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Customizing Ordered Lists in HTML Mode (Composica)

Postby vmarm » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:00 am

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Composica is a flexible, powerful and robust web-based e-Learning authoring system featuring a WYSIWYG authoring environment (offered by Qarbon). Like all of Qarbon’s e-Learning applications (including ViewletBuilder7 and ViewletQuiz4), ease-of-use is top priority. As such, those of you creating courses in Composica know most of your course creation time is spent in the Design Mode. I like to call this the Design View. In this view, you add elements to the actual document page and see what everything looks like during the creation/design process. Easy enough, but there may be times when you want to customize certain page elements, but can’t find the tools available while in Design Mode. Does that mean you’re stuck? Nope. Here’s why.

In Composica, there is usually more than one way to achieve the same result. So, for example, let’s say you are working with numbered lists and want to change the starting value from the default number “1”. If you know a bit about HTML programming, this is easily done in another view offered by Composica called “HTML Mode”. (View > HTML Mode)

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The HTML Mode allows you to build your Composica page directly in the HTML code. Keep in mind, Composica does NOT require you to have any programming expertise, but for those with a bit of HTML coding knowledge, Composica offers the flexibility to take e-Learning authoring to a new level via access to the raw HTML page code. So, while you can easily build course pages in Design Mode, you also have the control to ‘tweak’ and ‘customize’ elements when you want by swapping over to HTML Mode.

Check out this video to learn some trick to customizing ordered lists in HTML Mode in Composica.

So, whether you consider yourself a Composica designer (Design Mode), a hard-coded developer (HTML Mode), or a combination of both, Composica provides you with the flexibility and access to just the right tools to achieve the results you want for your e-Learning courses. And, as a special treat for my readers, at the end of the “tips” video (link provided above), there is a special HTML Cheatsheet you can use while working with ordered lists in HTML Mode in Composica (go ahead, try it out and have some fun).

Until next time...
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~ViewletMarm~

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