What slide sizes do I use in Storyline?

Sep 10, 2012

I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but could someone link me to, or let me know what slide sizes work best for web and for iPad?



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Steve Flowers

I subscribe to this rule of thumb:

- Use the smallest dimensions you can reasonably implement.

Here's why:

- Larger dimensions take up more pixels. There is an exponential relationship between screen area and file size. File sizes for images and video for a resolution that is twice as wide and high are multiplied x4 or possibly more depending on the efficiency of the compression algorithm at higher resolutions.

- You can fit a smaller dimension into a larger screen but you cannot fit a larger dimension into a smaller screen.

That said, "it depends" on what you know about your audience and what trade-offs you're willing to make. I'd test it at the default. If you're reasonably happy with the results, stick with the default. If not, step it up to a larger resolution (4:3 ratio or 16:9 ratio if you're OK with letterboxing).

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