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.

Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. It’s an open source project implemented in HTML5 and JavaScript. For now this project is targeted at advertisers to enable them to run Flash ads on the iPhone/iPad. Here is a video demonstration of a Flash ad running on an iPad using Smokescreen –. Related posts: Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1–

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

gomo learning

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?

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

The two announcements which would make the HTML5 development easier and less time consuming are –. In one of my earlier post I have mentioned that HTML5 specifications lack in defining the audio/video format so different browsers support different video [Ogg Theora and H.264] formats making HTML5 development time consuming. Also Adobe has announced that they would be supporting the WebM video format in the next release of Flash Player.

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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.

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.

How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?

LearnUpon

Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect. Currently, you can export SCORM packages to Flash, HTML, or both. Flash is the most popular output type, so it’s likely that your courses are SWF Flash-based. HTML5 works on all devices so it’s the obvious choice as a successor. A complete redesign of the courses to suit HTML5.

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?

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. Individuals won't miss the Flash plugin the way they prize the sound of vinyl records. If the rumblings from top professionals are any indication, the time has come for Flash to recede, replaced by newer and more effective ways to display content.

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.

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. Flash Player is not supported on mobile devices (iOS and Android). Enhance the old Flash content.

Creating Accessible eLearning with Articulate Storyline 360

B Online Learning

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). Flash : JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Samsung Galaxy S is expected to be the first real challenger to the iPad, it runs on Android OS, offers Flash 10.1 and HTML5. Again, the iPad runs only with HTML5, not Flash 10.1. True, the other tablets and Samsung offer Flash 10.1, but they offer HTML5 too. I’m sure they tested with IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome, but what about Opera? We know that if the browser supports Flash 10.1, Firefox 4.0? HTML5 Course, Player and iPad.

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®

SweetRush

Screenshot credit: Articulate Mobile Player (AMP) is a free iPad app that will run your course. Differences between AMP and Adobe Flash®/HTML5. Default player. Player customizations, such as background color, color schemes, or alternative fonts will be reverted to default. Flash and JavaScript®. Comparing Articulate Storyline’s Flash, HTML5, and Articulate Mobile Player Output.

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.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Samsung Galaxy S is expected to be the first real challenger to the iPad, it runs on Android OS, offers Flash 10.1 and HTML5. Again, the iPad runs with HTML5, not Flash nor Java. True, the other tablets and Samsung offer Flash 10.1 and Java, but they offer HTML5 too. I’m sure they tested with IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome, but what about Opera Mini? Same issue occurred with Opera – used Flash and Java. HTML5, Flash and Java.

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

CommLab India

Presenter 360 comes with an easy-to-use window that allows you to include navigation elements, branching, playlists, and Player tabs. Presenter 360 has the following features that allow you to create device-agnostic online courses that can be accessed by all learners, including those with physical disabilities: A responsive Player that renders content based on the size of the screen, on which it is rendered. Learners can be allowed to skip Player navigation.

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.

6 things to keep in mind when publishing eLearning content

Firmwater

Make sure you're selecting an HTML5 output option when you publish. All major browsers have completely phased out the Flash Player plugin by default and are instead opting for mobile-friendly HTML5. In fact, Adobe plans to stop distributing Flash Player by 2020. Using primarily flash-based content will risk your learners having to download additional plugins and make it a less pleasurable learning experience.

So…How Do You Build eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Now that we have thought about what we can do with our existing courseware let’s think about building some new eLearning and what’s all the fuss about HTML5. A good starting point is our blog post – 5 Rapid Authoring Tools to Publish Courses For Your iPads – where we talk about some of the authoring tools that can be used to develop HTML5 courses for iPads. So what’s the fuss about HTML5?

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Rich content being viewed on mobile devices

Aptara

It may pay to remember that Flash is essentially a dead format where mobile devices are concerned. The iPhone was notable in its early days for a lack of Flash support, but as sometimes happens with Apple products, the absence of Flash became the rule rather than the exception. Now, the mobile landscape is dominated by devices that don't include Flash and major content providers have found a way to serve videos without that plugin. Major players switch sides.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 4

CommLab India

Brand New Responsive Player. The Articulate 360 component comes with a responsive Player that renders content dynamically, based on the size of the screen on which it is viewed. The Player responds effectively to various mobile screen sizes, hiding sidebar menus, removing the chrome of browsers, and delivering excellent learning experiences on all smartphones and tablets, thanks to its mobile-friendly playback controls. Excellent Support to HTML5.

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

eLearning 24-7

For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. 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. Portable Game Players.

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

eLearning 24-7

For consumers in general, smartphones are number one in the market, then PGPs (Portable Game Players) and so on. 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. Portable Game Players.