"Hey, how do I?"
What kind of content is supported?
You can drag images (jpeg, gif, bmp, png), movies (YouTube, mp4), PDF files, and even entire web pages into your Muzings.
How can I join NewsMuze?
NewsMuze is currently by invitation only.
How do I add a title and brief summary to each tile?
Place your cursor on the tile. Click on the small edit icon. Add a title and story to each tile.
Where can I share my story?
Once you have saved your Muzing, share it via email or on social media sites including Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.
What if I want to put an entire website on a tile?
Drag the miniature logo to the left of the website’s url onto a tile.
Is there a way I can come back later and finish my story?
Yes! Simply click on the save button. This will save what you have done so far into your archive, allowing you to login and finish your story whenever it is convenient for you.
What shape images display best on NewsMuze?
NewsMuze tiles are optimized to display standard landscape photos such as those created using a digital camera or a smartphone. These images have what is called a 4:3 aspect ratio, meaning the width of the image is (4/3) or 1.33 times the height of the image. If you have an image that doesn't look the way you want it to in a tile, you need to crop and save the part of the image you want to see in the tile close to a 4:3 aspect ratio using a third party tool. The NewsMuze cropping tool is coming soon. Common 4:3 image sizes are (640x480 and 1024x768).
What if an image I’m trying to use won’t drop onto the tile when I drag it directly from the website?
This happens sometimes, but it’s easily fixable. Try clicking through to the original image source or save the content on your desktop then drag.
How do you drag a YouTube video onto a tile from a website?
Hover over the video and drag it onto a tile. A freeze frame from the video will then appear on the tile, with a play button in the middle, allowing you to play and watch the video.
Why do some websites display as a blank page when dragged onto a tile?
Certain websites do not allow the technique, called cross-origin framing, that NewsMuze uses to display websites in a tile. Moreover, the error that occurs is not visible to NewsMuze, so we can't react to the problem. Most websites work fine with NewsMuze.
I can't get NewsMuze to work!
NewsMuze's drag and drop interface requires a HTML5 compliant browser in order to create content. Try upgrading your browser to the latest version. NewsMuze has been tested against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. The content you create using NewsMuze will display just fine in almost all browsers in use today.