How to Convert Flash-Based Websites to HTML5 Right Now!

Hurix Digital

Over the years, Adobe Flash-ActionScript and HTML-JavaScript-CSS based development have been used as two of the main approaches for websites and other front-end web-based applications. Many devices do not support Flash websites. A Flash-based website affects your search rankings.

Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

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The current debate between Flash and HTML5 rests largely on multi-media features. If a media and interactivity rich training course is the need of the day then Flash is a comfortable choice today. HTML5 is being hailed as equally competent in developing rich-media, adopted by Google and Apple. The list is getting longer, as HTML5 is an open-source standard. HTML5 has to still take strides in creating a network of browser support.

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Learning Content in Crisis? The How and Why of Moving from Flash to HTML5

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The Adobe Flash format, once the primary standard for learning content, will no longer be supported after December 31st 2020. You may still have useful Flash learning content in your curriculum or in your archives. So why is Flash going away, what is going to happen to it, and what should you do with it? For readers of a certain age, Adobe Flash was the exciting new face of a media-filled internet. So, what happened to cut Flash’s market share from 28.5%

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. Yes, HTML5 is a major revision over its predecessor HTML4. More specifically- Is it ready to compete with Flash for eLearning Development?

Ring in the New: Flash E-learning to HTML5

CommLab India

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. Now that these courses won’t work on many browsers and devices, they need to be converted into a compatible format; which is HTML5. Disadvantages of Adobe Flash.

Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5

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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. Oranges, aka HTML5.

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Flash has been a productive tool for authoring these courses. But, it suffered from the drawback that OS platforms of latest handheld devices don’t extend support for Flash. HTML5 has superseded Flash as a viable option for authoring eLearning courses because it is supported by all smartphones and tablets. The advantages of using HTML5 In eLearningcourses are numerous and have been enumerated below for your ready reference.

Latest HTML5 convert: YouTube

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Latest HTML5 convert: YouTube. The gradual expansion of HTML5-powered technology across the Internet has been ongoing for years now. Ever since Apple made the calculated decision that its devices could get by without Adobe Flash, the pressure has been on for content providers to find a new way forward. As a language that does not require a plugin to display correctly, HTML5 has stepped up to take that mantle.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

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HTML5 – Game Changer. Without boring you to death on the details of HTML5, what I will say is this will be a game changer in our industry for a number of reasons. and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Improved interactivity over Flash. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. Not buggy – Flash is buggy. Flash requires a plugin (especially for updates). Firefox 4.0 Can I see HTML5 sites now?

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 – Game Changer. Without boring you to death on the details of HTML5, what I will say is this will be a game changer in our industry for a number of reasons. and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Improved interactivity over Flash. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. Not buggy – Flash is buggy. Flash requires a plugin (especially for updates). Firefox 4.0 Can I see HTML5 sites now?

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5

Aptara

Multimedia experiences growing stronger in HTML5. The movement away from using Flash in both internal and external content by businesses has been slowed by one important factor: This language has been seen as the primary distribution method for rich multimedia such as audio and video. This attachment to multimedia means businesses were waiting for a viable alternative way to send out their multimedia communications - and it appears they have received one in the form of HTML5.

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete

Aptara

Flash currently optional, soon to be obsolete. One of the hallmarks of an overall push toward HTML5 has been the decline in the use of Flash to play online media. Interestingly enough, many thinkers in the digital space seem downright pleased with this move and ready to make the change in their Internet use. Individuals won't miss the Flash plugin the way they prize the sound of vinyl records. If the Flash code does not run, this whole situation will be averted.

HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla

Aptara

HTML5 making inroads with Apple and Mozilla. Adobe Flash lost its bid to become the main content distribution language when Apple pulled support, meaning developers have had to look further afield. Now, with many environmental factors falling into place, the time could be right for HTML5 to step up. Certainly, there has been enough activity to warrant HTML5 conversion for important pieces of content that producers want to ensure is visible across the device spectrum.

Pressure mounting to lose Flash in Web content

Aptara

Pressure mounting to lose Flash in Web content. The struggle of HTML5 against Flash is one of the Internet's current main elements. Flash is the entrenched choice, due to its longtime presence on Web pages. Now, it's worth leaders considering Flash to HTML5 conversion for their rich resources to fit in with the new wave of computing and Web apps. It's not a fun process, and HTML5 is meant to avoid those types of extra downloads.

Does the glove fit? How to make the most of HTML5 in e-learning

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The HTML5 mark-up language has now been around for about three years. Some of us have already embraced the change, thrown out Flash and welcomed HTML5 into our e-learning content. But what does HTML5 actually deliver above and beyond Flash? Firstly, a warning: HTML5 may not be right for you. And whilst we know that Flash won’t be supported forever, the rumours of its demise are very much exaggerated. HTML5 helps to get learning moving.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know. In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Over the years web browsers matured and so did Flash Player, which became the most widely used plug-in to play multimedia elements on a web page. Soon Flash became a source of frustration for the world’s largest technology companies such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. In this blog, I’ll share 7 tips that will help you select the best e-learning authoring tool for your e-learning project to convert your legacy courses to HTML5. I Spring: Capable of converting PowerPoint to HTML5 on just a click.

Creating Accessible eLearning with Articulate Storyline 360

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Storyline 360 supports WCAG in both HTML5 and Flash outputs, including screen reader support, full keyboard navigation, visible focus indicators (yellow box around objects when using the tab key) and more. Storyline 360 supports these screen readers with HTML5 and Flash courses: HTML5 : JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 10 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version). It works in Flash and HTML5 courses.

Articulate Rise – Got questions? We got answers!

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Chrome gives the best authoring experience on both PCs and Macs, but you can also use Firefox and Edge. Unfortunately Internet Explorer is not compatible with authoring Rise content. Viewing is supported across most internet browsers. Firefox. Internet Explorer. Firefox. Do Rise courses use Flash? Rise courses do not use flash. They are created solely in HTML5. I love Articulate Rise. I’ve made no secret about it around the office.

Mobile Learning and Interactivity

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Firefox doesn’t support H.264 format, while Safari will only support that, and Google introduced the new WebM standard but supports both WebM and H.264 formats. So then comes the debate of whether Native or Web apps and Flash or HTML5. For instance, is this a performance support job aid where internet connectivity cannot simply be assumed? If you would like to develop once and deploy on multiple devices and desktop, you are probably better off with HTML5 web apps.

Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

Select a tool that outputs online course modules in file formats that can be read across all major Internet browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge etc., Flash (SWF files) created a revolution when it was first introduced in the use of graphics and interactive elements; however, it suffered a setback thanks to current trends in eLearning systems and gradually lost relevance. Now it may be that you already have some online courses in Flash. Overview.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

Adapt Builder is an authoring tool that allows you to create fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning courses that display effectively on tablet devices and smartphones (as well as PCs and laptops). You will often hear people talk about bandwidth when discussing their internet connection speed. This can be an important factor when considering your solution type as some locations may have low bandwidth or unreliable internet connections. Flash.

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

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For example, one of our clients is deploying a healthcare-related series of courses in Africa, where at least a portion of the target audience may not have access to a reliable Internet connection. Offline viewing means the ability to open and run a course without being concurrently connected to Internet. A LMS is typically a remotely-hosted system that requires an Internet connection to launch and track the content. Differences between AMP and Adobe Flash®/HTML5.

A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

For example, if a course was compatible with a particular operating system and Internet browser, required a Flash player to play, and the pop-up blocker was to be disabled, and cookies enabled, it was the responsibility of the learners to setup the minimum requirements to access the course. Browser-based: There are about 25 different browsers; the most popular being Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) we will always use the SWF/HTML5 output. Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to HTML5, your learners can view the course on iPads and mobile devices.

Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity

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The content published by Raptivity is industry standard, easily distributable over the Internet, CDs/DVDs and Pen drives. A sophisticated WYSWIG editor , with single click Flash and HTML5 previews, is included for customization of interactions. Raptivity’s HTML5 output works perfectly across multiple browsers including Internet Explorer 10.0 and above, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

HTML5 gestures such as swiping, dragging, and pinch-to-zoom are well-supported, and this goes a long way in facilitating effective learning on mobile devices. Option to publish your web-based courses to Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player (AMP), a native mobile app available in both iOS and Android versions. The language of Flash and HTML5-based courses can be identified by screen readers. Welcome to the fifth post in a series of fourteen.

How to Pick the Best Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-Learning Courses

CommLab India

A legacy e-learning course refers to an online course developed using Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML, JavaScript or earlier versions of rapid authoring tools. Converting a legacy course to the latest HTML5 can be a tricky process. In order to develop Flash-like interactivities, ensure the tool has the capability to develop attractive assessments, scenarios, and games. Most authoring tools in the market support responsive or HTML5 features.

How to Publish SCORM Content in Adobe Captivate

LearnUpon

It also removes the ability to publish flash content as flash is now dead. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) we will always use the SWF/HTML5 output. Output Format: Here you can choose to publish your SCORM as Flash (SWF), or HTML5, or both. If you publish to Flash (SWF), your learners can view the course on their desktop computers. If you publish to HTML5, your learners can view the course on iPads and mobile devices.

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A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

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Add the required audio, visual, interactive, and quizzing elements to it and publish to the desired format (currently, HTML5 is the preferred format as it allows employees access the courses even on mobile devices). Once you publish the course, you must test it on different browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox and also on different devices such as desktop computers, smartphones, and tablet PCs.

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What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 4

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Excellent Support to HTML5. You can use Storyline 360 to publish courses to HTML5, a device-agnostic web content format. The Articulate application supports touch interactions such as swiping, dragging, pinching, and this feature goes a long way in accessing HTML5 content effectively. You can also publish courses to Flash and Articulate Mobile Player (AMP), a native app available in iOS and Android flavors.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

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If the technology infrastructure does not enable internet connection and the only availability is mobile, then m-learning on a smartphone is workable and clearly acceptable. HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Offers 3G and the data access is free – no additional charge, unlike a smartphone; plus many offer full Flash capabilities, color screens and the e-ink too – the mainstay.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

If the technology infrastructure does not enable internet connection and the only availability is mobile, then m-learning on a smartphone is workable and clearly acceptable. HTML5 will be available on every one of those tablets, plus they will offer Flash (notable exception the iPad). Offers 3G and the data access is free – no additional charge, unlike a smartphone; plus many offer full Flash capabilities, color screens and the e-ink too – the mainstay.