New Online Video Course Helps Developers Transition From Flash to HTML5

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In this online course published on, Taking the Leap from Flash Video to HTML5 Video, Lisa Larson-Kelley provides side-by-side examples that allows users to effectively compare the current features of HTML5 and Flash technologies for video playback.

Video delivery in HTML5 and Adobe Flash

Developers are struggling with HTML5 video today

Since (HTML5) is implemented differently in the various browsers and devices, and doesn’t do everything Flash can do, it’s been difficult for developers to get a handle on it. I've created this course to ease that pain...

Delivering video online just got a little easier to understand with the release of Lisa Larson-Kelley’s online course, Taking the Leap from Flash Video to HTML Video.

Aimed at clarifying the differences between these two popular video delivery methods, this course explores the capabilities of each, teaching people how to achieve the same basic video-related features in both Adobe Flash and in HTML5 with JavaScript.

Through side-by-side examples, Lisa gives developers the opportunity to understand how to achieve the same video tasks in both applications. Following along in the course, students build a full featured video player in each technology. The course seeks to remove any obstacles from the transition path between these two applications.

“Flash has long been the de facto solution for video playback on the web. But since it won’t -- and likely never will -- play on iPhone and iPads, clients are demanding native video playback in the browser using HTML5,” explains Lisa. “Since it’s implemented differently in the various browsers and devices, and doesn’t do everything Flash can do, it’s been difficult for developers to get a handle on it. I’ve created this course to ease that pain -- laying out the differences clearly and showing you how to do the same things in both technologies. I think it’s a great way to learn.”

With a strong background in web video technology and Flash, Lisa has written white papers, tutorials, and e-seminars for Adobe, editorials and features for, authored courses with, and co-authored the book, Flash Video for Professionals (Wiley). Specializing in video delivery and playback, Lisa has worked with numerous video-centric start-ups, and she is excited to be able to share her knowledge of online video technology and help developers understand the best solutions for their specific application. This is her first course with the popular online learning site Pluralsight.

The course is available on demand at

About Lisa Larson-Kelley
Lisa is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and consultant in web video and real-time communication technologies. Her blog,, features news and insight into the world of online video delivery and development. Her consulting practice, Kelley Green Consulting, provides high level consulting and support for companies such as Google, Adobe, and various video-centric startups. Contact lisa(at)learnfromlisa(dot)com or follow her @lisamarienyc on twitter.

About Pluralsight
Pluralsight is a global leader in high-quality online training for serious software developers and IT pros. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides technology professionals everywhere with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by world-renowned industry authorities. Pluralsight provides flexible and cost-effective subscription plans for individuals and businesses starting from as little as $29 a month. See what you can learn at and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter.

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