Adobe shows preview of Edge – an HTML5 animation design tool
June 26, 2011
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Adobe has released a preview of a new tool to allow designers the easy creation of HTML5 animations which will be named Edge. With Edge, designers can drop images or scalable vector graphics (SVG) elements onto a canvas that is connected to an animation timeline. Animations can be built by dragging those elements around or manually editing properties, and those animation actions can be copied, pasted and scaled as needs change. The Edge tool is Adobe’s answer to all the critics who have said that they place to much emphasis on Flash Technology
A YouTube video showing the basics of what Edge can do is demonstrated by Doug Winnie, Principal Product Manager for Edge is embedded below:
The official Adobe page for the Edge preview is: www.adobe.com/go/edgepreview
The first preview of Edge will be available soon on Adobe Labs – sign up below to be one of the first to try it: www.adobe.com/go/edgepreview_notify
In addition, Adobe is getting more involved with Web programmers. It announced Adobe HTML5 Camp on July 22. Doug Winnie will speak at the event about the Edge tool, said John Nack, who runs Adobe’s tablet work, in a blog post.