Adobe Systems Inc.
has introduced new versions of applications aimed at Web designers and developers: LiveMotion 2.0 and GoLive 6.0.
LiveMotion is Adobe’s Web graphics and Flash animation tool, and the new version increases integration with other Adobe products like Photoshop, GoLive and After Effects — Photoshop and Illustrator artwork can be converted to LiveMotion in a single step, while still retaining editability in their native applications. LiveMotion 2.0 also features an enhanced timeline model.
LiveMotion 2.0 for Mac OS runs natively in Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, and Mac OS X 10.1. Adobe expects to ship the new version of the application in the US and Canada in the first quarter of 2002. The estimated street price for LiveMotion 2.0 is US$399; a limited time introductory price of $199 is also available. A bundle with GoLive 6.0 is available for $449.
GoLive 6.0 adds Web Workgroup Server, wireless authoring, more
Adobe’s Web development tool GoLive 6.0 now ships with Web Workgroup Server, a site management and collaboration tool. Using Web Workgroup Server, teams of users can track changes, share and manage files. Web Workgroup Server offers version control and side-by-side comparison features, and it supports any WebDAV-enabled application, including Adobe’s own Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as Macromedia Dreamweaver.
GoLive 6.0 adds wireless authoring capabilities, as well. The new version now enables developers to support XHTML, CHTML and WML.
A full QuickTime 5.0 editing environment is also new to this release. The editing features include streaming conversion and optimization capabilities. If you are developing dynamic content that depends on scripting languages, GoLive 6.0 also sports support for PHP, ASP and JSP.
GoLive 6.0 runs natively on Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 and Mac OS X 10.1, and is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2002. The estimated street price is US$399.
In related news, Adobe announced the Adobe Web Collection 4.0, which includes GoLive 6.0, LiveMotion 2.0, Photoshop 6.0 and Illustrator 10. The new collection will also be available in Q1 of 2002.