Is your browser prepare to use CSS3?

Is your browser prepare to use CSS3?

Jun 22

Every day we hear more about HTML5 and CSS3, but most sites still don’t use them, especially because many of the browsers are not yet ready for those technologies. If you do not believe, just visit the website CSS3 Test and verify that the percent your browser is compatible with the new CSS attributes.

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‘Wallaby’ Prerelease Flash-to-HTML5 Converter

‘Wallaby’ Prerelease Flash-to-HTML5 Converter

Mar 09

Last October (see my Adobe Shows Off Flash-to-HTML5 Converter post), Adobe demoed new conversion software that could allow Flash developers to port their content to a combination of HTML5 and related non-Flash technologies, making it considerably easier for developers to make their content available for platforms such as iOS that do not support Flash.

Adobe has now published a prerelease version of the technology known as “Wallaby”.

“Wallaby” is the codename for an experimental technology that converts the artwork and animation contained in Adobe Flash Professional (FLA) files into HTML. This allows you to reuse and extend the reach of your content to devices that do not support the Flash runtimes. Once these files are converted to HTML, you can edit them with an HTML editing tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver, or by hand if desired. You can view the output in one of the supported browsers or on an iOS device.

As detailed in the release notes, not all features are currently supported, but Adobe has clearly made significant progress in moving many basic Flash features such as buttons, fills, layers, and text to HTML. The current focus of Wallaby is on converting Flash-based banner ads to non-Flash, as that is one of the most-requested features with a rather straightforward implementation generally requiring only a subset of supported features.

Wallaby is currently available as a free download as Adobe seeks to gain feedback on its performance and utility. As refinements continue, the company will consider whether or not to include the functionality in future versions of Flash Professional.

What is HTML5?

What is HTML5?

Nov 12
What is HTML5?

What is HTML5?

What is HTML5 and why should we all care?

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Adobe Shows Off Flash-to-HTML5 Converter

Adobe Shows Off Flash-to-HTML5 Converter

Nov 09

Adobe’s John Nack points to a demo of a new tool from the company that would allow developers to easily convert their Flash projects to a combination of HTML5 and related non-Flash technologies. The tool, demoed at Adobe’s MAX 2010 conference, is not yet promised for a public release, but it is clear that Adobe is looking at ways to help developers offer their content in multiple formats.


Flash is great for a lot of things, and this week’s demos showed it’s only improving. It’s not the only game in town, however, and Adobe makes its money selling tools, not giving away players. Let’s help people target whatever media they need, as efficiently as possible.

Apple has of course been pushing HTML5 and other standards as an alternative to Adobe’s Flash technology, and developers are increasingly getting on board as they seek to keep their content compatible with Apple’s popular Flash-less iOS devices. One recent study concluded that more than half of the H.264-encoded video on the Internet is now available in HTML5 format, but with Flash used in many other capacities besides video presentation, Adobe’s new tools could help developers of some of these other implementations more easily move their content to HTML5.