March 12, 2012

Adobe Edge (HTML5 animation) Preview 5 is available

Sounds like a lot of great stuff in the new build (available free on Adobe Labs):

New Publishing and Optimization Features:

  • Publish to web: Preview 5  has an option to specify if jQuery should be packaged with the composition, or downloaded from a CDN to produce lighter code and improve caching.
  • Down-level browser support: Define a fallback state of a composition for non-HTML5 browsers like IE8 and below.
  • Preloader improvements: Choose what gets shown during the preloader (before the framework, jQuery, or composition is loaded).

Emphasis on animation:

  • Timeline: We made several significant improvements to the timeline that make composing animations much easier and faster, such as an easier to use Pin (formerly the Mark) and smarter playback behavior.
  • On-stage tools: New clip and transform tools make it easier to manipulate objects and create animation effects.

Many other enhancements:

  • Improved symbol functionality, stage editing options, the ability to swap images, more intuitive contextual menus, many bug fixes, and much more have been added to preview 5.
Posted by John Nack at 8:08 AM on March 12, 2012

Comments

  • Matt Radel — 8:55 AM on March 12, 2012

    Very cool stuff, I really like the way Edge is playing out. I’m not too thrilled about the fallback support — I think that could be solved a lot better. Still looking forward to working with it!

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