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Create a Homepage Marquee with Edge Animate

with Chris Converse

Video: Previewing the final project

Use Edge Animate and HTML5, jQuery, and CSS to create a custom, interactive homepage marquee.
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  1. 1m 11s
    1. Previewing the final project
    2. About the exercise files
  2. 12m 22s
    1. Creating a new project in Edge Animate
      2m 10s
    2. Adding images to your project
      1m 18s
    3. Creating symbols for the panel artwork
      2m 4s
    4. Animating the panel artwork
      3m 55s
    5. Setting the animation to loop
      2m 55s
  3. 15m 27s
    1. Creating the caption box background
      2m 2s
    2. Creating button artwork for captions
      1m 16s
    3. Converting a custom button into a symbol
      1m 53s
    4. Animating the caption symbols
      3m 5s
    5. Duplicating symbols for the second caption
      1m 25s
    6. Animating caption two
      2m 30s
    7. Duplicating symbols for the third caption
      1m 11s
    8. Animating caption three
      2m 5s
  4. 12m 7s
    1. Setting a custom variable
      3m 5s
    2. Detecting a mouse rollover on the main stage
      3m 17s
    3. Creating a custom JavaScript function
      2m 23s
    4. Running a custom JavaScript function
      3m 22s
  5. 9m 49s
    1. Creating navigation button artwork
      2m 50s
    2. Linking the navigation to panels
      2m 40s
    3. Creating the navigation indicator
      1m 31s
    4. Animating the navigation indicator
      2m 48s
  6. 4m 2s
    1. Adding a custom CSS class to navigation artwork
      1m 4s
    2. Create a navigation rollover effect with jQuery
      2m 58s
  7. 7m 40s
    1. Linking the caption buttons to web pages
      3m 24s
    2. Adding a custom CSS class to the caption button artwork
      1m 8s
    3. Create a button rollover effect with jQuery
      3m 8s
  8. 4m 25s
    1. Making your design responsive
      3m 11s
    2. Removing the debugging code
      1m 14s
  9. 1m 26s
    1. Where to go from here
      1m 26s

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Create a Homepage Marquee with Edge Animate
Video Duration: 0s 1h 8m Intermediate


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This step-by-step project demonstrates how to create an interactive homepage marquee using Adobe Edge Animate, a tool for creating smooth motion and transitions for multiple screen sizes, and a combination of HTML5, CSS, and a little custom jQuery. Author Chris Converse shows how to build the buttons, captions, and navigation elements; detect rollovers and other interactions; animate the artwork and effects; and ensure your design works equally well with mobile and tablet layouts.

Topics include:
  • Setting up your project
  • Creating buttons and converting them to symbols
  • Animating symbols
  • Detecting a mouse rollover on the stage
  • Writing and running custom JavaScript functions
  • Creating custom interactions with jQuery
  • Styling buttons and navigation elements with CSS
  • Creating a rollover effect with jQuery
  • Adding and removing custom debugging code
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Edge Animate

Previewing the final project

(music playing) Hi! I am Chris Converse and this is a course on creating an animated homepage marquee for your website using Adobe Edge Animate. This project is going to feature a few nice interactive user experiences. One, if the user rolls their mouse inside of the marquee, it will stop the automatic animation so the user can interact with navigation buttons or the Learn More buttons. When we resize the browser, the design is also going to conform to the browser size, giving us a responsive design technique that's going to be useful for multiple size screens.

And we will also be linking the navigation to the timeline, so users can click on the navigation items and jump to any panel that they want to see. So I hope this course sounds interesting to you, and if so, let's get started.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Create a Homepage Marquee with Edge Animate .

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Q: I can't get the code to detect a mouse rollover on the main stage to work in Edge Animate 2014.1.
A: Adobe removed jQuery from the default set of files in Edge Animate. If you use click the + icon in the Scripts panel, select the "from URL" option, and link to a URL version of jQuery, such as the one listed here, the course will work fine.





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