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
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 by Tan Kwan Seng
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