Graphics Reference
In-Depth Information
Figure 6.5
When creating a Preloader, you should
pay particular attention to the data
Just like with the Down-level Stage, you only use text, graphics, and images
from the Library. Be careful to only use visual elements that have a very small
file size. Requiring a Preloader to display large amounts of data is absurd since
its purpose is to show viewers when the real data is finally loaded. In addition,
the dialog box offers a few predefined Preloader animations with data sizes
between 1 kb and 29 kb. You can place these anywhere on the Stage to inform
the user of the loading procedure. However, the animation runs in a simple loop
(animated GIF), thus providing no information on the actual loading progress.
A Preloader should be as minimalistic as possible and you must constantly
monitor the file size needed to play it. For that reason, Edge Animate displays
a simple graphic that indicates the actual image size, JavaScript size, and HTML
6.2 Export and Settings
Since compositions created in Edge Animate can be used in different scenarios,
the program offers a number of different export or publishing profiles. Use the
Menu File > Publish Settings to select and configure different profiles. All profiles
store the final export files in the publish subfolder of your project directory.
6.2.1 Web Profile
Use the first Web profile if your composition is to be loaded and displayed in a
browser. This profile minimizes file sizes and optimizes performance for all HTML
and JavaScript elements. The dialog box lets you define the default output fold-
er and set three more options. The Google Chrome Frame option is used for
displaying Edge Animate content in older versions of Internet Explorer (6-8).
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