Adobe gears up for Flash to HTML5 migration

The new Creative Suite 6 product aims to connect web and mobile development and bridge Flash programming to HTML5

Adobe has updated its Creative Suite (CS) package with a host of tools for HTML5 web design and programming.

The company, whose Flash product is set to be replaced by HTML5 as the preferred method of building interactive web user interfaces, is hoping Flash developers will continue using the Adobe CS product to build web applications. Its Flash Professional Toolkit for CreateJS provides a bridge between Flash programming and HTML5.

Adobe claims the Flash Professional Toolkit for CreateJS allows developers to export assets and animations to JavaScript using the open source CreateJS framework. 

“The output generates nicely formatted, readable, and editable JavaScript code. This can jump start your ability to design highly expressive content that runs in any HTML5 compatible mobile or desktop browser,” Adobe said.

The new CS6 software supports HTML5 animations, created with Adobe Edge preview, which can be integrated into Dreamweaver projects.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 has been updated to enable web designers to target CSS-based interfaces for phone, tablet and desktop devices.

This works through direct integration with Adobe’s recently announced PhoneGap Build service, to enable users to build mobile applications for multiple platforms. 

To tie in with the CS6 launch, Adobe has built the Adobe Creative Cloud, which provides software using subscription-based licensing. Adobe Creative Cloud membership is £38.11 excluding VAT per month, with an annual contract. 

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