Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Static versus dynamic presentations, part of Captivate 8 Essential Training.
As we get started creating our first Adobe Captivate 8 project, it's important to keep in mind whether or not we want to use a responsive project or a static project. In this video, we're going to take a second to understand the differences between responsive projects and static projects, so you can choose the appropriate one for your next project. Here, I have a responsive project open and we've already looked at a few of the responsive features. I know that there's three different layouts that I'll be working in. I have a primary layout. I can click on the tablet view layout, which changes down to 768 pixels.
And I also have a mobile view layout that's 360 pixels wide. As I move between these layouts, things such as text, objects, even media, are going to change location and placement in reference to the page, as well as other objects on the page, so that it always looks good. When I say they're going to change position, we are going to tell them exactly where to be positioned for those three different layouts. So, when you're creating a responsive project, you're really creating three presentations at once. Now, sometimes you know that your presentation's only going to be delivered on, let's say, a computer.
Or it's only going to be delivered on an iPad. If that's the case, you don't need to take the time to create the three different presentations of laying everything out for 1024, 768 or 360. You can just choose one resolution and work in that resolution. Here, I have a second project open, just called untitled2 right now, and it is what's known as a static project. Currently, it's 1024 by 628, which is the standard resolution for the landscape view on an iPad. If I was creating a training that was only going to be viewed on an iPad, then maybe I'd use the static presentation.
I wouldn't have to worry about creating a mobile view, as well as a desktop view. And finally, if we do decide to work with a responsive design, it's important to keep in mind that we have a lot of control over the sizes that we're creating for. Now, the standards of 1024, 768, and 360, can actually be changed. Grabbing the anchor just to the left of this 1024, I can actually go ahead and in, increase the size of this particular view. So for example, maybe my primary display's going to be 1060 pixels wide. Maybe my tablet view, I'm going to shrink down to, let's say, 680.
And the mobile view, let's go ahead and take it down to 320. Now, at any time while I'm creating this responsive project, I have the opportunity to change the width of the pixels for these three different views. But please keep in mind, if you place objects on a view and you then change the width of that view, you may to go back through your entire project and replace those objects. It's really hard to start with a static presentation and move to a dynamic presentation, and so understanding the needs of your audience and how your presentation's going to be delivered, is really important before you get started.
- Choosing a project layout
- Applying and changing themes
- Adding text, media, and shapes
- Inserting interactive elements and widgets
- Adding audio and video
- Adding closed captions to video
- Using responsive templates, text, and images
- Accessing elearning
- Creating software simulations
- Publishing a Captivate project