"It could be so much better. Learning the work-flow is a breeze, making it work flawlessly isn't."on by jerbau
Pros It has a very tight integration with the Adobe CS2 Suite. It has a well-thought and clean design process, bundled templates are superb for learning and the css editor is simply brilliantly executed.
Cons Version Cue CS2 integration at it's worse. It even doesn't work right even if the source is in the local hard drive. Previewing it in browsers spawns new windows everytime which makes it so confusing.
Summary I find using GoLive 8.0 is a dream come true for any Adobe fan. I'm giving GoLive a try since most mock-ups come from its heavy-weight 'brothers'. I really like the work-flow when creating a site with GoLive, though the workspace in my opinion is too cluttered. Many features in the default workspace is just way too much for an average user. It can really be so intimidating at first.
GoLive 8.0 is way ahead with Templates + CSS + XML + PHP and of course its tight integration with its co-products in the suite than the competition, if there will still be any.
Too early to tell, but with slight adjustments, GoLive might seem to surpass everyone's expectations, probably the next leader in web authoring for professional and novices alike.
Pros Nice interface, powerful tools, easy to use
Cons ...when its not crashing
Summary I recently upgraded from GoLive v5 and boy does this new GoLive CS2 stink. It really has only 2 real problems:
1) it takes a LONG time to load and
2) crashes every 40-60 minutes.
These are simply unacceptable in an application of this type, and weren't the acse w/ the otherwise fine version 5.0.
Instead of reverting to my old copy, I simply bought Dreamweaver 8....and love it.