Adobe demo new tool which can convert Flash into HTML5

Adobe’s John Nack showed off a new tool at Adobe’s MAX 2010 conference this week which allows developers to convert Flash projects into a combination of HTML5 and non-Flash based code. There has been no official word if the tool will become part of the next Adobe publishing suite or toolset, but is this the end of Flash? It does appear that Adobe are turning to non-Flash based code for devices that cannot support Flash (such as Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch).

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Adobe® BrowserLab

Last night I was introduced to a very nice cross-browser tool produced by Adobe called Adobe® BrowserLab. This tool allows you to test your website in multiple browsers on multiple OS’s without the need for virtual machines, Adobe does that for you.

The way it works is to take a screenshot of your chosen URL in several different browsers and then allow you to compare each image, and see how your pages differ from one browser to another. This allows you to spot any possible bugs or errors. It does not allow you to test the interactiveness of your code though as it only provides static screen shots. Though it is still a very cool idea.