Adobe has introduced a brand new product called Adobe Edge last few months ago. Even though the product is still under developing stage, but right now you can actually grab the latest preview version of Edge – Adobe Edge Preview 3.1 from Adobe Labs site.
What is Adobe Edge?
Personal Review of Adobe Edge
As we all know, HTML5 and CSS3 will be a big trend for web design and web development in the future. Adobe wants to ensure that web designers and web developers will still use their product in case HTML5 has replaced Flash. Therefore, Adobe has introduced a brand new product Adobe Edge, which provides an easy to use interface to create HTML5 website. However, Adobe claims that both Flash and Edge can co-exist since Flash is still stronger for games and streaming video, while Edge will be for interactive web design and advertising.
Whatever the reason is, the important is we have such wonderful tools for HTML5 web development. With this, we can easily create HTML5 animations like Flash does! =)
Adobe Edge Features
As you can see, Adobe Edge seems to have a similar interface just like Adobe Flash (except the background color). If you are a Flash user, than I am pretty sure you will get used to it very quickly! Now let’s see what Adobe Edge can do.
Elements – Edge provided you an interface to create different shapes, images and text with using different tag types.
Stage – The elements created can be moved and resized directly on the stage. Otherwise, you might change its attribute under properties panel.
Timeline – This is where you create animations. You can easily create a transition, rotation, transformation or color animation with using Edge’s timeline panel since it support drag and drop feature. You might preview the animation on the stage directly.
Import – Edge allows you to import popular web graphics such as SVG, PNG, JPG or GIF files.