Adobe CS6 Introduces HTML5 Content Creation Tool

The DStv Online team are super excited about the new Adobe Creative Suite (CS6). A recent survey conducted by AppleInsider hints that this new version will bring with it fresh developments to After Effects, 64-bit versions of Illustrator and Flash Professional, and a brand new tool called Helium, which will enable you to create content in HTML5 and CSS3.

In line with Adobe’s standard 12-18 month upgrade cycle; this software should make its grand appearance within the next few months. We certainly can’t wait!

What Can We Look Forward to with CS6?

The most considerable and impactful upgrades appear to be those involving Illustrator and Flash Professional. The 64-bit support and the introduction of a “dark-mode”, similar to that in After Effects, will drastically advance the user’s experience with these two programmes. Other improvements will include faster workflows, Maestro and CS Review integration and a “New Pattern Creation” mode. Flash fans can expect enhancements to performance and tooling, and exciting new properties to create editable real-world timeline animations. On that note, we mentioned the decline of Flash in a post about 2012’s Web trends. See if you agree with our observations.

Photoshop, Premiere, and After Affects are also getting some top-notch upgrades. Photoshop will now embrace DSLR video, Premiere Pro will acquire a greatly enhanced Mercury Playback Engine and embrace fantastic UI enhancements, and After Effects will pack Persistent Disk Caching and Warp Stabiliser.

The details surrounding Dreamweaver are as yet rather vague, bar unconfirmed promises of updated support for Web standards. Also uncertain are the specific details regarding Helium.

We at DStv Online absolutely can’t wait to get our hands on the new Adobe CS6 to test out all of these great new features, can you? Let us know.