Sencha Animator

Sencha is encouraging interactive designers to switch to its new Sencha Animator v.1, "the industry's first purpose-built tool for creating CSS3-based animations that deliver plug-in-free rich-media experiences". Designed for interactive designers and advertising creatives who want to create cross-platform animations for playback on WebKit browsers and touchscreen mobile devices, Sencha Animator brings static Web pages to life and ensures high-fidelity playback on all leading mobile devices and desktop browsers. Key product features include full CSS3 support, interactive timeline and intuitive object property controls, an intuitive timeline interface and exporting of animations to readable HTML.

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James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal

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An online alternative to Sencha Animator

Anonymous's picture

I found a very nice alternative to Sencha Animator. It is an innovative free online service called eenox . The platform allows to create CSS3 animations and interactives HTML5 webpages for mobiles, smartphones and computers. You can focus on design and create great web documents even if you are not a developper.

If you are interested, there is the url : http://eenox.net/

An online alternative to Sencha Animator

Anonymous's picture

I found a very nice alternative to Sencha Animator. It is an innovative free online service called eenox . The platform allows to create CSS3 animations and interactives HTML5 webpages for mobiles, smartphones and computers. You can focus on design and create great web documents even if you are not a developper.

If you are interested, there is the url : http://eenox.net/

Why was this included?

Richard B's picture

I concur with others that this is not appropriate for a Linux Journal item, as well as being short on information. Reads like an ad.

I totally agree. I sent a

Anonymous's picture

I totally agree. I sent a formal complain to Linux Journal about this particular writer. I suggest everyone here does the same!

Press Release

Anonymous's picture

I agree with the others, this is NOT to the LJ standard. Having looked at the site, this appears to be a copy/paste or regurgitation of a press release. I expect an LJ article to:
a) focus on Open Source tools (this is NOT).
b) take a critical look at the offering - good and bad, how it operates, why I would want it, why I would not, who it's best for (this does NOT).

If I'm interested in press releases or marketing, I can go to the company's website. I'm truly disappointed in LJ on this article.

This is the way I want the web to go:

Janne's picture

you call this an article? i

Anonymous's picture

you call this an article? i call it payola.

Although there is a version

FernandoMerces's picture

Although there is a version for Linux, I think this is not appropriate for many GNU/Linux users, since it's not open source, even freeware.

Hmmm...

mwallette's picture

No new technology ever comes without being double-edged. While this looks really cool from a rich-media perspective, I was rather dismayed to see that they seem to be marketing the product (pun somewhat intended) very heavily towards advertisers on their web site, which begs the question: will tools like AdBlock work to disable advertisements created with Sencha?

It might be worth downloading and playing with just to find out...

Sencha

metalx2000's picture

Yay, expensive non-free software! Just what I was looking for! Software that creates HTML code for me! Got to love people who charge for software that doesn't do anything that free software can't do.

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