Making elearning look good on retina displays

Retina display comparison

A retina display (verbiage marketed by Apple) is one that has a high enough resolution that the user cannot discern an individual pixel when looking at it from a normal viewing distance. In other words, the human eye cannot tell the difference between a photo of a painting shown on a retina display, and the … [Continue Reading]

Creating learning experiences when performance really matters

I recently heard a news story about the Ebola crisis where the expert being interviewed explained that most of the infections of healthcare workers occur not from faulty or missing protective equipment but from workers not following the correct procedures when they remove their gear. This reminded me of a prototype that SmartBuilder developed a … [Continue Reading]

3 Handy Tips for Better Mobile Learning

What is the best stage size and font size to use so a course is easy to take?

Many people, including us at SmartBuilder, are neck deep in the mobile scene with elearning. My experience has exposed many things that contribute to a positive experience on a mobile device. This post shares three things you can easily implement right away to improve the quality of the mobile experiences you’re creating. [Continue Reading]

Grab Their Attention!

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You settle into your stadium seat, popcorn on lap and soda nestled in its holder. The previews roll, the music swells, and your favorite actors’ names appear in starring roles.  You’ve anticipated this movie for quite awhile. The title zooms in then fades. Instead of a dramatic scene fading in, the following text scrolls slowly onto … [Continue Reading]

Select the Right Image Format

As a follow up on my last post about optimizing graphics, I want to address a few ideas concerning the best image format for elearning graphics. When you create graphics for a course, do you save all of the images in the same format? That isn’t uncommon. However, you can use various image formats to … [Continue Reading]