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Adobe Edge Animate CC For Dummies

Adobe Edge Animate CC For Dummies

Michael Rohde

ISBN: 978-1-118-46204-1

Jun 2013

384 pages

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The easy way to build HTML5 mobile and web apps using Adobe's new Edge Animate CC

Edge Animate CC is an approachable WYSIWYG alternative for leveraging the power of languages like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to design and develop for the web and mobile devices, even if you have no programming experience. Written by Michael Rohde, the book calls on this seasoned web developer's wealth of experience using Edge Animate CC, and a companion website includes all code from the book to help you apply what you learn as you go.

  • Features an easy-to-use interface, with a properties-based timeline for impeccable accuracy and control
  • Contains a guide to creating new compositions, importing and animating existing web graphics, or adding motion to existing HTML files without compromising integrity
  • Offers support for web font services, and Element Display, which lets you manage how long elements are displayed on the stage

Edge Animate CC For Dummies offers the lowdown on this revolutionary and intuitive tool for creating motion content that runs beautifully on mobile devices and desktop browsers.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Adobe Edge Animate 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Adobe Edge Animate CC 9

Chapter 2: Discovering Awesome Features and Tools 23

Chapter 3: Working with a New Composition 37

Part II: Adopting Tools and Techniques 53

Chapter 4: Using the Timeline for the First Time 55

Chapter 5: Working with Triggers, Actions, Labels, and Cursors 77

Chapter 6: Embracing the Workspace 91

Part III: Formatting and Animating 111

Chapter 7: Animating with the Transform Tool and Properties Panel 113

Chapter 8: Formatting Element Visibility, Positioning, and Sizing 131

Chapter 9: Animating Background Color, Borders, Corners, Shadows, and Clipping 149

Chapter 10: Animating and Formatting Text Boxes 171

Chapter 11: Using the Elements Panel 183

Chapter 12: Using the Library Panel 193

Part IV: Putting Your Animation to Use 209

Chapter 13: Creating a Project Structure 211

Chapter 14: Preparing Your Animation for Publication 223

Chapter 15: Putting Your Project on the Web 239

Part V: Creating Sample Projects 247

Chapter 16: Creating an Interactive Slideshow Animation 249

Chapter 17: Synchronizing Elements in an Animation 259

Chapter 18: Building an Interactive Tutorial 269

Chapter 19: Animating an Interactive Children’s Book 281

Chapter 20: Animating Navigation Menus 297

Chapter 21: Building a Responsive Web Design 311

Part VI: The Part of Tens 321

Chapter 22: Ten Users of Edge Animate 323

Chapter 23: Ten Online Resources 329

Chapter 24: Ten Web Design Trends 335

Index 341

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