Introduction to Adobe Edge Animate

Introduction to Adobe Edge Animate online course
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Introduction to Adobe Edge Animate

Until the most recent versions of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, Web designers relied on Adobe Flash and other application-development programs for creating animated and interactive Websites. While this approach served us well for many years, it had its share of drawbacks and limitations—not the least of them being forcing site visitors to download huge embedded files and rely on various plugins (Flash Player, for example) to play the content. Now, by combining HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, we can create much of our animations and interactivity with browser-compatible code, which downloads and processes much faster than embedded animations and applications. The problem with this approach is that, to create sophisticated animations and interactivity, you need to be fairly proficient at composing at least three types of Web programming languages. And that’s where Adobe Edge Animate comes in. Edge Animate provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWIG) interface, where you layout your animations and interactivity on a stage and timeline, and Edge Animate in turn creates all the necessary code. Edge Animate eliminates a lot of the trial-and-error and research, making creating the animated and interactive sections of your pages much less time-consuming, easier, and less frustrating.
Week 1: Introducing Edge Animate
  • What is Edge Animate?
  • How Edge Animate Makes Animation and Interactivity Easier
  • WYSIWIG Design versus Hand-Coding
  • What You can do with Edge Animate
  • The Edge Animate Interface
  • Creating Your First Edge Animation
Week 2: Edge Animation Basics
  • Creating Objects in Edge Animate
  • Importing Objects into Edge Animate
  • Text Objects
  • The Edge Animate Timeline
  • Auto Keyframes and Auto Transitions
  • Revisiting Simple Animations
Week 3: Deploying Your Edge Animate Creations
  • Animating Existing Web Pages
  • Inserting Edge Animations into Your Web Pages
  • Deploying Your Edge Animations with Dreamweaver
  • Publishing Your Edge Animations
  • Testing and Tweaking
Week 4: Creating Sophisticated Edge Animate Layouts
  • Laying Out the Stage
  • Animating Multiple Objects
  • Reusing Content with Symbols
  • What Else You can do with Symbols
  • Deploying Symbols
Week 5: Interactivity
  • Understanding Edge Animate Interactivity
  • What is Interactivity?
  • What Kinds of Interactivity can Edge Create?
  • Creating Simple Links
  • Creating Simple Buttons
  • Navigating the Timeline with Buttons
  • Loading External Edge Animate Content
Week 6: Edge Animate Utilities
  • Coding Your Edge Creations
  • Coding Individual Objects
  • Adobe Edge Code Preview
  • Adobe Edge Inspect
  • Adobe Edge Reflow
  • Adobe Edge Web Fonts
  • Adobe Typekit
  • Adobe Edge PhoneGap Build
  • Knowledge of computer graphics, digital video, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript would be helpful, but by no means required.
  • Software: Aside from Adobe Edge Animate, there are no other required software applications to complete this course; however, you'll find the following software useful:
    • Dreamweaver CS6: You can download the latest trial version from, but if you do, since the trial version is good for only 30 days, do not install it until the third week of the course.
    • XAMPP Web server software. XAMPP is a free Linux Web server emulator you can use to test your Web pages. You can download it from: and it comes in both Windows and Mac OS versions.
    • FTP client software: File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, software allows you to upload your Web page files to a Web server. You can perform this function with built-in Windows or Mac utilities, but will find this much easier with an FTP utility. You can download FileZilla for free at: and it comes in both Windows and Mac versions.
  • Web space: You'll need a website to which you can upload your assignments. There are several free Web hosting sites available. However, many of them place ads on your pages. This can be very annoying, but if you can live with it, so can I.
Course Books
No Textbook Required
Course Price
  • Member Price: $100 US
  • Non-Member Price: $200.00 US
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How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures, reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class. Web Study certificate is also available. Click on the Certificates link on the top navigation bar for more information.


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