Adobe Unveils ‘Wallaby’ Flash-to-HTML5 Converter.

Even though its Flash technology is used as a punching bag by web standards fans, Adobe has been working hard to embrace HTML5. The company released its own HTML5 video player, and Adobe Illustrator and Dreamweaver CS5 contain a number of new HTML5 export tools. Now Adobe is turning its HTML5 attentions to Flash with the release of Wallaby, a new Flash-to-HTML5 converter.

Wallaby isn’t quite ready for prime time yet, but you can grab the pre-release version from Adobe Labs if you’d like to experiment.

My Flash Website Experience

I remembered discussing during the beginning of the semester that we should go out and explore websites that utilize flash.  So, I thought I would share with everyone three sites that I know of personally that incorporate flash into them.  These three websites are for architecture firms in Chicago.  I worked on designing and building the second and third sites while working for both of the firms.  The first one is a previous firm the partners worked for, and I was shown this as an example of what we originally considered doing.  Here are the links:

www.okwarchitects.com
www.risingerassociates.com
www.studio222architects.com

Interactive Zune Website

Check out this website! It is an amazing expierence. This is a great interactive website. It feels almost as if it were a video. I believe it is made using Flash. Very impressive and enjoyable! It relates to the discussion of action/outcome. If you hold down on the button you travel through the space and when you stop then you freeze in that world.

http://www.zunejourney.net/

Adobe fights back against Apple

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/04/09/adobe.apple/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn

Adobe released an official statement against Apple and other manufacturers refusing to allow flash on their devices.  The lack of flash is one of the greatest problems with the Apple products in my opinion but it is based in an Apple decision to make as much money as possible.

Microsoft Silverlight

After watching the Microsoft videos and also trying to figure out how to implement realtime interaction in 3D in flash. I stumbled uponMicrosoft Silverlight. It is an application similar to flash and its free. It allows the use of video, music, and 3d manipulation all in the the same interface that is also searchable by the google machine.