Less than 4% of all websites today utilize Adobe Flash code according to the latest data from web tech survey site W3Techs. Flash’s drastic decline is the ultimate reason why Adobe announced to retire the technology by the end of 2020.
However, the slow and steady usage of Flash has given rise to technologies like HTML5 and CSS3. As Adobe will stop all Flash support by the end of 2020, all websites are expected to permanently remove Flash from their websites on the whole.
Compatible with all major browsers and latest operating systems, HTML5 is fast becoming the most effective standard to share content online with the global audience. Its cross-platform compatibility tied with Multimedia support makes it necessary for website owners to convert Flash files to HTML5 for enriching reading experience and easy access across varied mobile devices.
Popular websites like YouTube and Facebook have replaced Adobe Flash player with HTML5 as their default web video player. If your website still delivers Multimedia content through Flash, then it’s time to switch to a more conveniently used medium like HTML5. Unlike Flash, HTML5 doesn’t ask the end-users to access the content using an external application. HTML5 helps in keeping the website responsive and makes the content accessible on mobile devices of all kinds.
Gone are the days when you needed to have the most updated version of Flash to play Multimedia content. Thanks to technologies like HTML5, now that the end-users don’t have to deal with compatibility issues or even worry about downloading third party plug-ins.
Flash to HTML5 migration process
Identify all the areas you want to migrate : The first and most important step is to recognize all the flash content you want to migrate to HTML5. This is especially important if you are planning for a pilot approach where you can convert a few areas of your overall content and test the response of your audience. Moreover, this approach will help you in estimating the project scope and prepare an action plan for the entire migration process.
Evaluate the content : While you’re undertaking the audit, you may realize that the content developed in the recent past can be migrated directly, whereas the older content may need to be refurbished for ensuring its efficacy. You may also come across content which may be out of date, therefore needs to be deleted.
Assemble all source files in one place : Bring together all the source files containing every single one of your media, images, text and resources, whether created by your in-house team or a third party vendor – everything needs to be assembled in a single place. This will ensure a smooth migration process along with saved time and costs. This can also help you to categorize the sources based on the original technologies they were created in.
Technology update vs. complete redesign : There may be a variety of areas in your website, wherein some will do fine with just a technology update, whereas the others might as well require complete refurbishment. For this reason, you need to identify the need by evaluating the overall nature of your content.
Undertake testing : If your Flash to HTML5 conversion includes a huge amount of data, then you’ll be required to convert a small batch of your content first. This in turn will help you to give a valuable feedback whether the said approach is working or not.
On the other hand, you can completely rely on the expertise that Infomaze has on offer as we have handled such projects before. Our exceptionally talented and capable team will be able to present you with a relevant and suitable solution, therefore ensuring a smooth flash migration.
Why choose Infomaze?
Infomaze Elite offers Flash to HTML5 conversion services, ensuring smooth HTML5 transition while delivering interactive content to mobile and tablet audiences across the globe. Our experts work closely with clients to understand their Flash to HTML5 conversion requirements, regardless of whether they need a simple technology update or complete redesign. Our team of developers implement industry-best practices to accurately convert Flash Code to HTML5, ensuring that the content is supported by all major devices such as iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows and Android devices.
Get in touch with our specialists today to convert Flash-based content to rich HTML5!