Product Update: Single Page View and Fitted Content on Mobile

May 20, 2015 by Joost Buijs

Online publication with Single Page View

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.

Single Page View

Single page view allows you to create publications that show one page at a time instead of showing spreads (two pages). This feature is especially useful for publications that are landscape oriented. Take a look at the image below to see how showing a single landscape page can greatly increase the user experience compared to showing a spread.

Landscape spreads in online catalog are displayed small. Single page landscape fits the screen much better.
The Single Page View (right) uses a lot more space on your display. As a result, the pages are easier to read and they look a lot better.

There are a few other cases where the single page view can improve the user's experience:

  • Your publication has a small number of pages (eg. 1 - 6 pages)
  • Your publication is designed with single page view in mind

Take a look at this example to see what a Single Page publication looks like.

How to create a single page publication

You can choose between Single or Booklet (spreads) during the creation process of your publication.

Create online publication dialog in Publitas web app. Now with Single option.
Select Single or Booklet (spreads) in the create publication dialog.

This means you can't switch between Single or Booklet after you've uploaded and converted your PDF. Any existing publications that you wish to publish as a Single Page publication will need to be recreated.

Fit or fill your content on mobile devices

Sometimes a publication looks best when using as much space as possible. Other times it's essential to make sure your publication neatly fits within your reader's display. We've added an option that allows you to choose the display method that best suits your publication.

Online catalog scaled down to fit mobile screen size.

Fitting content within the display
This method scales your content down so that it fits the display of your reader's device. With this option, you make sure your entire page or spread is immediately visible. We advise you to use this method when using single page view, or when your content has square/landscape shaped pages.

Online catalog fills height to maximize used space on mobile screen.

Filling the available space of the display with content
This method makes sure the entire display is used, however, this could result in your content getting cropped off at the sides. We advise you to use this method when your pages are portrait oriented and closely resemble A4 size.

To switch between the two mobile display methods, simply navigate to Viewer Customization -> Display.

Switch between fitting or filling online magazine on mobile
Switch between fit or fill content on mobile devices.

As always, feel free to let us know what you think and leave your comments below.

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