Adobe Announces HTML5 Solution at Google I/O

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We're out at Google I/O in San Francisco, and Adobe announced here that a new HTML5 solution is immediately available to web designers and developers. This comes in the form of an HTML5 Pack extension to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, the recently launched version of the company's HTML authoring, web design program.

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch is showing off the extension in the keynote, but WebProNews had a chance to speak with Adobe's Senior Director of Creative Solutions, Lea Hickman about the release. She tells us what when Adobe does a lot of its product development, it has The "web pro" in mind. These are the company's key customers, and this extension is really an extension of that philosophy.

Adobe says the extension provides more creative options to users – so they can more easily create, deliver and optimize compelling content consistently, across the widest array of screens, to maximize revenue streams and forward their businesses.

"Adobe prides itself on delivering industry-defining tools and being compatible with the most popular web programming languages, formats, APIs and libraries," says Hickman. "We continue to move forward to support the leading edge of work in HTML, enabling our customers to deliver creative content taking advantage of the latest in HTML capabilities.”

Adobe and Apple have of course had something of a falling out over Flash, as Apple sees HTML5 as the future moving forward. While Adobe has been pretty insistent that Flash isn't going away, today's release shows that Adobe isn't denying progressive technologies just to stick with its own. In Adobe's eyes there is room for both.

Chris Crum
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