A Pageflow is composed of at least one chapter containing a minimum of one page. However you can create any number of chapters and pages. If you want to plan a Pageflow, it is important to organize your work well and reflect about a good structure for your chapters and pages. But if you want to first experiment a little, you can do that as well.
How to structure your Pageflow
Press „New Story“ and give the report a title. You will automatically enter the editor. Here you can upload all of your sorted media files (click: “Manage Files”). If you then press „New chapter“, you can start a new page.
Example: Cover page „Background-Video“ After you have started a new chapter, created a new page and named it, you can decide what "Pagetype" you want to start off with. This could be a „Background-Video“, to which you can add a title, subtitle and teaser.
This example uses a “subtitle” instead of a “tagline”. Try it out and decide what you like best. The tagline, title and subtitle generally fit together, no matter how you choose to arrange them.
In a second step you can upload your media files by a click on "Files".
By clicking the blue symbol of a pencil, you directly reach the „Manage Files“ area. In this area you can upload a background video via the button „Upload“ or via Drag&Drop. If you’ve already uploaded your media files, you can simply choose the right file.
You can edit all your pages in the following way:
With a click on any page of a chapter, you open the editing window. Here the title, tagline or body can be changed. The main body of text can be formatted with the buttons underneath the text box. [B = bold / I=italics / U=underline / link-icon=link/url for external websites] All changes can be seen in the front-end-view on your left, as soon as you leave the text box.
The color gradient: The intensity of the color gradient has to be edited for all page types. This is because the text and the image or video are merged together and not displayed separately. For optimal legibility, the background picture can be darkened or if you have ticked the 'invert colors', it can also be lightened up.
Transitions: You can choose between two different effects that will lead the user to the next page: scroll or cross-fade.
Navigation: You can choose whether you want to have a thumbnail of each page in your navigation, which pops up on your right. The default is set to show the thumbnails.
Descriptions for the Overview can be edited via „Options“. You should definitely give your pages short titles because otherwise the layer above the chapter would be empty. This title will also be seen in the mouse-over text for the page „Website-References“.