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Adorning HTML5 designs with Adobe’s CS6

  • October 19th 2012

With technology in every modern industry evolving by the minute, web development too isn’t far behind. It has been constantly adapting itself to newer methods and techniques to dish out superior websites.

The power of Adobe’s multimedia platform player-Flash is no doubt known to everyone, but with the arrival of HTML5, the popularity of Adobe’s flash multimedia player is getting affected. This transition from Adobe’s multimedia player to HTML5 has encouraged the website designers to experiment with their creations by including motions and interactive elements that could be run even without using Adobe’s multimedia player.

However, due an increasing inclination towards HTML5, Adobe has now come forward to unveil its new Creative Suite version 6 that will work simultaneously with HTML5 providing support to each other.

An overview of Creative Suite 6

Comprising of fourteen different applications, and categorized under four different software packages, Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 is a comprehensive technological accomplishment with the ability to speed up the Graphics Processing Units in Dreamweaver CS6, Premiere Pro CS6 and Photoshop CS6 programs. Such acceleration of GPU in the above applications helps them to efficiently run any Smartphone application in any mobile operating system by transferring its data from the cloud. However, apart from the above, the other applications includes,

  • The Fireworks CS6 Web graphics application (that provides tools for creation of JavaScript friendly graphics and HTML5 codes, so they could be incorporated in any mobile friendly websites).
  • Muse CS6 and Edge CS6, that uses HTML5 instead of flash.
  • The Flash Professional CS6, for creating Flash based animation to run on Adobe Air instead of Adobe Flash.

Although all the applications offered by Adobe’s CS6 are available in the attractive software packages of Master Collection available for dollar 2599, Design and Web Premium worth dollar 1899, Production Premium package available at dollar 1899, and Design Standard, available for dollar 1299, yet these applications can be purchased independently at different prices. Apart from the above, the Adobe’s suite also offers Dreamweaver CS6, an indigenous web development platform at a cost of dollar 399, Photoshop CS6, the company’s image editing tool at dollar 699 and Premier Pro CS6, Adobe’s video editing tool at the price of dollar 799 only.

Dreamweaver CS6: What’s new?

Adobe’s Dreamweaver creative Suite 6 offers certain handy tools for Web designers that enables them to incorporate certain elements that are interactive in nature. These elements completely depend upon HTML5 coding and CSS3 styling instead of flash, and advocates for HTML5 friendly web videos instead of visuals that runs using Flash.

Features

  • Fluid Layout: The new fluid grid layout of the application is ideal for creating designs that are compatible with all the screen sizes-from Smartphones to desktops.

  • Easy CSS Transition: A new set of attributes along with an attached dialogue box initiates easy transition of CSS without the need of using JavaScript or Flash.

  • Fonts: Now get rid of those old and conventional Arial, Calibri, or Tahoma fonts by replacing them with free new Google fonts, which will add to the appearance of your WebPages. There are also Paid Fonts which one can buy from Google and other such websites and upload on their web servers. Dreamweaver CS6‘s new Web Font Manager then applies those fonts to your websites to beautify your layouts.

  • Improved API: Although the older version of Dreamweaver allowed web designers to create mobile applications along with mobile websites, yet it required some efforts on the part of the designers to do so. The themes and templates too were limited in number. But, this new version has seen some modifications that allow the designers to design the API using jQuery, whereby the designer is also allowed to specify color, font, tabs, styles, etc.

  • HTML5 Relevant: Among all the applications available in the suite Dreamweaver CS6 is considered the best as it is the only application that provides new tools and methods which are effective in creating an interactive HTML5 supported web design.

Improved FTP performance, ability to include Adobe Business Catalyst, Content Management System, online form creation, email listing, eCommerce services, etc. have made Dreamweaver CS6 as one of the preffered web application development tool available in the entire Creative Suite 6.