Want to create animated graphics for iPhone, iPad, and the Web, using familiar Adobe features? You’ve come to the right guide. Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7: The Missing Manual shows you how to build HTML5 graphics with Adobe visual tools. No programming experience? No problem. Adobe Edge Animate writes all the code for you. With this book, you’ll be designing great-looking web elements in no time.
The important stuff you need to know:
Get to know the workspace. Learn how Adobe Edge Animate performs its magic.
Create and import graphics. Make drawings with Animate’s tools, or use art you’ve designed in other programs.
Work with text. Build menus, label buttons, provide instructions, and perform other tasks.
Jump into animation. Master Animate’s elements, properties, and timeline panels.
Make it interactive. Use triggers and actions to give users control over their web experience.
Once you purchase this book, you can stay on top of future Adobe Edge Animate Preview releases by downloading the ebook edition on oreilly.com for free.
Working with the Stage
Chapter 1 Introducing Adobe Edge Animate
Creating and Saving Edge Animate Projects
A Tour of the Animate Workspace
Building Your First Animation
Chapter 2 Creating and Animating Art
Setting the Stage
Creating Art in Animate
Aligning, Distributing, and Arranging Elements
Rounded Rectangles: More than Meets the Eye
On/Off: Another Way to Show and Hide Elements
Chapter 3 Adding and Formatting Text
Adding Text to Your Project
Changing Text-Specific Properties
Using Web Fonts
Changing Other Text Properties
Clipping Text Around the Edges
Making That Headline Drop In
Dealing with the Template
Adding Some Bounce
Adding Links to Text
HTML Tags in Animate
Animation with Edge Animate
Chapter 4 Learning Timeline and Transition Techniques
Introducing the Timeline
Understanding Elements’ Timeline Controls
Using Timeline Keyboard Shortcuts
Animating a Filmstrip
Dealing with Timeline Claustrophobia
Chapter 5 Triggering Actions
Elements, Triggers, and Actions
Triggering Actions in Other Elements
Triggers and Actions for the Stage and Timeline
Timeline Triggers and Tricks
Sliding Show Revisited
Non-Linear Thinking and Design
Timeline Button Controls
Triggers for iPhones and Androids
Chapter 6 Working Smart with Symbols
Building with Symbols
Nesting Symbols within Symbols
Working with Symbol Timelines
Animating a Symbol on the Stage
Create a Button Symbol with Rollover Action
Moving Symbols Between Projects
Building a Drop-Down Menu System
Creating Text Callouts with Rollover Action
Chapter 7 Working with Basic HTML and CSS
Reading HTML Documents
Reading CSS Files
Reading the HTML Animate Creates
Opening an HTML Document in Animate
Placing Your Composition in an HTML Document
Centering an Animate Composition
Placing Two Animate Compositions on the Same Page
Christopher Grover has worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter, and product publicist for more than 25 years. He recently launched Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He is the author of Flash CS5: The Missing Manual.