RE: Speaking of Flash vs HTML5...( was RE: RE: Most innovative user doc output

Subject: RE: Speaking of Flash vs HTML5...( was RE: RE: Most innovative user doc output
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:01:44 -0400

Good to know. Thanks.

Is anyone else using other tools that don't ... um.... go quite
so nuts with the conversion or, perhaps more accurately, with
the alternate output?

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> Subject: Re: Speaking of Flash vs HTML5...( was RE: RE: Most innovative
> user doc output
>
>
> So to Kevin's questions: I don't think actually creating the content
> will
> be that much different as the trend will be for the capture/authoring
> tools like Captivate, Camtasia, Robohelp, etc., to output to HTML5 like
> the
> new Captivate 6 does.
>
> Specifically I use Captivate, so I won't be doing anything different to
> create my content, but outputting it is another story. Here's a
> comparison
> I did:
>
> <snip>
> Here's what conversion looks like for a 23 slide captivate page turner.
> The
> only interactions are previous & next page buttons
>
> Captivate Flash Output
>
> 1 html
> 1 swf
> 1 js
>
> Total: 3 files 1 directory
>
> Converted to HTML5 using Cp-HTML5 Converter (the converter is now part
> of
> Cp6)
>
> 1 html
> 1 txt
> 1 mp3
> 1 database
> 3 css
> 5 js
> 254 png (only 40 images in the original Cp file)
> 226 xml
>
> Total: 492 files 285 directories.
>
> It seems that just about every screen object gets an xml file and
> converted
> to png, most of the png are buried four directories deep with the
> directory
> containing that single png.
> </snip>
>
> Again creating the content hasn't changed, but publishing the content
> is
> much, much more ornery. Of course you can probably trim this quite a
> bit
> if you hand-code your HTML5 instead of relying on an output engine. If
> you
> have no interaction in your video you could go with mp4 that can be
> picked
> up by both Falsh and HTML5 (well not really HTML5 since the video
> element
> isn't standardized yet, but you can use a script like playr or JW
> Player to
> fake it),
>
> There is no need to download a plugin with HTML5, but then again there
> is
> no need to download a plugin for anything else that runs through
> Javascript. You simply need a browser that can render the tags.
>
> Cheers!
>
> -Greg

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References:
Re: RE: Most innovative user doc output: From: Nancy Allison
Speaking of Flash vs HTML5...( was RE: RE: Most innovative user doc output: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Speaking of Flash vs HTML5...( was RE: RE: Most innovative user doc output: From: Gregory P Sweet

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