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Subject:New question about demos - transition effects From:John Bartol <johnbartol -at- shaw -dot- ca> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 01 Jun 2006 13:31:43 -0700
Found out more about the demo that a client wants. This is to be used as
a feature demo for prospective clients rather than a procedural demo for
Now, the system being shown is character-based and is *not* 'flashy'.
The key features of the system lie in the reporting, database
management, and other tools.
What I'd like to do is make a demo that lets me 'transition' items into
the display. For example, if showing a feature that touts inventory
tracking/ordering where there is static information on a screen shot,
and associated reports (and graphics), I'd like to do something like:
- show the screenshot
- highlight the key info on the screenshot and display callout text
("Look at the wonderful info :-)")
- fade in the report/graphic samples
- go on to the next point (either automagically or through keypress on
Overall, I'd like to have a screen that shows thumbnails for each
feature as the demo menu - click the appropriate thumbnail, jumps to
that demo portion.
So... none of this is 'live action' - Camtasia, Captivate are not really
appropriate. Qarbon and Wink would be good if I was doing screenshot
progressions through the use of the features, but I don't think they do
what I want.
And thus, the question... What kind of app should I be looking at to do
something like this?
Thanks again for all the help in the last round of questions! :-)