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Feature Request: Magazine style e-Editions

Kevin M. Cox 11 months ago in BLOX CMS • updated by Mike Stickler 3 months ago 5

We'd like to submit a request for magazine style "flip book" e-Editions, similar to Issuu with double-truck views:

https://issuu.com/galvnews/docs/coast_monthly_april_2017

Right now we are having to host these off-site to have this magazine view that readers like.

1) What problem(s) does this idea solve? Why do you need this idea implemented? Provide as many problems or use cases as possible.

It allows for magazines and other special sections that aren't newspapers to be hosted in the native BLOX e-Edition.

2) How often would you use this feature?


At least monthly.

3) How many people in your organization would use this feature?

Everyone, including all readers.

This is something our workplace would use all the time.

It would also be nice in general to be able to have some white space between the edge of the page and the edge of the browser window. We've recently moved to a print workflow where our document pages no longer have margins, so the non-live e-Editions have print right up to the edge of the browser window, which depending on the reader's screen can make reading difficult.

We ended up adding margins to our InDesign documents several years back specifically for this reason.

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We purchased Flowpaper to build e-Editions in this style for now, and it works OK, but being able to do this natively would still be preferred.

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BTW we moved all of our special sections / magazines to issue several years ago. Between townnews' charges for storage and bandwidth and the fact that most of those clients preferred the format  it was a no brainer.