Friday, June 14, 2013

Who needs coding when you can Scrollkit? Grade: C

I used Scrollkit to create a special webpage for coverage of Boulder's huge yoga festival, the Hanuman Festival.

How it works: Scrollkit is a super easy way to build a webpage for a story. Insert text, photos, videos, links. It gives you the power to express a story that used to only belong to web designers.

I liked: How easy it was, and how fast customer service was. Yes, I had a few questions.

I didn't like: Mainly, how to embed the page onto our newspaper site after I spent all day designing it. Turns out, it works with Wordpress CMS but not what my paper uses or blogger. Darn it. Wish I learned that before designing the full page. The customer service gave me information on how to export the embed code, but I still don't know what to do with it.

In this case, I'm not exactly sure how Scrollkit is different than NewHive -- which gives you the same freedom to build a webpage PLUS an easy-to-find embed code.

While designing, I also had trouble with these little dotted lines taking over my page and refusing to go away. Tech support helped me find my way around this, by saving and refreshing the page, but it seems like they might want to fix this glitch. (See photos below.)

Messy! Yucky!

Regardless, here is the Scrollkit page I made for the Hanuman Festival, shared to you via screenshot with a link (boo).

Even though I still don't know how to get it on my webpage, I am still pleased with it. We will have to just link to the external page from our website. Due to this, I'm rating Scrollkit a C.

Click here to view the full page.

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