33 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2015 3:18 AM by change default settings

    Are Adobe EVER going to make Edge Animate scale-to-fit (like Flash)?

    RalphDCW Level 1

      I've been following the progress of Edge Animate (formerly Edge) ever since Steve Jobs decided he wasn't having Flash on the iPad.

       

      With each new version I've been desperately looking for the feature that I consider the most important of all: Scale-to-fit

       

      There are a couple of discussions already on this forum where people have requested this feature - but both have been sidetracked by replies from people who haven't understood what 'scale-to-fit' is. So let me explain Scale-to-fit:

       

      I'm talking about the feature in Flash - where if the HTML dimensions are set to 'Percent' - then the resultant movie will scale-to-fit any browser window. Here is an example of what I mean:

       

      http://www.skippingschool.co.uk

       

      - try changing the browser size and you'll see the whole frame (graphics and images) scales without changing its proportions.

       

      When the latest version of Edge Animate came out with its built-in easy-to-follow 'Resize' Lesson, I thought Adobe had finally found an answer. But good though this feature is, it doesn't solve the problem. It's only possible to properly scale-to-fit images - not graphics.

       

      It's now more important than ever that Adobe finds a solution to this problem. The world is going 'Responsive' - its not just a fad. And 'Responsive' is not just about three columns being squeezed into one. All Responsive sites require images, graphics AND animations to scale-to-fit. So Adobe's tutorial showing how Edge Animate can be added to WordPress sites is of limited use because it won't work for Responsive web sites.

       

      So please Adobe, will someone tell me if scale-to-fit is EVER going to happen? I don't mind if it's 3 months, 6 months, 9 months down the line - but I need to know if it's worth me sticking with Edge Animate - or whether I should be looking toward HTML5 Canvas or something else for a solution?

       

      Alternatively, is there some fundamental reason why it can NEVER happen?

       

      Please tell me? Just put me out of my misery!