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Migrating from Flash to Edge Animate

with Jake Ströh

Video: Welcome

Learn how to make the connections between developing in Flash and in Edge Animate; then migrate to HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript-based web projects with Edge Animate.
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  1. 1m 24s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 5m 25s
    1. A history and comparison of Flash and Edge Animate
      5m 25s
  3. 31m 26s
    1. Comparing Flash and Edge Animate interfaces
      4m 49s
    2. Importing and managing assets
      6m 24s
    3. Animating keyframes
      5m 54s
    4. Working with symbols
      3m 50s
    5. Animating symbols and previewing the animation
      6m 44s
    6. Utilizing Orient to Path
      3m 45s
  4. 12m 7s
    1. Working with text in Edge Animate
      4m 1s
    2. Customizing text styles
      4m 29s
    3. Revealing text with clipping
      3m 37s
  5. 32m 16s
    1. Comparing JavaScript and ActionScript 3.0
      3m 18s
    2. Working with the code window
      7m 26s
    3. Understanding timeline interactions
      6m 56s
    4. Creating button rollovers and timeline labels
      7m 7s
    5. Targeting symbol timelines with JavaScript actions
      7m 29s
  6. 46m 8s
    1. Reviewing an existing Flash project
      1m 32s
    2. Re-creating a Flash document in Edge Animate
      2m 32s
    3. Importing and managing project content
      3m 19s
    4. Creating and placing elements on the stage
      4m 58s
    5. Creating symbols, groups, and animations
      5m 36s
    6. Working with buttons and instances
      10m 8s
    7. Creating the image gallery
      8m 49s
    8. Exporting the project
      4m 12s
    9. How Edge Animate and Flash implement content on the web
      5m 2s
  7. 10m 33s
    1. How video and HTML5 work together
      6m 48s
    2. Working with video in an Edge Animate project
      3m 45s
  8. 7m 36s
    1. HTML5 Canvas in Flash
      2m 59s
    2. Converting SWFs to HTML5 using Swiffy
      3m 9s
    3. Working with other Adobe Edge products
      1m 28s
  9. 47s
    1. Next steps

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Migrating from Flash to Edge Animate
Video duration: 0s 2h 27m Intermediate


Are you an experienced Flash developer feeling stranded or left behind by the shift to HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript? There's hope yet, in the form of Edge Animate, which translates Flash's ease of use into code. Watch this course and learn how to make the connections between developing in Flash and in Edge Animate, and then make the leap to a more modern web development workflow.

Jake Ströh explains how the web has evolved away from Flash, while pointing out key similarities and differences in Edge Animate that make migrating at times both smooth and challenging. He shows how to re-create a simple Flash banner ad inside of Edge Animate, walking through tasks that should be familiar to Flash developers, like keyframing parameters and working with symbols and nested timelines. Text, audio, and video work differently in Edge Animate, so Jake also spends time on those techniques. Then he'll work through the process of developing an interactive mobile prototype that accepts input from touch screens. When you're done, you should have the tools you need to migrate to Edge Animate and start building web projects that live up to modern standards.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the history of Flash and the evolution toward HTML5
  • Comparing the interface, keyframing, and asset management
  • Re-creating a Flash project in Edge Animate
  • Working with web fonts and CSS font styles in Edge Animate
  • Adding interactivity with JavaScript actions
  • Working with HTML5 video
  • Developing for touch screens
  • Converting SWFs to HTML5 with third-party tools
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Hi. I'm Jake Stroh, and welcome to Migrating from Flash to Edge Animate. In this course, we'll look at how to take your existing Flash knowledge and apply it to new workflows within Edge Animate. I'll start by showing you how to keyframe and how it differs from animating in Flash. Then show you how to use symbols for creating buttons with rollover states. We'll see how to target the timeline of a symbol with JavaScript actions. We'll be covering all these features, plus plenty of other tools and techniques.

Now, let's get started with migrating from Flash to Edge Animate.

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