Adobe begins offering free ‘HTML5 Pack’ update for Dreamweaver

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Adobe, the software company, showcased a new HTML5 addition to its Creative Suite software on Wednesday at Google’s I/O Developer conference,” Nick Bilton reports for The New York Times.

“The new addition, which is already available, comes in the form of a free upgrade to Dreamweaver, Adobe’s Web authoring software. It will offer Web designers and developers the ability to create content that can then be sent to a Web browser using the HTML5 Web language,” Bilton reports. “This announcement comes less than a week after Adobe began a bold ad campaign against Apple over its fight to get Flash onto the iPhone and iPad.”

MacDailyNews Take: Not “bold,” Nick, “stupid.” Full-page ads attempting to portray proprietary, plug-in-dependent Flash as “open” is ridiculous and should greatly concern Adobe’s shareholders.

Bilton continues, “Adding this kind of support to Dreamweaver will help designers create relatively rich animations, possibly for banner ads or graphic interfaces, without the need of Flash or other plug-in based Web tools. When asked if we can expect more announcements from Adobe involving HTML5, Ms. Hickman said, ‘It’s definitely part of a bigger strategy where we will be much more proactive in supporting HTML5 moving forward.'”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple and Steve Jobs are running the show now and the Web will be the better for it.


  1. HTML 5 is not a synonym for “a replacement for Flash.” It’s a mark-up language for web pages; the successor to current versions of HTML and XHTML. I plan to move all 945 pages of my site to HTML5, and Dreamweaver CS5 will let me do it. There’s no Flash or video of any sort on my site at all.

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  2. Sorry iFools…but Google basically blessed HTML 5 with VP 8. Otherwise you’d still be waiting to get HTML 5 content on your iPads. Nobody was going to move on HTML 5 until Google made it whole from start to finish. Now tell jobs to hurry up and announce his support for VP8 as Microsoft did before you all find yourselves still stuck out of the video loop.

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