We have some rather interesting and fascinating news to share with web-design and web-developer enthusiasts around the internet universe. As you are aware, HTML5 is the new rising star in web based interfaces, maybe even taking over from Flash in a few years. With this, Adobe has announced the release of Adobe Edge; a new HTML5 tool that will help you on your HTML5 adventure, and even better, it is free of charge.
Of course, Adobe Edge wont always be free. Adobe are currently still testing the software themselves, and although it is still pre-beta, they want designers from all walks of creative-life to help them shape their product to make it the best, and easiest solution to helping HTML5 become a part of regular internet browsing life.
If you have concerns with using the software, we can tell you that Adobe Edge content will be compatible with all major browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Internet Explorer 9, as well as Android, BlackBerry PlayBook, iOS, and HP webOS based browsers.
Adobe state that Adobe Edge can also be used with existing websites as well as newly created ones, and can transform your existing website into some HTML5 animated goodness without destoying your current code. SVG, PNG, JPG and GIF files are all supported, and can be styled using CSS3 which then can be manipulated in any which way you wish.
Obviously, Adobe has a lot riding on this software which will fit in nicely with their current existing web-tools such as Dreamweaver CS5, Flash Professional CS5, and Flash Builder 4.5, and are asking you to freely use this software until the day comes where they will put it on the shelf themselves.
You can download the Adobe Edge HTML5 tool free from Adobe Labs, or you can check out more information such as system requirements via the Edge preview page. You can also check out the official Adobe Edge video preview below.
Have you test-driven Adobe Edge yet? What are your first impressions on HTML5 creation within the software?