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New Workflow App for Captivate

"We have just made things easy for you by creating a cross platform APP which enriches Captivate HTML 5 content by embedding of animations created in Adobe Edge animate or any HTML 5 authoring tool and also packages the courses as native apps for multiple devices and platforms using Adobe Phone Gap Service. The unique feature of this app is one click publish as Metro App for Windows 8." from the source: http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/

 

NOTE: Captivate is a tool used by many presenters, teachers, and instructional designers. Any enhancements to simply or make the application more efficient are worthwhile.

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Amazon.com: Head First Mobile Web (9781449302665): Lyza Danger Gardner, Jason Grigsby: Books

Amazon.com: Head First Mobile Web (9781449302665): Lyza Danger Gardner, Jason Grigsby: Books | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

" Mobile web usage is exploding. Soon, more web browsing will take place on phones and tablets than PCs. Your business needs a mobile strategy, but where do you start? Head First Mobile Web shows how to use the web tech- nology you’re already familiar with to make sites and apps that work on any device of any size. Put your JavaScript, CSS media query, and HTML5 skills to work, and then optimize your site to perform its best in the demanding mobile market. Along the way, you’ll discover how to adapt your business strategy to target specific devices.
    (1) Navigate the increasingly complex mobile landscape
    (2) Take both technical and strategic approaches to mobile web design
    (3) Use the latest development techniques—including Responsive Web Design and server-side device detection with WURFL
    (4) Learn quickly through images, puzzles, stories, and quizzes

 
  We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Mobile Web uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep." - from the source

 

NOTE: This book is a common sense approach to preparing web apps and content not only for today's mobile environment, but also how to plan for the unknown future devices and environment. It does expect one to have some knowledge of web programming, but I did not find it over whelming. This is a worthwhile read.

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