So where to start? The last couple of months have been kinda nuts but you know, new year, new job, new flat and same the old direction with just with new creative directions. After many years of avoiding venturing into advertising-related animation, here I am. This week I was sat down and told it was time to make some flash advertisements. I was kind of thinking “why can’t we do this in a .gif? “… but helas, it was judgement day.
So what can I say after this week. I like Flash, Edge and have developed a keen intrest in After Effects … so watch this space. I can’t show you anything i’m working on at the minute but heres is my take on Adobe Edge and Flash.
> Adobe Edge just for Flash designers?
At this stage it is not that easy to answer that question but we can be sure that Edge will be direct replacement for Flash-based animation in some shape or form, this should be great for opening up the flashlike text effects (wonders what FlashEff will do ?) into the open source realm. Currently Edge can’t compete with Flash in the Flash banners game due to ad-networking need a maximum file size of 45kb (there abouts) but with time im sure Edge will refine its output process.
Following on from that, Edge doesn’t show you any of the code it creates and if it is to be used as a swap-in replacement for Flash. I think Edge is lacking some major developments options, after all it is HTML5 and hence semantic coding is at its core. We should be able to optimise the code it produces with Edge – and if needs, get Edge to aid us in this. Another note, the introduction of Widgets in DW is a good approach… kinda like add-ons that can give you the flexibility & functionality… if Edge could be made available or (woven into dreamWeaver) that would be awesome.
Anyways it’s still very much in the air and I’m looking forward the first official release of Edge. Check out some examples of Adobe Edge potential after the link
For a full review check out NetTuts