Article View is the reading mode where users read content in a different way than Spread View (Print layout).
It can be accessed directly from the app frontpage through modules, or it can be accessed by clicking the articles in Spread View (Print layout).
While the Spread View layout is brilliantly designed for the physical paper, it's a less ideal design for the mobile and tablet screens and has a lot of limitations, especially regarding navigation, adaptability and different types of content. Here, in contrast Article view has its advantages.
How it works: templates
You will likely have any number of layout templates for your articles, depending on content, length of article, placement, etc.
Our Article View also use a template. This means that the same template is used for all articles, regardless of their content, so if for instance the article has no image, the "image area" of the template will automatically collapse. Same with audio, fact box, etc.
What is defined in the template are the font, the font size ratio (difference between headline and paragraph text), placement of elements (if they exist) and some will have a box background color on headline.
Colors will follow the app colors
Regarding Text.To.Speech feature we find third party solutions far better than device solutions and therefore we don't support device Text-to-Speech. Third party solutions such as Google Cloud or Amazon Polly is far better than the device solutions.
Device Text to Speech is not supported in Article View 2.0
What you need to do
On behalf of customer feedback and several years of experience we have worked out an template which suits most needs.
Here is an article describing options: Article view - default template
Either way this requires a resubmit on at least version 3.22.02 (Android/iOS).
- Article image in the top
- Smaller article headline left-aligned with a sans-serif font
- Manchet underneath with a serif font