Posts tagged "User Interface"

February 29, 2012

Training: Adobe Photoshop basics for Adobe Captivate 5.5 users – Part 1

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for creating and editing images/assets for Adobe Captivate 5.5. This is the first part of 2 part series wherein we will discuss different techniques used in creating and managing the image assets.

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Posted by Vish4:41 PM Permalink
February 28, 2012

Publish with a Branded Template… Save time!

Sometimes we need to embed the published Adobe Captivate SWF in an HTML page which has the branded template of our organization. This template can be a company website, home-grown LMS, or a portal. If we have the luxury of changing the default HTML template for Adobe Captivate, there is nothing like it! See the page below which was directly published from Adobe Captivate which includes the header and footer objects. In this page, only the center part is a SWF and rest all are HTML elements.

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Posted by Vish7:23 PM Permalink
February 8, 2012

Learn through mistakes… a scenario-based course using Adobe Captivate 5.5

Scenario-based courses help learners to try workflows as they proceed and learn as they make mistakes and learn. I wanted to create one such course and thought of taking my HTML5 course on Photography Basics to the next level by adding another scenario, in that way teaching two topics of Photography. Watch the course below to know more…

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Posted by Vish2:15 PM Permalink
January 3, 2012

Start the New Year with more Quiz Templates… Happy 2012!

My Christmas Gift for you was a big hit! So here’s my new year gift for you. Some more course+quiz templates. You can use them to create your Captivate courses. Continue reading…

Posted by Vish2:13 PM Permalink
December 13, 2011

Christmas Gift comes early… Free Course + Quiz Template!

Thought of sharing a Course + Quiz template I was designing for you all. Please let me know if you like it. There is more on the way 🙂

Download the template here.

Posted by Vish12:41 PM Permalink
December 11, 2011

Designing for handhelds? Be cautious and don’t go overboard…

It’s a trend now-a-days to develop content for multiple devices such as Desktops, Smart Phones, Tablets, etc. We also see people go overboard with their design and finally when they view the content in handhelds, it may not appear as expected. So what is that we generally miss? Of course there are tools to help us but I don’t think they can help us decide what is correct or incorrect…

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Posted by Vish11:32 AM Permalink
September 12, 2011

Working with Photoshop Layer Comps in Adobe Captivate

In Adobe Photoshop, you can work with different types of layers like adjustment layers, mask layers, and layer comps. Layer comps allow you to create, manage, and view multiple versions of a layout in a single Photoshop file. This feature comes in really handy when you are creating screen layouts for your eLearning courses. You can save all your course screens as different layer comps and then use it in your Adobe Captivate courses.

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Posted by poojajaisingh2:11 PM Permalink
September 5, 2011

Creating Spry Menus in Adobe Captivate 5.5 Courses

When we are working on a large course with many topics and sub-topics, it’s a good idea to include all the topics along with sub-topics on the menu page. But this can result into a content heavy screen and doesn’t give a neat look. In such a scenario we can add Spry Menu functionality on the menu page, where when you hover over the topic, the sub-topics appear and become accessible. Here’s an example screen with a Spry Menu. Hover over Menu A to see the hidden submenus.

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Posted by Vish1:52 PM Permalink
August 19, 2011

Captivate Training: Let’s Explore the Branching View in Adobe Captivate 5.5

Topic: Let’s Explore the Branching View in Adobe Captivate 5.5

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to use the Branching panel effectively in Adobe Captivate 5.5.

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Posted by Vish2:12 PM Permalink

Captivate Hands-on Training: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5

Topic: Using Advanced Actions and Variables in Adobe Captivate 5.5

Date and time: Thursday, Sept 15, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific

Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to create exciting eLearning content and add complex interactivity by using Advanced Actions and Variables.

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Posted by Vish2:06 PM Permalink
March 7, 2011

eLearning Suite & Photoshop CS5 – Getting super clean edges on alpha objects

People often ask me how I got such a clean cutout of an image in Adobe Captivate 5. The answer is that it’s pretty easy with eLearning Suite 2, because Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Captivate 5 work together to make for a simple solution to complex problems like that one. Sure, it’s easy to get a clean selection when all the background pixels are the same color, but what do you do when you need to clip a foreground object or figure and the subject and the background are far more complex? In the video below I Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge4:08 AM Permalink
May 4, 2010

Before I tell you what’s new…

I enjoy a rare and amazing view of the entire process of creating great software at Adobe. My position lets me advocate (often vociferously) for the needs of users, and to collaborate with brilliant software engineers, managers and marketing specialists at Adobe to help bring forth software that meets very real needs for eLearning professionals, academics and training solutions providers.

From that perspective I get to see an enormous amount. I have been consistently wowwed by the incredible dedication — not just to producing great software, but also — to the needs of end users that i’ve witnessed among the product managers and engineers on the eLearning Suite and Captivate teams. I see it paying off incredibly in these new releases, and I’m confident that everyone will share my enthusiasm – This is an amazing leap forward not just for Captivate & the eLearning Suite, but for the entire field of eLearning authoring.

One of the most impressive things I witnessed is the manner in which Captivate 5 was rebuilt, both to accomodate the release on Mac OS, and to maximize user productivity. The changes are clear – but what might not be immediately apparent is the similarity, consistency, and allegience to the roots of Captivate that permeate the newest version. In other words, even if you’ve used Captivate in previous versions – even dating back a long long way, you’ll know immediately where you are and what you are doing. The fundamentals are unchanged – and where there are changes, the time I’ve been able to save in authoring is astonishing.

… mind the break and ‘read on’.

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Posted by Allen Partridge4:00 PM Permalink
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