Google Web Designer

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.

New features in version

Code view improvements

  • Design view panels and toolbars are now automatically hidden to give you a wider area for viewing your code.
  • The new Files panel lets you browse and open other files in your project folder.
  • Use the minimap for a high-level overview of your code and for quick navigation.
  • Collapse and expand code blocks.
  • Code completion suggestions display automatically as you type.

Events panel layout

  • The Events panel now displays information in resizable columns.
  • You can reorder events by dragging them to a new position in the list.

Focal points for responsive images

  • Set a focal point to keep a key part of your image always visible in case resizing the image may crop it.

Interactive video

  • The Video component now lets you add hotspots that appear over your video.
  • Set cue points to seek or trigger events at specific times during video playback.

Keyframe rules editing in CSS panel

  • You can now see and directly edit CSS animation keyframe rules while in Design view.

New templates in version

  • 2 templates have been added to the Dynamic remarketing for Google Ads template category:
  • Responsive Dynamic Remarketing Travel Block Details
  • Responsive Dynamic Remarketing Travel Pennant Details

Other notable changes

  • Document tabs now display long file names.
  • The Ad Validator shows a warning about the upcoming Google Fusion Tables turndown for the Maps component.

Fixes & improvements in version

Components & runtime

  • [Star Ratings] Fixed rendering issue with the Star Ratings component.
  • [YouTube] Show title property removed because the showinfo parameter has been deprecated.
  • Fixed issue with the Properties panel not updating to show custom component properties.


  • [Publish to Display & Video 360] Fixed issue where the Creative name field was enabled before an Advertiser was selected.
  • [Publish to Display & Video 360] The Publish button in the Publish dialog is now disabled after the association is removed and settings are cleared.

Timeline & animation

  • Fixed issue with wrapping and unwrapping element not updating animation selectors.
  • Fixed crash after selecting a keyframe then using Shift + dragging to select other keyframes.
  • Workspace (panels and user interface)
  • Fixed issue with error when saving a workspace with empty name.
  • Document tab overflow dropdown now displays the full filename.


  • The Ad Validator now shows the correct size limit for ads created with the App Promo Install template.
  • Fixed crash when opening files containing certain image URLs.
  • Fixed issue where dynamic data bindings weren't saved for descendants of elements with text fitting applied.
  • [Publish to Display & Video 360] Fixed issue where the Creative field was enabled before an Advertiser was selected.
  • [AMP] Inline style rules can now be viewed and edited in the CSS panel.
  • [AMP] Motion paths are now available in AMPHTML ads. [full release notes]

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

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