Adobe announced today at the Google I/O conference that a new HTML5 solution is available for web designers and developers. The Adobe HTML5 Pack is an extension to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, the latest version of the HTML authoring tool for web site design.
HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the core markup language of the web. It’s touted as the next standard for HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and DOM Level 2 HTML and is designed to to reduce the need for proprietary plug-in-based rich internet application (RIA) technologies such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX.
This extension provides more creative options to Adobe Creative Suite 5 users, so they can more easily create, deliver and optimize compelling content consistently, across the widest array of screens, to maximize revenue streams and forward their businesses, according to Lea Hickman, senior director, Creative Solutions at Adobe. Adobe has made its HTML5 Pack extension for Dreamweaver CS5 immediately available, as a free download for both Mac and Windows systems, at http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/html5pack.html .
The HTML5 Pack extension includes new code hinting for HTML5 and CSS3 capabilities to enable Dreamweaver users to 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’ll render across multiple browsers and devices, says Hickman.
Dreamweaver CS5 is available through the Adobe Store, Adobe Direct Sales, and Adobe Authorized Resellers for an estimated street price of US$399. Existing Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, GoLive, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 or CS4 users can upgrade for an estimated street price of $199. Dreamweaver CS5 is also included in Adobe Master Collection CS5, Adobe Design Premium CS5 as well as Adobe Web Premium CS5.