Squares v circles on screenshots?

We were asked: “Do you know whether it is better to use squares or circles to indicate something on a screen shot? I use circles with thin border & compliment with an arrow. My colleague uses squares & the Subject Matter Expert prefers circles. I was  just wondering whether there is a best practice for this or… Read more »

Estimating production times for screencasts and elearning

Screencasts and video based learning content are growing in popularity, and we’re seeing a rise in the number of enquiries for this type of content. Estimating the time required to develop this type of content can vary quite considerably. The easiest way to estimate the time required is to use metrics based on the duration… Read more »

Will online video replace the written user guide?

TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of Web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls “Crowd Accelerated Innovation” – a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. He claims What Gutenberg did for writing, online video can now do for face-to-face communication…Information often can be taken in… Read more »

Download Camtasia Studio for Free

Techsmith are currently offering version 3 of Camtasia free of charge. Simply download the demo version of Camtasia Studio 3 and request a registration key. The current paid for version is version 5, so the free version doesn’t have all the features you’d expect in Captivate or Mimic . You can upgrade the free version… Read more »