2 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2014 11:19 AM by GraphicsGeezer

    Publishing files to a website

    GraphicsGeezer Level 1

      There is no information at all about publishing your Adobe files to a website except a 10-minute video that doens't say anything about using Edge to create something like a banner that would be included in an existing page.

       

      I'm getting inconsistant results by publishing to an OAM file and then inserting that file into Dreamweaver CC. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I upload everything Edge produces, which seems to be both the folder I save my Edge Animate file to and a folder called

      edgeanimate_assets, which is basically a duplicate of everything except the OAM file. Altogether there must be nearly 100 files, all for a tiny animation that consists of one image spinning around.

       

      Worse is trying to update the animation. That almost never works, but sometimes it does. I spent nearly 2 hours on the phone with an Adobe tech support person in India and she couldn't make it work either.

       

      There are conflicting instructions about whether to use OAM or Web as an alternative when publishing. I'd be happy to use Web as an alternative, but that would mean I'd have to include the HTML file Adobe produces into an existing web page. The only way I know how to do that is with the PHP include statement, but that doesn't work with Edge files, though it does work with non-Edge file sitting right next to it wich I created for testing.

       

      Is there anybody out there who has a procedure they can share with me?

        • 1. Re: Publishing files to a website
          TimJaramillo Level 4

          Hi there Geezer,

           

          If you are publishing a .oam from Edge Animate, then that one .oam is the only file you need to import into DreamWeaver- you don't need to upload everything Edge produces. This is because the .oam already has all necessary files (think of it like a .zip file). After you import the .oam into DW, DW extracts all files and assets to a new directory called 'edgeanimate_assets'. This article gives some more info on importing a .oam to DW:

          http://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/import-edge-files.html

           

          I usually just use Publish for Web, as it is a bit more straightforward for my mind- all the files are visible, and I can just add the 2 little chunks of html to embed the Edge animation, etc. Here are a few good threads on how to insert your Web-Published Edge animation into an html page (you don't need php include):

          http://forums.adobe.com/message/4819947

          http://forums.adobe.com/message/4943450

          http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1166851

           

          The decision on whether to use .oam or Web is really up to you, depending on your situation. If you're handing off the files to another developer to implement, an .oam is more of a tidy package. If you're implementing the animation yourself, it might be more straightforward to keep it simple and use the Web publish.

           

          Hope this helps!

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          • 2. Re: Publishing files to a website
            GraphicsGeezer Level 1

            Thanks for your reply. Took me a while to get round to testing it and a bit longer to realized that you have to upload the 'edgeanimateassets' file, not the OAM. Working now. Thanks again.