Scrolling panels have been getting a lot of love over at the weekly Articulate community e-learning challenges.
I feel like they are one of the most sidelined features in Storyline. It probably says a lot that the only time I have had to use them is in situations where a client wants a lot of text on a screen, but doesn’t want the font size to get too small!
After taking a look at some of the examples, I decided to find a vertically orientated diagram which would be difficult to view in close detail without the ability to scroll. When I saw this cross-section on wikimedia, I knew I had to use it!
Unfortunately, despite growing up by the sea and visiting a fair number of lighthouses, I don’t actually know the first thing about them, so don’t expect this to be factually accurate!
My Take-Aways from this Challenge:
I’m still not a scrolling panel convert, but this challenge did make me consider some new ways that they could be used.
Perhaps my biggest discovery was that they can be orientated horizonally, with a bit of trickery and know how. You just have to group a scroll bar to another object and then rotate them together.