Go From Adobe InDesign CS 5.5 to HTML 5



In this episode of the Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast I'll show you how create animations in Adobe InDesign CS 5.5 and then how to convert those animations into HTML 5 to be used on the web or in your interactive digital publications using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

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9 Replies to “Go From Adobe InDesign CS 5.5 to HTML 5”

  1. Thanks Terry. That rocks. Always look forward to your posts. Keep up the great work.

  2. Terry, Wow! Loved that!

    Two questions:

    – Before the export to FLA, when you had a selection of objects (what you wanted to export) … why the copy/paste to a new document? Couldn’t you stay in the same file and just choose the “Selection” option in the Export to FLA dialog box? Or does Wallaby need to have some sort of document bounds in there.

    – What blend mode was not supported? I was wondering if the error message was referring to the default CMYK blend space in the new document you created. Though the error message did say blend *mode*.


  3. Hi Terry,

    I liked your video.

    Question: why did you not use Css?


  4. Hi Terry,

    I’ve noticed that there are not so many responses to the questions that get put in the comments on your video, but I figured that I might just ask anyhow. I was curious about why you generated 2 versions of the cover in InDesign. It was my understanding that InDesign would manage the orientation changes internally, but your method seems to dispute that. Do you have to ‘load’ or ‘mark’ certain files to be used as alternative orientations, or how are the alternative pages coordinated within the ePub?

    Great video, very to-the-point and clearly executed. I appreciated it very much!

    1. Hi Dave,
      the video is about the Digital Publishing solution to iPad and NOT about ePub. Therefore two different orientations are need. If you’re doing ePub then you only need one orientation as the document would rotate in the ePub reader. Hope that helps.

  5. Hi Terry thank you for your screen casts. I’m wondering if InDesign offer any support for native html5 elements when exporting to html. I am aware of InDesing’s ability to map paragraph and character styles to css tags and am also aware that by creating object style and exporting to ePub the resulting xhtml? will use the object style names as class names for divs. I’m hopping there is a way of creating native html5 elements. e.g export create an object style called article and the output will be and element called or name an object style for an image ‘figure’ and have the resulting html outputed as . Hope this makes sense.

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