At the same time, Winokur notes, Adobe is seeing developers moving closer to designers. "A category of front-end developers are focused on being sensitive to design and understanding what a designer is trying to accomplish," he said. These two groups work together more collaboratively than in the past.
Edge Inspect 1.0, formerly called Adobe Shadow, lets you preview Web designs on various desktop and mobile sites simultaneously. Designed to aid productivity, Edge Inspect eases the process of testing and debugging designs across devices.
Tools in depth
Edge Reflow, a tool that assists in creating responsive layout and design, offers a way to repurpose content to accommodate desktops, Web, tablets, and mobile phones. It lets you change a design's layout depending on the screen size such that the designer maintains control over the layout without having to recreate it multiple times. This software is being demoed as a sneak peek, but is not yet available. Reflow will have its preview release by the end of the year, Adobe says.
For the publishing phase of development, Adobe has introduced the free Edge Web Fonts service offering a library of open source fonts for use on websites and in apps. The existing Typekit service provides options for developers to include an array of high-quality fonts on their websites. Typekit's library of fonts includes open source Web fonts from Adobe and Google and other designers.