One very popular theme these days on websites and social media is the use of animation. Animated GIFs, in particular, are all over social sharing sites, but animation can be a powerful aid to website developers as well.
Created by OnlyMega, LLC, the HTML5Maker tool helps you create cross-browser animated content for banners, slideshows, sliders, and other presentations. The tool is extremely easy to use – within five minutes, you can easily create a professional-looking animation that can be integrated into your website.
An online demo version lets you experiment with the tool prior to setting up an account, with access to a varied collection of templates and a good selection of images, buttons, banners, backgrounds, arrows, and other graphic elements. All of these elements can be edited as well. Different transitions are also available, with a good variety of possible options and variations to experiment with. All popular canvas sizes to fit standard screen sizes and typical ad formats are also included as options. Preview mode lets you view your efforts prior to saving them.
Some extremely easy tutorials are included with the product to help you integrate your animations into a website or blog. A few simple step-by-step instructions and you can add your creation to a WordPress blog or an HTML-based website, for example. Animations can be shared with co-developers for collaboration or sent to editors or clients for feedback and deployment.
The tool works on all platforms – PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android. You can experiment with the tool, but in order to save your efforts, you must sign up for an account. The basic tool is free to use (http://html5maker.com/app), but to create and store more than one animation, you will need to purchase one of the three available plans: (1) $9.99 per month for 5 animations; (2) $29.99 per month for up to 40 animations; or (3) $49.99 per month for up to 100 animations. All plans also include compatibility with Google Ads, export of the embed code, and access to all the templates and other elements on the site. No watermarks are added to the finished product, even with the free version.
If you’ve been looking for a quick and easy way to experiment with animation for your site or advertising needs, give this tool a try. It may be just what you need to spice up your site and allow you to add some variety to your banners and HTML templates.