Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Build interactive HTML5 sites with Google's free Web Designer tool

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Google has now announced a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads called Web Designer. The new tool, which the company is calling a “professional-quality design tool” is officially out in beta and is available for download for Windows and Mac.

Sean Kranzberg, Engineering Manager of Google Web Designer, states:
HTML5 is a universal language for building beautiful, engaging content that can run across desktops, smartphones, and tablets. We think that Google Web Designer will be the key to making HTML5 accessible to people throughout the industry, getting us closer to the goal of ‘build once, run anywhere.’

Google’s announcement blog post mentioned that many designers are cautious to use HTML5 because they have to build a number of different designs for various platforms like mobile, web banners, etc. The Google Web Designer seeks to improve this problem by allowing designers to create HTML5 ads in minutes and publish them directly to DoubleClick and AdMob, as well as saving them for other platforms.

Even though the name is “Web Designer,” many are arguing that this program is more designed for ads than websites. Features like CSS3, animations, built-in code editing, and automatic uploading options make ad creation easy, but for those waiting for a free complete builder different to Adobe Dreamweaver or another HTML5 design platform, the wait may be a bit longer.

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