Google Web Designer Beta

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 Beta changelog:

One issue has been fixed since version

  • YouTube player on IE10 does not allow other elements to be placed on top of the player

One issue has been fixed since version

  • Update the version numbers for gwd-doubleclick and gwd-pagedeck

14 issues have been fixed since version


  • externalScripts load before enabler/polymer
  • Implement getElementById in PageDeck
  • Support setting attributes and invoking methods on components that are not in the current page
  • [YouTube] Add cueOnly parameter
  • [YouTube] Add adformat attribute to gwd-youtube


  • Expose Google Ad.exitOverride in the events dialog
  • Expose Ad initialized event for document.body target in the events dialog
  • Event action for setting YouTube component ID with invalid parameter type does not classify action as custom


  • [Publish to DoubleClick Studio] GWD should pass Interstitial Ad with expanding page as Mobile in-app format


  • Performance issue when pasting multiple divs
  • Performance issue with multiple ad files with many layers open


  • A line of text disappears when you insert a space then click outside of the text box
  • Zoom tool doesn't have keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out
  • Misleading comment in generated GWD code in handleDomContentLoaded function ( // * Set dynamic values for element attributes.)

Known Issues

  • White screen on launch if behind a web proxy. Please follow these instructions to change your proxy settings

Download: Google Web Designer Beta | 860 KB (Freeware)
View: Google Web Designer Website | Release Notes

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