Hi Greensock Community.
I am a designer with years of experience creating banners using Adobe Animate but I am now keen to switch to hand coding the banners using Greensock but I have questions about the suitability of doing so.
Our projects are very specific about which fonts can be used (branding comes from a print studio with a large font library). They all need to maintain branding and type styles. One advantage with Animate CC is that I am able to use whichever font the brand requires without having to find a web font which may or may not match the required font as Animate converts the type into SVG files in code (or at least I believe that is what it does).
So, question 1 is:
Do hand coded banners have to rely on web fonts or can they use TrueType or PostScript fonts too? Or can i create a type font to be used in hand coded banners.
In addition, my hand coding skills are a little rusty due to a huge reliance on Animate over the past couple of years. Laying out and creating the <div> files for all assets in a project would take me ages to type manually.
So, question 2 is:
Is there an application that can help with the layout and creation of the basic HTML code to set up the banner?
I know that hand coding is lighter, can create some fabulous effects, and is simpler to understand than the code output by Animate but unless I can answer the two questions above then I am struggling to see the true benefits of hand coding.
I look forward to an avalanche of great advice to move me forward!