Adobe pushes HTML strategy with Edge Tools and Services
Edge Reflow is a pure page layout tool that focuses on responsive layouts and consistent CSS styling. However, only an early preview is available at this time – a more mature preview version is scheduled to be released at the end of the year.
Edge Web Fonts offers an integrated service that makes Google's web fonts, Adobe's own pair of open source fonts and other open source fonts available from within the Edge tools and available to browsers through an online service. The fonts can be selected via Edge Code and Adobe Muse and integrated into web sites and apps. Another new tool, Edge Typekit, is the equivalent application for selecting and using Adobe's commercial web fonts.
Finally, the PhoneGap Build tool, which has been hosted by Adobe for some time, has now been added to the Edge suite. It enables developers to create and package mobile HTML applications and deploy them to platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, webOS and Symbian.
The Edge suite will be available free of charge to all Adobe Creative Cloud customers, including those with free trial subscriptions. Adobe says that, as an introductory offer, Edge Animate will be available free of charge, but that it will eventually cost around $500.
(Harald M. Genauck / djwm)