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.

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

In 2017, Adobe made a formal announcement stating that from 2020 the company would no longer support Flash. These Flash files could be viewed on browsers using a Flash player, and on the PC using some third-party applications. Following the announcement by Adobe, major browsers including Google and Microsoft followed suit and announced that they would disable the plug-in in their browsers by early next year, thus, bringing down the curtains on Flash.

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The Future For Flash

Upside Learning

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. Also, given the onslaught from HTML5 in the authoring area, it makes sense for Adobe to focus on gaming and DRM video. So where are we going with Flash?

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Migrating from Flash to HTML5 – Part 1

ePath Learning

. The Adobe Flash Player is going away at the end of 2020. That means that your Flash-based courses will fail to play on web browsers, resulting in a frustrating learning experience. In this two-part blog post, she answers some key questions that will help you get started with the Flash to HTML5 conversion process. Why is Flash going away? The Flash Player was once the Gold Standard for delivering multimedia and interactive elements online.

Flash & The Future of Interactive Content for eLearning

Adobe Captivate

But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web. Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple , Facebook , Google , Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash.

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How to Prepare for the End of the Flash

Magic EdTech

But with technology, the change happens faster than the speed of light. This is nowhere more visible than with the 2020 mandate to end flash support.For edtech companies and ed publishers, it’s a case of “objects in mirror are closer than they appear.”. These organizations have been developing Flash content for education since Macromedia offered Flash 1.0 In 2017, Adobe formally announced that it would no longer support the Flash player plug-in.

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Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

Adobe also unveiled Flash platform 10.1 Flash is the favorite delivery platform (development tool) for eLearning courses due to its huge install-base and ability to produce engaging content. Due to this (and some other reasons like processor capability, device features, etc), not all devices support Flash – neither within the web-browser nor outside of it. Y ou can use existing Flash development skills to provide engaging elearning apps for handheld devices. -

The Shift from Flash to HTML5

Firmwater

As online technology evolves, it may be difficult to keep up to date with the changes taking place. A recent change is important to note here was when major companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft phased out Adobe's Flash Player from their web browsers and opted for the open and mobile-friendly HTML5.So The shift from flash to HTML5 in web browsers means there needs to be a similar shift from flash-based content to content published to support HTML5.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Adobe Flash technology has helped support the delivery of online multimedia content for nearly two decades. Three popular eLearning formats are also largely dependent on Flash technology for their delivery medium: SCORM, Tin Can (xAPI), and video. Flash will be allowed to die in 2020 as Adobe ceases to support the standard. Extensive use of Flash makes this development a concern for those of us working in the eLearning industry. The rise of HTML5?

Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits

CDSM

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. The published archive included at least three zero day exploits for Adobe Flash, and one for Microsoft Internet Explorer. Internet giant Facebook even called for Flash to be killed off completely.

HTML5 rising: Showdown imminent with Flash

Aptara

HTML5 rising: Showdown imminent with Flash. It's time to seriously consider HTML5 as a development medium if companies haven't already made that choice. The language has been building steam, aided by such events as Apple's choice to abandon Flash and the momentum of multiple device use, which incentivizes Web apps that function in a browser across platforms. This is the promise of the HTML5 movement. Information Technology.

My Thoughts on Microsoft Bringing back the Start button and the need for Change in eLearning

mLearning Revolution

Two recent example come to mind: 1) Apple not allowing Adobe Flash on the iPhone and iPad; and 2) Adobe recently making the move to a cloud-only Creative Suite product offering. On the other hand you have Microsoft, which appears to be bringing back the old Start button and enabling users to boot directly to the old desktop view, in the upcoming Windows 8.1 ” via Microsoft Windows Blue Will Bring User Improvements and Support for Smaller Tablets to Windows 8 – ABC News.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

The Open Screen Project was started to help create a singular experience on multiple devices (using Flash) be it Computers, Mobiles, TV or Game consoles. Adobe wants to latch onto the developer group that’s comfortable with Flash, yet wants their services and content to run across platforms – this by making its runtime consistent across all devices and encourage developers to design accordingly. Obviously, using Flash platform tools offered by Adobe.

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HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Every month, I will providing an emerging technology that I believe will be a game changer in the e-learning industry. 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. Can I see HTML5 sites now?

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Every month, I will providing an emerging technology that I believe will be a game changer in the e-learning industry. 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. Can I see HTML5 sites now?

Latest HTML5 convert: YouTube

Aptara

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. Information Technology.

How to Quickly Convert PowerPoint into HTML5 Online Courses Using iSpring

CommLab India

Unfortunately, Microsoft PowerPoint does not come with this conversion option. Open the PowerPoint you wish to convert to a HTML5 online course. Before you click publish, do not forget to select the Combined (HTML5 + Flash) or Mobile (HTML5) under the Output section. Related Posts iSpring Pro 7 – PowerPoint to HTML5 Conversion iSpring – The One-Stop Shop to Build Online Courses in PowerPoint iSpring Presenter 7: Main benefits.

W3C's HTML5 recommendation published

Aptara

W3C's HTML5 recommendation published. The path to widespread HTML5 adoption has been a long one in some senses, but when compared to 20-year old Flash, which HTML5 is replacing in many cases, its rise has been swift and dramatic. This technology can help developers create content that reaches a number of platforms, from various Web browsers to mobile phones that have stopped supporting Flash. Video is the crux of HTML5 as it stands.

Mobile browsers increasing HTML5 compatibility

Aptara

Mobile browsers increasing HTML5 compatibility. Recent trends in the business technology world have pointed to the greater importance of platform-agnostic development using languages such as HTML5. Mobile devices work with HTML5. One of the early concerns with HTML5 was that some browsers did not display this content correctly. This indicates developers know HTML5 content is coming and are prioritizing compatibility with browser interfaces.

HTML5 content enters new era

Aptara

HTML5 content enters new era. As has been widely reported, the W3C group has upgraded HTML5 to a finished recommendation, meaning the features of the language have been locked and developers working on Web browsers and software alike have solid targets to aim for with their functionality inclusions. This is a significant moment for the Flash alternative and brings up inevitable questions about what to do next. Information Technology.

HTML5: A future without plugins?

Aptara

HTML5: A future without plugins? Such companies thrive on the use of languages such as HTML5, which allows development across everything from desktop PCs to iOS devices, a range that puts it beyond older technologies such as Adobe Flash. To achieve this goal, it's focusing its efforts on distributing content through an HTML5 interface. The company formerly used Microsoft Silverlight to convey its video data. Information Technology.

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.

HTML5 presents platform-spanning development option

Aptara

HTML5 presents platform-spanning development option. While HTML5 gained its cultural cachet as a mobile content standard, the highly touted substitute for Flash on Apple devices, its strength comes from the fact that it works across platforms, desktop, smartphone and tablet inclusive. Organizations simultaneously committing to create more materials and facing audiences that want to reach them on every device type imaginable will find an ally in HTML5.

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Selecting the Enable Accessibility option ( Edit > Preferences > Publishing ) makes certain elements in Adobe Captivate projects accessible or open to accessibility technology. Internet Explorer is the only browser with support for MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility). Note: To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed. by Kevin Siegel.

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.

Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter. Using Camtasia, you can add callouts, images, audio, Flash hotspots, animations, and even a quiz.). Adobe Presenter Camtasia eLearning HTML5 TechComm Technical Communications Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training

You (Probably) Have the Technology

Rob Hubbard

The trouble with many author tools is that their main publishing format is Flash, which as you know, Apple don’t support on their mobile devices. Author tool vendors are increasingly embracing HTML5 publishing, however, typically this will only support a sub-set of their functionality and you will be limited by users needing the very latest browsers to run the content. You can animate text and images using Microsoft PowerPoint and then publish it out as a video.

eLearning is dead! Multi-screen learning is the next big thing.

mLearning Revolution

As illustrated in the image above, this mantra is one of the key drivers behind some of the most powerful companies in the world, namely Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Flash-based eLearning. Remember when our learners relied on Flash to consume the Flash-based eLearning we created for their desktop computers? Today Flash is pretty much a thing of the past. YouTube is now solely using HTML5 to serve videos.

How to Transcribe Text into PowerPoint & E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been playing around with ideas to get old Flash course content into a new HTML5 course. There are tens of thousands of old Flash-based e-learning courses where people no longer have the source files. All they have are published versions of the course and need to convert to HTML5. Reading it out loud may help you think through the tone and some script changes you’ll make in the new HTML5 course. Then publish it for HTML5 and you are all set.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

To combat “boring” eLearning experiences, programs like Adobe Flash and Director came on the scene with an animated bang (anyone else remember the bird crash vector animation from the early Flash demos?) eLearning created with these tools became engaging again, and though these applications did not require the kind of command-line coding expertise that TenCORE did, Actionscript (for Flash ) and Lingo (for Director ) could not be described as “simple” to use.

Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday

Steve Howard

Adobe announced to increase its efforts on HTML5, use of the Flash Player for applications (packaged with AIR) and specific desktop browsing use cases including premium video and console-quality gaming. As a result, Adobe will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile web browsers. See this Flash Platform blog post for more details: [link]. What does this mean for Flash Player support on desktops? What will happen with Flash Player support on RIM?s

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3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

CommLab India

Storyline is widely used to convert Flash-based e-learning content, which cannot be accssed on most Smartphones and tablet PCs, into the mobile-compatible HTML5 format. The software can be used to retain most effects of Flash. The online course development tool has a PowerPoint-like interface , and anyone familiar with the application from Microsoft can use it effortlessly. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

Evaluating 3 Useful Tools that Support E-learning Development

CommLab India

Adobe Presenter is an e-learning software application developed by Adobe Systems and available as a Microsoft PowerPoint plug-in. It helps you transform PowerPoint presentations into interactive e-learning materials by adding quizzes, scenarios, interactivities, and publishing to the HTML5 format for seamless access on desktops and mobile devices. All Flash interactivities are possible. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

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. However, if you tested them in Avant, an alternative browser used by many people, they were not – yet Avant used Flash and Java. Same issue occurred with Opera – used Flash and Java.

How to Distribute eBooks on Online Platforms

Kitaboo

There are many different types of formats available for delivering digital content: 1) FLASH: Most digital magazines were originally created in this format; however, it soon fell out of favour due to several security concerns and the fact that many browsers disabled Flash content, thus restricting its usage. Adobe plans to end support for Flash by the end of 2020. DOC,DOCX: Microsoft Word’s proprietary format is widely used for documents in older versions of Word.

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

HTML5 — This is a no-brainer for me and I strongly believe every Rapid eLearning tool should absolutely have a simple way to get a course published to HTML5 in 2012. If there is one thing I heard from customers while working at Adobe was this, I want my learners to be able to take a course on their iPads or iPhone, but these mobile devices don’t support Flash. If I were starting a company today building a Rapid eLearning tool, I would only focus on publishing to HTML5.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems. Not to be outdone, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note II and the Tab Tablet, and of course Microsoft announced the Surface Tablet. In 2012 tech giants like Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Microsoft, Intel and HP posted disappointing earning results. Clearly there’s a strong technology shift happening now. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

Those were all read-only technologies, Web 1.0 Alongside CD-ROMs came Microsoft Powerpoint, a modern presentation software quickly embraced by lecturers, executives, teachers and students. During this time, a number of sophisticated technologies significantly boost the progress of eLearning. High-speed Internet technologies including broadband and wireless LANs for faster connections. 2005: The Rise of Flash Video. 2010: The Reign of HTML5.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Can insert Flash animations. Can publish to mobile web (ex: HTML5). Can publish to Flash. Can publish to Microsoft Word. Learning Technology rapid authoring toolsChoosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task. You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives.

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

It comes right off the shelf as a complete authoring solution for most purposes, and many features are identical to other Microsoft Office products, so the learning curve is relatively low. The more feature-packed the deck, the more difficult to export your content as video, Flash or HTML5. PowerPoint in HTML5 and other perks. With such an add-on you are free to share your slides as video, HTML5 or Flash.