Good morning, Max,
Thank your for your message. My name is Lori Cullen, publisher at iGeneration Youth. We are a media company newly syndicated by a major newspaper company to produce in-depth, topical, trustworthy news and feature articles that meet the needs, interests and capabilities of young audiences. Our multimedia packages consist of articles, images, and videos or interactive web content, which will be made available to more than 2,000 media and digital information publishers in nearly 100 countries. We are super excited as iGeneration Youth’s entire purpose is to give high-level training, work experience, and publishing opportunities to talented youth with a serious interest in arts- or writing-related careers.
We are trying to tackle the problem of boring (i.e., long blocks of text and a rectangle photograph) news articles that young people don’t like and don’t read. Our young artists produce professional-level illustrations and photographs. We realized that with some planning, such as having illustrators create their drawings on separate layers to allow them to be moved, for example, we could create articles in fun formats like quizzes, and animated infographics and such.
We’ve spent a while eliminating platforms that won’t work well, such as Storyline, meant more for e-learning, and eventually found myself here at Hype, which I think will work.
Before I get started down this road, I am not a developer, and the web designers I currently use are not familiar with Hype. Does this solution have the capability to create this fun kind of content – plus ads – in the way I think it will? Also, although I know the program must be used on a Mac, does it truly work well on all screen sizes on all browsers? Finally, the cost of development, like anything, I’m sure one could build the equivalent of a Juraissic Park movie in Hype if wanted, but how labor intensive is it to create in Hype, if you are provided with high-quality images? Because if it’s going to cost $5,000 to build an ad or one article, then obviously I’m barking up the wrong tree!