I had the pleasure of presenting a Webcast on Templates and Animation today, and as promised, here is the answer to an open question, and the set of links that were mentioned.
- The videos that may be of help as background information are here
- Here is the Tutorial introduction to Styles and Templates. available in HTML or pdf
- Here is the list of upcoming Webcasts, complete with full descriptions and an opportunity to register.
- Link to Karen Corby’s excellent 4 part series on the Parts & State Model (great preparation for the August 27 Webcast)
Why couldn’t we animate the Border?
You will remember that I was unable to animate the border thickness in my impromptu demonstration of in-state animation.
Had I looked at the documentation, I would quickly have found that the border thickness is read-only!
Fortunately we were able to animate the opacity which actually gave a more satisfying effect.
The complete source code for today’s web cast is available here.