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1.0 out of 5 stars Not up to the usual high standard from Adobe CIB, 12 Feb 2004
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This review is from: Adobe GoLive (Classroom in a Book) (Paperback)
Having just bought Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive & InDesign) I also plumped for all 4 corresponding Classroom in Book (CIB) editions for the CS software. Having just finished the Photoshop Classroom in Book, I was extremely impressed - the Photoshop CIB edition was well paced, accurate, and takes the trouble to explain concepts as you go along.
I've just started the GoLive CIB and unfortunately, based on first impressions and what I've read from other users who've progressed (persevered) further, the GoLive title doesn't deserve to be in the same stable. The inaccuracies in the book are countless (go to the Adobe site forums, or search Google to read the accounts of other people), which makes the book very slow going. Some of the inaccuracies are minor, but some have you questioning whether you've done something wrong, whether there's a bug in the software or an error in the book. This doesn't instill confidence when you're trying to learn a new (and complex) peice of software.
The first lesson introduces many concepts and terminology without even explaining what they are (perhaps they assume you've read the user manual first - this wasn't the reason I bought a training book!). Anyway, I will battle on, but my advice to others would be to avoid this one until Adobe Press re-issues it having corrected all of the mistakes.
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