Web-to-Print – An optimal solution for the CEDO magazine

CEDO Web 2 print solution

Whether forms, instructions, recipes or other interesting contents: Internet users often use the possibility to save or print websites as PDF files.

To support the CEDO online magazine of the F.A.Z. Group, we have developed a suitable solution to offer web content in an easily printable PDF. This enables CEDO Magazine to make its content available to visitors as a PDF so that it can be saved, printed, or shared in social media networks.

Our technical implementation of Web-2-Print for CEDO

A magazine usually consists of subpages of different types (magazine cover, table of contents, editorial and article pages). In the background, these pages are assembled into a complete PDF document and a single PDF is generated for each article page, which is available to the user after login. The generation runs automatically and is based on the design of the website. This saves you your own creative services for a design.

During our development of the CEDO Magazine website, we consistently implemented the Web 2 print solution. TYPO3 formed the basis as the content management system. Accordingly, the PDF command controller was implemented in Extbase. With the connection to a PDF service, the adapted HTML is translated into the Portable Document Format. For example, a multi-column article layout of the website is generated in a single-column layout for the PDF. Templating is based on the delivered screen designs for the individual page types.

Furthermore, we have integrated a registration and login area as well as the newsletter sign-up with corresponding administration.

Through the implemented social share hash, logged-in users also have the possibility to share a page via the social networks. However, the user who calls this link does not have to be logged in. Article search allows visitors to search for articles using tags or issues.

Overview of functions:

  • Basis is TYPO3 as content management system
  • Implementation of a social-share-hash
  • Implementation of an article search
  • PDF design
  • Responsive design approach
  • Registration and login area integration
  • Newsletter sign-up and management integration

Your advantages of our Web-to-Print solution

  • Time and cost savings through automated processes
  • Generation of individual PDFs and as a complete PDF document of your web content
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Competitive edge
  • Dissemination of your content via social media

Would you like to offer the contents of your online magazine to your visitors as a printable PDF and save the costs of an additional design?
Inform yourself now about our Web-2-Print solution, we are happy to advise you!

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