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What's in Your Stylesheets?

Postby vmarm » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:53 am

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Honestly, I am amazed at how many eLearning professionals don't really understand all the 'hidden' processes that work behind the scenes in their software to create their training videos. Nor, do they take (or actually have) the time to figure some of them out. If they did, they might be shocked at how a little 'digging' into tools, like stylesheets, could enhance and actually optimize their own authoring--saving them a bunch of extraneous and excessive production hours.

What is a stylesheet?
In ViewletBulider terms, a stylesheet is a template used to define the default options of slide and slide elements within a Viewlet project. Each stylesheet is made up of standard and/or custom styles (such as a slide, balloon, note, text box, arrow, line, media elements and so on). Each style consists of one or more attributes, applicable to the style itself. For example, a slide style may have a default background color (attribute) and a baseline font (another attribute) applied to it. A balloon style may have a fill color (attribute), shape type (attribute) and a baseline font (attribute) applied to it.

What is the purpose of a stylesheet?
Viewlet Authors create design standards (via stylesheets) for their Viewlet projects that can be used over and over again. Used effectively, this tool empowers authors to quickly apply these 'standards' to new projects with the added benefit of applying any project edits (made at any time) systematically within a matter of minutes (instead of hours/days and even sometimes weeks) with little room for human error.

I suggest you take the time to learn more about Stylesheets (or take a quick refresher) now.


Once you get comfortable with the basic stylesheet features in ViewletBuilder, there will be plenty of intermediate and advanced features waiting for you to discover--to take your Viewlet designs to the next level automagically!

That's it for this blog.

Until next time...
Happy Viewleting!


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