by Tareq Aljaber
Today we launched a major update to Edge Animate CC! In just three short months since launching a jam-packed release with major new features, we’re happy to announce a new update with a 55% more optimized runtime, fewer project output files, and more. This release is a major milestone to provide web designers with tools and features to easily publish lightweight HTML animations across different screens.
Here’s what we’re delivering to you today:
Reduced supporting runtime size by 55%
The team has been hard at work to reduce the runtime size by 55%, both by compressing our own runtime and removing dependencies on JQuery. This means a smaller payload size and reduced number of downloads required for running compositions, giving you faster loading times when viewing projects on the web.
This is a significant milestone for Animate as we work towards delivering lightning fast animations on the web. We’ve also been working closely with our friends at the IAB to help bring Animate in alignment with emerging web guidelines for advertising, giving authoring to the world of HTML ads.
Save your images, media and scripts to custom folders
In previous releases of Edge Animate, you had limited control on where to publish your assets regardless of their type (images, audios, videos, etc.), making it difficult to organize your site files..
In this release, we’ve mainstreamed the publish workflow by re-engineering and redesigning the publish setting dialog to choose where to place your files at publish time for each type of asset (images, audios, videos, and scripts). No need to manually copy-paste and organize folders.
Fewer project output files to manage
New preloader options
With a 55% reduced runtime size, fewer published files, streamlined publish options and new preloader options the latest release of Edge Animate is giving you the lightweight tools you need to create animations on the web.. Download the latest release by visiting creative.adobe.com and start animating.
We can’t wait to see what you build with these new features, and we hope to get your feedback and input.
The Edge Animate Team