Below are best practices to follow when collecting content and adding design elements for your Gallery Experience. We’ve provided guidelines for character limits, supported media file types, logo/experience background standards, and screensaver recommendations.
Multi-Touch (up to 3 users)
Portrait or Landscape format
Available aspect ratios:
32:9, ~21:9, 256:135, 16:9, 16:10, 3:2, 4:3 or 5:4
135:256, 9:16, 10:16, 2:3, 3:4, 4:5
Resolution: 4K and HD (Landscape: 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080; Portrait: 2160 x 3840 and 1080 x 1920)
The upper left corner is reserved for a company logo (size should not exceed 350px x 100px)
Uploaded by the KODEX Team
File type: A .png or .eps file required from client
If you're using a light background, a black or color version of your logo is recommended. If you're using a dark/black background, a white solid logo will be more visible.
Title (required): 30 characters (2 lines)
Description (required): 160 characters (4 lines)
Background color can be changed to best fit your content or your overall brand.
Video icons can be customized to fit your current brand colors
A minimum of 200 content sections is recommended. If the number of uploaded content sections is below 200, the content will be duplicated to fulfill that minimum requirement.
Images must be at least 450px wide
Treatment of inactive photos can be edited by the KODEX Team (upon request)
The copy box can be customized to fit your current brand colors
Category (required): 30 characters
Title (required): 40 characters (2 lines)
Description (required): 1200 characters (9 lines shown before scrolling begins)
Provide 1 brand color to the KODEX Team
Color will be implemented throughout the UI within the application
For best visibility, avoid bright and saturated colors.
The KODEX Team will create the screensaver template image. This image will be uploaded through the administrator CMS.
The image must be simple. Flat edges are preferred and the use of text is not encouraged.
Customizable screensaver text through the CMS; defaults to ‘Touch Anywhere to Begin’
We’ve heard your content struggles, and we’re here to help! Follow these best practices below for a smoother content upload process.
Start by creating folders for each content section (i.e. Animals, Flowers, Food)
Separate your Media from your Content documents
Make sure your filenames are easily recognizable. If they are very long or random, be sure to rename them before entering them into your spreadsheet and uploading.
Once your folders are organized, it’s time to enter content into your spreadsheet.
Uploading mass amounts of content is made simple with our spreadsheets. Click the button below to download the template and get started.
Spreadsheet is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2009 or later versions.
Open your spreadsheet and confirm that it looks like the image below. Once you have the correct document open, you may begin entering in your content one line at a time.
To organize your content in the application, you will need to separate them by categories. You can do this by separating your content into Category Tabs. See the steps below.
Right click on the “Gallery” tab at the bottom of the Excel document
Type in your desired Category name and hit “Enter”
Open your Content document (if applicable). Enter in the Title and Description
Navigate to your Finder window and copy and paste the filenames into the “Image File” or “Video File” column. This will eliminate any typos and issues while uploading your media.
DO NOT click on the “+” button to the right of the tabs.
To create a new category tab, right click on the current category tab
Click “Move or Copy”
Select the Tab you would like to copy/duplicate
Click on the “Create a copy” checkbox and click “OK”
Right click on the tab to rename it to your desired category name
Once you’ve completed your spreadsheet, it’s time to upload your content to the CMS. See Next Steps.
After you do your initial upload, you will no longer need your original spreadsheet. The hard copy will be saved within the KODEX CMS and can be accessed and downloaded at anytime. Any changes you make to your Collection will also be updated within that spreadsheet automatically.