Please note: The HTML object is not a recommended content type. Please see our recommended content types and best practices. In order to get predictable results with the HTML content type it is recommended that your team manages the design of the website page you wish to display.
Use the HTML content type to display a website page in a region of your digital sign. To do this:
Navigate to your repository in Content Manager Web.
In Content Manager Web, select your unit's content repository folder so that it is now highlighted. Click the + Add New Content button (above the name column) or right-click and in the pop-up menu select the + Add New Content option.*
In the "HTML Properties" window, give the HTML content a descriptive name.
Enter the duration.
Enter the location or URL.
Do not check Show Scrollbar or Allow Popups.
To save, click OK.
*Note: To avoid permissions errors, select your unit's folder before attempting to create new content or sub folders ("categories").
Drag the new content item to the main content region of the template for any sign(s) and then click on the Save and Deploy button in the upper left of the screen, which looks like a rocket ship.
You may choose to use the Clipping Rectangle option to only show a portion of the web page.
To only include the main portion within the region of a sign, determine the upper-left starting position, lower-right ending position, and the width and height of the area to be clipped.
In the Clip rectangle field, 0,0,0,0 is replaced with the X and Y pixel coordinates of the upper left and lower right corner of the rectangle to be displayed. Cropping is based on the layout of the page when it is rendered according to the browser size. When clipping, consider the dimensions of the browser size to be used, then overlay with the clip dimensions. If the browser size is not specified, it assumes the size of the region in which the browser content is played.
Using the HTML object can be tricky and you may need to preview your work and then make adjustments accordingly. Because of the finicky and challenging nature of this content type, we cannot recommend its use.