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The present disclosure relates to an electronic menus and more specifically to three-dimensional-interactive-electronic menus.
In many cases, computer-programming languages are an obstacle to digital content creation and, in the end, distribution to consumers of content. Many designers and content creators do not have the expertise and skills needed to share their works with all of the world. To begin to bridge this gap, content creators can use some electronic-content-development tools which allow content creators to interact with a graphical user interface to design the content while anelectronic-content-development tool puts the computer-programming code in place to represent the electronic content on a user’s computer.
One type of such tool is a web page development tool, which allows a user to create webpages with basic features by designing the webpage graphically within the electronic-content-development tool. These tools are restricted in their capacity to help users with the basic of features. But, those who wish to develop custom-designed elements must be familiar with at least one programming language. For instance, although some web-content development tools can aid in creating basic hypertextmarkup language (html) content, these tools have even less capabilities to modify the cascading style sheet (css) elements. Variables in css codes typically require modification directly within the code. Such adjustments require knowledge ofcomputer-programming languages, which again, many content creators lack.
The current solutions do not suffice to remove the barriers between content creators and the presentation of high-quality electronic content on a variety of platforms.
The following description will detail additional features and benefits of the disclosure. These will either be apparent from the description or are learned through the application of the principles described herein. The features andadvantages of the disclosure may be achieved and gained by the use of the instruments and combinations specifically mentioned in the appended claims. These and other aspects of the disclosure will become more evident from the description and appended claims, or can be learned by the practice of the rules set out herein.
The technology of today provides the digital authoring tools for amateur and professional content developers alike, without the necessity of understanding or accessing the computer’s code, although that option is available to users skilled in theprogramming arts. In addition to the ability to create high quality digital content, the authoring tool is further equipped with the ability to manage digital assets and configure them for distribution and viewing on a variety of electronicdevices–many of which have diverse hardware capabilities. The software described here eliminates the many hurdles to publishing electronic content.
An authoring tool comes with a set of assets and files that form the electronic content. Sometimes, the authoring tool will offer one or more templates to aid you in the creation of electronic content. Templates can be altered by content creators to meet their specific needs. In some embodiments the authoring tool can be designed to accept digital assets through the import of those assets into the authoring tools’ asset library. The assets are imported via a menu interface or through drag and drop capabilities.
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