Today I’m sharing how I create a tabbed layout. I start with a styled screen so you don’t have to stare at a blank canvas the entire time, and then I go through adding all of the essential elements of a tabbed layout:
- A prompt on the base layer (which I think is essential for almost any interactivity students need to engage in
- The tabs – I used the rectangle shape; you can use buttons if you like – Storyline 1 and 2 has me brainwashed into using the rectangle as a button
- The container for which the content will appear when tabs are selected – again, I used a rectangular shape
- The layers containing the content that will appear, along with a close button.
Once all of these elements were created and content was populated, I went back to the base layer to make the tabs functional. This is as easy as creating a show layer trigger for each of the tabs. Easy peasy!
Check out the screencast below to hear all of my tab-layout-rambling!