrator.
- GoLive's new Tracing Image
feature (pictured) strengthens support for the use of composite images
for Web page layout. Users can place a native Photoshop file as a Tracing
Image and then set the opacity, select the regions of the layout that
you wish to crop and then select Cutout. GoLive will then automatically
"promote" the cropped area from the tracing file to the HTML foreground,
optimizing the images and placing them in their own HTML floating box
to become a part of the Web page design.
- Secure check in and check
out of files for collaborative working.
- Automatic checking of links
anytime a page is moved within the Web site structure.
- A site report collector
allows users to gather informtion about live Web pages, which can be
filtered through user-defined variables, such as the time any given
page might take to download.
The new GoLive is expected
to ship this quarter for $299. Shortly after the launch, a new version
of Adobe's Web Collection will also be available. It will include GoLive
5.0, Illustrator 9 (which was also announced
today), LiveMotion 1.0 and Photoshop 5.5. It will retail for $999.
For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com.
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