updated 01:10 am EDT, Wed July 20, 2011
App generates Flash, HTML5 and hybrid outputs
Aquafadas is launching an update to its web banner creation app, BannerZest3. The app creates banners based on pre-designed themes. It allows users to drag and drop elements onto templates with customizable backgrounds, text and transitions. It makes animated banners, supports FTP and works with all major website-editing apps. The software is available in standard and pro configurations, with the standard version limited to 10 HTML5 themes and the pro version offering users the ability to save presets for future projects.
Flash banners were the standard output, but version 3.0 adds HTML5 as an option, with 14 new iPhone-friendly HTML5 themes added to the 30 Flash-based themes already included. Users have the choice of exporting Flash, HTML5 or a Flash/HTML hybrid. The new HTML5 output is optimized for the iPhone and iPad, using HTML+CSS code.
Version 3 requires an Intel chip, Flash v9.0.45 or higher and Mac OS X 10.5 or later. The standard version costs $50, while the professional app is $130.