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When you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and start taking advantage of GoLive CS2's powerful site management and collaboration capabilities, mobile authoring features, and enhanced CSS authoring tools, it’s time to get the guide from the people behind the software. In these pages, The Adobe Creative Team uses a series of project-based lessons to guide you through every feature of GoLive. Working at your own pace, using training materials created and tested in Adobe’s own classrooms and labs, you’ll soon be creating effective, efficient Web sites with GoLive CS2. Step-by-step instructions clearly detail toolbars, palettes, site architecture, CSS, image maps, and more. And plenty of attention has been paid to GoLive CS2’s new features as well: enhanced live rendering, including small-screen rendering for mobile content development; innovative visual CSS authoring and mobile CSS support; visual SVG-Tiny authoring; enhanced site management, and more. Each chapter concludes with a review section to reinforce what you’ve learned, while the companion CD-ROM provides all files and images you need to complete the exercises in each chapter.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Learn GL, not HTML,
This review is from: Adobe GoLive CS2 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)I want to address an issue that I have heard from many who have used this book. THIS IS NOT A GUIDE TO WEB DESIGN AND HTML! This book assumes that you understand the fundamentals of HTML and basic web design. This book teaches you how to use the features in GoLive, which are just easy buttons for basic HTML and CSS coding. If you want to learn how to make web pages, you will need to also buy a book on HTML, and probably CSS. Once you know these fundamentals, GoLive is a GREAT tool to use to make them all come together. This book explains nearly every tool in GoLive and briefly explains their partner HTML coding. This book teaches you all the neat features that GoLive has that will easily create complicated HTML codes.
Buying this book and expecting it to make you a master web designer would be like reading the instructions to bicycle and expecting to win the Tour de France.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Adobe builds great programs & writes horrible manuals,
This review is from: Adobe GoLive CS2 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)It is an unfortunate fact that Adobe's own documentation of its programs is BY FAR inferior to that written by outside experts. This is not a big problem with programs with a wide user base (such as Photoshop) which has countless excellent books written about it. It is a problem, though, with programs, like Go Live, which have a limited user base. This is not a reference book or a manual, it is a set of lessons that may (or may not) address your area of interest.
This book is, unfortunately, the only book available on the program and it is, to put it charitably, short of adequate. You pretty much have to buy it since its the only game in town, but it doesn't really give you an understanding of the program so you can venture outside of the areas they have chosen to explain.
Speaking for myself, I found it useless (for my particular needs). I am an advanced Photoshop user, an intermediate In Design user, an illustrator dabbler but none of that Adobe experience was... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, but really is like a classroom...,
This review is from: Adobe GoLive CS2 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)Kind of tedious but effective, this book gets you working on a weird sample web site at first ("Virtech U. The School of the Future", or something) in a series of lessons that take seem to drag on and on and get you itching to work on your bands web site. But it really does give you a good idea of how the tools, windows and palettes work. It's definitely better than a "for dummies" book (not as dumb), but it's still pretty easy to wrap your mind around. Out of all the books I've been through for CS2, this one is by far the most comprehensive, and I'd recommend the Adobe books over any others. Very solid and accurate information, straight from the source. Thank You.
"The title tells it all, as its 410 pages takes you from start to finish with how to design and build your own web site, and never have the nightmare of having to learn one bit of programming language.”
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August 1, 2006
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