November 16, 2011

Google: “Flash developers: Export to HTML5 with new Swiffy extension”

Like the idea of turning Flash Professional projects into HTML5, but don’t want to wait for a new version of Flash to ship?  Try Google’s new Swiffy plug-in for Flash CS4 or higher. Developer Esteban de la Canal writes,

The extension enables you to convert your animation to HTML5 with one click (or keyboard shortcut). The extension is available for both Mac and Windows, and it uses Swiffy as a web service, so you’ll always get our latest and greatest conversion. Information about the conversion process is shown within Flash Professional.

By the way, a number of comments on my related post Monday highlighted current challenges and shortcomings with HTML5 work (portability, file size, etc.). It strikes me that the only way forward is to improve the standards and the browsers.  If you think something sucks, jump in and contribute ideas and code, like Adobe’s doing. [Via]

Posted by John Nack at 12:29 PM on November 16, 2011
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