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Adobe Edge Quickstart Guide

By : Joseph Labrecque
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Adobe Edge Quickstart Guide

By: Joseph Labrecque

Overview of this book

With the advent of HTML5 and CSS3, web designers can now create sophisticated animations without the need of additional plugins such as Flash. However, there hasn't been an easy way for creating animations with web standards until now. This book enables even those with little knowledge of HTML or programming web content to freely create a variety of rich compositions involving motion and interactivity.Learning Adobe Edge will quickly get you up and running with this professional authoring software to create highly engaging content which targets HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Content created in Adobe Edge does not rely on a plugin ñ so it can be run within any standard browserñ even on mobile.Learning Adobe Edge begins with an overview of the shifting web landscape and the Edge application. We then move on through the variety of panels and toolsets available, and explore the many options we have when creating motion and interactivity using Edge.The book presents the reasoning behind engaging, standards-based web content and how Edge fills the need for professional tooling in this area. In the book we'll examine content creation and how to achieve fluid animation and advanced transitioning through the Edge timeline. Sprinkled throughout the book are tips and references for those coming to Edge from a background in Flash Professional. Whether you are coming to Edge from Flash Professional or are totally new to motion graphics on the web, Adobe Edge Quickstart Guide provides a solid foundation of motion and interactivity concepts and techniques along with a set of demo assets to build upon.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Panels in Edge

For those familiar with other applications in the Adobe Creative Suite, the concept of panels will be quite familiar. As an example, in the following screenshot, we see panels as implemented in what is perhaps one of the most popular applications in the Creative Suite: Photoshop.

Panels are defined sets of functionality exposed through the application graphical user interface (GUI). Generally, the panels in Adobe Edge can be closed, combined, moved, resized, and collapsed as needed. Any panels that are not present in a particular workspace configuration can be opened through the Window menu commands.

Elements panel

The Elements panel is a representation of all the HTML elements included as part of our Edge project. Every element is always nested within the stage and elements, which contain sub-elements, can be twirled down to expose those elements. We may also toggle visibility of particular elements by toggling the eye icon on and off, as well as the lock icon. When an element...