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June 26, 2006

Blogging & Captivate

I just received an email from a coworker who used Macromedia Captivate in a very unique way. Her second grade son wrote 2 stories for school. Using a digital camera, a microphone and Macromedia Captivate, she was able to turn the book into a digital format to share on her blog: http://www.jakeandval.com/blog/.

After seeing this, I started a quick search on "blog tutorial Captivate" and was surprised to find so many entries. Here are some I collected and maybe they give you further ideas on what else you can do with the product:

Here is another blog from Matt Woodward, where I found a Macromedia Captivate piece - it's a presentation using Mach II Matt gave at a conference and he wanted to provide an online version of it.

Nice tutorials in this blog from SDSU Karl Richter.

And of course you will find a lot of places that contain Macromedia Captivate tutorials on how to use Flash features. One more - Flash tutorials directly in the blog.

Have you blogged about Macromedia Captivate yet or used it in your blogs?

June 12, 2006

Cool Macromedia Captivate Content

Just wanted to share some "non-traditional" Macromedia Captivate content with you and hope that you have some links to share with us.

Take a look at Webassist's Cookies Toolkit site and click on Solution Recipe on the right hand side. This Macromedia Captivate project is a nice and simple explanation of how client-side and server-side cookies work!

I have used Macromedia Captivate myself to do Flash-based picture projects as well as website banners. Here is one of my projects where some people from our office supported Habitat for Humanity last month - it took less than half an hour including publishing. Or check out what our own dev team did with pictures. It's really cool, looks very professional, and it was created using the beta of Adobe Captivate 2 - no Flash skills necessary.

Or check out the animated banner for this radio station. It was done in minutes using the text animations that are available in Macromedia Captivate.

Please send me your links if you have "non-software" examples.