Living on the Edge. Adobe Labs “Edge” Software Preview.

I’ll admit it, I can be a bit lazy. Actually I shouldn’t say I’m lazy, I should say I am always looking for an easier or faster way to get something done, with quality results. I’m also going to say that I don’t like writing code, and I’d rather be designing. Nothing against those of you that like to code, I’m just not into it. That is why I am pretty jazzed about Adobe Edge which will be released shortly on Adobe Labs.

This is an early look at the preview of “Adobe Edge”,  an easy to use tool for creating dynamic, standards-based animation with ease and precision.From the video, the UI looks similar to After Effects which is a huge plus for me. In the video below, Doug Winnie, Principal Product Manager for Edge, takes you through the basics of what Edge can do highlighting its features.

Edge will be available soon on Adobe Labs.  You can sign up to try it here:

HTML 5 in an Easy To Understand Info Graphic.

If you do any kind of interactive design work you are probably familiar with the big hoo-ha going on with HTML 5 and Apple’s continued denial of Flash on it’s iOS platform. I am a guy that works in Flash on a fairly regular basis, and uses pretty much every Adobe application daily. Well not every application, but the core ones (Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and Premier). I have mixed feelings about Apple’s stance. I don’t like anyone telling me what tools to use, and how to author interactive content. My real beef has to do with Apple pulling the plug on the Flash compiler for the iPhone but that is another story entirely.

Now with all that said, I know HTML 5 is coming, and I know it is going to impact the way people develop interactive content. There is no getting around it. So if you are a bit curious about what HTML 5 is, and why it is a big deal, here is a great info graphic that breaks it down for you. Image courtesy of littlepixer