Sencha Animator

I’ve long been debating between Hype http://tumult.com/hype/ and
Sencha Animator http://www.sencha.com/products/animator/ but finally
pulled the trigger on SA and am glad I did, especially now that it’s
gone down from $199 to $99. If you’ve been considering Hype take a peek
at SA first.

Todd


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Hi Todd,
I just spotted that Hype is available as part of the Mac Legion bundle deal for $49.99;
http://maclegion.com/
If there is anything else there in the bundle that looks good to you then it may be time to add Hype to your tool belt as well.
Regards,
Tim.

On 21 Aug 2012, at 06:24, Todd wrote:

I’ve long been debating between Hype http://tumult.com/hype/ and Sencha Animator http://www.sencha.com/products/animator/ but finally pulled the trigger on SA and am glad I did, especially now that it’s gone down from $199 to $99. If you’ve been considering Hype take a peek at SA first.


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Tim Plumb wrote:

I just spotted that Hype is available as part of the Mac Legion bundle deal for $49.99;
http://maclegion.com/
If there is anything else there in the bundle that looks good to you then it may be time to add Hype to your tool belt as well.
Hi Tim,

Thanks for mentioning this, I’ll have a look. I had no idea it was on sale.

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I’m a complete novice with animations, but I’ve just downloaded Hype and had a play with it over the past week or so - it seems very good and easy to use (well I managed to use it anyway!!) and I’m going to take up the Maclegion offer because of this. The main drawback is that you can’t use many fonts in your animations, really just the bog-standard ones that are ready for web use, although this is something they’ll be addressing in an update.

However, looking at the Sencha site, it seems that Sencha might have a few more bells and whistles, so for the more adventurous among you it may be a better buy. Good spot Todd. But for me, at my stage of progression, Hype is fine.

Trev

On 21 Aug 2012, at 15:04, Todd wrote:

Tim Plumb wrote:

I just spotted that Hype is available as part of the Mac Legion bundle deal for $49.99;
http://maclegion.com/
If there is anything else there in the bundle that looks good to you then it may be time to add Hype to your tool belt as well.
Hi Tim,

Thanks for mentioning this, I’ll have a look. I had no idea it was on sale.

Todd


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Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Good spot Todd. But for me, at my stage of progression, Hype is fine.
The biggest complaint I’ve read about Hype is the quality of the code it
outputs which despite it being touted as a HTML5 compatible tool only
outputs XHTML4 which many users feel is a bit misleading, so all the
great aspects of HTML5 they were expecting are missing. Granted, this
may be easily dismissed by many users who don’t care about such things
but from what I’ve read it does seem to have hurt an otherwise great
product, for some people.

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Todd, is this in the sample wrapper page that it generates for preview purposes, or the animation elements themselves? If the former, then that’s a non-issue, since you would be embedding the animation in your own carefully-crafted HTML5 page anyway, right?

Walter

On Aug 21, 2012, at 10:32 AM, Todd wrote:

The biggest complaint I’ve read about Hype is the quality of the code it outputs which despite it being touted as a HTML5 compatible tool only outputs XHTML4 which many users feel is a bit misleading, so all the great aspects of HTML5 they were expecting are missing.


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That’s beyond me Todd, I don’t fully understand the difference between HTML5 and XHTML4, but for a product like Hype to have a whopping great big HTML5 as part of their logo is very misleading in that case. It does show promise for the future though, looking at the request updates and their comments.

Trev (still gonna buy it though:-D)

On 21 Aug 2012, at 15:32, Todd wrote:

Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Good spot Todd. But for me, at my stage of progression, Hype is fine.
The biggest complaint I’ve read about Hype is the quality of the code it outputs which despite it being touted as a HTML5 compatible tool only outputs XHTML4 which many users feel is a bit misleading, so all the great aspects of HTML5 they were expecting are missing. Granted, this may be easily dismissed by many users who don’t care about such things but from what I’ve read it does seem to have hurt an otherwise great product, for some people.

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Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Todd, is this in the sample wrapper page that it generates for preview purposes, or the animation elements themselves? If the former, then that’s a non-issue, since you would be embedding the animation in your own carefully-crafted HTML5 page anyway, right?
The wrapper (as far as I can tell) is HTML5, so maybe
that’s how they get away with it, but the actual code you copy/paste
(presumably) into your own document looks like plain XHTML, no tasty
HTML5 tags, and that, I believe, is what some people are a irked about.
It’s nothing egregious.

But that’s not what prompted me to choose SA over Hype, I prefer the SA
UI because it feels a bit more polished though Hype may offer broader
browser support. They both seem great and I may have to have them both
seeing as how Hype is bundled.

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I just downloaded the beta of Adobe’s Edge HTML5, CSS3, Javascript
animation app. Anyone else trying it?

Todd
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