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Story Engine « Aesop

Story Engine « Aesop

Scrollitelling : quel outil pour vos récits multimédias immersifs ? Un an après Snow Fall, les formats multimédias immersifs (parfois baptisés « scrollitelling ») se multiplient sur les sites de presse, et des outils commencent à apparaître pour épauler les journalistes. Plateformes wysiwyg, extensions WordPress, scripts open source à coder : voici un panorama des solutions disponibles à ce jour. ↑1 » Les plateformes en ligne Pas besoin de mettre les mains dans le code… ou si peu. Scrollkit C’est actuellement la plateforme gratuite la plus aboutie. La fonctionnalité la plus puissante de Scrollkit est son module Skrollr, qui gère les effets de parralaxe de façon plutôt intuitive (à condition de connaître un peu de CSS). La plateforme gère de façon imparfaite le responsive design pour l’affichage mobile, mais ce problème est réglable : le grand point fort de Scrollkit est en effet la possibilité d’exporter le projet en fichier HTML, et de le personnaliser à l’envie – sans aucune dépendance aux serveurs du service. Shorthand Creatavist Racontr Mais aussi… sStory

Aesop Story Engine: An Open Source WordPress Plugin For Storytelling The Aesop Story Engine is one of the most beautiful tools for WordPress that I’ve seen in a long time. Named for Aesop, the master story teller whose fables are woven into our cultural consciousness, this engine provides a powerful suite of multimedia storytelling tools. The Aesop Story Engine plugin was created to be a foundation for building feature-rich, interactive, long-form storytelling themes for WordPress. The engine powers the Aesop Hosted Storytelling site where users can create stories for free. 12 Interactive Storytelling Components: Aesop Story Engine includes 12 Story Telling components for adding interactive elements to your content: Each story is unique. How Aesop Story Engine Works: The story engine plugin loads two files, a CSS file for basic styles and a JS file to power the interactive components. This video demo gives a brief overview of the engine: A Beautiful Way to Tell a Story with WordPress Aesop Story Engine can be implemented with any WordPress theme. Related

Storehouse Storytelling App Gets Embeds And Improved Community Building Tools Storehouse, an app for iPad that functions as a story creation tool with images, video and text, is getting a nice update today. The update brings the ability to embed stories in blogs and on the web, as well as comments and an easy way to find Storehouse users on Twitter and Facebook. I spoke to co-founder Mark Kawano about the new release and some of the rationale for introducing embeds as the first big new feature — and why it took so long to add any social elements. The embeds, which work like the below, are gorgeous. Kawano says that they spent a lot of time thinking about how to present stories in an enticing way, while still honoring flexible layouts. If, for instance, you embed it in a Tumblr post with a narrow column, only the ‘cover’ of a story will display. It’s important that the embed delivers on that same promise, that there may be some stunning individual imagery, but it’s the collected whole that makes it compelling.

The Aesop Story Engine lets you tell long-form stories with WordPress One of the things I love most about my job is that it’s always changing. I started designing websites when there were seriously like five tags, so over the last couple of decades my skillset has gone from in demand and obsolete more times than I can count. The only way to stay relevant is to constantly look forward—not at what’s happening now, but at what’s happening six months down the road. That’s one of the reasons I love trying new plugins. There’s nothing I love more than trying out exciting new tool in its early stages, when you can actually talk to the people building it, push it to its limits, and give feedback that might influence future updates. The rise of long-form storytelling For a while now I’ve been watching the rise of the long form storytelling site. Since the appearance of the genre, there have been more and more inspiring examples of this style of storytelling. A few of my favorite examples of Snowfall-style sites Creative freedom isn’t free Audio Video Content Character