Publish HTML

BrainStorm can publish an entire model as a single Web page which can be navigated and viewed by colleagues and friends, even if they are not BrainStorm users.

You will have chosen either to include the JavaScript 'mind-reader' or to output plain HTML.

In the first case, the published model will work either just like BrainStorm, be a little slower, or display as an outline. Depending on the sophistication of their Web browser, the published model will appear as a very snappy model which reacts instantly to their bidding, a slower one which has to reload itself to reflect each change of status, or as a static outline. The BrainStorm model will render itself in the best way possible according to the browser being used.

For the best results the user needs JavaScript and the ability to store temporary cookies.

In the second case, you will have output a plain HTML file which can be understood by many programs, including Microsoft Word.

Appearance will, generally speaking, depend on the age of the viewing program. Publishing to the Web gives more detail.

Your BrainStorm model can contain links to external resources and HTML tags such as bold or italic.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can include pictures and explicit hypertext links thus making BrainStorm a useful way of creating multiple-choice training and testing products.

One thing to watch out for is the size of the model you create. Best to bear in mind the speed of the user's connection. Most published BrainStorm models containing the 'mind-reader' code start at around 25KB and run up to 200/300KB. If you are sending by email you may want to compress the file before you send it, but be sure the recipient is able to decompress it. ZIP is a very common format for this.

If you simply want to send an outline, then disable the JavaScript option before publishing. The resulting file will be much smaller, but also less navigable.

If you need web visitors to view large models, you may prefer to embed our Java BrainStorm Browser in your website. See Java Browser for details.

Shift+Ctrl+H (for HTML)

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