After Adobe’s acquisition of Macromedia there were reports that Adobe would drop support of GoLive in favor of Dreamweaver.Â With Adobe’s announcement of Creative Suite 3, which includes Dreamweaver, one might think that the reports of GoLive’s demise were accurate, but it appears that while GoLive may be dying a slow death, it is not dead yet.
According to Adobe’s web site, Adobe GoLive CS2 is still available as a standalone product and a future release of GoLive 9 is planned.Â However, Adobe is encouraging developers to move from GoLive to Dreamweaver, which Adobe describes as “…the industry-leading web design and development tool…[that] supports best practices and broader web work flows for efficiently designing, developing, and maintaining standards-based websites and applications.”
If you are a GoLive user who is thinking of switching from GoLive to Dreamweaver, Adobe has created a GL2DW Site Migration Extension for GoLive to assist in converting the structure of your legacy sites to a format that can be imported and then managed by Dreamweaver. Beyond converting site structure, the extension will also convert GoLive assets including templates, components, and snippets. The Extension is included when you purchase Dreamweaver CS3 or Creative Suite 3 Design Premium, Web Standard, Web Premium, or Master Collection. Adobe has also prepared a GL2DW Site Migration Extension Guide that includes documentation for GoLive users on how to use the GL2DW Site Migration Extension, and there is a detailed online video training from lynda.com that will help GoLive users understand the benefits of using Dreamweaver CS3.Â The online video also offers tips on performing common GoLive tasks in Dreamweaver CS3, and provides information on how to migrate GoLive content to a format that can be imported and then managed by Dreamweaver CS3.