GoLive CS2

GoLive CS2


Total Run Time: 7.3 hrs

Unlock the power of GoLive CS2 and advance your Web designs to a new level of creativity and complexity.


  • Designed to unlock the power of GoLive CS2 and advance any Web designs to a new level of creativity and complexity.
  • Learn how to create basic web pages with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), image maps, forms and tables, viewing and editing source code, optimizing images for the Web, and all the necessary steps needed to build and post an entire site.
  • Plus, an entire hour is dedicated to Web design tips and tricks incorporating different scripting languages including DHTML, JavaScript – as well as 10 do's and don'ts for maximizing viewing in browsers on different platforms.

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The host, Lynn Grillo, provides detailed instruction of advanced GoLive CS2 topics, including page building with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), image maps, forms and tables. Plus, an entire hour is dedicated to Web design tips and tricks, incorporating different scripting languages including DHTML, JavaScript – as well as 10 do’s and don’ts for maximizing viewing in browsers on different platforms.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: The GoLive User Interface (21 min)

  1. Creating a New Site from a Web Sample
  2. Customizing your Workspace
  3. Creating Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. Introducing the Tools & Objects Palette
  5. Introducing the New GoLive CS2 Toolbar
  6. Setting Preferences
  7. Using the Adobe Help Center
Chapter 2: A Whirlwind Tour of GoLive CS2 (23 min)

  1. Creating a New Blank Site
  2. Dragging Images from Bridge into the Site Window
  3. Organizing the Site Window
  4. Introducing the Inspector Palette
  5. Adding Elements to a Page
  6. Working with a Layout Grid
  7. Linking, Previewing, Saving & Site Management
Chapter 3: The Editing Modes (27 min)

  1. Introducing the Layout Editor
  2. Using the Status Bar
  3. Accessing Options, Properties & Head Objects
  4. Using the Outline Editor
  5. Showing & Hiding the Split Source View
  6. Using the Frame Editor
  7. Creating Inline Frames
  8. Using the Live Rendering Window and SSR
  9. Using the View Palette & PDF Preview
Chapter 4: The Site Window (26 min)

  1. Introducing the Site Window
  2. Exploring the External, Colors, & Font Sets Tabs
  3. Exploring the Diagrams & CCS Tabs
  4. Adjusting View & Search Options
  5. Using the Errors & Collections Tabs
  6. Publishing a Site to a Server
Chapter 5: Building a Page (41 min)

  1. Creating a Table and Sizing the Cells
  2. Placing Elements into Table Cells
  3. Adjusting Cell Spacing & Applying a Style To Text
  4. Nesting and Stylizing Tables
  5. Sizing Tables, Image Tiling & the Library Palette
  6. Creating Snippets, CCS & Text Alignment
  7. Creating Rollovers & the Java Script Library
  8. Creating & Saving Template Regions
Chapter 6: Using Components and Actions (37 min)

  1. Creating New Pages from Templates
  2. Importing Photoshop® Smart Objects
  3. Editing Smart Objects
  4. Adding a Flash® Movie to a Page
  5. Creating Components
  6. Adding Animated Rollovers to a Page
  7. Creating & Duplicating Actions
  8. Placing a QuickTime™ Movie in its Own Page
  9. Saving & Placing Components in Pages
Chapter 7: Introducing the CSS Editor (37 min)

  1. Getting Acquainted with the CSS Editor
  2. Exploring the Tabs inside the CSS Editor
  3. Setting Style Definitions for the Body of a Page
  4. Setting Style Definitions for Headings
  5. Working with Class Styles & the CSS Palette
  6. Creating Styles for Lists & Links
  7. Applying Style Sheets, Commenting & Sorting
  8. Working with CSS Templates & Redefining Links
Chapter 8: Advanced Page Building with CSS (36 min)

  1. Introducing CSS Objects
  2. Inserting an Image with the CSS Editor
  3. Arranging Objects with the Inspector Palette
  4. Adjusting Layout & Color with the CSS Editor
  5. Embedding CSS Objects inside Other CSS Objects
  6. Aligning Text in a Three-Column Block Object
  7. Saving CSS Templates
Chapter 9: Image Maps and Smart Objects (17 min)

  1. Creating a Hyperlink to a Page from a Rollover
  2. Creating Hot Spots on an Image Map
  3. Changing the Matte Color of a Smart Image
  4. Applying a Template to an Existing Page
  5. Applying the Convert Text to Banner Command
  6. Updating a Component
Chapter 10: Working with Forms and Tables (29 min)

  1. Building a Form
  2. Using Pre-Designed Forms
  3. Customizing a Form & Adding Form Elements
  4. Using Radio Buttons, Text Areas & Hidden Tags
  5. Adding Tables to a Page
  6. Using the Tables & Boxes Palette
  7. Working with Table Styles & Table Zooming
Chapter 11: Viewing and Editing Source Code (20 min)

  1. Working in the Source Code Window
  2. Working with Source Completion
  3. Creating a Keyboard Shortcut for the Go to Line Command
  4. Selecting Source Code
  5. Checking the Syntax of a Page
  6. Using the Rewrite Source Code Command
  7. Customizing Source Code Preferences
  8. Viewing Source Code while in the Layout Editor
Chapter 12: Using Color and Saving Images for the Web (24 min)

  1. Using the Color Palette & the Swatches Palette
  2. Working with Swatch Libraries & Color Wells
  3. Bringing a Large File into a Web Page
  4. Introducing the Save For Web Window
  5. Selecting a Compression Format & the Color Table
  6. Downsampling & Optimizing to a Specific File Size
Chapter 13: Working with PDF and Quicktime™ (21 min)

  1. Creating, Placing & Aligning a PDF Thumbnail on a Page
  2. Linking a Thumbnail to a PDF
  3. Fixing a Link in the PDF Link Editing Window
  4. Converting a Web Page to a PDF
  5. Setting up Adobe PDF Preferences
  6. Creating a QuickTime Slideshow in GoLive
Chapter 14: Site management (15 min)

  1. Converting to HTML & Checking Spelling
  2. Fixing Broken Links
  3. Finding & Replacing Text
  4. Creating, Testing & Saving a Query
  5. Running a Saved Query on Files in a Collection
Chapter 15: Publishing your Site (13 min)

  1. Looking at Server Favorites & the Edit Server Dialog Box
  2. Creating & Enabling a New Publish Server
  3. Changing a Server on the Fly
  4. Uploading & Downloading Files
  5. Synchronizing & Downloading Web Pages
Chapter 16: Super Secret Tips and Tricks (45 min)

  1. Handling Advanced URLs
  2. Using Version Control
  3. Saving Files & Viewing Highlights
  4. Using Photoshop Smart Objects in GoLive
  5. Creating Favicons
  6. Creating a New MMS Document
  7. Converting a QuickTime File to 3GP
  8. Working with MenuMachine
  9. Synchronizing Local Pages with Version Control

Presenter Info

Lynn GrilloLynn fell into Web development sideways. For years she and her husband, Joe, were in the entertainment industry creating productions for conventions and corporate events using audio, video and live talent. In 1993 Joe hinted that a Web site would be a fantastic marketing tool for their small business, and Lynn stepped in to take on the challenge. She took to the Web like a fish to water and never looked back.

Lynn knew immediately that she was hooked. An avid reader, she spent hours upon hours learning everything she could about Web design and development, and began using GoLive CyberStudio 2, now known as Adobe GoLive CS2. Within 2 years, the New Jersey based business was transformed into a successful Web development company.

Since then Lynn has been busy tackling new tasks. In July of 2000, she accepted a position as an Application Engineer with Adobe Systems, which she truly believes is the coolest job in the world. Her work includes supporting all of Adobe’s products for creative professionals, and she is an Adobe Certified Expert in GoLive, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and an Adobe Certified Web Expert. As a former entertainer, Lynn feels right at home on stage. You might have seen her engaging demos of the Adobe Creative Suite at conferences such as MacWorld or PhotoshopWorld.

To date, Lynn has co-authored 4 books on Adobe GoLive, including the recently released, Adobe GoLive CS2 Tips & Tricks – The 250 Best, and has tech edited numerous other publications. Creating the series for Total Training is her most recent accomplishment, and one that she had a blast achieving.