KotvaWrite

Info

Probable that you might want to publish different kinds of literal works? Need to manage writings and related illustrations, which are or will be part of writings? Already have a literal work ready and you would want to present the content differently?

In the KotvaWrite projects contain collections, which consist of different types of writings having particulars attached to them (e.g., photos). Particulars can be thought as components or parts, which reside in catalogs sorted to things. Writing collections are project-spesific, while catalogs are user-spesific and shareable between projects. In terms of book making writing collections can be thoughts as being parts of a book and individual writings would then be chapters.

Tech details are readily available for curious ones. Demo version is available by request.

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Special page editing

Preface, introduction, glossary, appendix etc. are termed as special pages, which can be edited like writings with few exceptions like what can be attached and what layout settings are available. The view contain horizontally scrollable thumbnails of all pages of a solution and larger images showing how special pages, which are currently being edited will look like. Zooming functionality is available, but often it acts as just a fancy tool as everything is usually just fine, if larger preview images seem to be ok.

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Features

Views Different workflows might contain similar phases, wherein it is not necessary to keep all functionality visible as that would make user interface feel cluttered. Views are parts of the user interface meant to contain only those visual elements and functionality that is essential for certain purposes. It is always possible to keep multiple views open in different browser windows or tabs.

Plugins Various functionality gets added in Premium-edition in form of plugins, which can also be bought separately.

Responsive Views adapt automatically to changing dimensions of windows and screen sizes. It is partially meant so that when there is horizontally only certain amount of space available, parts of a view disappear allowing user to focus slightly better to certain tasks (useful only in windowed environments).

Backups External service selected by an user can be used to backup the content user has produced. There's no automatic backupping as the functionality is always close enough for an user to use.

Coediting Every project has its main user, who can select to give modifying rights to other registered users.

Browser independent The service operates and looks similar in all the well known browsers. Other browsers might introduce visual glitches, but probably nothing show-stopping. It is, however, meant to be used in windowed environments together with a mouse and physical keyboard.

Integrations to image sources It is easy to drop photos and other attachable visual content to certain parts of certain views from the deskop of the operating system, but they can also be brought from external sources (other SaaS-services having an API).

Layout algorithms Semiautomatical algorithms are useful for an user in a way that user don't need to bother spending awful lot of time adjusting every small detail, which might also lead to losing sight of the picture - atleast momentarily, if not for the rest of a day. Views for adjusting how the end product will look like contain more visual elements than most of the other views for the sake of being more efficient and for lessening cognitive load. There are sensibly crafted settings for page sizes, fonts, headers, image placements etc.

Example pages