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Adobe Makes A Move Towards HTML5 And Web Standards With Flash Alernative

Image-manipulation outfit's Adobe has previewed Adobe Edge, a web-standards-based animation tool which could well the company's proprietary platform Flash.

Based on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, the time-line-based animation application offers a simple drag-and-drop interface for creating web animations and transitions according to thinq_

The app is capable of manipulating existing HTML pages without changing the underlying code and can import lots of existing file types.

Today's announcement isn't the first time Adobe has stepped closer to offering a standards-compliant solution to the Flash problem, but it's most radical departure from the company's core applications yet.

An early preview of the software - which will more than likely become part of the Creative Suite package - will be available soon and Adobe is asking potential users to sign up for the beta.