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Matthew Bibby

This white paper outlines Articulate's approach to responsive design and Storyline.

Optimizing story size for various devices is a complex topic.

For example, if we just look at some iPhone's and iPad's we get the following results:

If you design a course that looks amazing at 2048 x 2732, you'll probably be disappointed when viewing it at 750 x 1334. In fact, your course might be unusable. When a button is easy to select on a larger screen, they'll likely be too small to select on a smaller device without having to sharpen your fingers. I mean, you can zoom in on mobile, but that's no way to navigate a course.

So when using Storyline and looking to support a wide range of devices, you'll need to make compromises. You'll want to test early as your finding will likely lead to changes in your design language and development approach. You'll want to understand what devices people are using to access your course. If 80% of learners are using a computer with a 15.4" monitor (or larger), 16% using a 9.7" iPad and the rest using a mix of mobile devices, then you'll have a good idea of where to focus. However even interpreting that data can be tricky, because if the course was amazing on mobile, then maybe more people might be using those devices?

And of course, we have Rise for a truly responsive experience.

And no, you don't need the Articulate App. No one needs that. It was handy for some back in 2012, but now, I don't even think it works.

Any other questions I can help with?