Google Web Designer [Update]

Google Web Designer

Create engaging, interactive HTML5-based designs and motion graphics that can run on any device

Google Web Designer is an advanced web application that's built with HTML5 which lets you design and build HTML5 advertisements and other web content using an integrated visual and code interface. Using Google Web Designer's design view you can create content using drawing tools, text, and 3D objects, and you can animate objects on a timeline. Once you're done creating your content, Google Web Designer outputs clean human-readable HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript.

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.

Google Web Designer's Code view lets you create CSS, JavaScript, and XML files, using syntax highlighting and code autocompletion to make your code easier to write, with fewer errors.

Google Web Designer new features:

  • Authentication changes - We've implemented a more secure method for signing in to your Google Account. You'll now complete the sign-in process within your default browser.
  • Cropping in Image processing - You can now crop images within the Image processing dialog. Google Web Designer suggests the region to crop, and you can make manual adjustments.
  • Publish to Campaign Manager 360 - A new publish option lets you upload creatives directly to Campaign Manager 360. Specify the advertiser, and optionally the campaign.
  • Snapping changes - We've added snapping modes so that you can snap objects to be the same size or to have the same spacing. You can also change the snapping threshold and scope.

Fixes & improvements in version


  • Dynamic data bindings are now available for the Particle Effects, Parallax, and Swirl components.
  • [Transition Gallery] Fixed issue with autoplay looping infinitely when using the preset Repeat value.

Pen tool

  • Fixed issue where anchor points shifted when drawing a nested shape.
  • Fixed issue undoing or redoing the leftmost or topmost anchor point.


  • [Code view] Images modified outside of Google Web Designer now update in Design view.
  • [Events] Fixed issue with "Save all" command not working when there were events in the files.
  • [Groups] The height of a group drawn in Top view or Side view now rounds to 0px instead of using E notation.
  • [Library] Fixed issue with sorting by date not working.
  • [Publish to Drive] Publishing to Drive now accepts an empty/unset location as the root directory.
  • [Templates] Fixed issue with template load order, which caused missing sizes in the Template Gallery.
  • [Timeline] Fixed issue where right-clicking a layer under a label triggered the label's pop-up menu instead of the layer's pop-up menu.
  • [Responsive] Fixed issue that prevented the addition of style overrides to default media rules in the CSS panel. [full release notes]

Google Web Designer fixes:

  • The selected size is now generated correctly for the shareable preview for a responsive ad.
  • Fixed issue with the responsive preview not updating when the current time was changed in the Quick mode timeline.
  • Fixed issue where the responsive preview was rendered using the previously closed document.
  • Fixed issue with selecting an advertiser when publishing to Studio.

Download: Google Web Designer | 1.0 MB (Freeware)
Links: Google Web Designer Website | Screenshot | Release Notes

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