updated 01:10 am EST, Wed March 7, 2012
Tools aim to ease workflow for web designers
Adobe has released two new tools for web developers and designers, a new version of it's HTML5 animation tool Adobe Edge and an all-new tool for quickly previewing web designs on desktop, notebook and mobile devices called Adobe Shadow. The company will be showcasing these and other tools for HTML5 web development and mobile solutions at SXSW Interactive and all-day training camps being held this weekend in Austin, Texas.
Adobe Labs has posted "Release 1" of Adobe Shadow, which is intended to improve the workflow of web developers by allowing various devices to "pair" with the program (such as tablets, smartphones and other devices) with their computer to see real-time previews of web content on iOS or Android. The program can be used with any text editor or IDE and provides remote inspection and debugging with instantly-updated previews as the code is changed.
Adobe Shadow will be introduced at an event following the Adobe Edge demonstration at SXSW, titled "Boost Your Mobile Workflow" and both events take place at the Radisson Town Lake Ballroom. Shadow can be downloaded now, along with Preview 4 of Adobe Edge, and a video demo of Shadow can be seen below.