Getting started with Edge Animate

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March 25, 2013
Getting started with Edge Animate.

In this tutorial, we'll be getting started with Adobe's new animation tool, Adobe Edge Animate. Edge Animate harnesses the power of HTML5 animation, and allows the user to create dynamic, exciting web-based animations in a quick, easy and fun way, using a user-friendly timeline-based interface as opposed to blocks of daunting code.

In our first video for Edge Animate, "Getting Started", we'll be constructing our first animated banner. You'll learn the basics of becoming familiar with Edge's interface, as well as the following handy techniques to get you started on creating your own animations: using the key framing tools to bring your text and images to life; harness animation easing techniques to accelerate your elements on and off screen; grouping separate objects as an element, then animating them at the same time; we'll also use actions to create a clickable button that takes your visitor to your desired page.

Once you're finished, you'll be able to apply these techniques to your own creations, allowing you to produce your own dynamic web elements.

Have you tried Adobe Edge Animate? How useful did you find it? Let us know in the comments.

Sam Piggott

Sam Piggott is a young digital designer and self-confessed jack-of-all-trades from London, UK. When he's not designing/coding/drinking copious amounts of coffee, Sam loves learning new software and air-drumming to whatever's on Spotify. Follow him on twitter @Sam_Piggott.

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