The heart and soul of your Web site is the editorial engine. It must be easy to use - yet deliver powerful features you see on national sites, such as search engines, archives, links, threads and polls.
deliver the power of the Internet with your editorialThe real strength of Linear Publication is in "Web-enabling" your editorial. This means that with little or no effort you can add features to an editorial item which take unique advantage of the Internet. Searches, polls, links, threads, comments, e-mails and other tools make your editorial scream power.
so easy you'll wonder how it's doneOne of the greatest benefits of the Internet is your ability to archive your editorial. With Linear Publishing, each issue is fully archived in it's original published format.
What about publications, supplements or other items which may not fall into a regular issue? No problem, Linear provides the ability to add "Special Issues".
Editorial Lists are powerful tools for displaying information in a tabular, searchable format. This is ideal for announcements, notices, weddings, births, scores, etc.
The Movies section of your site allows you tp provide up-to-date information on local listings and show times. It exports for print, is fully archived and searchable!
Photo Galleries can easily be embedded within an editoril item. You define wether the initial image will link to the gallery or open within the editorial item. Also, you define if "thumbnails" will be included for all images and the size and columns of thumbnails.
Linear's Sports Manager is simple, elegant and powerful. There are several techniques for including your Sports Tables on the Web site.
Document Manager allows Linear clients to create discrete areas for storing and sharing documents such as PDF, Excel and Word files.
Picture Paper is an opportunity to take an entire print publication and place it on your Web site in a visual format.
The Q & A portion of Linear's system allows in-house or outside "experts" to answer questions from your Web audience. A great community tool where content is added and archived to your site with almost no work on your end.
Letters to the Editor can be generated through multiple points within your Linear system. Approving letters may be as easy as checking your email.
Linear's obituary system is simple yet powerful. Web vistiors are presented with a list of every obituray in the system in a descending chronological order.
Photo Galleries are easily configured and limitless tools for presenting numerous photos in a variety of formats.
Due to the insistence of our wives, Linear now offers a Recipe interface. The Recipe module must be enabled by your Linear representative (call 800-211-2267 it's free).
Once enabled, adding and presenting recipes is a breeze.
Feedback allows Web visitors to post comments to an editorial item, editorial list, blogs and more. Submissions can be reviewed prior to posting on the site.
Linked photo credits, limitless visuals, images groups and reprint capabilities make Linear the premier solution for demanding clients.
The ability to link articles together across issue dates.
Linear has the ability to store and track Author information. You can create an author profile with their name, title, picture and email.
Templates are used to add editorial with predefined custom values. This is ideal for recurring editorial with special configurations such as covers, columnists and more.
Make your directories and other content part of your editorial presentation. This sample links to the Restaurant Guide within this site. You can easily have an editorial item open a Photo Gallery, Sign-up Form, Contest and more
Fly Tables are predefined formats used to automatically generate tables from the information you enter from a database or spreadsheet program.
While your print publication may be weekly, monthly, or some other irregular frequency, your Web site may feature any entirely different frequency.
Lights, Cameras ... ActionWith high-speed Internet access reaching the homes, you have the opportunity to enhance your traditional editorial content with audio and video files.
Other features of interest included link activation, data back-up and more.
timely page breaks means more page viewsThis is an example of editorial split into pages. The body of the editorial is approximately 19,500 characters automatically split into 9 pages.
Linear Publishing provides powerful tools to effect the automated enhancement of your Editorial Front and Section Pages. Section visuals and Front page styles add zero work to your staff, but pay big dividends on your site.
Simple controls allow you to achive any look. Multiple columns, shadows, background colors, accent lines and more.
Your Linear system will have a most extensive suite off default values for controlling the routine appearance of your important editorial.
Subheads are useful with editorial items in numerous sections. Linear can be configured to automatically scan, recognize and format subheads within your editorial items.
I've had a great experience with Linear Publishing. The system was easy to learn, and Greg and his staff are always available to answer any questions I may have.
Our readers are apparently liking the results, too, because our visits to the web site have tripled this year.Chris Timberlake, Web Development