Sunday, October 09, 2011

Adobe provides Flash converter in HTML5

As Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Adobe will he kill his own creation, pampered for years, the Flash format? In any case, suggests that its latest initiative, unveiled yesterday. Appointed WallabyThis utility allows you to convert Flash files (format. FLA) in HTML5. No less.

The announcement, made in a relatively discreet, sounds like some sort of response - albeit a little late - the refusal of Steve Jobs to incorporate Flash technology into theiPhone and theiPadAnd just as an act of allegiance to those who revile Flash and HTML5 is the only viable option. Perhaps the beginning of a historic turning point for the web.

Specifically, for those who have little to do with these considerations and geeks who just want access to an entire web that works on all terminals, recall that the Flash is supported by 98% of computers worldwide, and can play videos, animations, games and other types of sites, as also the rich e-commerce applications. A format called "owner" and "closed" because it belongs to a private company and that the source code of applications developed with is not visible or accessible. It also criticizes Flash to consume much CPU resources, to heat the PC and quickly drain the batteries of phones. This is half true and depends mainly on applications.
A web without Flash multimedia, soon a reality?

In short, when we surf we made the Flash all day without knowing it. The new HTML5 standards being defined should ultimately obviate the need for Flash with all the benefits that entails: need a plugin to run animations, and especially compatibility with all modern web browsers on all terminals, either on PC, mobile or tablet. This is not the case today: a site such as Deezer iPad is inaccessible and does not on other Android smartphones (from version 2.2). Which leads to a paradox a bit absurd: all websites whose operation requires Flash PC are forced to propose a specific application for mobile, which is not really in the sense of a single standard type webapp and interoperability advocated by ... Anti-Flash. The gossips say also that if as many applications on the App Store is largely because, as the iPhone and iPad are not compatible with Flash, which would a way for Steve Jobs to protect its ecosystem. But they are gossips, eh :-)

Adobe has released a first version of Wallaby, currently experimental and intended for developers. Its functionality is currently rather limited, but Adobeva work to improve and complete the program. Wallaby exports for the moment that the elements of a Flash project and uses HTML and CSS and a JavaScript library for rendering. The programming language in Flash, ActionScript, is currently not supported.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Document sharing website Scribd using HTML5

Document sharing website Scribd using HTML5

The document sharing services like Scribd and SlideshareWhich can easily publish and share business presentations, white papers and transcripts of conferences suffered from original sin: they used Flash for integration into a web page, a bit like a YouTube.

And Flash is not compatible with mobile or shelves (except Android 2.2 and more, I repeat every time because otherwise it makes me always note), the huge information base provided by these sites n ' was available on a desktop PC. This is a little bundle at the time of the mobile web and theiPad.

Scridb, Which had already started working on the issue in recent months, just update your site Now offering the availability of all presentations hosted in HTML5. A gigantic work of conversion given that Scribd hosts something like twenty million documents.

This change makes at once the full sources available either on smartphone, even if alternative solutions to be sent in different formats compatible were already available.

I a presentation,replacing the code by the Flash code interpreting the HTML5 (via iframe) and if it works fine on PC, it is unfortunately not the case on my iPad: if the presentation is identical and zoom operations, the navigation function in the pages via the up / down does not work, page numbers are displayed but the presentation is stuck on the first page, at least at home.