HTML5 support for Dreamweaver CS5
Adobe has announced a new HTML5 solution that is immediately available for Web designers and developers.
Announced at the Google I/O conference, the Adobe HTML5 Pack is an extension to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, the latest version of the HTML authoring tool for website design.
The company said this HTML5 Pack extension is the direct result of positive customer feedback that began at Adobe MAX 2009 when the company first gave a sneak peek of the technology, and then again most recently, following a post on the Adobe Design and Web blog, where additional HTML5 and CSS3 R&D investments were discussed.
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.
“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 for Dreamweaver CS5 is available for both Mac OS X and Windows and can be downloaded for free from Adobe Labs.
Dreamweaver CS5 is available through the Adobe Store, Adobe Direct Sales, and Adobe Authorised Resellers for an estimated UK street price of £357. Existing Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, GoLive, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 or CS4 users can upgrade for an estimated street price of £159. Dreamweaver CS5 is also included in Adobe Master Collection CS5, Adobe Design Premium CS5 as well as Adobe Web Premium CS5.