Very blurry text and images in Chrome HTML5

I am using Storyline 360 and publishing HTML5 only. My client uses Chrome only. Every image and all text is unacceptably blurry.

Attached is an image of a screen from the course. On the left is HTML5 in Chrome, and on the right is Flash. Even the "Next" button is blurry.

I see in other discussions that this is a known issue. What is the timeline for fixing this? I will no longer be able to support this client unless we can get a fix soon, as they are quite dissatisfied with the current state.

83 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Gerry,

The main issue of this conversation is about text and images, but a general blurriness (which could include video) when the course is set to scale is also reported.

The solution being, Set the player to lock at the optimal size. Is your course set to lock at optimal size or are you running into some scaling issues?

I see that you chatted with Alyssa here as well on HD Videos in Windows 7.

Gerry Wasiluk

Thanks, Leslie. :)

No, I'm not experiencing issues.  I'm just getting ready to deliver a talk tomorrow night to our local Twin Cities Articulate User Group on "Using Video in Storyline" and wanted to be sure I was ready should this question come up.

Yup, I usually select lock at the optimal size unless I run into a client's LMS course player frame that needs scaling for the course to "fit into" the frame correctly.

Taylor Mymko

We need this update to happen ASAP! There is a huge difference in quality of text in the HTML5 output compared to the Flash output and, with Flash going away soon, this is not okay.

Locking the player to optimal size is not an option for us as the client wants the course to take up as much of the browser window as possible.

Please assist ASAP.

Crystal Horn

Hi there, Daniel. With the latest release of Storyline 360, you should see crisp images as long as you're following these best practices. I've opened a case for use to have a closer look at what's happening in your file. Watch for an email from support. Since you have Articulate 360 for Teams, you'll get priority support!

Seth Neeley

I have now published three courses in Storyline 3 since the 360 update came out. They look amateurish because of the blurriness. Still no fix. I would petition my boss to upgrade to 360, but the lacking support for Storyline 3 makes me worry about the continued product support compared to alternatives like Captivate.

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Seth and Kay, 

Our first priority is delivering a continuous stream of new features and content to Articulate 360. The vast majority of our customers are using Articulate 360, so that’s where we’re putting our focus. We know some folks are unable to switch to subscription plans or cloud apps, and if there’s anything we can do to help you make the case for Articulate 360, let us know. We’re happy to help. 

As soon as the update for Storyline 3 is ready, we'll post here to let folks know. 

Seth Neeley
Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Seth and Kay, 

Our first priority is delivering a continuous stream of new features and content to Articulate 360. The vast majority of our customers are using Articulate 360, so that’s where we’re putting our focus. We know some folks are unable to switch to subscription plans or cloud apps, and if there’s anything we can do to help you make the case for Articulate 360, let us know. We’re happy to help. 

As soon as the update for Storyline 3 is ready, we'll post here to let folks know. 

In that case, Storyline 3 should be listed as a legacy product. Our organization purchased it less than a year ago because we didn't need the features that 360 offers, not knowing that support and updates would be so limited for an active product. Given that a fix was produced for 360, the Storyline 3 update should have come out soon thereafter for an issue that affects the overall quality of every course published in SL3.

Taylor Mymko

Prepare for the classic response: "I apologize if our responses feel redundant and repetitive, but I don't have an ETA on a fix at this time. I can say that we still have our eyes on this issue and I'll share any updates with you as soon as I can."

I've been getting this same response to my open ticket for 2 months.