HTML5 animation is definitely on the up. While Flash is still common for animated banners and the like on the web, there are disadvantages. You can’t view them on iOS for a start. And recently, Adobe announced it would be ceasing development of Flash on mobile platforms and putting its efforts into HTML5.
Although it may appear that Adobe is stubbornly holding firm to its commitment to its Flash technology, in reality the company has been quietly slipping HTML5 features into its Creative Suite products -- and now they’ve introduced a public preview for a tool dedicated to creating HTML5 for web designers.
If you thought animation was purely for professionals, think again. iStopMotion strips stop-motion animation down to its very basics so that anyone with a Mac, a camera, and a vivid imagination can produce their own animated movies. By default, they’re shot at 12 frames per second. That’s too low a frame rate for regular movies, but fine for stop-motion animations. You can choose a higher frame rate when you create your project, but remember that each frame has to be shot individually. At only 12fps, 120 shots will get you a 10-second movie. That’s a project!
If there’s one group that loves Apple’s iOS device perhaps even more than their parents, it’s toddlers. As every parent knows, keeping them occupied throughout the day can often be a challenge -- and one that the iStoryTime line of apps is ready to come to the rescue.