Introduction

My interest in Edge Animate started when my editor at HTMLgoodies.com sent me an e-mail asking if I was interested in covering a couple of new software titles that Adobe was working on. The first title was Adobe Muse, a website creation tool aimed primarily at designers. The other title was Adobe Edge, which was later renamed as Adobe Edge Animate CC. As a person who prides himself on always wanting to learn new things, I took up my editor’s offer, and I downloaded a free preview of Edge. From there, I wrote several articles for HTMLgoodies on how to use Edge and what it could do. My interest became so deep that I wanted to pursue writing a book on the topic. Now, more than a year later, you’re holding that book in your hands.

I was lucky enough to be involved with the Adobe developers who created Edge Animate. I attended the Customer Advisory Board meetings online and took careful notes for each new preview release. I had to keep my mouth shut under terms of an NDA, and it was tough to not start writing articles right away on new features that were about to be announced. It was very exciting watching the software develop over the months. I saw new features added, then removed, then implemented back in. I provided some of my own input on what features I would like to see added and how the tool could be used.

Hopefully, through this book, I can convey everything I learned over the past year to you in a simple, easy-to-understand format that even the most inexperienced ...

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