The Future For Flash
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Earlier today, I received a link to the Flash Plugin roadmap. A lot of elearning content today was designed and developed using Flash and that will continue in the foreseeable future. The roadmap was interesting because it points to some items that could possibly impact how we use Flash for delivering eLearning. So where are we going with Flash?
Flash Dead for eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
I've been warning about this since January 2010 in Still No Flash , and called it out further as the signs became more serious in May 2010 with Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. My words then: We are hitting a tipping point where you have to question building anything that uses Flash as the delivery mechanism. And said, The death of Flash is continuing.
Flash to Animate CC: More than just a Rechristening
JUNE 21, 2016
After having been around for 20 years, Flash Professional has now evolved into Animate CC. eLearning Adobe Animate CC Adobe Animate CC First Look Animate CC New Features Flash to Animate CCAnimate CC leverages the familiar tools interface and rich output of its predecessor, at the same time allowing for native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support. This recent development at Adobe is more than just a renaming of the tool, as […].
Flash For Mobile Is Dead
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
To further reinforce that thought, Adobe announced just yesterday that it has ceased development on the Flash mobile browser plug-in. Meaning there will be no updates to those plug-ins and future versions of Android and Blackberry Playbooks may not be able to render Flash content. First, it seems Adobe is continuing development on the Flash plug-in and AIR runtime.
Flash Is Now HTML: A Big Thing For eLearning Development?
MARCH 15, 2016
Flash Professional is being rechristened as Animate CC. On Feb 8th Adobe made an important announcement, which many of us in eLearning development domain may have missed. You can read about it here and here On the face of it, it looks like the best thing to have happened to eLearning Development ever since Steve […]. eLearning
Flash Is Dead! Long Live Flash for E-Learning!
ATD Learning Technologies
OCTOBER 15, 2015
The.swf file, the exported Flash object that plays in the Flash player in your browser, has been my friend for a long time. Indeed, I’ve been using Flash for my web e-learning projects since 2009. That was Flash version 3.0. Since then, I’ve programmed and built using Flash 3,4, 5, MX, MX 2004, 8, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 and now CC 2015.
How to Import Flash Templates Into Articulate Storyline
JULY 14, 2014
In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to import a Flash Game Templates into Articulate Storyline. know what you are thinking, “Why Flash?” ” Remember, people are still using Flash and it can be a powerful eLearning option. You m ust be a m ember to download Flash games. Video on How to Import Flash into Articulate Storyline. Enjoy!
Adding Interactions as a Flash file to your Slides
JUNE 1, 2012
Education Software eLearning tools Flash PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity Developer embed movie Flash file interaction powerpoint options PPT. presentations Shockwave flash object slideshowYou can add an engaging interaction on any slide of the PowerPoint. There are no gimmicks to it but certainly simple guidelines to be followed. Read them and get trending with interactive PPT slides. a. Open the PowerPoint presentation in [.].
Flash > Animate, a new beginning (?)
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
As has been bouncing around the news, or at least relevant social headlines, the past few months – Adobe’s Flash product has undergone a significant makeover. Too little, … Continue reading Flash > Animate, a new beginning (?) → Development Tools eLearning News Flash HTML5/JSWelcome Adobe Animate CC.
Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits
AUGUST 12, 2015
Our Head of Technology, Nik Goile, gives us some background on last month’s Adobe Flash exploits , and explains how CDSM was prepared to deal with them… You probably heard about the Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities that came to light in July. Internet giant Facebook even called for Flash to be killed off completely. The Danger of ‘Zero Day’ Exploits. What Happened Next.
Webinar: How to Export Flash as HTML5
MARCH 13, 2014
You’ll learn important tips how to export Flash as HTML5. The recent drop of the Flash player by Apple has made a significant ripple for media professionals trying to get their legacy Flash content on iOS devices. Adobe realizes this a difficult solution, but working for ways to export Flash content as HTML5. New Supported Features. Unsupported Features. And More!
All You Need to Know About Converting Flash-based E-learning to HTML5
JUNE 28, 2016
There is quite a buzz around Flash and HTML5 these days. Ever since Google announced it would block Flash in its browsers by the end of this year, the main topic of discussion in the e-learning world has been the conversion of existing flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5. Here are 4 blogs that can help you understand all about converting Flash-based e-learning to HTML5.
Adobe Captivate 5.5: Flash Player Version Aversion
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
OCTOBER 4, 2011
One of the big decisions you will need to make during the Publish process ( File > Publish ) is which Flash Player to choose from the Flash Player Version drop-down menu. sports three versions of the Flash Player: 9, 10 and 10.2. While the Flash Player 10.3 Which Flash Player should you choose? Flash Player version 10.3 is in use in 40.5% of those same markets.
Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
About a year ago, I wrote about the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. pointed to Scribd switching from Flash to HTML, and pointed to their CTO Jared Friedman saying: "We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. The death of Flash is continuing.
Create Rich Flash-like Buttons in Articulate Storyline 2
JULY 5, 2016
Are you planning to convert your Flash-based legacy courses to HTML5 to make them compatible with multiple browsers and mobiles? But creating Flash-like fancy buttons with animating rollover effects was a tough task in Articulate Storyline 1. Well, the rapid authoring tool Articulate Storyline is very effective in converting and developing interactive courses. Let’s name it Shape 2.
This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad
JULY 6, 2010
Flash in eLearning - Seven Traps to Avoid
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
JULY 15, 2011
Flash is a free cross-browser plug-in that allows interactive content to play on most browsers and computers.The sophisticated Flash development environment allows programmers and designers plenty of room for creativity. No wonder then, a lot of e-learning is built using Flash. If you are considering the on-going use of Flash for developing e-learning, here are seven traps to avoid. 7. The frame rate trap Flash files can support multiple frame rates. By itself, your interactive component shockwave file (.SWF) SWF) will play okay regardless of the frame rate.
The why and how of moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 (eBook)
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Much has been said, spoken and written about ‘Why Move eLearning from Flash to HTML5? Flash’s incompatibility with some mobile devices and HTML5’s easy adaptability for multi-device learning have acted as a catalyst to this shift. But ‘how can Flash-based eLearning be converted to HTML5?’ Mobile Learning Flash To HTML5 Flash to HTML5 Conversion Moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 Moving from Flash to HTML5’ is a question that remained unanswered. Until now. Our new […].
Social Media Libraries for Flash
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
couple of months back, the Adobe Captivate blog demonstrated a twitter widget that can be integrated within a Captivate Flash output to send a tweet (as questions/suggestions/comments etc.) These social media elements can also be integrated in the elearning courses or applications developed using Flash technologies. Picasa – Picasa Flash API is an ActionScript 3.0 libraries.
How to Make a Printable Results Page in Adobe Flash
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
I am still working in Flash. Flash is not dead! Earlier this month (February 8th) Adobe announced that Flash is getting a name change. Flash is now called Adobe Animate CC to better reflect its animation ability in an HTML5 world. But I still develop some courses in Flash (for various reasons). The principles are the same for Flash. Create the next button.
Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning
MAY 29, 2012
There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the exact numbers but I would venture to say that more than 98% of all eLearning was/is based on Adobe Flash (i.e. the learner needs to have the Flash Player installed) and thus making it an interesting challenge for our Industry to make the transition to mobile learning (mLearning), especially because of the market share that Apple commands with the iPad and the iPhone. Let me explain.
Ring in the New: Flash E-learning to HTML5
AUGUST 2, 2016
Ever since Google announced it would make HTML5 the default experience in Chrome , and start blocking Flash by the end of this year, many organizations have been wondering why. One of the reasons these organizations sympathize with Flash is because of their Flash-based e-learning courses. Disadvantages of Adobe Flash. Flash components usually take more time to load.
Flash to HTML5 The Great Migration
MAY 13, 2015
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) and Adobe Flash are effective technologies for creating engaging online content. However, we are beginning to see a migration from Flash to HTML5, especially in the e-learning industry. HTML5 is designed to run on any computer as well as mobile devices such as iPhones, Android devices, iPads, tablets, and smartphones, some of which cannot currently run Flash. Increased load speed HTML5 runs up to 58 percent faster on Linux and Mac OS X systems than Flash. Let’s explore the advantages that an HTML5 build can offer your e-learning.
Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5
MARCH 31, 2016
The last few years had witnessed a strong debate over the two technologies that make possible the embedding of multimedia content files in a web page: Flash and HTML5. Apples, aka Flash. Flash is a mature technology that runs well on all browsers, including older versions of Internet Explorer, which some businesses still use. Flash is the best — at least for now — on interactivity and video content production. In 2010, Steve Jobs brought the most important arguments against Flash while explaining Apple's decision to stop supporting it. The good. The bad.
The Future of e-Learning Content after Adobe Kills Flash on Mobile Devices
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Adobe, in a written statement , announced that it will not support Flash in mobile browsers henceforth. As it is, iPhone and iPad don't play Flash content. It will be a matter of time before new versions of other mobile devices (based on Android and other platforms) stop supporting Flash in browsers. Well, Adobe continues to be committed to supporting Flash on the PC platform. It is official. What does this mean for e-learning content? But these might be roundabout ways.
Future Of Flash Is Open Source
JULY 28, 2010
Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes. Adobe has some great development tools like Flash Builder, Flash CS5 which target the runtimes – Flash Player and Adobe AIR. Adobe has released SWF specifications till its version 10.
Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?
DECEMBER 8, 2015
The verdict is in, and it looks like HTML5 has officially dethroned Flash as development language of choice. Unfortunately, if you developed your eLearning in Flash, that can leave much of your current courseware and eLearning modules out of date and incompatible with many of your learners’ devices. The post Should I Convert or Update My Flash Course?
The Reports of Flash’s Death are Slightly Exaggerated
NOVEMBER 18, 2011
The Reports of Flash’s Death are Slightly Exaggerated: Implications for eLearning Managers Over the last few weeks, Flash has been quite the technology water-cooler topic. Some people are predicting the end of Flash entirely with the looming promises of HTML5. eLearning elearning Flash game based learning HTML5 Jon Aleckson predictions Samantha Amjadali Tony Karr Web CourseworksDon’t forget to take into account where these reports are coming from. Many of the [.].
HTML5 Fans Rejoice – Adobe Ditches Flash Player on Mobile Devices
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Especially for us fans of HTML5 who knew in our hearts of hearts that it was a superior product to Flash. 9th, that it is abandoning its work on Flash for mobile devices and instead focusing on mobile development of development of HTML5 for mobile. Listen, I was not always a Flash hater, but when I saw HTML5 over a year ago, I knew this was a better solution for the industry, for all of us. Fast Forward: E-Learning in 2013 - in the post, I state that RCAT vendors must adopt to using HTML5 over Flash. Exciting news, I tell you. Adobe announced today, Nov. Right now.
Why Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar with Flash
JANUARY 18, 2011
by Donna Bryant Why should we instructional designers become familiar with development programs such as Flash? If you're not able to actually take a Flash class, you can still learn enough from online resources to educate yourself. Here are some example links you can bookmark that can help you to find out about Flash and what is possible without having to take a full-blown class: Flash Drawing - A readable tutorial that describes basic drawing tools available in Flash. Collected Flash Tutorials - Flash tutorials, covering various topics.
Flash Controversy Continues - Is It a Good Choice for Development?
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Garin Hess wrote a post 5 Reasons Flash is NOT dying.give me a break! and it seems like my recent post Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash got him a little fired up. I am fed up with people saying Flash is dying. Garin has some good arguments on why he likes Flash as a delivery mechanism. And just like a few years ago when it became clear that you shouldn’t build desktop applications anymore, I think we are hitting a tipping point where you have to question building anything that uses Flash as the delivery mechanism. What's to Like about Flash 1.
Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash
MAY 6, 2010
Earlier this year I questioned why there was Still No Flash on the iPhone and iPad. It’s become quite clear that Apple (Steve Jobs) is going to block putting Flash on these platforms. Kevin doesn’t say that they are moving away from Flash – rather that they will support Flash and HTML5 as output. It’s the beginning of the long slow death of Flash.
Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google
JUNE 29, 2011
This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. Simply put, this will allow existing libraries of flash animation content to be ported to devices that run iOS – iPhones, iPads, and iPods. This also helps us poor elearning developers circumvent the continuous war between Adobe and Apple over flash technology, and allow delivery across devices/platforms. Incidentally, Adobe had worked on just such a tool called Wallaby.
How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)
JULY 13, 2015
In 2010, Steve Jobs singlehandedly started one of the biggest–OK, maybe the only–software feuds by stating that Apple products wouldn’t support Flash, citing reasons like a high fail rate, lag time, and the overall unnecessary nature of the platform. It was Jobs’ opinion that Apple users wouldn’t miss out on any multimedia just because their devices didn’t support Flash.
Best Practices to Migrate Legacy Flash Courses to HTML5 the Right Way
APRIL 22, 2016
Besides new online training development, you certainly need to evaluate to migrate some or all of you legacy Flash courses to a format that is compatible with Tablets and Smartphones. In Over the years, all of us would have created courses that predominantly used Flash for development. As a result, you need to plan to migrate the existing legacy Flash content to HTML5. .
Microsoft PowerPoint: Measurement Unit Conversion in a Flash
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 19, 2014
by AJ Walther Here's a quick tip you may not already know that could save you some serious time with unit conversion. By default, PowerPoint measures in inches. But, if you're using PowerPoint as a design tool you might wish to work in pixels or centimeters. For example, let's resize a shape using pixel dimensions. The Height will automatically be converted to 6.25
Integrate Raptivity with Lectora Snap
JANUARY 4, 2012
Community Computer software Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools Flash interactive learning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity Active learning e-learning software eLearning simulations elearning tool flash interactive builder Lectora snap PPT. You can add an attractive interaction of Raptivity to Lectora Snap! Read them and save the hue and cry. 1.