Adobe launches preview of Flash alternative

Written by Antony Leather

August 2, 2011 // 10:19 a.m.

Tags: #adobe-flash #apple #flash-acceleration #html5 #ipad #iphone

Adobe has released a preview of its new web tool Edge, which is an alternative to Flash.

Edge, which Adobe claims 'allows designers to bring animated content to websites, using web standards like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3', is one of the first HTML5 editing tools available, and it's currently free while the company looks to receive feedback.

However, the days of chugging high definition Flash-based content aren't quite over, as Edge looks set to coexist with Flash for the time being.

Clearly keen to make its new product as popular as possible, Adobe has promised regular updates in order to add new features, keep up with the rapid development surrounding HTML5 and incorporate feedback received from users.

It's a big move for Adobe, and it looks like a clear sign of the company leaning away from Flash in the wake of popular websites such as YouTube moving to HTML5, as well as the boycotting of Flash altogether by Apple on its iOS devices.

Are you sick of Flash hogging your laptop or low-powered PC's resources? Do you think Apple was right not to include it on its devices? Let us know in the forums.

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