63 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hello Marilou and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

The latest update did include a new accessible player. In addition, to improve security for our customers, we removed jQuery from Storyline 360. You can still use it to write custom JavaScript. You'll just need to reference the jQuery library directly.

David Crocker

@Leslie why remove jQuery? It was one of the best things you did when you included it. Was this an arbitrary move on your part without duscussing it with your customers? We have used jQuery alot and are always looking at new ways to use it. Now we will have to go back to the dark ages and manually edit the Html to reference it...... Its such a retrograde step.... very disappointed.... please put it back.

Kay Hunt

To add to some of the previous comments: 1) It would be great if there was a way to customize all of the player colors in the Modern Player. Another vote for that! 2) I have been able to do this in the XML for the player (this sounds similar to what others were doing with CSS) - you can export it, make your edits, and then import it back into your project or other projects and then not have to think about it again. Finding the right labels and hex codes can be a little trial and error, but once you do it is easy.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi David, 

We’re always on the lookout for new security concerns and ways to counteract them. Since jQuery has the potential to be exploited and Storyline 360 no longer uses it, we removed jQuery from Storyline 360 on January 21, 2020. If you’re comfortable with jQuery, you can still use it to write custom JavaScript triggers. You just need to reference the jQuery library directly.

David Crocker

But what are these security concerns? I believe the last security vulnerability was prototype pollution, which was patched in May last year. The last major security concern was 3 years before that. jQuery is still actively maintained and if articulate kept jQuery updated there would be no concerns. So I ask again exactly what security concerns are Articulate addressing?

Why was there no consultation or warning that this was going to happen so that we could prepare for it?

David Crocker

Hey Marilou, sorry for this late reply. Yes you are right. Articulate in their infinite wisdom removed jQuery from Storyline so these hacks will no longer work. If you search for CLUELABS on the internet they have several widgets that work in storyline. One of them can change the colors of the modern player. You are required to sign up but use of the widgets is free. 

Christian King

The workaround I've figured out to change background color is to modify the output.min.css file located in the Storyline output\html5\data\css folder. I just used Chrome's inspect tool to find the exact CSS property I wanted to change. Scanning through the output.min.css file using a HTML editor I discovered the background color was defined in the last .cs-base selector

.cs-pxabnsnfns00000000001.cs-base {
background: #FFFFFF;

I changed this to the color I wanted. On my PC the code looks like:

.cs-pxabnsnfns00000000001.cs-base {
background: #F8F9FA;

Now I can save this file and use it to overwrite the published output.min.css file as needed. 

This is faster than having to type the javascript library into the HTML every time you publish.