EDGE: A new HTML5 offering from Adobe
But it reintroduces the coding issue for a lot of designers, who might not be crazy about hand-coding everything. That’s where Adobe Edge comes in.
Because Edge is currently only in preview-stage, it’s bound to have some bugs and feature limitations. With that said, it already includes twenty five built-in easing effects, and other features to get you started. No word on how much Edge will cost after the 150 day trial period ends.
The Edge interface looks similar to many of Adobe’s other programs for working with interactive content, like Premiere Pro or Flash. If you’re already familiar with these programs, the Edge interface should be pretty easy to adjust to. If not, there’s going to be a definite learning curve, but it’s still a relatively easy interface to figure out.
Of course, you’ll still need Flash for creating desktop and mobile AIR applications, or for using ActionScript.
You might also find Flash easier to use for more immersive interactions and animations where mobile-compatibility isn’t an issue. But Edge gives designers familiar with the Adobe work environment a new option for creating interactive and animated content.
Learn more: Adobe Edge
Have you had a chance to try out Edge yet? What do you think? Is it going to be worth purchasing in the future? Let us know in the comments!