Google Web Designer
What is Google Web Designer?
When you create advertising creatives with Google Web Designer, you can use a library of components that lets you add image galleries, videos, ad network tools, and more.
|Operating system||Windows® 7/ Windows 8
Mac® OS X 10.7.x or later
|Windows® 7/ Windows 8
Mac® OS X 10.7.x or later
|Processor||Intel Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor||Intel Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor|
|Memory||2 GB RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Application window size||1024×768 minimum||1024×768 or larger|
|Internet connection||Required for initial use after download, for updates, and for help access.||Required for initial use after download, for updates, and for help access.|
The Web Designer interface
Google Web Designer has a large central area for building your projects and editing code. The central area is surrounded by a tool bar, a tool options bar, a timeline, and a set of panels that let you do several things, including modify elements, add components, and add events.
In the center of the Google Web Designer interface is the workspace. In Design mode, the workspace shows your images, text, and other elements visually, just as they will be displayed as they will appear in a browser. In Code view the workspace shows your code with appropriate color coding and formatting.
The view bar lets you choose between Design and Code mode, lets you preview your HTML and publish your ad, and lets you change the zoom level and which page you’re working on.
The tool bar contains tools for creating and manipulating elements on the stage and in the workspace. This includes tools for creating text and simple page elements, color selection tools, and 3D tools.
|Select and move objects in the workspace|
3D object rotate tool
|Rotate objects in three dimensions|
3D object translate tool
|Move objects in three space|
|Create HTML tags of any type by clicking and dragging on the stage|
|Create elementary shapes|
Paint bucket tool
|Modify the color of elements in your project|
Ink bottle tool
|Modify the line color and stroke of elements in your project|
3D stage rotate tool
|Change your 3D view of the project|
|Change your view of the workarea|
|Zoom in and out on your creative|
The tool options bar shows options for the currently selected tool. For example, when the text tool is selected, the tool options bar shows font and text layout options.
The timeline lets you create animations using keyframes. In Quick mode, the animation is created scene by scene; in Advanced mode you can animate each element separately.
The panels section of the interface contains the Color, Properties, Components, Events and CSS panels. Panels can be minimized or dragged to a different position in the panels section.
Open source components and licenses
Included Software and Licenses
The following open source software is distributed and is provided under other licenses and/or has source available from other locations.
|Webfont||Apache license 2.0|
|LESS – Leaner CSS v1.3.3||Apache license 2.0|
|GL-Matrix||The zlib/libpng license|
|Codemirror 2||MIT license|
|Chromium Embedded Framework||BSD Simplified license|
|NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)||zlib/libpng license, bzip2 license, and Common Public License version 1.0|
|Zip Utils||info-ZIP license, zlib license|
|JSON CPP||MIT license|
|Google Fonts||Open source font licensing|