May 3, 2016 by Joost Buijs
We want to make sure your readers are engaged with your publication instead of its surroundings. That’s why we aim to have a clean and beautifully designed viewer right out the box. And while we certainly do our part, we believe your publications look best when our viewer truly expresses your brand. Make sure to read on as we share some inspiring examples of how people are using our branding features to improve the look of their publications.
It’s been almost a year since we released the single page feature. With hundreds of publications published by our users everyday, we’d love to share how some people are using the single page feature to create a beautiful experience for their readers. Be sure to read on as we present a few beautiful examples and explain why horizontal single page publications work.
Amidst many of today's modern designs, a wink to the past is sometimes exactly what we need. Speaking to many of our users, we realized that the page flip animation is one of those nostalgic features that will make your readers smile. That’s why we’ve added the option to enable a Flip effect for your publications.
Earlier this year we improved how you could embed your publications on your website. After hearing your feedback and seeing how your publications were embedded, we felt there was still room for improvement. Thanks to your feedback we've made it easier to obtain your embed code and have made sure that the embedded publications look great on all sizes.
Many of you have asked for more control over who can access your publications, so we’re excited to announce that we're delivering the first improvement in this area today. You can now password protect your publications to keep away unwanted visitors.
Google is set to fully discontinue Google Catalogs on August 4 (Note: now extended to August 12), 2015, meaning that by then, all material published with Google Catalogs will be taken offline. We decided to step in and help brands migrate from Google Catalogs to Publitas.
We always go to great lengths to ensure your online publications are beautifully displayed and that they use as much screen space as possible. Based on the feedback that you have given us, we've added a few options that can improve how you display your publications.
First impressions count, and that holds especially true for your embedded publications. We thought we could do a better job in how your publications are displayed when embedded on a site, so we decided to have a go and make some improvements. Here's what has changed.
Creating hotspots for your publication can be quite time consuming. This is why we’re introducing Automatic Link Detection. With this feature, any URLs, email addresses or existing web and document links in your PDF are automatically detected and tagged with either a Link or a Page Link hotspot.
In the past few weeks we’ve focused on improving the way you can display your publications on your site. To enhance this process for you, Publitas now generates a banner and an embed code for each publication that you create.