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Adobe GoLive 5.0 : Classroom in a Book [Paperback]

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4 Oct 2000 020171017X 978-0201710175 1

For any beginning to intermediate level course in Computer Graphics, Web Graphics, Graphic Design, Digital Imaging, or Visual Communications that uses Adobe software applications such as Acrobat, After Effects, FrameMaker, GoLive, Illustrator, InDesign, LiveMotion, PageMaker, Photoshop, or Premiere.

Developed by the software-training experts at Adobe Systems, the Classroom in a Book Series offers complete, self-paced lessons for learning the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Each book includes a CD-ROM with customized files to guide students through the lessons and special projects.

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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Adobe; 1 edition (4 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 020171017X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201710175
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 18.7 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,801,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adobe GoLive 5.0 Classroom in a Book deftly guides the new user through the intricacies of Web design using Adobe's Web authoring package. The Classroom in a Book series itself has become a standard against which others are judged, and this addition to the series is a fine example.

With a CD-ROM containing all of the project and media files, and each of the dozen or so chapters written in a concise and clear manner, the book makes it easy for users new to GoLive to climb the curve and gain a high level of proficiency in a relatively short period of time. Most chapters have been updated to showcase the new features of version 5.

There are over 12 chapters, beginning with application basics and how to preview work in a real Web browser, up through the basics of Web design, the use of tables and frames, forms and cascading style sheets, and on to global management of large Web sites. The more experienced Web designer will probably not find much new information here, but an experienced designer new to GoLive will appreciate this resource.

Each chapter ends with a series of review questions and answers, and each chapter builds on the chapters that came before, making the book suitable for a formal training environment as well as for someone learning on their own. The only drawback is the lack of a demo version of GoLive on the CD. It is available on Adobe's site, but why not save someone the trouble of downloading it?

There are few areas of computer technology as dynamic and competitive as Web design software. Standards are anything but, plug-ins proliferate, and even the core coding language, HTML, is constantly evolving. Designers must maintain a constant state of training and learning, and any software publisher who maintains a solid educational program wins the hearts of their customers. Fortunately, we have the Classroom in a Book series to help keep us ahead of the wave. --Mike Caputo

From the Back Cover

A thorough, self-paced guide to GoLive 5.0, created by Adobe's own training team, this book is ideal for beginning or intermediate users who want to master this newly updated Web design and publishing tool. Readers will learn the features and functions of GoLive 5.0. Toolbars, palettes, powerful site management tools, layout design, Cascading Style Sheets, and image maps are all covered. Review questions at the end of each chapter wrap up each lesson, and the CD-ROM includes customized files and images to be used for each lesson.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just excellent! 29 Mar 2001
As a complete and total novice to web software, I tried to decifer the GoLive manual which seemed to be in english just! Sitting staring at a blank page clicking things with no joy I needed help and this book has done it. Three days in and with the simple to follow tutorials I am actually enjoying learning at my own pace and looking forward to earning some money out of it!!!!!! Seriously though this book is exactly what it says on the cover and is well worth the money (or investment!) Happy web creating!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last a teaching aid that works quickly 5 Jun 2001
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What a book. I have tried a few books which were good but a trifle haphazard in their teaching methods. This book is straight forward and easy to learn. You are waiting for the next lesson with anticipation and every chapter fulfils its purpose. Brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very intuitive read for beginers and the like. 26 Feb 2001
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This book is exactly what it say's on the cover (a classroom based tutorial) and if you go through the exercise's you cannot fail to learn just how good the software is. You can pace yourself to how quick you need to learn and I found that the deeper I got the more difficult it was to put the book down.I read it and now look forward to practising what I've learnt. Just right for the first timer.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
As a newcomer to web design, but an experienced user of Photoshop, I decided to use GoLive as my site development and management program. I looked for a suitable text and tried 'GoLive 5 Bible'. This is a glorified manual with no worked examples, so I turned to 'Classroom in a Book' - it definitively is the answer. This is an excellent tutorial-based book that takes you step by step through GoLive 5 and is difficult to put down once you get started!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for people new to Golive 31 Oct 2000
By "tamen" - Published on
If you need to learn Adobe Golive from scratch, then this book is for you. It covers everything from the basics to the more complex. As usuall the adobe team does a good job at writing a book both for the newbies and the more experienced people. Though, if you already know Adobe Golive 4, many of the things will be the same. My two cents.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Brian 20 April 2001
By Brian Rhody - Published on
I've used this book to teach my college class and found that it created more confusion than helping. While it does explain the tools and how to use them, it never really takes you through building a site from the ground up. For beginners this book was not a good plan. The lessons confused my students a bit. Some of them didn't grasp the idea of using tables as opposed to floating boxes. Some of the steps described in the book also didn't work well when implemented outside of the lessons. I admit that GoLive has many powerful features and can be a great tool for creating and maintaing a website, but as for Classroom in a book, well, I'll be teaching from something else next semester.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good to get certified. 23 April 2001
By Gregory R. Robleto - Published on
I would not necessarily recommend this book to someone breaking into the world of Web Design. While it does cover in depth the wide range of tools in GoLive, it doesn't explain which ones you would want to use when. Classroom in a Book can teach the basics, but the skill of knowing how to design, and what is appropriate compared to what is over the top, or browser incompatible are glossed over.
There is still an excellent use of this book. Adobe offers a certification program for most of its programs, including GoLive. The questions that are asked in the Certification are in many cases addressed in the Classroom in a Book. For the user who knows GoLive fairly well and wants certification, this book is essential. The chapters cover those small odds and ends you didn't know GoLive could do. The questions at each chapter end make for a great study guide for the A.C.E.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good introductory book. But some limitations. 4 Feb 2002
By Nom - Published on
Rating reflects book's overall very good statute given clear, enjoyable, efficient organization and writting combined with moderate price and numerous examples included with the CD-ROM. These strengths are however offset by its limited scope, its introductory level, its lack of critical analyses and its somewhat boring follow-step-by-step approach.
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Classroom in a book is here because Adobe online 'help' is so poorly organized, so redundant and confusing that is makes it hardly useable. (Adobe has also to sell its books!)
This book, like all other 'Classroom in a book' is very clear, well designed, easy to understand and follow. It gives very pratical guidance through lessons whose elements are on the CD-ROM. With it, all essential elements for web design (entering text, creating tables, inserting pics etc.) are immediately accessible.
However, this book is introductory level only. Besides, it gives only answers to how to perform essential elements, i.e. descriptive approach, and doesn't discuss issues or indicates the best solution (critical, value-added approach).
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fundmentals Only 25 Oct 2001
By darla108 - Published on
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This book teaches the core functions of GoLive and that's all. You will not learn about why you would use one function verses another. No thoughts into what will work best for certain web designs. I bought it for a college course and I found it cumbersome.
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