Monday, 30 September 2013

Google Web Designer - First Impressions



So just released today: Google Web Designer

Don´t know if this is a beta or what´s this for. As I see it, it´s a tool to make HTML animation Ads, probably for Desktop. I believe it can be used also for Tablet or Smartphone.

This is my firs revision, after half and hour playing with it. So this could help to fight Adobe plans to dominate web production for example. I can say that this tool is intuitive, easy and fast. That´s great!

Just once you open it, you´re asked to create a file, dimmensions, root files, all those things.


Second step: For example imagine you´re doing a banner 300x250. First look to the stage could seem Flash but once you interact with it, you realize it looks more like Adobe Photoshop for making animated gifs. You have key frames, you have time, you have text tools, components, colors. All is there


There´s also a code view, I must say I have just used the designer view, following my instinct, anyway, this could be for both designers, animators and programmers. Code´s clean, not as cool as sublime editor but it helps.


Next: Ok, just make some stupid banner and publish it. So you have there some options. Yes there is not IE (hahaha).


Some result I had (yeah I know it´s freak but just made in 10 minutes):

Resources
Features - https://www.google.com/webdesigner/index.html#features-cont
Community - https://plus.google.com/+googlewebdesigner/posts
Forum - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/gwdbeta
Help - https://support.google.com/webdesigner/#topic=3249465
Groups - https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/gwdbeta
YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleWebDesigner

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