Immediately after we completed the Adobe.com redesign we started talking with Adobe about a site specifically for designers. Adobe Studio featured interviews, tutorials, a project management tool, job board and more.
The site was designed in a tool Adobe developed to battle Macromedia’s Flash. This was before the merger of the two companies. The tool was call LiveMotion, and was in Beta for the entire project, crashing constantly. The resulting animations turned out nicely nonetheless and are based, as is the entire site design and concept, on community. We tried to animate so that elements always grew or came together. You can take a look at our style guide for the project, which has playable animation examples.