In Step 1 we showed you how to create your own branding using the ActionScript 2 and ActionScript 3 templates, and in this section we can look into how this is implemented along with the various other branding options that are available.
To access the Edit Branding page, click on Settings in the menu, then click the Branding tab.
The branding menu has a variety of options ranging from your customised branding to changing the background colour and much more, and we shall outline these in brief below.
- ToolTip Background Colour
- Toolbar & Video Player Skin
- Page Display Mode (single or double page)
- Add/Remove Centre Fold Shadow
- Change Colour of Overlays
- Change Background Colour
- Apply Uploaded Branding (Intro page, publication loader, etc)
ToolTip Background - The background colour of the tooltip which appears when a user hovers over an overlay and the tooltip message appears.
Toolbar Style - Currently we have two styles of toolbar which is Silver and Dark and can be changed easily here.
Video Player Skin Style - There are 4 styles of player skin including Arctic, Clear, Mojave and Steel. Variations of these are internal and external (meaning inside and outside of the video) along with options to add/remove controls.
Page Display Mode - as default, the reader will see a double page spread mode, however if your publication is more suited to a single page mode this can be changed here.
Tab Branding Style - When using SmartTabs if the tabs are branded with company branding.
Fold Shadows - The fold shadow in the middle of the pages created to look realistic can be turned on and off here, useful if you have double page spread photography and do not want it interrupted in the centre.
Overlay Colours - The overlays that you place in the publication have default colours to distinguish between them, however this can be changed using either a HEX code or the colour palette which appears by clicking the colour next to the field to enter the HEX code.
Show ToolTips - If you wish to show tooltips for some overlays but not others, you can assign these by ticking or unticking the boxes underneath each overlay type.
Transparent Product Code Overlays - If a digital publication used SmartCat, the publisher can decide whether the tooltips used to overlay products
Background Gradient - As default the background is a basic grey but of course you may wish to spice this up with a new background of which you can create a gradient using the two colour fields. The first, Colour One, appears at the top of the screen and fades into Colour Two which appears at the bottom of the screen.
An example of a colour coordinated background according to branding can be seen here:
Publication Loader - This is the first element of the publication a reader will see, and is the loading screen before the publication appears.
Intro Page - The panel to the left of the front cover as default, this can be customised to host all manner of content. Clients in the past have used it to show off their archive and sponsorship opportunities amongst other ideas.
Logo - A logo can be applied to the toolbar in the top right of the publication (we recommend a logo of 34 pixels in height and up to 200 pixels in width).
Logo Link URL - The logo can be statis or link to a URL which you can enter here (ensure you place HTTP:// before the address).
Logo opens "Share with a Friend" Dialogue - Clicking the logo can prompt the Share with a Friend dialogue box to appear, where the reader can send a link to that page or the entire publication to an email address.
Page Loader - This appears when a page has a lot of content on and the computer has to wait for that content to load (this is rare as YUDU loads 4 pages in advance as default).