Adobe on Monday announced that its venerable visual Web site creation tool GoLive has been discontinued. The company has ceased development and sales of GoLive effective Monday, April 28, 2008.
GoLive started life as CyberStudio, an early What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) Web editor, the flagship product of German developers GoLive Systems. Adobe acquired GoLive Systems in 1999 and rechristened CyberStudio as Adobe GoLive. GoLive has gone through nine major revisions, culminating in 2007‚Äôs release of GoLive 9.
In late 2005, Adobe acquired rival Macromedia and has since integrated many of Macromedia‚Äôs products into its own product line, including Dreamweaver, another visual Web site development application. Since then, Adobe the line has blurred between GoLive and DreamWeaver, according to Devin Fernandez, GoLive‚Äôs product manager.