Adobe Edge Preview 5

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-16
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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Want to create animated graphics for iPhone, iPad and the Web, using familiar Adobe features? You've come to the right guide. Adobe Edge Preview 5: The Missing Manual shows you how to build HTML5 and JavaScript graphics with Adobe multimedia tools. No programming experience? No problem. Adobe Edge writes all the code for you. With this book, you'll be designing great-looking web apps in no time. The important stuff you need to know: Get to know the workspace. Learn how Adobe Edge Preview 5 performs its magic. Create and import graphics. Make drawings with Edge's tools, or use art you designed in other programs. Work with text. Build menus, label buttons, provide instructions, and perform other tasks. Jump into animation. Master Edge's elements, properties, and timeline panels. Make it interactive. Use triggers and actions to give users control over their web experience. Peek behind the curtain. Understand how HTML and CSS documents work. Dig into JavaScript. Customize your projects by tweaking your code.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Working with the Stage
Introducing Adobe Edgep. 11
Creating and Saving Edge Projectsp. 11
A Tour of the Edge Workspacep. 13
Building Your First Edge Animationp. 16
Creating and Animating Artp. 25
Setting the Stagep. 25
Creating Art in Edgep. 27
Aligning, Distributing, and Arranging Elementsp. 33
A Rectangular Animationp. 34
Rounded Rectangles: More than Meets the Eyep. 40
Importing Artp. 42
On/Off: Another Way to Show and Hide Elementsp. 46
Adding and Formatting Textp. 49
Adding Text to Your Projectp. 50
Changing Text-Specific Propertiesp. 51
Using Web Fontsp. 55
Changing Other Text Propertiesp. 58
Clipping Text Around the Edgesp. 59
Making That Headline Drop Inp. 59
Dealing with the Templatep. 64
Adding Some Bouncep. 65
Adding Links to Textp. 68
HTML Tags in Edgep. 69
Animation with Edge
Learning Timeline and Transition Techniquesp. 73
Introducing the Timelinep. 73
Understanding Elements' Timeline Controlsp. 77
Using Timeline Keyboard Shortcutsp. 79
Creating Transitionsp. 80
Dealing with Timeline Claustrophobiap. 90
Triggering Actionsp. 93
Elements, Triggers, and Actionsp. 94
Triggering Actions in Other Elementsp. 99
Triggers and Actions for the Stage and Timelinep. 100
Timeline Triggers and Tricksp. 105
Sliding Show Revisitedp. 110
Non-Linear Thinking and Designp. 113
Triggers for iPhones and Androidsp. 114
Edge with HTML5 and JavaScript
Working Smart with Symbolsp. 119
About Symbolsp. 119
Building with Symbolsp. 121
Nesting Symbols within Symbolsp. 125
Working with Symbol Timelinesp. 126
Animating a Symbol on the Stagep. 130
Create a Button Symbol with Rollover Actionp. 131
Building a Drop-Down Menu Systemp. 135
Working with Basic HTML and CSSp. 137
Reading HTML Documentsp. 138
Reading CSS Filesp. 140
Reading the HTML Edge Createsp. 144
Opening an HTML Document in Edgep. 145
Placing Your Composition in an HTML Documentp. 148
Placing Two Edge Compositions on the Same Pagep. 150
Controlling Your Animations with JavaScript and jQueryp. 155
A Very Brief History of JavaScript and jQueryp. 155
Sleuthing Through the JavaScript Edge Createsp. 157
JavaScript and jQuery Basicsp. 164
Natural Selection the jQuery Wayp. 169
"this" and "sym" are Special Wordsp. 170
Helpful JavaScript Tricksp. 171
More Showing and Hiding Tricksp. 171
Swapping Images in Edgep. 178
Identifying and Changing Elements and Symbolsp. 181
Identifying Elements within Symbolsp. 186
Playing a Symbol's Timelinep. 188
Using Conditional Statementsp. 190
Appendix: Installation and Helpp. 195
Indexp. 199
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