Sharing Our Work

Hi all,

I was searching around the site and just noticed that there isn't a section for members to share their work with the community if they've utilized any of the assets or tips (or at least I haven't found it).

What do you all think? We could do it as an ongoing thread, although I'm not sure it would fit specifically under this "discussion" category. Perhaps it's something that could be added to the community?

Just something to think about - I've used a few of the assets very proudly and just feel it would be nice to share that with the people who helped make it successful!

I've attached a screenshot for now. You can already see that I've used one of the whiteboard graphics, one of the fonts, and one of the hand-drawn arrows graciously provided by Tom.  This doesn't do the animation justice, but to give you an idea, I used the hand-drawn arrow and edited it in flash to make it look like it's "drawing" on to the screen when the rest of the slide is finished.

It might seem a bit redundant, however because my navigation arrows are on the master slide, I couldn't customize them to pop-out or highlight in any way at different times for each slide, and this was my solution in order to direct the user when it's time to click forward! Because it's hand-drawn, I felt it offered a good enough contrast with the real navigation arrow that it is effective in its purpose as a "director".

8 Replies
David Anderson

Hi Chantelle and thanks for bringing up this question! We always like seeing what folks are coming up with and how they're using the community resources. We have talked about something similar to what you're suggesting, but there's nothing in place today.

What I'd recommend is doing just what you did: Start a thread! Another thing you can do is create a Screenr of your files or projects. Walk us through what you created, how you built it and even any challenges you encountered. And finally, please submit your requests to us so we can formally capture them. We only launched a week ago and we're already receiving some valuable feedback.

Some users have shared their projects using DropBox. It's free and easy way to post a profile page. Share the link here and the community will be more than supportive in offering feedback and possibly flooding you with "how did you..." questions

Hugh Gardner

Yeah, i love the new look, but I was wondering if a more off topic section to introduce ourselves might be coming down the pipe?  Also, on the old site there was a place people would post job offers/project adverts, where would those go now, if anywhere?  (not that I suddenly care because I'm relocating and need work haha!)

David Anderson

Hugh Gardner said:

  Also, on the old site there was a place people would post job offers/project adverts, where would those go now, if anywhere?  (not that I suddenly care because I'm relocating and need work haha!)


Hi Hugh - right now consider this forum open for anything that doesn't directly fall under Articulate Product support - including personal introductions, employment or contract opportunities or "I'm available" type posts

As the new community settles in and we see how folks are using the forums, we'll have a better idea what to include. But just like in the last forums, we're pretty mellow where you post.

So, where are you moving??

Chantelle N

Thanks David!

I do realize this is all very fresh, so I appreciate the ability to give my feedback and be such an early member of what I believe is an awesome movement and community. You are helping me grow at a very crucial time in my career, I believe!

I'll definitely take your advice and do some of the Screenr work, which I have always loved viewing. Once I can get away from work, and do my work-stuff-for-fun at home Let me know if anyone has a job like that...hehe! I could spend all day every day just playing around with new ways to create courses and developing/learning new skills (rather than the unfortunate circumstance of sustaining current skills to maintain our current work load while scrambling to implement the "newness" :/ )

David Anderson

Chantelle Nash said:

I do realize this is all very fresh, so I appreciate the ability to give my feedback and be such an early member of what I believe is an awesome movement and community. You are helping me grow at a very crucial time in my career, I believe!

I could spend all day every day just playing around with new ways to create courses and developing/learning new skills (rather than the unfortunate circumstance of sustaining current skills to maintain our current work load while scrambling to implement the "newness" :/ )

You're welcome Chantelle and Thank you for the awesome feedback.

Playing around is essential for learning. In fact, it's also a a great way to expand your portfolio. Some of the best portfolios combine completed courses and prototypes demonstrating your range of skills and open-minded approaches.

 Find boring content or courses - even ones you've worked on - and re-design parts of them to show what it could have been. That would be a fun thread! I hope you'll consider this community as a learning sandbox to help build your portfolio.

James Brown

Chantelle,

You have a nice start and here are some things you may wish to change. (see below)

  1.  First make your top row navigation two colors.
    *  Dark Blue for the tabs you are not on.
    *  Light Blue with for the tab you are on.
  2. Next add a box around the lesson you are currently on. This reinforces where the person is in the project.
  3. I would add bullet points. Don't use traditional ones. Come up with something that's your own. Maybe dry eraser markers. I generally don't like to use bullet points but in this case you need them to clearly breakout what is being taught.
  4. Your navigation arrows definitely needed some help. They just didn't seem to go with the rest of the project which goes against the CARP principal.
  5. Optional -- Add text to your arrow. You may be wondering how the heck I made the text curve. You can use text alignment in Power Point. I cheated and aligned the text to a path in Adobe Fireworks.

Hope that helps.