The death of Flash 01.03.16
In November 2015 Adobe sort-of announced the Death of Flash but it’s been something we’ve seen coming for years – every since Steve Jobs decided to kick the Flash plug-in off iPads and iPhones.
Not many people would argue that HTML5 is not the future but is it really time to ditch publishing e-Learning projects as Flash? Or is this a little premature?
I've been looking at both sides of the argument.
Here's a well respected developer who favours jumping before being pushed: www.infosemantics.com.au/what-the-death-of-flash-means-for-elearning
But perhaps more pragmatically:
In my experience the majority of clients still have no current requirement to make content usable on mobile devices and therefore don’t need to ditch Flash.
Adobe Captivate vs Articulate Storyline 15/03/16
Ok – so Captivate has been around for a long time. It really is the industry standard with about ten times more Captivate professionals in the market than those who develop in Storyline. I use both and often get into conversations about which is better.
Hand on heart, I prefer to work with Storyline and I would say that it often means quicker development. It’s simple, PowerPoint-based interface is easy for people to pick up and I love the way that it makes scripting so easy.
Captivate is more powerful – it has more of those bells and whistles that clients often want. And significantly Adobe has taken the important step into the responsive design that allows the same project to work on computers, tablets and mobile phones. Articulate hasn’t even started that process yet and I feel that if they don’t make it a feature of version 3 – they might have just lost the race.
Whatever happens Storyline has given Captivate some much needed competition.