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EDITOR SPOTLIGHT: MAKESTORIES

NO.14

Great! Creating Web Stories with visual editors.

Today we take a look at MakeStories.

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Usability

Features

Publishing

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Let's jump into the editor …

USABILITY OF THE EDITOR

- Main controls left - Story page in the middle - Detailed controls right

Starting with the first click on "create a new story" the app guides you through its functions.

It's a bit packed but works overall very well.

FEATURES OF THE EDITOR

There are many of them.

Here are some of my highlights.

Create your own template.

Import your own  fonts.

Working in teams is possible.

HOW TO PUBLISH WITH MAKESTORIES

Basically in any way you want.

Here are some of the publishing options.

Connect your website via FTP.

ZIP to host directly on your site.

Connect to your WordPress blog.

Publish via short link - no need for webspace.

Export PNG files for social media.

CONCLUSION

A lot to like – but also need for improvement.

Some issues I noticed at MakeStories.

"Preview" function is a bit buggy.

No black bars on top and bottom on long phones leads to distortion.

But overall ...

A really powerful editor.

A lot of functions and features …

… at the expense of a more streamlined UI experience.

Are there other tools that we should talk about?

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