Being able to very quickly put a page together for display on your noticeboard or signage screens is paramount for an easy to operate signage system and makes it simple to create fresh new content without it being a chore.
To this end the controller features a WYSIWYG page editor that allows you to quickly design a page by dragging items to place them where you want them. This is all done in your web browser so you don’t need to install anything.
Pages created in the editor are in a format that the players are able to scale up or down to fit any screen resolution.
A page created in the editor will look the same on a low resolution tablet and a 4k TV so it has a one size fits all approach. Pages need to be in the same aspect ratio, so a page created in portrait mode in the editor won’t look correct if displayed on a landscape screen.
- Drag and drop editing
- Different display formats such as landscape and portrait
- Insert external web pages in a page
- Insert data from a spreadsheet (CSV export)
- Animation effects
- Text formatting and colour options
- Borders around text and images
- Curved Corners
- Semi Transparency
- Page background colour & images
- Layer control. Move items behind or in front of other items
- Turn items into links to build a mini website
- Send display pages to screens directly from the editor section
- Save pages as templates
A video tutorial showing how the editor works
Kiosk Page Creation
The mini website builder is another very useful feature in the touch enabled world as it allows you to turn text or images into links to other pages.
By creating a number of pages with links in them you can send a mini website to the signage screens (or zones in a screen) that users can navigate to other pages via touchscreens such as a kiosk or tablet.
While the system has different sections for scheduling pages and adding pages to playlists you can also do that from some basic functionality in the actual editor section so you don’t need to keep swapping in and out of different sections.
The editor also maintains state, which means if you go into another section of the controller then go back to the editor the editor will be exactly as you left it. Most of the controller operates like this, so there is no annoying waiting for sections to reload.
You are in Drag and Drop Page Editor