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Adobe Labs Releases Flash To HTML 5 Converter

March 8th, 2011 admin

Adobe have now officially released a preview of their Flash to HTML converter tool code named Wallaby as part of their Adobe Labs.

To application which is deemed “experimental” by Adobe provides limited conversion from flash objects to HTML 5.   

The Release Notes give an indication of which Flash features are supported by the conversion.   

Adobe are aiming the conversion initially at banner ads.  However it’s unclear how far the conversion tool will be developed and how Adobe plan to integrate it into their product line.

You can download the preview here:

Adobe To Produce Flash to HTML Conversion

October 29th, 2010 admin

This could just be the saviour for Adobe’s Flash technology!

At the recent Max 2010 conference, Adobe announced that they’re working on conversion tools to allow you to export Flash FLA files as HTML 5 code!


Code Name Wallaby

There are some caveats in which some element such as filters, blending and animated masks can’t be converted, however the end results seem pretty impressive.

In the video below, you can see how they convert a flash animation with an external tool code named Wallaby.


Dreamweaver and Flash Pro

What’s also impressive is when an individual element is dragged from Flash Pro into Dreamweaver which automatically inserts the necessary elements and HTML 5 code!

This means that Adobe can continue to promote Flash as a development platform, but support both Flash and HTML 5 as the end result.   This will give them a much broader target platform as they demonstrated using an iPad and iPhone during the presentation.

Check out the video below.


Adobe Max 2010 Sneak at Flash to HTML Conversion

Embedding Flash Object Appends A Hash (#) To Page Title

October 16th, 2010 admin

This one has been puzzling me for a while!    There has been a bug with our SEO Site Comparison Tool which has been a tough one to track down.    The bug, though minor affects how the page title looks in Internet explorer.


Hash marks the spot

When the results page loaded, the page title was automatically changed to include a long list of “’#” marks?   I originally thought this must be a bug in the way the AJAX calls replace the HTML content, however it turns out to be a known bug in Internet Explorer with Flash.

For each embedded flash element, the anchor name is appended to the page title.   As the page has “a lot” of embedded flash objects, this resulted in the long list of ###’s in the page title!


The Solution

More of a work-around than a solution!   As the results page is loaded in AJAX, the fix for me was to replace the document title when the content is loaded:

document.title = "SEO-Checker Results";

Now this will only work if you’re dynamically loading the content, however take a look at the links below for other solutions and workarounds people have found.


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