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Great job on the template, Tim!
Thank you David!
This is really nice. Clean, not over-the-top with animations, but just enough to make it interesting and very professional looking. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the kind words Mike!
Really enjoyed the article, Tim… Terrific primer on flat design!
Hi Tim, like your flat template. I downloaded it and opened in Storyline but cant seem to edit eg I click on title ‘Flat Design’ and cant change the text. I checked to see if it was Read Only but still cant edit. Any hints on what Ive missed.
Thanks for any help
Go to the time line and unlock items you want to change.
Thank you for replying Kathy!
Hi Tim, Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. Kathy is correct. You can unlock the items in the timeline. I tend to lock them to prevent any unwanted edits. It can be so easy to accidentally click something and move it.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thanks Kathy and Tim, didnt know about that one…learn something new every day!!
Beautiful job Tim – lovely lovely lovely.
Thank you Bruce!
This is excellent. I have a team of “novice” powerpoint users churning out presentations on a regular basis and we have been challenged to agree on a set of design principles. This is enormously helpful – for inspiration and informed guidance. Thank you!
Thank you Michael. When I first started doing eLearning, the hardest thing for me was to stop using PPT like I was creating PPT presentations. You kinda have to unlearn it and start thinking of it as a graphic design and animations tool.
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One question though: what are your thoughts/recommendations on the treatment of photographs?
In many of my courses I have to use a photograph to illustrate actual things – like a power plant.
That’s a good question. I was recently talking to another person about the same thing. I think you can easily incorporate imagery into a “flat design.” I think the key is to not use any special effects on the images (i.e., shadows, reflections, gloss, etc.). Keep things simple with the photo. At the most, I’d add a white border to the photo.
As for other graphics, such as vector graphics, I’d follow the same rules…and stay away from clip art.
I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Great article and beautiful template. Thanks for sharing!
Excellent article!!! It helped me to know more stuff on designing the template!!!
Thank you Alekha!
Thanks for a good read, and for sharing an elegant template! Nicely done on both counts. :-)
Great thanks. I was wondering where to find the text that goes with the time line.
Also was looking for the format for the hover text on “Previous”, “Next”, etc
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