Adobe today announced, at the Google I/O conference, a new HTML5 solution that is immediately available for Web designers and developers.
The Adobe HTML5 Pack is an extension to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, the latest version of the polular HTML authoring tool for website design.
Adobe's HTML5 Pack extension for Dreamweaver CS5 immediately available, as a free download, at http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/html5pack.html.
"Adobe prides itself on delivering industry-defining tools and being compatible with the most popular Web programming languages, formats, APIs and libraries," said Lea Hickman, senior director, Creative Solutions at Adobe. "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."
"One of Dreamweaver?s great strengths is its extensibility and it?s encouraging to see that Adobe has wasted no time in providing support for those parts of HTML 5 and CSS3 that are already supported by several browsers," said David Powers, founder and developer, Foundation PHP. "By adding support through an extension, rather than hard-baking it into the core program, Dreamweaver should be able to keep pace with developments as the specifications and browsers evolve."
The HTML5 Pack extension includes new code hinting for HTML5 and CSS3 capabilities to enable Dreamweaver users to easily make use of new HTML5 tags. The extension also includes WebKit engine updates and improvements to support video and audio in Dreamweaver CS5?s Live View. With new CSS3 capabilities users can more easily design multi-screen Web pages, with previews of how they will render across multiple browsers and devices. Additionally, the HTML5 Pack features HTML5 starter layouts to the New Document dialog box in Dreamweaver CS5, making it easier for users to accelerate their efforts to design and develop with the latest in emerging Web standards.