As of this writing, Edge isn’t yet a commercial project. Adobe offers a free preview so that web builders can put Edge through its paces and provide feedback for the team that’s building the Edge of the future. In spite of its immaturity, Edge, as it is now, can help you build some great animated features for your web pages. One of the things you might find lacking is help and support. This appendix is here to help you get Edge installed and to point out some places where you can find some help. After all, even Lewis and Clark had guides to help them in their explorations.
This section was based on Adobe Edge Preview 5.1. Your mileage may vary if you’re using a more recent version.
The Preview version of Edge runs in Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6. That means Windows XP and Mac OS 10.5 and below are not supported. For those of you who are interested in such details, Edge is a 32-bit application but will run on 64-bit machines, too. Adobe has not listed any other requirements, but Edge doesn’t seem to require a lot of processing power or disk space. If your system can comfortably run a web browser and another application, like a photo editing program, at the same time, you won’t have trouble with Edge. The Windows application folder requires less than 100 megabytes. The Mac version comes in under 120 megabytes.
Installation of the Preview version of Edge is fairly easy. The first step is to download the file for ...