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  • #14640
    Hans Stammel
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    Hi Andre,
    do you have tutorials that do NOT use Video – other than Preference
    We find video tutorials to be very hard to use – ie when looking for specific spots within a tutorials

    2nd point – FLASH IS DEAD B) – at least that’s what we are told here ‘down-under’ :silly: – maybe not in Canada ?
    We use (some Android + some some Windows) tablets to have the tutorials / help “online” next to the design computer(s) which can be either Windows or Apple OS depending on the developer’s choice. The tablets are networked via WiFi to our internal network – and such have connection to the server.

    3rd point – do you have zipped copies of the tutorials that can be loaded locally so that that can be used off-line ?
    Not everybody in the world is lucky enough to have fast broadband and unlimited access to the internet while working with designs or reading / learning tutorials & looking up helpful bits of information.
    Some of us suffer from slow speeds and intermittent access problems – which makes reading online tutorials (especially with videos) a real pain. :blink:
    Kind Regards,
    Hans
    AVIP WA

    #19110
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    lol… well one of the things I am going to be starting with my latest theme that I’m about to release is to offer both text based tutorials and video. I’ve had some people ask for that choice.

    Flash is dead…lol, I know HTML 5 handles that now. My videos are served from Screencast.com which is the process they use to stream the video, but it’s supposed to detect if there is no flash player, that it’s supposed to use HTML 5. Are you getting notices that you need flash player?

    Regarding downloadable tutorials…I always refrained from doing that for reasons I won’t go into right now, but one is that having them on the site makes it a lot easier to maintain them whether it’s adding new ones, editing, or removing tutorials, direct from the source.

    With that being said, I could consider making PDF versions for download from this site’s member’s area.

    #19111
    Hans Stammel
    Member

    Hi Andre,
    I was not expecting an immediate reply – due to time differences (it’s 09:01 on Sunday morning here)

    All sounds like you have been into this before
    The PDF idea is VERY good and would certainly help where internet connections are a problem.
    I have NEVER been a fan of FLASH (coming from old school HTML – since early days 1994)
    Especially when some ‘designer’ started doing whole websites in FLASH
    We only had a problem with one Android tablet not wanting to show your videos – switched to a Windows tablet and had no problems of course
    I still find them very bad for stopping / rewind to a point to get the message when you are looking for a specific answer to an issues.
    In my personal case that is all I need – some of my younger guys obviously need more help / input.
    For some it’s even a matter of giving them the tutorial(s) to take home and do some sweating up 😉

    PS – I also do agree with the update reason …. but that would up to the individual to make sure they have the last version just as it is with theme updates
    Hint – see Preference – page 108-how-to-make-your-front-page-look-like-the-live-demo-site
    Links under Part 2 and Part 3 – point to what appears to be older pages now renamed !

    As your methodology is using 3rd party plug-ins (which I agree with) it is important to ‘learn’ how you incorporate these into your themes – hence the learning curve to make sure we understand how you ‘do this’. – after all ‘bootstrap’ is built on the same principles = only include those scripts you actually require 😛

    OK – looking forward to your improved tutorial presentations / options
    All the best,
    Hans
    AVIP – San Remo WA

    #19112
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Ah, I remember the days of full sites being done in flash…a royal pain in the _____
    For the PDF option, I made a note to try that out and see how it goes with a beta test.

    Thanks for the info about the page links…I will look into it right now.

    #19114
    Hans Stammel
    Member

    Hi Andre
    Just a quick follow up
    We have done some trials on your videos on Android devices
    The video is trying to ply – and we can hear your voice – but no image -= just a black screen
    the same video has no problems in Windows with FLASH player.
    trial file we used was embedded in 112-setup-your-own-logo-or-website-title-with-description

    just thought you like to know
    … all the best

    #14641
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Thanks… I will contact screencast.com and let them know your testing and results. Hard for me to test though because I don’t have an Android device, just Apple, so feedback from users, such as yourself is helpful.

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