Adobe goes shopping

Adobe, on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Web software company GoLive Systems.

The combination of GoLive CyberStudio with existing Adobe products will give Adobe a full range of products for Web design and publishing, according to Adobe CEO John Warnock. For customers the partnership will mean simpler Web design, including e-commerce sites, and eliminate the need for complex multimedia programming.

Managing director of Adobe UK, Alasdair Boyle commented: "What you got with previous Adobe products was a nice looking web page. With GoLive, you can have a complete web page, with all the buttons and features demanded by high-end users."

Available initially only for Macs, it is hoped to bring the system out for Windows within the year. Pricing has not yet been decided.