Adobe Edge Quickstart Guide

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Learn
  • Gain an understanding of the shifting Web landscape
  • Effectively compare Adobe Edge to Adobe Flash Professional motion tools
  • Become familiar with all elements of the Edge application interface
  • Use the drawing tools in Edge to create and manipulate elements on the Stage
  • Import rich graphics for use in Adobe Edge compositions
  • Animate a range of elements with full transitioning through timeline keyframes
  • Employ JavaScript to add interactivity to your project through Actions and Triggers
  • Author a range of expressive compositions using nothing but web standards

 

About

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 – so it can be run within any standard browser– 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.

Features
  • Learn to use Adobe’s newest application to create engaging motion and rich interactivity
  • Familiarize yourself with the Edge interface and unleash your creativity through standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Add motion and interactivity to your websites using Web standards
  • A quickstart guide for creating engaging content with Adobe Edge

 

Page Count 136
Course Length 4 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781849693301
Date Of Publication 14 Mar 2012

Authors

Joseph Labrecque

Joseph Labrecque is primarily employed by the University of Denver as Senior Interactive Software Engineer specializing in the Adobe Flash Platform, where he produces innovative academic toolsets for both traditional desktop environments and emerging mobile spaces. Alongside this principal role, he often serves as adjunct faculty communicating upon a variety of Flash Platform solutions and general web design and development subjects. In addition to his accomplishments in higher education, Joseph is the Proprietor of Fractured Vision Media, LLC, a digital media production company, technical consultancy, and distribution vehicle for his creative works. He is founder and sole abiding member of the dark ambient recording project An Early Morning Letter, Displaced, whose releases have received international award nominations and underground acclaim. Joseph has contributed to a number of respected community publications as an article writer and video tutorialist. He is also the author of Flash Development for Android Cookbook, Packt Publishing (2011), What's New in Adobe AIR 3, O'Reilly Media (2011), What's New in Flash Player 11, O'Reilly Media (2011), Adobe Edge Quickstart Guide, Packt Publishing (2012) and co-author of Mobile Development with Flash Professional CS5.5 and Flash Builder 4.5: Learn by Video, Adobe Press (2011). He also serves as author on a number of video training publications through video2brain, Adobe Press, and Peachpit Press. He regularly speaks at user group meetings and industry conferences such as Adobe MAX, FITC, D2W, 360|Flex, and a variety of other educational and technical conferences. In 2010, he received an Adobe Impact Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the education community. He has served as an Adobe Education Leader since 2008 and is also an Adobe Community Professional. Visit him on the Web at http://josephlabrecque.com/.