As predicted, Flash has now gone HTML5 – yes, you can now export your Flash work to HTML5 using the new Flash CS6.
I haven’t had a chance to look at it, so I have no comment with regards to how well it works. Nonetheless, this is more evidence that HTML5 is going to be huge in the future of web design and web development – if it isn’t already!
Flash CS6 basically uses the CreateJS open source framework, to output animations in Flash. I don’t know how powerful this conversion process is yet … we will soon see how complex the Flash projects can be and still be able to output them via HTML5.
Today, the Web is a much more sophisticated place (dynamic shopping carts, blogs, DOM scripting, Ajax etc) … a Web that requires much more sophisticated web designers. To be a competitive and modern web designer these days, you have to learn more than just HTML and CSS .
The ‘foundation’ languages of web design today are:
You don’t have to become a full-fledged nerd coder but you should at least understand the basic concepts and be able to read and write basic scripts. This way, when a client or your boss comes to you with some shopping cart script that he wants you to install … you wont be freaking out because you don’t understand a thing.
… OK, not the most exciting title, but the video tutorials are perfect for people new to programming. Some details:
The table of contents:
What is a programming language (6:18)
if statements part 1 (7:33)
if statements part 2 (6:52)
if statements part 3 (8:55)
Introduction to the DOM part 1 (8:31)
Introduction to the DOM part 2 (3:37)
Creating a toggle menu part 1 (6:59)
Creating a toggle menu part 2 (10:39)
… And a whole lot more.