As a follow-up to my recent post about new tools to help you migrated from GoLive to Dreamweaver (if you want to) I wanted to offer an extra tip that will hopefully help some of you. I recently learned that the GL2DW extension assumes (for better or worse) that your GoLive site is in good working order and using the new site folder organization scheme that’s been in use for the last few versions.
If that’s not the case, the GL2DW extension can hiccup in the conversion process. To tidy things up before running the extension, open your site in GoLive and choose Site>Convert Site to New Structure. If the menu command is grayed out you’re in the clear. If it’s available, you should let ‘er rip.
GoLive is not dead (you’ll be seeing a new version layer this year) and you don’t have to switch if you don’t want to, but if you’re thinking about migrating from GoLive to Dreamweaver, then there are some good resources you need to know about. Click on over to http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/switch/ and check out the goods, including a 17-page migration guide written by me (Adam) and my long-time writing partner and GoLive expert, Lynn Grillo. The migration guide supports a new extension that is included with Dreamweaver CS3 that helps convert your GoLive sites to be Dreamweaver-ready. Please let us know if these resources are helpful.
If you’re using GoLive and don’t plan to switch to Dreamweaver, we also want to hear from you! Is it emotional? A specific couple of features? A certain workflow? Let us know!
The GoLive CS2 CIB is finally available and it’s a complete rewrite! Jennifer Smith and her team from AGI Training have done a great job on this new book. It’s 400+ pages of full-color goodness and includes a CD with sample files so you can play along at home. It also has a good mix of Mac and Windows screenshots so everybody feels at home.
This CIB is a great beginner/intermediate addition to these other GoLive training options: