Version 3.0 introduces several new features. First, users are now able to change the ad environment via the File > Ad environment menu. When supported, users can switch between DoubleClick, AdMob, AdWords and Non-Google Ad easily.
Users also gain the ability to quickly add components to the centre of the stage simply by double-clicking them in the Components panel.
The Properties panel has been improved to allow users to browse their file system for image and video sources, while a Help panel (choose Help > Help center > Help panel) makes it possible to view help articles within the main program window.
A new component for including interactive 3D models has been added for beta usage – for now, only a limited number of users will be able to serve ads using the component.
A number of performance improvements have also been implemented, including a fix for several issues involving the timeline and Quick mode.
In total, 24 issues have been fixed – see the release notes for a full list. Notable beneficiaries of fixes including the Timeline, Workspace (both Panels and UI), CSS panel. The article includes details of a wide number of known issues, once again highlighting the tool’s permanent beta status.
Google Web Designer 3.0 Beta is available now as a freeware download for Windows (Windows 7 or later), Mac (OS X 10.9 or later), and Linux (major 64-bit distros only).