James Earls blogs on technology and its role in the world.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Have you ever had to prepare a tutorial for how to do something on a computer? Have you ever tried to demonstrate your new software or website? If you have, you've probably taken dozens if not hundreds of screen shots, or screen captures, to show your audience what they should be doing - or how your project would look. But there are limitations. Unless you take a screenshot on every single button press or mouse click - there is a good chance that somebody is going to miss something. And, there are some things - like animations - that screen shots just do not do justice.