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Bruce Graham

Hi.

1. I would set the Publish to Browser Settings > Player Size > Scale browser to fill browser window, When I open it on small screen I lose the bottom of the page and the controls.

2. Personally - I detest an "opened" menu like that. If you do want that look and feel, at least make the slide headings different.

3. Love that background image.

4. Even though I love that image, I cannot help feeling that this course demands more of a "timeline" design, as that is what you are trying to show - Phil Mayor designed one here.

5> If not a timeline, perhaps "pictures in an art gallery"? The way it is - they just appear to be floating in space, with no real reason to do so. Perhaps you could place then in a "container" of some sort - and make notes, like image below?

Hope there are some ideas there. Lovely images and facts, but presentation could be tidied a little.

Bruce

Wilson Santiago

Hi Bruce.

Thanks for the feedback!  I knew it needed some work.  What I like to do is get all the essential info in first, then start polishing it up afterwords.  I was playing with the idea of using an art gallery type background.  Let me see what I can create/find and update this project.  In really enjoying Storyline!

Natalia Mueller

Hi Wilson,

I liked your course and really enjoyed the topic. 

  • I agree that it would better to make the menu optional or at least streamline by including only the main sections instead of every slide. If you have a reason to include every slide, consider renaming each to match the actual content
  • I'm a fan of the hover function. It's a great way to provide the option of additional info. Perhaps dim or remove the base text boxes so when the hover text appears it's not so crowded
  • This is a small detail but I like to remove the Next button from the last slide. Even though it says the course is over, I still feel like there is more when the Next button is available. Maybe that's just me- but I always click it anyway.  

David Anderson had an art gallery themed course a while back. I want to say he did it in Quizmaker and it was so beautifully done I've never forgotten it. Does anyone have the link to the Screenr David made for that course? Even though it's in a different tool, you may get some ideas from the overall design.

Bruce Graham

Natalia Mueller-Spurgin said: David Anderson had an art gallery themed course a while back. I want to say he did it in Quizmaker and it was so beautifully done I've never forgotten it. Does anyone have the link to the Screenr David made for that course? Even though it's in a different tool, you may get some ideas from the overall design.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/204871022

Natalia Mueller

Hi Wilson,

That really shaped up nicely! You may want to include a note at the beginning about hovering. I was several slides in before I realized that's what I needed to do. I really like how you used that method to show both the full size and a larger cropped version of the sculpture and sometimes multiple angles. Very cool.

Wilson Santiago

Natalia Mueller-Spurgin said:

Hi Wilson,

That really shaped up nicely! You may want to include a note at the beginning about hovering. I was several slides in before I realized that's what I needed to do. I really like how you used that method to show both the full size and a larger cropped version of the sculpture and sometimes multiple angles. Very cool.

Thanks Natalia!  I just added an intro slide to explain the hovering.  I'm pretty happy with this one.  Now to figure out what background music to ad... Fun project to work on!