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August 26, 2012 / carlispina

Make Quick Digital Newsletters, Flyers and Splash Pages with Smore

Easy to use design tools can be priceless since they can simplify and speed up the process of creating professional looking content. Particularly in a day of shrinking budgets and smaller staff sizes, these tools can be life savers for libraries and museums that want to reach out to their community, but don’t have a designer on staff for such projects.

Smore is one such tool that is designed to streamline the process of creating online flyers, newsletters, splash pages or app announcements. It can accommodate a wide range of content including text, images, links, video and audio. Users can choose from a variety of templates that can then either be customized or used exactly as they are. Modifying these templates is as easy as dragging and dropping elements on the screen or clicking a plus sign to add more elements or selecting a new background. Creating splash pages for apps is even easier since Smore will automatically pull elements from the app’s iTunes page to populate the splash page with content that the user can then move or modify. Users who want to see some examples can also browse through the extensive gallery on Smore’s homepage for inspiration for their own projects.

I won’t deny that other design programs will give users greater freedom to design flyers and newsletters to meet their exact specifications. However, I think Smore is a great option for those who are looking for a quick way to create event flyers or newsletters for their library, school, museum or other organization. App developers will be equally pleased with the ability to create a splash page for their product with such ease. Check out the video below for an example of the editing process:

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/29872340]
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