Besides the three all-in-one standalone applications reviewed in this article, there are a variety of online HTML5 tools that can handle various individual development-oriented tasks. Here are three examples:
- Swiffy is an online Google tool that enables users to convert existing Flash SWF files to HTML5. There are limitations to this beta application: Only files 1MB or smaller can be converted and "Swiffy can't yet convert DoubleClick Studio creatives," according to the site. But if you have a Flash file that meets these criteria, you may want to give Swiffy a try.
- Western Civilisation Ltd., which makes the Style Master CSS3 editor, has a great set of free CSS3 tools for developers to use, including XRAY, which enables users to break down the visual layout of any Web page. There's a also Audio, a very helpful tool that will let you make sure your audio content is properly formatted for the HTML5
- Users of the Chrome browser may want to play with the Ajax Animator extension for Chrome. This is a very simple animation tool for correspondingly simple animations -- if you have never used any animation tool, this would be a great place to get started. You can pick up basic animation concepts before moving on to other tools.