The Web has been called many things both good and bad, but “beauty” is not a trait often associated with cyberspace. Adobe is seeking to change that with the release of Adobe Edge Animate 1.0, a set of Web design applications and services it says will allow designers and developers to “more easily create beautiful websites, digital content and mobile apps.”
Adobe Travels to the Edge of Web Design
‘Doubling Down’ on HTML
With Edge Animate 1.0, Adobe is “doubling down" on HTML, according to Webmonkey. While a Webmonkey article on the new solution expresses disappointment that Animate fails to output canvas or sustainable vector graphics, compliments Edge Animate 1.0 for helping “Flash refugees” create standards-based animations for sites, apps and other digital content.
“Today’s web developers shouldn’t need the same archaic text editors we used to build the Web fifteen years ago,” the article concludes. “Tools like Edge Animate … may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they go a long way toward helping people who want a more intuitive way to create cool stuff on the Web and that’s almost never a bad thing.”
The first release of Edge Animate, normally priced at US$ 499, will be made available for a limited time as part of a free Adobe Creative Cloud membership. When the free intro period ends it will be available as a standalone app for US$ 500 or as part of the US$ 50/month Creative Cloud subscription. It is compatible with Windows and Mac OS and available in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.