August 27, 2012

Adobe’s Newest Contribute Version Ups Productivity with Support for HTML5

Adobe’s (NewsAlert) newest version of Contribute, version 6.5, recently made its appearance on the commercial market, and with it comes not only a powerful tool for creating and reviewing documents, but also a powerful tool to let others join in the process of creating and reviewing. But perhaps most importantly of all, it’s powered by HTML5, giving the newcomer platform even more impact in the market.

The new Adobe Contribute 6.5 offers HTML5 support, meaning that HTML5 Doctype capability comes right out of the box, as well as the ability to add both HTML5 video and HTML5 audio to Web pages immediately. It also offers support for jQuery mobile components to boost their mobile friendliness, and the ability to add title, border color, and pattern attributes while editing image properties, instead of having to do them separately.

Moreover, users will also be able to add title components for links, both sort and search site connections, handle locked files, establish connections through FTP Secure (FTPS), which can improve security and authentication. Adobe Contribute 6.5 can also allow for anchors in the Web page, Favicon additions, editing Spry data sets–which allows for interactive data additions while building the page itself–the addition of widgets from Adobe’s Widget Browser, and the ability to use the ‘find’ option on documents when used through Mac devices.

This massive array of features brings a lot of extra power to editing and creating documents alike, and the addition of HTML5 support ensures that these documents will be useful on a variety of platforms. Documents that can’t be used on any device are of only limited effectiveness, and opening up the ability to make changes to documents among others has a potential to improve their overall quality. That’s not always the case, of course–there’s a reason "too many cooks spoil the broth" is an old saying–but it has the potential to do some very big things indeed. With Adobe Contribute 6.5 in the toolbox, that potential is all the more likely to be realized.

Want to learn more about HTML5? Then be sure to attend HTML5 Summit- a DEVCON5 Event, collocated with ITEXPO West 2012 taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX.  Stay in touch with everything happening at HTML Summit. Follow us on Twitter.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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