Adobe Animate CC
Adobe Animate CC – or in short Animate, is the most common and versatile authoring tool for interactive web animations. It is part of the Creative Cloud family from Adobe and neatly integrated in the creative workflow.
Visual Design Surface
It comes with a visual design surface, giving you full creative control. It is very similar to other design tools like Adobe Illustrator. You can compose your composition visually on the so-called stage and use the timeline to create even complex animation choreographies with ease.
Web standards compatible
In contrast to the former Flash Professional, the primary output format within Animate CC is 100% web standards compatible with Canvas or WebGL as potential creative surfaces.
Regarding web animations, the primary publish format in Animate is HTML5 Canvas. You also have the option to switch to WebGL which at the current state is merely a “preview”, meaning it works but it is not fully supported. It can be regarded as a foundation for future implementation, for example regarding 3D support (which is not there yet!). You can also export SVG with help of a plugin created by C.J. Gammon. Although it works, I would advise to be cautious using this format for client projects.