I agree with you, GoLive has better tool integration, functionalty and a much friendlier more adobe like interface than Dreamweaver.
I too tried using Dreamweaver CS2 several times to manage my past GOLive sites due to some serious crashes that keep happening with Golive 8.01
Dreamweaver is simply clumsy. It's interface does not display my website properly so I literally do not get a WYSIWYG experience when working with my website in Dreamweaver.
I admit I have not tried the latest versions of Dreamweaver because I refuse to upgrade to something I never wanted in the first place. And I refuse to keep supporting a company that has lost it's way and stopped supporting it's past products and customers.
Now if Dreamweaver could start integrating the tools and abilities of GOLive and make it more like a real ADOBE product that would be great. If it worked like GOLive I'd whole heartedly would support it. I'd have bought CS4 by now but am waiting to see what they will do for GO Live aficionados like ourselves that know what a powerful website development program can really do.
The Inspector pallet is one of the most powerful tools in GOLive and really made a difference for editing a website. The broken links tool was also a powerful ally when dealing with large websites. With real PHP, CSS and dynamic content auto writting capabilities GOlive would have become the end all be all of website design software. I think Adobe went with Dreamweaver because more people had already previously owned Dreamweaver so they chose the more popular product. But as we all know sometimes the more popular choice isn't the right choice. They didn't drop Photoshop just because they acquired Firworks, so why drop GOLive rather than fix it and make it better?
The only problem I had with GoLive was the headaches from constant crashes when editing some of my larger websites. They could have fixed it and eventually it would have become the new standard for website design software, instead now we have a substandard. Oh well...
If your only reference is DWCS2, look again. The adobefication of DW is only starting in CS4 and could not have started earlier. Admittedly there are a lot of things still missing in DW that GLCS2 had (do not compare with GL9 as that is a completely different thing). What makes me not wanting to migrate to DW today is the lack of a site-manager GoLive-style (you really do not get the same overview of a site in SW as in GL) and that MenuMachine can still not be used with DW. Apart from that the differences are not all that big (except for the terminology which makes you stumble and have difficulties finding what you are looking for).
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