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Real World Adobe GoLive 5 is a big book on how to use Adobe's Web site authoring package in the real world to meet real design needs. This is not a take-you-by-the-hands class on GoLive, although it does cover application basics in the first section. Rather, it gives you solutions to real problems, and the authors expect you to have some familiarity with GoLive before you start.
The book is more like an extensive reference source than a tutorial. Virtually every feature is explained and can be looked up in the index, but you won't find a concise chapter on how to build an awesome site from A to B. This is the kind of book that you use as a desk reference, looking up topics as needed. Often, the examples cited are explained and illustrated more clearly than in Adobe's documentation.
One drawback is the lack of a CD-ROM. Examples, projects, source code, code snippets, animation--even a demo version of GoLive itself--would more than justify a CD-ROM. On the other hand, there are plenty of screen shots and sidebars.
GoLive 5 has matured into a powerful tool and has become a valuable member of the Adobe product family. Real World Adobe GoLive 5 is an important asset and reference book for the GoLive user. --Mike Caputo
Both of these books cover the latest version of the popular web page creation tool but in different formats. Classroom is a very structured guide for those who want a thorough tutorial. Readers can pace themselves and supplement lessons with project files on the accompanying CD-ROM. Real World, on the other hand, shows intermediate to advanced users how to translate design ideas into "practical expressions of page structure and HTML code." Though not comprehensive, it goes into greater depth than Classroom on the how's and why's of GoLive's features. For the price and broader applicability, buy Real World.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Real World GoLive is not well written or edited. The text is laborious to read.Published on Dec 21 2001
If you are new and want to make a website this book is not for you. I t gives you the details and explanations of the commands and features, but will not teach you that where you... Read morePublished on May 1 2001 by Mahmood ul Rashid
I had developed a web site using HTML 3.2 and a text editor and had no problem. But after buying GoLive5 and this book I was ready to chuck it all and go back to my text editor. Read morePublished on March 21 2001
The problem with Real World GoLive 5 (RWGL5) is that it is too technical (emphasis on the too). The first two chapters alone are dedicated to the myriad of inspectors found inside... Read morePublished on March 1 2001 by K. C. Wilkening
... This book is 930 pages of woven technical mush, with no structure
or guide on how to use goLive5. Read more
I am not a programmer or graphic designer, and fell into writing a web-site through the backdoor. I have been using GoLive for about a year, and thought I was doing pretty well... Read morePublished on Dec 15 2000 by music lover
Everything about this book is GREAT: * presents a very thorough coverage of the GoLive 5 interface * HIGHLIGHTS new features of GoLive 5 * illustrations are used wisely and... Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2000
I learned about 10 new and immensely helpful things in my first night reviewing only a few chapters of this book. I think I have just skimmed the surface. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2000 by Bill Barrett