Here's a Fun, Free Tablet-Style Template I Designed In Storyline Posted Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 6:30 AM

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Why I designed this template

A few months ago I was playing around with some different shapes and ideas in Storyline, and I started developing this simple tablet-style template. I was hoping to be able to build more of a course around it, but it's been months and the file has just been sitting and gathering dust in my "Misc. Projects" folder. I thought perhaps this fun template can actually be put to good use if I share the template here with the community.


I used a wooden texture image for the background, and created the tablet using shapes right in Storyline. The paper and post-it notes in the background are also created just using rectangular shapes, which I rotated and added a drop-shadow to, right in Storyline. I've used a variety of colorful buttons to create the "app" icons on the screen of the tablet. 


Simple triggers used to show more content

I created a new layer for every icon (or "app") on the tablet's screen. I added a trigger to each icon to show the corresponding layer when the mouse hovers over the icon. This way the users can see a little description of what content they will see if they click on this icon.


Maximizing on-screen real estate

When the learner clicks on one of the icons, it brings them to a page where the tablet is placed horizontally on the screen. This gives you more real estate for any text, videos and graphics you wan to include.


A sub-menu page for the lessons

I've created a page where the user can access all of the lessons. Here, you could easily add a custom "Completed" state to your lesson icons, so that when the user has visited the lesson, a checkmark appears (as the text on the slide indicates). 


Hope you like this simple tablet-style template I've created. This just shows you the endless graphic design possibilities that you can achieve simply using Storyline. Check out the published version of this Tablet-Design Template For Storyline and download the .story version of the file in the Downloads Section >> Tablet-Style Template.



12 comments so far

Michelle Hubchen

29 posts

Posted Thursday, September 05, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Thank you very much, this is brilliant!

User Rank frazier miller

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Posted Friday, September 06, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Great Nicole - really like the posts!

User Rank Nicole Legault

734 posts

Posted Monday, September 09, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Thank you for the great feedback! So pleased it's a hit =)

alphonso hendricks

121 posts

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:40 AM


I cant seem to locate the story file for download.

did follow: ..."and download the .story version of the file in the Downloads Section >> Tablet-Style Template". but could not see it.

Posted Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Tx, Nicole. Your designs are always delightful and your comments and descriptions easy to follow.

Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Thanks Nicole! I think this will come in handy for my next eLearning.

Andy Hargreaves

2 posts

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Great template Nicole, I've used this in my latest course.  Thanks!

Jeffrey Riley

53 posts

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Unfortunately the address is blocked by our security. Is there another public site you can post this? I went to the community forum link Nicole posted but the actual demo is still on