Mar 30

With the growing popularity of HTML5 and CSS3 applications, many computer software giants have embarked on Open Web Works, including Adobe. Adobe’s increasing interest in Open Web Work has manifested itself through its new Design and Web blog updated by Senior Director of Engineering, Paul Gubbay and Senior Director of Product Management for the Creative Suite Design and Web tools, Suites, and Services, Lea Hickman. The blog is relatively new having just been started last March 10, 2010. It includes written insights on leveraging on CSS3 and HTML5 for multiscreen authoring, as well as informative videos.

According to the Design and Web Blog, Adobe is looking into some more effective tools for CSS3 and HTML5.

HTML5 is being fashioned as the cutting-edge of HTML, the base language for the Web. It broaches several new components and attributes that mirrors what can be seen in websites, replacing certain semantic and inline elements, introducing features like geolocation, canvas and video.

The geolocation feature ascertains the source of the data feed, wherever it may originate from. A canvas is a tool that can be employed for rendering all sorts of visual images quickly through the use of JavaScript. HTML5 allows the user to embed video to his or her web pages independently without having to use external plug-ins.

CSS3 is the third installment of Cascading Style Sheets (also known as CSS), a presentation language for style sheets for the web. Its goal is to offer more flexibility and consistency using less bandwidth. It allows appropriate templates for various screen sizes (i.e., mobile, desktop, etc.) of the same website. Adobe has a Dreamweaver function that allows for this kind of multiscreen authoring using CSS3, creating websites with different display options for a variety of devices with different screen sizes, allowing contents, images and videos to display correctly, according to the appropriate device.

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