Preview: Adobe Edge Creates HTML5, Javascript, CSS3

Adobe Edge

Adobe Edge

This morning, Adobe released Edge – a preview version of their new software to create HTML5, Javascript and CSS3 scripts. If you have used Adobe Flash to create web content before, then the switch to Edge will be straightforward. With the similar interface, the switch over to HTML5 might just be an easy transition for some.

The Preview version is (of course) not a full version. There is no mention when the program will be released. This is a pretty easy to use program to save you time in making banners and custom scripts.

Adobe Edge Interface

Adobe Edge Interface

Upon first opening, I watched some of the tutorials and script examples – including a banner with a ferris wheel and roller coaster running. I then got into the meat and potatoes by creating my own banner.

The timeline is where you can take your text, images and other items into the program and make adjustments. Resize, fade in and out, move, rotate, and more. Move the cursor in the timeline to adjust the item for your script.

Since it’s a preview version, there are some things you cannot do yet. Importing video, making buttons or hotspots, or converting Flash scripts to Edge are some examples. Still, if you want to make a simple banner to spruce up a website, Edge preview is available to work from.

This is pretty impressive for what it is. I definitely want more from this program and cannot wait to try more features from this program. It could even replace Flash altogether – which would end the debate for iOS users in getting content.

EnTourage eDGe, a dual screen tablet and ereader

Jeffrey and Esbjorn hear what Doug Atkinson of enTourage has to say about the Pocket eDGe, a clamshell-style device with dual screens. It has a 7″ TFT tablet screen on one side and a 6″ e-Ink reader screen on the other. And to be clear, it’s not two devices in one, it’s one device with two screens.

The eDGe will be running Android 2.2, though the tablet screen is only a resistive touch screen and hence uses a stylus. 3G RAM, microSD slot, USB port, 2 MP camera, headphone jack and microphone round out the features. The reader supports ePub and PDF. The tablet can play a wide variety of audio and video formats, including mp3 and mp4 respectively.

No doubt it’s an interesting concept with lots of flexibility. If you are interested, it’s on sale now for around $349.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of The Geekazine Podcast and Esbjorn Larsen of MrNetCast.com.

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Show Notes:
SoundExchange Stay of Execution
1 Million dollar Reward
Screencast Zoomit
Prince
NFL Fair Use
VideoCounter.com
GrandCentralStation and Google
AllofMP3.com
Zend and PHP
GPS Notification
Universal and iTunes
Recording Industry vs The People
Useful Websites
Vi Guide
EDGE Down
No Window and Airplane
Ten Thoughts on iTunes
iPhone Firmware
iPhone Cost
iTunes 7.3 Bad Bugg
Shuttle on 747
iPhone Root Password
Live without China Products
Radio Open Source RIP
100k of Stupidity

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Show Notes:
Botnet Battle
Bliin
Shuttle Strike
Mark Cuban way off Base
Windows Apps run on Leopard
Cool iPhone Ads
Titan Radio Waves
Google Math Fun
RIAA throws in Towel
Web 2.0 on a Budget
CO2 Scheme
Not Just DRM Free
MP3/AAC Volume Issue Fixed
Larry Flyntt’s Bribe
IE7 & Forefox Flaw
Mars Photos Released
Fon’s New La Fonera
SSD Drive Updates
802.11n
Venus Fly By
Twitter From Skype
iPhone + AT&T + Edge = Crappy Speed
USB Squid Cable
FeedDemon and Video
synthasite.com
Eyejot
Hilton – VOIP and Broadband
Tech Sites that Receive Payola
Shuttle Crew at Cape