Authoring Languages and Programs
Multimedia Authoring Systems FAQ
Jamie Siglar's FAQ addresses the authoring system questions of multimedia
developers who monitor comp.multimedia.
is a leading cross-platform development tool for computer based training
featuring a icon-menu based development environment.
Author your own multimedia lessons with just a few clicks of your mouse
Now accelerated for the Power Macintosh, this exciting new release allows
teachers and students to create presentations, storybooks, lessons, reports,
or interactive CD-ROM titles with point-and-click ease. This MacUser Editor's
Choice award-winning program (Best New Multimedia Software of 1994) features
paint and draw tools, QuickTime movies, text-to-speech, animation, question
templates, and an integrated database.
Advertised as "the most powerful tool for multimedia production", Director
is well known behind the scenes of numerous commercial titles. The Director
Web includes demos.
HyperSense While HyperCard pioneered the concept of a multimedia hypertext document as a
"stack of cards" supported by the power of an understandable English-like
scripting language, the implementation was found to be restrictive and limiting in
many ways. One of our primary goals with the original version of HyperSense
was to do away with these limitations, building upon the strengths of the
HyperCard model while offering users significantly greater flexibility in
structuring documents to achieve their desired results.
Founded in 1978 by a classroom teacher, Roger Wagner Publishing has
been providing software that emphasizes technology as a personal creative
tool. The company is committed to supporting teachers with a vision of how
the meaningful and appropriate use of technology can foster a more individual
and humanistic learning environment. ing our product, not figuring it out.
MetaCard is a cross platform application development and multimedia
authoring tool for Windows 3.1/95/NT, UNIX, and MacOS. MetaCard's powerful,
customizable editor and high performance scripting language make it the
easiest way to build graphical applications, Computer Based Training, multimedia
presentations, and hypermedia documents.
Asymetrix Multimedia ToolBook provides all the tools you need to easily
and quickly integrate hypermedia text, graphics, animation, sound, digital
video and audio into your applications.
Interactive Production Software for...Multimedia...Film...Video...and
the World Wide Web. Digital Box Office The powerful and easy-to-use multimedia
authoring tool for creative interactive designers and producers. From first-time
creatives to experienced desktop producers, Digital Box Office makes it
easy to author your multi-media project. All the power with no programming
language! Announcing a New Product from PowerProduction Software webburst.
Add Multimedia to Your Web Page with the Power of Java Without Grinding
Quest for Windows is designed for developers at all levels. All multimedia
tasks that are frequently used are available at the entry level. Developers
work from WYSIWYG displays and floating toolbars to assemble graphics, text,
audio, video motion, buttons and animations, or to set up branching and
interactions. Novices can design and create dynamic titles and courses with
Quest. At the same time, skilled experts will not be inhibited, either.
All the power of "C" programming code is embedded in the system.
Question Mark is a program that allows you to use a computer to write,
deliver and analyze tests, surveys and study guides. You enter your questions
into any computer (PC or Mac) and individuals answer them on-line. Questions
might be delivered via floppy disk, a local area network, email or the World
Wide Web. Question Mark then marks and analyzes the answers for you with
Long-time HyperCard fan Dan Gelder has been hard at work on a new xTalk
development tool. His web page has some screen shots and more details. Serf
is now out in Beta.
SuperCard From IncWell DMG, "SuperCard allows you to author application media with the look-and-feel of either a HyperCard stack, a Director animation, a standard multi-windowed Macintosh application, or something completely new." And still "coming soon" is the Windows version.
Australian SuperCard Group
This group is a 'virtual' organisation for people interested in multimedia
development and SuperCard in particular. This site is intended to allow
multimedia developers to find each other, to find resources and to be able
to seek help in solving problems. The site was established in November of
1995 and is located at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western
Among a list of other resources, this page features Ask Dr. VB!, which
allows the Visual Basic users on the Net to get answers to questions about
Return to top of page