Google News: Color On Google Drive & The Launch Of Google Web Designer

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A few things to look forward to on Google. Your files on Google Drive will get a more colorful and cleaner look thanks to a little update. The more interesting announcement is reserved for the public beta launch of a new Google tool – the Google Web Designer.

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First things first: launch into Google Drive and you should see a band of color with the product icon on the top-left  of your Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Apps Script windows. Each product has a different color. Clicking on the product icon takes you back to the Google Drive files and folders. Google Drive has also been updated with a new compact header designed for quick access as you can see in the screenshot below.


The Google Web Designer Editor

Google Web Designer is a visual tool for easily designing interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The tool has been launched in public beta and is available for free download on Windows and Mac. The designing software is meant for advertisers primarily who want to easily create animated ads for mobiles and desktops.  Though most of the features are custom-made for ads, it can also be easily used for making full scale HTML5 webpages. Google Web Designer is an attempt to simplify the design process for cross-platforms and multiple screens.


The app is user-friendly without a learning curve. Google says that it can be easily used by experienced hands as well as dabblers. Experienced designers can dive into the code and tweak it. CSS and JavaScript support is built in. Pre-built components and creating 3D animations with CSS3 are some of the highlighted features.

Things don’t stay too dormant with Google do they? Give us your first impressions about these two changes.

Source: Google Drive BlogGoogle Agency Blog

Explore more about: Computer Animation, Google Drive, HTML5, Web Design.

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  1. Taha B
    October 4, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Since i'm an old user of "Google Drive", this new feature is so useful.
    About "Google web designer", you can use it to do some simple banners but it's not advance as much as "Adobe Edge Animate CC" (both have same concept)

  2. Baylin
    October 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I can't trust Google anymore. This could all be discontinued in a few years. I will stick to my Microsoft Office web apps.

    • Saikat B
      October 4, 2013 at 5:20 am

      With technology, you never know what will happen tomorrow. Their's only one simple rule -- backup :)

  3. Franny Dombrowski
    October 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I'm reluctant to use any utility from Google any more. Just when you get to depend on it Google pulls it.

  4. Tom W
    October 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    The web designer seems interesting, but since I have a fair amount of experience in web development I find it easier to just make a boilerplate html site and tweak it until I like it.