Adobe discontinued its GoLive Web creation and management software package in 2008 and replaced it with Dreamweaver. Some software brokers continue to sell GoLive, but direct Adobe support is no longer available.
Adobe acquired GoLive, an HTML editor and website management tool, in 1999. Although users at the time expected a minor upgrade to GoLive’s CyberStudio, Adobe instead introduced GoLive 4.0. As with all software programs, Adobe made improvements and changes to the program with subsequent releases occurring for the next nine years.
Adobe discontinued development and sales of GoLive 9 effective April 28, 2008. The company said it would "instead focus our development and sales resources on our Web design and development application, Adobe Dreamweaver.”
GoLive users lost phone-based support for this product on Oct. 28, 2008; however, Adobe has maintained the GoLive User Forum and online records in its knowledgebase. Current users may seek information and troubleshooting support at either of these two sites (links in Resources).
Dreamweaver Web design and development software is the replacement for GoLive and is available either as a component of many of Adobe’s Creative Suite packages, as a standalone product or as a cloud-based subscription product. Pricing varies, depending on which option you choose. GoLive owners may upgrade to Dreamweaver at a discount.
Adobe says Dreamweaver's improvements include the ability to build CSS-based pages from the ground up, program features that ensure more reliable performance, and the ability to work more seamlessly and efficiently with other Adobe products including Flash, Fireworks and Photoshop.