For Immediate Release
Adobe Advances Web Site Design With Adobe GoLive 5.0
Professional Web Authoring Tool Combines Intuitive Visual Design With Powerful Programming Capabilities For Creating Engaging and Dynamic Web Sites

Internet World, Los Angeles (April 4, 2000) (Nasdaq: ADBE)--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in digital publishing for Web, print and dynamic media, today introduced Adobe® GoLive® 5.0 software, the award-winning professional Web authoring tool. Adobe GoLive 5.0 introduces numerous innovations, including an on-board interactive editor for editing multimedia, ‘360Code’ that enables complete control over any Web design source code, superior site planning and management, ‘asset’ check in and out through WebDAV support, and ‘smart links’ that provides drag-and-drop object-sharing with other Adobe products. Plus, advanced functionality such as Dynamic Link simplifies the incorporation of dynamic database and e-commerce capabilities.

"Web pages often move from designer to programmer, then back again. Using GoLive 5.0, we’ll now be able to move HTML pages and custom markup language between the visual environment of GoLive and any text-based HTML editor without impacting the content and structure of the document’s source code," said Rich Grasso, designer for Answerthink, a leading e-business solutions provider. "This will save us time and enable us to continue the evolution of the site without negatively impacting the work already done by the programming and database team."

Over 100 new features and enhancements in Adobe GoLive 5.0 improve collaboration between coders and designers, increase productivity, and simplify creation and management of dynamic Web sites. Additionally, GoLive 5.0 offers superior extensibility and Adobe will provide a Software Development Kit (SDK).

"By providing the visual design tools, site management and reporting features and powerful production capabilities needed to make cutting-edge Web design simpler and more efficient, Adobe GoLive 5.0 empowers companies to build online experiences that attract and retain customers," said Hank Skorny, senior director of Adobe’s Internet Products Group. "Adobe GoLive 5.0 provides all the powerful coding functionality that coders need, while providing designers with the creative flexibility required for an equal place in the Web production workflow."

Adobe GoLive 5.0 is tightly integrated with Adobe’s professional Web and graphics products, including Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe LiveMotion™, Adobe After Effects® and Adobe Premiere®. Together these products make up the complete Adobe Web Solution that provides Web professionals with everything they need to create engaging online experiences from concept to completion.

Additionally, Adobe will provide further additions to the GoLive product family, based on the GoLive 5 foundation that will provide collaboration, e-business, site management and content management to the web workgroup.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe GoLive 5.0 for Macintosh and Windows is expected to be available in the U.S. and Canada for an Estimated Street Price of US $299 in the second quarter of 2000. The Adobe Web Collection 2.0, containing Adobe GoLive 5.0, Adobe Illustrator 9.0, Adobe LiveMotion 1.0 and Adobe Photoshop 5.5, is expected to be available shortly thereafter for an Estimated Street Price of US $999 in the U.S. and Canada. Customers can now pre-order Adobe GoLive 5.0 on the Upgrade Center shopping aisle of

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated ( builds award-winning software solutions for Web and print publishing. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually rich content for various types of media. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Adobe is the fourth largest U.S.-based personal software company, with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion.


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