Surviving the Flash Zombie Apocalypse

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DevLearn 2016 Conference & Expo - November 17, 2016

Chris Kaplan

Content Team Manager
GP Strategies

It has been said that Flash is dead, yet there exists an army of Flash content in the world of eLearning today. Seemingly alive and well, these Flash zombies must be eliminated in order to answer the increasing demand for mobile-compatible content. Is there a way to save any of the good work that was done—or is a double tap to the timeline the only way?

This session will explore the challenges a team encountered and the solutions they created when removing every single Flash element from a catalog of over 1,600 lessons. You will learn how the team handled a variety of cases from simple linear Flash animations to custom Flash playback engines that use XML to configure rich, interactive content, including the steps they took in reintroducing the converted content into existing lessons. Finally, learn about the team’s various skill sets and how each contributed to the conversion process.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to convert existing Flash content into HTML5 using Adobe Flash CC (or Adobe Animate)
  • How the HTML and JavaScript files from conversion relate to the Flash source file
  • About factors that influence the blend of skill sets needed
  • How to decompile SWF files you don’t have source files for
  • Strategies for converting large numbers of files

Audience:
Intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Flash CC, Flash Animate, HTML5, JavaScript, CreateJS, and Trillix Decompiler.

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