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I have used DW for a number of years, but recently purchased the CS2 Adobe suite that came with GoLive.

This post is to compare and contrast the two, hopefully giving the ups and downs of each. Maybe we can come to a consensus on which is a better program right now?
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if your just writing HTML or CSS or anything like that.. it doesnt matter which you use, **** you could use text editor. But, if your going to visually build a website, GoLive is the way to go.

I have used both. Dreamweaver is alright and Golive is alright, I just like GoLive better.
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For what reasons do you like GoLive better?
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I have Dreamweaver MX 2004, and GoLive CS and CS2. In my opinion:

Dreamweaver is better than GoLive CS
GoLive CS2 blows away Dreamweaver

Why CS2 is better than DW:
Better user interface
Easier to use
More efficient workflow
More features
Very high compatibility and usability with multiple file types
Very high integration with the rest of the creative suite
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Dreamweaver(along with the rest of the macromedia suite) would probally have better integration with flash based sites( Because of Flash MX). While GoLiveCS(2) Would probally have better integration with PhotoshopCS(2).

I've never tried either of them, so I guess I wouldn't know.
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I have been a die-hard DW user. I rely on photoshop heavily, and would like to make the switch but I feel like I would have to relearn a program. Its a scary and time consuming decision.
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I personally have found that GoLive's integration with Flash is equal to Dreamweavers.

GoLive is actually pretty easy to learn, don't be scared. Just mess around with it for a couple weeks during any free time you may have (easier said than done I know). You'll get it pretty quickly.
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I have tested GoLive before, NOT CS2, but I prefer DW 2004
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I have both and DW seems to be the better choice for me. You should try the little suckers and see for yourself, I know more people who like DW, but some other guys swear by GL CS2, it all depends on your choices and what you do.

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I used DW forever, then I got my Mac and only had GoLive. I am still getting used to it, but overall I do like it a lot. Plus, using the adobe suite -- it would be silly to go out and spend more cash on DW.
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DW works fine with any photoshop app, and DW has the added bonus of working seamlessly with Flash, Fireworks, and whatever graphics app it is that MX puts out. Freehand I think? I would go DW, as I also believe it's easier to learn, and more people use it.
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I actually think GoLive is easier to learn, but whatever. Anyways, I was just thinking, Adobe acquired Macromedia a cpl months ago if I recall. I wonder if there will be continued releases of both GoLive and Dreamweaver, or if they will be combined. If one is stopped, then you'd want to have the other from an upgrading standpoint in the future.
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Dreamweaver is much better. (of course this is my opinion) but not without its major downs... sometimes it just appears that dreamweaver has a mind of its own and loves to add, edit and "correct" your code, but you cna prevent this by changing the apps preferences.

As far as learnig a new software, its like riding a bike, it may take you a bit to feel comfortable with the new program, but after a few minutes you shouold be up to par wit what is going on...

kind of like using photoshop and fireworks, though i know photoshop is much better, both aps are basically the same and work alike.
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