Desktop Web App 2 - Customization options

2022-09-15 06:15:43 UTC

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This guide goes through the common settings available in Visiolinks Desktop Web App 2. It doesn't address more complicated matters, such as validation and file flow. These subjects are in other guides.

The focus of this guide is on the interface settings. 

Global settings

Language

Choose the language the interface should be displayed in. Doesn't affect the publications, just the interface.

 

Date format

Choose between the following date formats:

  • 9/7/2022
  • Sep 7, 2022
  • September 7, 2022
  • Wednesday - 9/7/2022
  • Wed, Sep 7, 2022
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022 

 

Favicon

The icon displayed in the browser tab

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App title

As default it will be a dynamic title that changes depending og what content is showing, but can also be specified and in that case it will not change but always show the specified title.

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Archive

Choose either:

  • No archive
  • Display monthly selection
  • Display weekly selection

Note: Even though the archive is set to show week/month, the archive have infinite scroll, so it's never limited. This means that if you select week 32, it will first display publications from week 32, then week 31, then week 30, etc.

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Search

Choose either:

  • No search
  • Search only in active region
  • Search across all regions

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Region picker

Choose either:

  • Show simple buttons

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  • Show publication covers

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Enrichments

Enrichments are elements in the publications that are clickable, most commonly clickable ads or emails. You can choose to have them blink when opening a page and/or you can have a hand icon displayed.

 

Login & Validation

You can choose any of the following:

  • Enable "Show password" button
  • Enable "Purchase" button - requires a link to where on your website that a reader can purchase subscription
  • Enable "Voucher" button"
  • Enable "Forgot password" button - requires a link provided by you

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Intro Splash

This is a graphic that is displayed shortly before the website opens. This can be enabled through Visiolink Hub or done manually here.

If done manually it will require the following:

  • Image URL
  • Image height
  • Image width
  • Minimum duration (in ms) - This can also be set if enabled through Hub

 

Sharing & Print

You can enable or disable sharing and specify which of the following should be available

  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Print (choose allowed number of prints)

 

Statistics

Enable/disable Google Tag Manager with following settings:

  • Tag manager account
  • Google Analytics code
  • Module tracking enabled/disabled

 

Interstitials

Choose either Visiolink or Google Publisher Tags

 

Consent manager

Can have up to 3 links, each with a URL and title of your choice.

Also have a setting that needs to be enabled if targeted ads exist in the app.

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Color theme

Colors can be customized. Details will come in a separate guide.

 

 

Modules

Modules can be added in any order and in any number.

 

Header Module

The standard top module that displays the latest publication, including any sections and also the latest previous publications.

Options:

  • Show titles on top, on bottom or not at all (for previous editions)
  • Show date on top, on bottom or not at all (for previous editions)

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Article Teaser Module

A module that contains articles from the latest publication.

Options:

  • Add a "See More" button
  • Add this to the menu

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Historical Editions Module

A module that contains older publications, specified in options.

Options:

  • Display publications from X years ago (e.g. 1,3,5,10,50)
  • Module headline
  • Module height (in px)
  • Show titles on top, on bottom or not at all 
  • Show date on top, on bottom or not at all 

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Publications Module

A module that displays one or several other publications.

Options:

  • Specify which publications to display
  • Module headline
  • Module height (in px)
  • Show titles on top, on bottom or not at all 
  • Show date on top, on bottom or not at all 
  • Add a "See More" button
  • Add this to the menu

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Region Menu

We have two different menus. One when a region is selected (in left side) and one when a publication is selected (in right side). Here are the options for buttons in the region menu.

Start

This button go back to the front page and is always there.

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App Guide

Will open a view that display a how-to-use guide, that will help the user navigate the website.

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Archive

Will open the archive content. Will go to the same view as when you click on the top right icon in the "Previous editions" box of the top module.

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Article teasers

Opens the overview of articles in the latest publication. Will go to the same view as the "see more" button in the Article teaser module. 

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Custom publication titles

Opens a view with a specific publication(s). You can specify which publications this should link to and a name for the button. Can be done by specifying a list of publications or by using a related script.

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Link

Opens a link to any specified location. Requires a link and a name for the button. 

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Search

Opens the search function to search either in the selected region or across regions.

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Privacy

This button accesses the GDPR settings and is always there.

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Publication Menu

We have two different menus. One when a region is selected (on the left side) and one when a publication is selected (on the right side). Here are the options for buttons in the publication menu.

Start

This button goes back to the front page and is always there.

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App Guide

Opens a view that displays a how-to-use guide, that will help the user navigate the website.

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Full Screen

Sets the window to full screen.

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Info View

Opens a view with information. This information is cross-platform and specified with your project manager.

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Link

Opens a link to any specified location. Requires a link and a name for the button. 

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Page Overview

Gives a clear overview of pages and sections

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PDF Download

Downloads the publication as a PDF

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Publication Articles

Gives a clear overview of the articles in the publication.

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Search

To search within the publication.

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Privacy

This button accesses the GDPR settings and is always there.

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