Adobe GoLive CS2

Adobe GoLive CS2 (external link) is out. What does this offer? It uses Presto (Opera's rendering engine) for the WYSIWYG interface. This is great news in various aspects. First, according to some (including myself) Presto is the best rendering engine out there. Second, because this software is easy to use everybody can do his thing with this and create a standards supporting web without even realising it! (in Dreamweaver as well, but that's still more IE oriented)

It also comes with WYSIWYG handheld authoring and everything else Opera's rendering engine supports, like SVG and other useful features.

If you wonder why I consider this product superior to Nvu, a similar software program on the Gecko engine, just create something in that program. You'll get:


<span style="font: Verdana 10pt">text</span>

Validating? Yes. Better than using <font>? No way. GoLive CS2 will do this better.

So, if you want to recommend something to someone who wants to do some easy stuff, recommend this.


  • I got an email about this from Opera's PR department. You can read the actual email yourself:


    Oslo, Norway - April 4, 2005 - Opera Software today announced that the Opera browser is now integrated in Adobe? Creative Suite 2. This complete design and publishing environment will use Opera as the engine for the majority of content manipulation, powering Adobe GoLive? CS 2, Adobe Photoshop? CS 2, and other components of Adobe Creative Suite 2. Opera has leveraged its cross-platform performance to join Adobe in helping developers create optimal Web pages for both desktop computers and mobile devices.

    Today's announcement is the result of the two companies' ongoing joint effort and commitment to provide superior Web authoring tools.

    Using the Adobe Creative Suite 2 with Opera, Web designers have the ability to view how Web page content will look on a small screen. Opera's acclaimed Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) technology reformats Web pages to fit the screen of mobile phones, eliminating horizontal scrolling. Web developers can now design their sites to be optimally viewed on any device, regardless of the screen size.

    "Adobe Creative Suite 2 is a complete design environment that accelerates publishing workflows for print, the Web, and mobile platforms," said John Brennan, senior vice president of Creative Professional products at Adobe. "The advanced rendering technologies and open standards provided by Opera's advanced Web browser ensure that designers using Adobe Creative Suite 2 can create and realize their best work, for output online or to the latest handheld devices."

    "We applaud Adobe for its foresight in meeting emerging industry trends," says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "A modern browser can be used for more than browsing. Adobe takes full advantage of Opera's high-performance, standards-compliant rendering engine."

    More information about Adobe Creative Suite 2 is available (external link)


    Pretty sweet razz

    Posted by Ethan Poole (external link) on Mon 4 Apr 2005 at 12:51

  • finaly some promotion and support for opera.

    Posted by Mark Lloyd (external link) on Mon 4 Apr 2005 at 14:48