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Adobe's New HTML5 Design Tool No Threat To Flash 110

pbahra writes "It is a reflection of the huge interest in HTML5 as a possible alternative to Flash that Adobe's launch of a very early preview of a toolkit for professional web developers immediately became a trending topic on Twitter. What has excited people is Adobe's statement that Edge will, 'bring animation, similar to that created in Flash Professional, to websites using standards likes HTML, JavaScript and CSS.' Across the web some headline writers been almost apocalyptic. Beta News, for instance, talks of The Final Days of Flash while SlashGear says, 'Adobe Edge HTML5 app could eat Flash from the inside.' Many analysts, however, are more sanguine. 'People have shown that you can do animation with HTML5, but it's not nearly as well realized as with Flash,' said James Governor, an industry analyst at RedMonk."
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Adobe's New HTML5 Design Tool No Threat To Flash

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  • Uh oh (Score:4, Funny)

    by MimeticLie (1866406) on Monday August 01, 2011 @05:05PM (#36953294)
    Adobe Edge? I think someone is about to receive a lawsuit from Tim Langdell [].
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 01, 2011 @06:36PM (#36954128)

    As a way to simply serve up raster video, Flash is an absolute waste of coding. It's like building up a shopping mall just to sell snow cones out of a stand in front. Talk to me when people start using VECTOR video that is photo realistic, now THAT will be worthy of using Flash.

    It's funny how everyone here thinks they are so smart, yet they have no idea what the true capabilities of Flash are for: vector based video.

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