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Google Web Designer, a tool developed by Google which is currently in beta, is finally available for Linux. The following Linux distributions are currently supported: Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE and Fedora.

Google Web Designer is a program for creating interactive HTML5 websites and ads for any device. Using it, you can create content using drawing tools, text, 3D objects, add animations and Google Fonts directly from the Google Web Designer interface and more. The tool "outputs clean human-readable HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript".

The application comes with a repository so, like with the other Google products for Linux, you'll get automatic updates when new versions are available.

Unfortunately, Google Web Designer doesn't integrate with Unity's global menu for now. Other than that, the application worked great in my test under Ubuntu 14.04.

Update: some users have reported that Google Web Designer doesn't work on non-English systems. If that's the case for you, here's a work-around. Firstly remove its folder under ~/.local/share/:
rm -r ~/.local/share/google-web-designer
And then start Google Web Designer using the following command:
LANGUAGE=en_US google-webdesigner

Arch Linux users can get Google Web Designer via AUR.