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Adobe launches GoLive CS2

updated 11:40 am EDT, Mon April 4, 2005

Adobe GoLive CS2

Adobe today announced , GoLive CS2 introduces new CSS layout tools, a rich environment for mobile content development based on open standards and tight integration with Adobe Creative Suite 2 software applications. With GoLive CS2, Web designers and developers can create, publish, manage, and update content that adapts to the latest handheld devices.

Visual CSS Authoring

GoLive CS2 offers new CSS tools that enable designers to work visually while automatically generating lean, efficient code. Designers can now drag and drop pre-built, extensible CSS block objects onto Web pages to quickly construct classic liquid CSS designs that previously took considerable time to produce. The new Layer and Grid Text Box tools enable designers to interactively place and size CSS-based layers and text boxes, while the enhanced Layout Grid, Layout Text Box, and Layer objects all produce CSS by default.

Standards-based Mobile Authoring

Adobe GoLive CS2 delivers comprehensive mobile authoring tools based on open standards to support mobile layout (CSS, XHTML), multimedia and interactivity (SVG, SVG-t), and video (3GPP, MPEG-4) for mobile devices. The new SVG-t Editor supports both SVG-t 1.1 and 1.2 and enables designers to use SVG-t files created in Adobe Illustrator CS2 and other applications, quickly select SVG elements and their source code and then add a wide range of interactivity.

GoLive also delivers an MMS templating and editing environment and flexible device emulation for previewing content for Sony Ericsson and Nokia devices and is easily extensible to support other manufacturer handsets. The Live Rendering engine includes a new Small Screen Rendering option for previewing how content developed for the Web will appear on mobile devices.

Integration with Adobe Creative Suite 2

Repurposing print content for the Web is now easier with GoLive CS2. Designers can now package print assets in InDesign CS2; open, preview, and optimize that content in GoLive CS2; and then export automatically as XHTML Web pages. "This jump-starts Web designs, which can then be finessed and site-managed in GoLive CS2." In addition, Smart Object support is extended to include creation of smart favorite icons, used in URL addresses and Favorites Menus to brand websites. GoLive CS2 includes Adobe Bridge which functions as a hub for productivity, imagery and creativity, providing multi-view file browsing and smooth cross-product integration across Adobe Creative Suite 2 software. Adobe Bridge also provides access to Adobe Stock Photos, bringing royalty-free stock imagery directly into Web and mobile authoring workflows.

Estimated street price for the full version is $400 and upgrade pricing starts at $170.

by MacNN Staff



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