AI to Canvas converts vectors to native canvas commands. It works for still images and for animations, too. Made by Mix Online, it’s Windows () and Mac compatible, and it works with Illustrator CS3, CS4 and CS5. The exported code will function in IE9, Chrome (), Firefox (), Safari () and Opera ().
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The plugin also allows you to add interactivity and sound, if you feel like writing a few lines of code.
Adobe began offering initial support for HTML5 in Illustrator just last month.
At that point, Adobe’s VP of Design and Engineering Paul Gubbay told us that, as a company focused on the creative side of technology, “this kind of movement in any direction is interesting to [Adobe] because of the opportunities it affords us.” He noted that Adobe wanted to give designers and developers the tools they needed, and wanted to create modern, functional and exciting web and mobile applications.
In other words, although others have framed Adobe’s position on web standards and development practices as a Flash-versus-HTML5 debate, the company sees plenty of room for both technologies and plans to fully support HTML5.