Update (12/12/12): The product, now called in5 is now publicly available:
We’ve added several new features in the prerelease versions of the InDesign->HTML5 exporter since the build 4 preview. Here’s a brief list of features that have been built since then.
Build 5 Additions
Build 5 included the following features:
- Video embedding. (MP4) Videos within the InDesign layout are now included with the export. The exporter automatically searches for .ogv and .webm videos with the same name and folder as the .mp4 video and includes them in the exported source files to ensure compatibility across browsers. If the browser does not support the HTML5 <video> tag, a Flash video player will be displayed as a fallback. FLV and and F4V videos are also supported, but will only be displayed with a Flash video player.
- Flash embedding. Any SWF files in the InDesign layout are now be exported and included in the HTML. If you choose a poster image, it will be displayed when the Flash Player is not available. This way, Flash can be used to progressively enhance images by adding animations or demonstrations.
- Advanced master page layering. Typically master page items are merged into the background of a page. If you put master page items in the top layer, they will be exported above other page items.
Build 6 Additions
Build 6 now has a user interface with export options.
Selecting a Page Format currently allows you to display your content using a horizontal slider (the default), a vertical slider, or a fade in transition. You can also enable/disable the default navigation arrows (if you’d like to use your own custom navigation, as shown in the build 4 preview) and the swipe navigation. All options are then retained with the document for future exports.
Now that the framework for the interface is built, I can continue adding options to it fairly quickly.
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