OKAST offers a simple tool to organize and customize the components of your video platform (i.e the design). Note that your platform pages are organized by “components” (carousels or mosaics) that display smartlists.

The “platform” menu allows you to configure these components, for each of your pages.

 

1 – The Home Page

This is where you will organize the home page of your video platform. You can choose the type of components, their order, their parameters etc….

When you reach the Home menu, a screen lists all the components you have created and some information about them.

 

1 – The internal name of the component (visible only by you), along with the status of the component: in green it is activated and displayed online, in red it is deactivated.

2 – The smartlist to which it is attached, i.e. a component is used to display a smartlist (and only one). On the left, the colored dots indicate whether the smartlist is published or not. If the smartlist / series / audio playlist associated is not activated, the component will not be displayed.

3 – The image format that the component displays

4 – Its type: mosaic or carousel

5 – If it’s a dynamic smartlist (i.e. “My list” or “Resume watching”) there will be a special icon.

The list order of the components on this page determines the order on your home page. You can drag & drop to reorganize.

When you want to create a component, you have two options: A- create a carousel or B- create a mosaic

 

A – Carousel

 

Each component is customizable through several parameters:

1 – Internal Name: you can choose a name for your component (for internal use). It will not be displayed on your platform but will allow you to know what it refers to. The on/off button allows you to activate or deactivate the component on your platform.

2 – Type of component: mosaic or carousel. Carousels are displayed on a single line and scroll horizontally. Mosaics display content one after the other on as many lines as necessary. Below is an example of both, top a mosaic (sports) bottom a carousel (music)

 

 

3- Image format. You can decide to display the contents of the component in 4 different formats (in 16/6 “banner” format, in 16/9 thumbnail format, in 3/4 (“poster” format) or in 1/1 (“square” format). For example, above the photos of the mosaic are in 16/9 format and the carousel displays an image format in 1/1

4- Display settings: you can choose to display or not the smartlist title (above the component), the title of each video (below each content), to display the dialog (see this article), to choose if the carousel is circular (rotates indefinitely or proposes an end), as well as to choose if the position of the navigation arrows (inside or outside the image) and if they are visible only when hovering

5- Number of elements displayed. Below is an example between 3 (top) and 5 elements (bottom)

 

 

6 & 7 – If you wish to add a smartlist, series, or audio playlist that you have created select “Smartlist” and then choose from the drop-down menu (7).

You can also choose to add an automatic and personalized component by displaying the list of content saved by the user (My List) or the list of content that he has started to view (Resume Playback). For more information, see this article.

 

B – Mosaic

You also have the choice with the mosaic, which is simpler and only composed of 4 parameters :

 

 

1 – Internal name: you can choose a name for your component (for internal use). It will not be displayed on your platform but will allow you to know what it refers to. The on/off button allows you to activate or deactivate the component on your platform.

2 – Type of component

3 – Image format. You can decide to display the contents of the component in 4 different formats (in 16/6 “banner” format, in 16/9 thumbnail format, in 3/4 (“poster” format) or in 1/1 (“square” format).

4- Display settings: you can choose to display or not the smartlist title (above the component), the title of each video (below each content), or to display the dialog or not (see this article to know more).