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May 12, 2015/HTML5/

HTML5 Canvas: Building the Dragon Age Interactive Story Summary

Grant Skinner did an excellent presentation at FITC Toronto on how he used Flash Professional’s HTML5 Canvas Document to create the “Dragon Age Interactive Story Summary” – an end user online customized interactive overview of choices they’ve made in Dragon Age games.  He is the creator of CreateJS which powers the HTML5 Canvas document type in Flash Professional CC.

Here is the video of the talk –

Ajay Shukla, Sr. Product Manager, Flash Professional CC

May 4, 2015/General, HTML5, Retina Display/

HiDPI/Retina Screen Support for HTML5 Canvas Documents

Fluid and responsive content that scales according to the size of the device screen on which it is being viewed is critical for usability. Finding out the best way to do it has always been tricky, given the wide variety of screen sizes and devices in use and the solutions that exist. Kevin Newman of unFocus Projects recommends a method that he has successfully implemented using devicePixelRatio to match the width and height attributes of the HTML5 canvas element with the pixel ratio of the display device. Adding HiDPI and Retina screen support to an HTML5 Canvas document is as easy as just adding a piece of code once the stage is defined in your published HTML file. Read Kevin’s blog post to learn about how to do it!

To see how it works, check out this page where Kevin has applied this trick.

Apr 27, 2015/Webinar/

Webinar Video: Making HTML5 Games using Flash Professional

Thank you very much for joining the webinar on April 21st where Colin Holgate from Funny Garbage presented his experience creating HTML5 Games using Flash Professional to a full house.

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For those who missed the webinar, here is the raw video –


Ajay Shukla, Sr. Product Manager, Flash Professional

Apr 1, 2015/Webinar/

LIVE WEBINAR: Making HTML5 Games using Flash Professional


As you already know, Flash Professional now supports native authoring for HTML5 Canvas. Join Colin Holgate from Funny Garbage as he goes through his personal experience in creating a game for this platform.

Date – 21st April 2015
Time – 8:00 AM PST (Check your local time)addtocalendar

Where – Join Here (Please join 15 minutes before the session. Enter as guest with your email id)

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About Colin Holgate: In the late ‘80s Colin was the multimedia specialist in Apple Computer UK’s technical support department, and through that he became friends with the founders of The Voyager Company. In 1992 he moved to the US to work for Voyager, and went on to program many of the Voyager CD-ROM titles, including A Hard Day’s Night, This Is Spinal Tap, and numerous edutainment titles. For the last 17 years Colin has worked with Funny Garbage, initially on CD-ROMs and museum kiosks, then on shockwave games, and more recently on Flash based web activities and mobile apps. He has used several different authoring tools, but all 16 mobiles apps that he helped to create were all developed in Flash Professional.