Author Archives: taniavercoelen

Photo Galleries

Photo galleries are a great way to tell a story or visualise an event. This week I participated in Elearning Hero’s Challenge #84 – Using Image Sliders and Photo Galleries. I was excited to get stuck into this project as I had a few ideas buzzing around in my head. I really wanted to use a slider, one of Storyline 2’s new features. I decided to use wedding imagery, as I thought these are really popular photo galleries and would make great content for this challenge. I got my images from www.freeimages.com.

I saw an example made by Nancy Woinoski, see her example here.  In Nancy’s example she used a dual slider, so as well as dragging the slider you could also drag the images along. I thought this was really cool so I decided to give this a go.

weding2

In my other example I really wanted to use a grid layout. I was inspired by the site: designspiration.net. I was really pleased with how this one turned out.

wedding

Check out my demo here

New beginnings

Well, I’ve finally got a blog up and running. I have been meaning to for a while, after I started contributing to the Elearning Challenges, and was inspired to create a blog explaining the process behind my work. These challenges have been invaluable to me as I have started to build up my portfolio.

After working for Air New Zealand as an elearning developer for three years, in a few weeks I will be shaking life up a bit and moving across the world to London. Why? I love to travel and explore and well… why not? I figured London is the ideal place to set myself up, as I will be able to grow my elearning career and do lots of travelling at the same time. I was lucky enough to get a 5 year working visa, so very soon I will be thrown into a new culture and environment and will just see where life takes me.

Has anyone done a big move like this before? Feel free to comment with advice or tips for finding a job in London or places to check out.