HTML5 only version of a course? Possible? Advisable?

Aug 14, 2014

Hi everyone,

I'm being asked if I can publish just an HTML5 version of Storyline so that users don't need to have Flash installed. Has anyone been asked to do this? Is it even possible? And even if it's possible, would this cause problems for some users with browsers that don't fully support HTML5, for example Internet Explorer?

As I understand things, from an Articulate help article, I can publish for the Web and check the HTML 5 box and the story.html file will somehow redirect people on HTML5-only devices to the story.html5 file. Am I understanding this correctly?

Thank you for your help.

- Cindy

3 Replies
Dennis Hall

Hi Cindy:

The way it works is... Users don't need to have Flash installed.

If you do not have Flash installed, SL will automatically go to HTML5.

So you don't care about if they have Flash installed or not.

You DO need to know, however, that the HTML5 output of SL is riddled with bugs. Example: Do not even think of locking or restricting navigation.

Best Regards,

Dennis Hall

Cindy Turner

Hi Dennis,

Thank you for your answer... That's exactly what I determined from doing a bunch of research on this.

It doesn't make sense to me that anyone would only point to the HTML5 output and leave users who DO have Flash with a worse user experience because their browser doesn't support HTML5 and certain SL features won't work. HTML5 may provide a great experience for everyone in the future, but it's not there yet!

Thanks again!


Nicole Legault

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