Want to create animated graphics for iPhone, iPad, and the Web, using familiar Adobe features? You’ve come to the right book. Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual shows you how to build HTML5 graphics with Adobe visual tools. No programming experience? No problem. Adobe Edge Animate writes all of 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:
Jump into animation. Master Animate’s elements, properties, and timeline panels.
Create and import graphics. Make drawings with Animate’s tools, or use art you’ve created in other programs.
Work with text. Build menus, label buttons, provide instructions, and perform other tasks.
Make it interactive. Use triggers and actions to give users control over their web experience.
Look great at any size. Publish responsive web pages that adjust to any display, tablet, or smartphone.
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
Viewing the Stage
Creating Art in Animate
Aligning, Distributing, and Arranging Elements
A Rectangular Animation
Rounded Rectangles: More than Meets the Eye
Adding Drop Shadows to Graphics
Clipping the Bits That Need Trimming
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
Natural Selection the jQuery Way
“this” and “sym” Are Special Words
More Showing and Hiding Tricks
Swapping Images in Animate
Identifying and Changing Elements and Symbols
Identifying Elements Within Symbols
Playing a Symbol’s Timeline
Using Conditional Statements
Publishing Your Composition
Chapter 10 Publishing Responsive Web Pages
Adding Background Images to Compositions and Elements
Christopher Grover has worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter, and product publicist for more than 25 years. Chris is the owner of Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He is the author of Flash CS6: The Missing Manual and Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual.
Comments about oreilly Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual:
Typically when I read a book for review it is about a subject that I am already rather familiar with, especially with books regarding Adobe Software; this time however, I am reviewing this book from a 100% novice perspective and it did not disappoint.
Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual is another great addition to the Missing Manual series by O'Reilly, explanations are an easy read with great step by step tutorials and downloadable resources.
Now that I finished the book I can confidently say that I feel comfortable using Adobe Edge Animate. I would highly recommend the book.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend