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Proudly Introducing Adobe & HTML

With so many exciting things happening at all levels of the web “stack”, we wanted to create a single place where we can share everything we are working on with the community to improve what is possible on the web and simplify how you work with HTML, CSS, SVG and JavaScript. So we are incredibly excited to unveil our new Adobe & HTML website! It is here that you can find up-to-date information about all of the different HTML projects Adobe is working on, discover which events we will be attending, and find out how you can join us in making the web better.

The Web Standards section focuses on projects to advance standards and implement features directly in WebKit, like CSS Regions or CSS Shaders. Here you can learn more about each feature, access custom builds and samples as well as be informed of new standards we are tackling.

The Open Source section focuses on those open projects Adobe is spearheading and contributing to like Apache Cordova or jQuery Mobile. Learn how to use your existing skills to join us in contributing to open source projects that make a difference.

The Tools & Services section focuses on making your day-to-day life on the web easier with tools and services. It is here you can learn more about what Adobe is offering to help you design, produce, code, test and publish awesome content.

So with that, spend some time perusing Adobe & HTML, find what piques your interest and get involved!


  1. April 23, 2012 at 9:49 am, Paddy O'Reilly said:

    … directly in WebKit
    I’m sorry but I take issue with that turn of phrase, when used in reference to Web Standards.
    WebKit is not a standard, it’s a rendering engine, just like Trident, Presto and Gecko.
    Developers should develop to the standard, not the browser, otherwise WebKit will turn into the next IE6.

    • April 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm, David V. said:

      The article is not claiming that WebKit is the standard. Instead, it is saying that they want to use WebKit as a vehicle to implement new features in order to advance the standards (presumably either by implementing features that are already “standardized”, or by implementing features that could be usefully standardized if they work well in practice).

    • April 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm, Deepa Subramaniam said:

      Hi Paddy – Thanks for the feedback. We are not trying to say that WebKit is a standard. We agree with you – its one browser engine amidst several. What we are really focused on is both pushing new features in standards through our work in the W3C and then complementing that work with implementation in open browser engines like WebKit. That distinction is important to us as well.

  2. April 23, 2012 at 10:13 am, Ben Rellick said:

    This is great news guys! It’s great to see Adobe taking a small step away from the historically proprietary approach and embracing the fluid, open nature that allows the web to evolve. I think this is going to be a great resource, and I truly look forward to checking back here regularly. Kudos.

  3. April 23, 2012 at 1:49 pm, Yvo Schaap said:

    Looks great, needs some actual more content…

    • April 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm, Deepa Subramaniam said:

      Keep checking back – we will be pushing new content regularly.

  4. April 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm, Mike said:

    So great to see Adobe taking a leadership role in this.

    • April 24, 2012 at 6:33 am, Paul Bergsma said:

      I’ve been following Adobe technologies since Flex 1.0 in the 2005 and have learned to take a step back when Adobe is taking a leadership in a new direction : they often fail to figure out how to make some money out of it and always decided to opt out sometime later.

      • April 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm, Deepa Subramaniam said:

        Adobe has been pioneering and heavily investing in Flash for over 15+ years now, including developing new tools and services for Flash. We continue to invest in Flex through the Apache Software Foundation, a true open home for a framework that has been open-sourced for many years now, and we continue to develop the Flash Builder IDE. And of course, Adobe has been the leader for creative tools for designers of the web for well over a decade.

    • April 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm, Wyseguy said:

      It’s nice to see Adobe finally facing the reality that Flash is on the way out, and HTML5 is where they should focus.

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  7. April 24, 2012 at 5:28 pm, rq said:

    …new standards we are tackling

    I don’t think you quite understand what a standard is.

    • April 24, 2012 at 10:50 pm, Deepa Subramaniam said:

      Hi RQ – That wasn’t meant to indicate we are working on standards alone (which is kind of an oxymoron!), though I can see how it could be read that way. If you check out the Web Standards page you can see that along with the broader web community we are looking to advance standards by championing new standards or partnering with others to advance existing standards. Features like CSS Regions or CSS Shaders were co-authored with Microsoft for the former and Apple & Opera for the latter.

  8. April 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm, Moldován Eduárd said:

    I have checked Adobe’s ne site on the iPad. It is perfect. Smooth, fast, very fast. This is a good way to lay things out, using a table which is really professionaly built. Great work, I will be getting back here.

  9. April 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm, Susan said:

    HTML is not limited to websites. Are you taking mass email marketing campaigns into consideration as you develop these new tools/features?

    • April 25, 2012 at 12:07 am, Deepa Subramaniam said:

      Hi Susan – Our tools and services are not solely focused on creating HTML-based content for websites. We are focusing on helping design, create and deploy HTML-based content across a wide array of endpoints including websites on the desktop, in-browser experiences on a mobile device, standalone applications on mobile devices, rich banner ads, etc – this includes things like email campaigns.

  10. May 02, 2012 at 1:18 am, Daryl said:

    Glad to see Adobe taking a leadership role in helping push and improve upon web standards. Looking forward to seeing what’s coming for the future.