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Old 04-18-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Need Advice: Moving From Flash to HTML5

My company creates touch-screen medical education tutorials for hospital patients. This is accomplished with the now outdated Flash MX, creating graphics and animations alongside text with a side menu of chapters. However, Flash isn't compatible with the iPad or smartphones, so for those devices they've been rasterizing the Flash graphics into PNGs and apparently removing any animations, which are an often important part of the tutorial. They claim that we won't eliminate Flash entirely but that in the coming years we'll need to find a better secondary solution compatible with HTML5 on iPad and smartphones.

So far, it appears that Canvas might be an option. I'm also looking into SVGs, such as converting Flash animations into SVG and maybe creating our static graphics as SVGs in a vector-based program rather than Flash. A lot of options for HTML5-compatible animation require coding which sounds daunting to me, especially considering our staff is used to working in Flash; we'd likely prefer something similar to work with. If anyone has ideas, I'd greatly appreciate them. Some potential client react poorly to the fact that our software is Flash-based, and it seems like our company is pussy-footing around a bit on what to do.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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I can't give you any suggestions for alternatives to Flash but I just wanted to ask you to keep in mind that your tutorials need to be accessible. I have a hearing loss and need captions for anything spoken--you may already have that covered by the text you mentioned. Others may have visual issues or dexterity issues.

Hopefully, someone will pop in to offer advice on what alternatives to Flash are available...

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Old 04-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #3
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Have you looked into converters such as this? https://www.adobe.com/products/flash...-to-html5.html

   
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:57 PM   #4
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These guys have done an awsome job at enabling me to move from Flash to Html 5. Please check them out because they saved me tons of hours and saved me headace!
http://greensock.com/

there are old flash gurus that have moved to Html 5

   
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