FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GoLive Systems Unveils GoLive Web Publishing System for Designers, Editors
and Content Managers
New Out-of-Box Solution for Content-Driven Sites Is Flexible, Scalable, and
SAN FRANCISCO/SEYBOLD SEMINARS (September 1, 1998) -- GoLive Systems, Inc.
(www.golive.com), developers of the award-winning GoLive CyberStudio
professional Web publishing tool, today demonstrated for the first time the
GoLive Web Publishing System, the world's first ready-to-use professional
online content management system.
The GoLive Web Publishing System is a complete out-of-the box solution for
Web designers, editors, and content managers. Selected by Seybold
Publications' Editors as one of the Conference's Hot Picks for Web Content
Creation and Management, the product is being showcased this week in
GoLive's booth, #913, in the Moscone Center South Hall. The GoLive Web
Publishing System is expected to be available during the fourth quarter of
"Whether entertainment, news, or business focused, today's most successful
Web sites are those with up-to-date content," said Andreas Poliza, GoLive
chairman and CEO. "By eliminating the need to understand HTML or Web
infrastructure, the GoLive Web Publishing system puts the ability to update
a site directly into the hands of those who control the content."
The GoLive Web Publishing System separates and automates the tasks of
designing, updating, and administering a site. This allows those people
actually creating the content to update the text and graphics on the
pages-without ever touching HTML. The system also gives Web designers the
visual tools for complete control over the look and feel of the site. At
the same time, it provides Web masters with sophisticated database tools
for managing and serving HTML content.
Key Components of the GoLive Web Publishing System A client-server
solution, the GoLive Web Publishing System is composed of three components:
GoLive CyberWriter Publishing Edition, GoLive CyberStudio Publishing
Edition, and GoLive CyberServer Publishing Edition:
GoLive CyberWriter is the editorial client software. Browser- based, it
features an extremely user-friendly interface that enables users on
virtually any computing platform, such as the new Apple iMac, to easily
enter content and quickly update their Web sites. From a secure Internet
connection, authorized users can type up-to-the-minute content directly
into the GoLive CyberWriter for immediate or controlled posting on their
sites. GoLive CyberWriter users can also access content stored in the
GoLive CyberServer, such as images, for illustrating an online story.
GoLive CyberStudio is the design component. This specially enabled version
of GoLive CyberStudio, the award-winning Web design and site management
tool, provides Web designers with everything they need to create page
templates and sites within the GoLive Web Publishing System. Because page
templates are independent from the specific content of a site, a Web
designer can quickly and easily redesign and update a single page layout or
an entire site. And with the proper security privileges, a designer can use
GoLive CyberStudio to directly access via http the data objects within the
GoLive CyberServer. This means that regardless of the location of the
GoLive CyberServer, a designer can visually create and change template
pages that will then be administered by the server.
GoLive CyberServer is the server component. Driven by a multiplatform
high-end SQL database specifically created for publishing applications,
GoLive CyberServer can dynamically or statically publish Web sites with
up-to-date content. The GoLive CyberServer manages and serves up the
content of a Web site to a Web server. Working with template pages designed
in GoLive CyberStudio, GoLive CyberServer produces HTML pages from the
editorial content that was entered into GoLive CyberWriter clients. GoLive
CyberServer also provides complete content administration capabilities,
including security. It runs on a wide variety of server platforms,
including the Macintosh Server G3 running the new MacOS X Server.
Complete, Flexible, and Scalable Solution
The GoLive Web Publishing System enables a seamless workflow throughout the
entire Web publishing process. Straight out of the box, it delivers
easy-to-use interfaces for all aspects of Web site design, creation,
maintenance, and administration. The system is driven by a scalable,
easy-to-administer SQL database that supports from two to hundreds of users
on any platform, who access the system from their browsers. Designers
create sites using a specially enhanced version of GoLive CyberStudio, the
leading visual design tool for Web site authoring. The system will even
ship with pre-designed site templates for small- and mid-sized Web Sites.
"People often divide the work of designing a Web site from creating and
maintaining the content of a site," said GoLive's Poliza. "GoLive's new Web
Publishing System is the first affordable solution that truly delivers
everything that editors, designers, and Web masters need to create
compelling, dynamically maintained Web sites. "The GoLive Web Publishing
System works perfectly with the Macintosh Server G3 and the new Apple iMac
as clients. Together they combine the most powerful and easy to use
hardware and software into a complete Web publishing solution," said
Availability, Pricing and System Requirements
The GoLive Web Publishing System is expected to be available during the
fourth quarter of 1998. Pricing will start at less than $1,000 for a
two-user configuration. GoLive CyberWriter runs in version 4 or above of
Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator on any platform supported by these
browsers. GoLive CyberStudio requires a Power Mac or 100% compatible clone
running MacOS System 8 or later and a minimum of 16 MB free memory (20 MB
preferred). GoLive CyberServer runs on Linux, AIX, Sun Solaris, Windows 98,
Windows NT, MacOS, and MacOS X Server. For more information visit the
GoLive Web site www.golive.com.
About GoLive Systems
GoLive Systems, the Internet publishing company, was founded in 1996.
Privately held, GoLive Systems, Inc. is located in Menlo Park, California,
with offices in Hamburg, Germany; Tempe, Arizona; and Austin, Texas.
GoLive's mission is to create software that lets people use the Internet as
an effective medium for professional publishing and communication. GoLive
CyberStudio has won more than 25 awards worldwide, including recent top
ratings from Macworld (September 1998), MacUser/UK (July 1998), MacWeek
(June 1998), and InfoWorld (June 1998).