On YouTube, HTML5, and Flash

Everyone applauding the default to HTML5 from Flash Player on YouTube should recall that without Flash, YouTube would not exist. Or HTML5. — Joseph Labrecque (@JosephLabrecque) January 28, 2015 Many stories are running about this over the past few days and they all give the impression that Flash Player is no longer used when delivering video with YouTube. We have to be clear on a few different points here: HTML5 video playback has already been the default with Chrome for a long, long time now. It has taken YouTube around 4-5 years to get the HTML5 playback to a state

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DVD: Adobe Flash Professional CC Learn by Video (2014 release)

The DVD of “Adobe Flash Professional CC Learn by Video (2014 release)” is now available for purchase via Amazon.com, Peachpit.com, and other retailers. Copyright 2015 Dimensions: 5-3/8″ x 8-1/4″ Pages: 1 Edition: 1st DVD ISBN-10: 0-13-392809-8 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-392809-9 This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Flash Professional CC (2014 release) Including more than 6 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. Experienced instructor Joseph Labrecque presents a comprehensive introduction to Flash Professional, including best practices as well as fundamental

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Converting Flash Interactives to HTML5

Over the past two weeks, I’ve taken on a project to convert an old (OLD) Flash interactive tool to HTML5. My primary reason for doing this is not so that it will run on mobile browsers… but rather that it would be an easier task to rewrite the thing in HTML5 rather than get all of the old AS1/2 code together, grab an old version of Flash Professional, locate and configure the external remoting libraries, and sift through my crappy old non-OOP code to figure out how to make a couple of simple changes. No thank you! The benefits to

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