Adobe releases HTML 5 rich media editor

QArea Expert by QArea Expert on August 2, 2011

Adobe releases HTML 5 rich media editor
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The new Adobe Edge application repeats some capabilities of Flash deploying Web standards.

Placing the seeds to potentially ruinous its own successful franchise that is based on Flash animation, the preview version of a new application was released, named Adobe Edge. It was created for assembling dynamic Web content utilizing HTML5 as well as Web standards that are web related.

Generally, Web designers have deployed Adobe Flash, or a such competitor as Microsoft Silverlight, to add interactive content and snazzy animated to Web pages, by way of banner advertisements, introductory splash screen pages, short videos and interactive charts. Adobe estimates that 99 % of all desktop computers having the player require to run Flash files.

However over the past few years, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other standard bodies have created a handful of specs which may be utilized to make similar rich content. Makers of browser are incorporating these standards, for example JavaScript, CSS, the Canvas tags and HTML 5 into their own browser, removing the need for an individual plug-in, for instance the Flash player.

Fortunes of Adobe that has no helping is Apple, whose company’s CEO, Steve Jobs, has carped Flash for the recent for being too buggy, persuading developers to move to HTML 5.

Fernandez admitted that more workloads which were before reserved for Flash now are done with Web standards. He also added that they see a great opportunity for the company to assist people to derive advantages of HTML 5.

The tool deploys JavaScript, CSS and HTML 5 to put in animated Web content straight into an HTML page. In a similar to Adobe’s Flash authoring tool approach, Edge lets a developer to change the image attributes or an HTML element over a preset amount of time, rendering the resulting Web page an animated feel.

Adobe has presented that it may rotate properly to new trends. Al Hilwa, IDC applications development analyst said that it evinces that they may leave the initial tools vendor without paying attention to what technology is inside. He added that there are several companies in concord with designer sensibilities and requirements as much as Adobe and this tool does describe it. It provides the time-line model that is familiar to many Flash developers to the new world of JavaScript and HTML5, while holding the integrity of the code.

Adobe doesn’t await for Edge will replace Flash totally, at least not in the nearest future. Fernandez stated that Flash technology will leave a key component for particular use cases, as for example gaming and high-end video. Definitely they see Flash and HTML 5 going on to co-exist, and so they will keep on working on solutions for both. It is up to users to decide which technology to use.

The preview edition is for free downloading. The final commercial version is expected to release in 2012, as Fernandez declared. These versions will be available for both Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows computers.