Embedding

I was given links to several interactive magazines which were created by a company for my client, these digital magazines are hosted on the company’s (not client’s) server. The client wants to lift just the digital magazine from the below link - not the entire page (controls etc) - and embed it on his dynamic site. The company sent me all the files for the below mag. And there are a load of files, 3+ dozen, a mixture of js, swf, html etc., many for mobile support from the look of it. I was expecting one file (the digital mag) but it looks more like a small self-contained application but I’ve never worked with this sort of interactive media so I’m not sure what is what.

I’ve been in contact with the company trying to get this sorted but that hasn’t proven fruitful. The client claims the previous incarnation of his site (which was owned by someone else) somehow had [just] this digital magazine embedded in the site. Could someone take a look at the code for the link below and see if they can discern anything?

http://tinyurl.com/8j4qhzp

Thanks,

Todd


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Might they have just wrapped it in an iframe? This looks like a really heavy solution, not sure you’re going to want to host it yourself and try to make it work. I can’t see any of the content (no Flash) but the page looks to have a very limited amount of chrome to it, I would start by putting it into a frameset or an iframe and see how your client likes that. I tried grepping through the source to see if I could find a direct link to the Flash file, but it appears to be heavily obfuscated to keep people from deep-linking to it.

Walter

On Oct 9, 2012, at 10:20 PM, Todd wrote:

I was given links to several interactive magazines which were created by a company for my client, these digital magazines are hosted on the company’s (not client’s) server. The client wants to lift just the digital magazine from the below link - not the entire page (controls etc) - and embed it on his dynamic site. The company sent me all the files for the below mag. And there are a load of files, 3+ dozen, a mixture of js, swf, html etc., many for mobile support from the look of it. I was expecting one file (the digital mag) but it looks more like a small self-contained application but I’ve never worked with this sort of interactive media so I’m not sure what is what.

I’ve been in contact with the company trying to get this sorted but that hasn’t proven fruitful. The client claims the previous incarnation of his site (which was owned by someone else) somehow had [just] this digital magazine embedded in the site. Could someone take a look at the code for the link below and see if they can discern anything?

http://tinyurl.com/8j4qhzp

Thanks,

Todd


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I am useless for this sort of thing, really. But it does remind me… have
you ever viewed any publications on Scribd? Kinda reminds me of that, only
less gizmo-ish.


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It does look similar, I like it better. This digital mag thing is soooo heavy and clunky, I don’t care for it.

Todd

On Oct 9, 2012, at 10:02 PM, Ernie Simpson email@hidden wrote:

have you ever viewed any publications on Scribd? Kinda reminds me of that, only less gizmo-ish.


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Ugh and argh. It resized my browser window. I didn’t get past that.

[Most “digital magazines” stink, IMNSHO. Aside from Flash, which I no longer have installed, they do all this stuff making it really hard to use. Animated page flips that don’t look great, only two levels of zoom, all-too-easy to accidentally zoom out when you were trying to move the page to read the next column, etc. Gimme a PDF any day over that.

Sorry, this one may not have had these problems, but you set me off on a rant. :smiley: ]


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[Laughs] I know your pain, Joe. It’s awful, I agree. I’m doing my best to aggressively steer the client away from this monstrosity and I intend to get my way on this one.

Todd
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On Oct 10, 2012, at 6:02 AM, Joe Muscara email@hidden wrote:

Ugh and argh. It resized my browser window. I didn’t get past that.

[Most “digital magazines” stink, IMNSHO. Aside from Flash, which I no longer have installed, they do all this stuff making it really hard to use. Animated page flips that don’t look great, only two levels of zoom, all-too-easy to accidentally zoom out when you were trying to move the page to read the next column, etc. Gimme a PDF any day over that.

Sorry, this one may not have had these problems, but you set me off on a rant. :smiley: ]


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