Book Review:
Adobe GoLive 6 Visual QuickStart Guide

Adobe GoLive 6 for Macintosh & Windows Visual QuickStart Guide, by Shelly Brisbin. 493 pp. Peachpit Press, 2002. $21.99.

GoLive 6 is a significant upgrade to Adobe’s web site development and management software. The new version includes support for OS X, new authoring and site management tools and additional modules as well as better integration with other Adobe products. Adobe GoLive 6 for Macintosh & Windows Visual QuickStart Guide is an inexpensive, easy-to-use reference that’s perfect for both new users and those upgrading from previous versions of GoLive.

Like all Visual QuickStart titles, the book is arranged into topics with step-by-step instructions printed in the outer column of the page. Screen shots illustrating the topic appear in the inner column. Each set of instructions is designed to stand on its own, rather than depending on information delivered in other parts of the book. Topic headings are also printed on the outer edge of the book for quick thumbing access. The result is a clean, uncluttered design that makes it easy to find information.

Virtual QuickStart Guides are well suited for beginners who want to learn to use a program one step at a time. They’re also ideal for experienced users who need to learn how to do particular tasks quickly. Highly recommended.

–Elsa Travisano
Copyright ©2002 by Elsa Travisano. This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of Newsbreak, the newsletter of MUG ONE - Macintosh User Group of Oneonta, NY.