Adobe Digital Publishing Solution Version 2016.1, released Jan. 26, includes new features, performance enhancements, and numerous bug fixes. Remember to rebuild your app to take advantage of the viewer improvements.

New Features

Layout Renditions

Building layout templates for multiple target devices is now available through the new layout renditions feature. You can now design renditions of a browse page for the same collection for use on tablets, phones, and the Desktop Web Viewer using different layout and card settings. The settings for each target device will then determine the appearance of the browse page. Projects with one top-level collection can simply use layout templates and the layout renditions feature to define different device layouts and card settings.

Check out the following example from Adobe that demonstrates how the cards in the layout template appear differently when the tablet or phone renditions are chosen.

Tablet Rendition

Phone Rendition

 Enhancements to Desktop Web Viewer (Beta)

The Desktop Web Viewer, which is still in beta release, now supports these features:

Custom Domain URL A Custom Domain URL can be used to host Desktop Web Viewer content on your own website instead of using the default Adobe server location.

Collection “navto” Support Links that jump from articles to collections are supported in Desktop Web Viewer.

Layout Renditions Browse pages in the Web Viewer can have a different appearance than in tablets or phones by creating layout renditions.

Viewer Performance and Behavior Experience

  • Crash log analysis has resulted in stability changes and fixes in iOS apps.
  • Paywalls for protected and metered articles refer to signing and not purchasing if in-app purchasing is not available in the iOS viewer apps.
  • Download notifications for collection downloads are supported in Android apps.

Bug Fixes for Viewer Performance and Behavior Experience

This release also includes numerous viewer and service bug fixes. For the complete list, see Adobe’s Bug Fix Release Notes for DPS page.

Images: Adobe

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.