HTML5 developer tool had been released

Monday, August 1st 2011. | Internet News

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Adobe has released the public preview of Edge, an HTML5 and CSS3 animation tool that it hopes will work alongside its long standing Flash software, though it would not commit on its future. The impending arrival of HTML5 and CSS3 has led many to believe that the demise of Adobe’s Flash was a foregone conclusion, however Adobe hopes that by creating applications that allow developers to develop using HTML5 and CSS3, it will save some of the lost revenue should Flash bite the dust. Adobe Edge is the firm’s attempt to create a Flash-like development environment for web animations using HTML5 and CSS3.

John Cole, creative solutions architect at Adobe said the firm expected “Flash and HTML5 to co-exist in the long term”. Adobe Edge is currently free to download from Adobe’s Labs website with Cole confirming that it will remain free during the course of its public preview period.

Cole said that Adobe Edge will “bring Flash like animation” but use HTML5, adding that the firm believes “web developers have difficulty with animation using open standards”. Apart from it’s close

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