Convert a Flash Site to HTML?

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Hello all. I've been asked if I can convert a website from flash to html for better SEO mainly. I'm not really up to scratch on my web design, so I'm after any tips from people who know what they're doing! There's no animations, it's quite a simple site.

Will I just have to make a site that looks the same from scratch, or is there a good way of extracting layout and graphics?

Any hints or tips much appreciated
#convert #flash #html #site
  • Profile picture of the author joe12joe
    I guess, the idea is right to convert your flash website to html because search engines bots cannot read flash but HTML tags. Therefore, i would say its a great choice. I came across this website who convert the flash website into HTML without 72 hours. You may check it: ConvertMyFlash
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    • Profile picture of the author genius007
      Yeah I agree, search engines can't read flash. so you should convert into html.
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      • Profile picture of the author efivos
        You'd better take a look around and then post your replies. Flash websites are ABSOLUTELY SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY.
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    • Profile picture of the author ozstylo
      Originally Posted by joe12joe View Post

      I guess, the idea is right to convert your flash website to html because search engines bots cannot read flash but HTML tags. Therefore, i would say its a great choice. I came across this website who convert the flash website into HTML without 72 hours. You may check it: ConvertMyFlash

      the site refrence you have entred is not working for me
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Hope you are charging quite a bit for that! I don't charge less than a thousand for even touching flash. You could probably outsource this for a nice profit though.
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  • Profile picture of the author littlephoenix
    the new flash actually has SEO friendly texts that engines pick up, but i think action scripts are needed for this extra step
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  • Profile picture of the author jaredblake
    It would help to see the site that you're trying to convert. A lot of the visual effects of flash can be recreated using simple jQuery scripts.
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  • Profile picture of the author mbhrad
    SEO hates Flash more than bad links!

    New flash or old, if your concerned about SEO in any serious way, don't use Flash!

    It's really that simple. Most JS or J-query type technologies can mimic flash for the most part, if it's absolutely necessary to have flash based site for experience purposes, then be sure to accompany it with some HTML content driven micro-sites!
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    • Profile picture of the author heartdragon
      Hi, in Fiverr you can find very cheap service to convert your flash
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  • Profile picture of the author 1babywarrior
    instead of fiverr try Freelancer.com , there the average flash to html conversion is under 200 usd.
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    • Profile picture of the author wcardinal
      There is no way to really "convert" the site. If you have the FLA file, then someone would be able to extract the images, etc. However, if someone asked me to do this, I would probably just take a screenshot, bring it into photoshop and start recreating it.

      You might check the warriors-for-hire section and look for people that do PSD to HTML services. They would be able to do this too.
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  • Profile picture of the author nthmarketing
    Recreating a Flash Site is an odd thing overall. Most people are using Flash for the crazy dynamic interactions and movement. So as wcardinal said the only way to really even begin "converting" it is to recreate it in fireworks or photoshop cut it up and try to match the dynamics as much as possible. You could embed some flash back into certain parts to make it still have a flash edge to it.

    My2cents,
    Fred
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    • Profile picture of the author bulkka
      hey, just see this but maybe it helps you
      just converted my site with this team
      www . convertmyflash . com
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  • Profile picture of the author kooldesigning
    HTML site is great for SEO
    Check this software to convert website from flash to html Adobe Releases Flash-to-HTML5 Converter, Codenamed Wallaby
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestrategos
    For extraction of flash movies assets I use Sothink swf decompiler.

    Then with the images and content you can go on and make your SEO html friendly site; for basic effects you can use Jquery.

    Even if you outsource this work you should save some money with these tips, good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author George Curtis
    zsawevv212,

    Unfortunately, most of the programs out there that promise converting flash to html do it very sloppily and the code is an absolute mess to work with. There may be exceptions out there, but I really doubt it.

    Some of the previous posters are right. Find someone to take a screenshot of the site and then bring it into a program like photoshop and recreate it there before slicing it into HTML. Once it is in HTML (which is the bulk of the work after the design) ... it can be converted to a WordPress theme in about 5 minutes by someone who knows what they are doing.

    If you get a "package" deal make sure that they give you the PSD (Photoshop) files, the HTML files (and all images), as well as the WP theme. Ask them to make sure it validates, too. I'm not big on making every site "validate" perfectly, but asking them to make it validate before you pay will definitely weed out some bad coders.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda98
    I would go with convertmyflash.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnr271
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  • Profile picture of the author paulphillips1706
    Did anyone notice that it's a two year old thread?
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  • Profile picture of the author kimjoshi
    The flash makes the web site very heavy which increases the load time of the site so we need Flash to HTML5 Conversion
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