Adobe Edge Preview 2 Review
The thing we've been missing is a graphic interface to do animated HTML5 stuff. Adobe has been backing both horses in this race and is in beta of Adobe Edge - the HTML5 animation tool.
You can download the latest Sept 2011 build for free here - https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=labs_edge
When you install Adobe Edge Preview 2 it gives you a 96 day limited use.
Currently this version has simple drawing tools, but allows import of SVG and PNG files. The timeline is pretty sophisticated, anyone who has used flash or a movie editor will quickly pick up how this functions.
Edge does automatic transitions/tweens which is pretty easy to work out, and you can use opacity and shadow effects.
Follow this links for some examples of what has been done - http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/resources/
If Apple keeps Flash off it's mobile devices then this will be BIG - Adobe Edge has the potential to kill Adobe Flash as the default web animation platform (games are a different ball game).
Give Edge a go and COMMENT below on your experience ..