3P Online Designer
The 3P Online Designer is an exact copy of the 3P Desktop Publisher, except that it runs inside an HTML5 capable browser and needs no installation on the client side. It uses the same templates, layouts and product definitions as the desktop version, is easy to install and requires no extra server database. You can connect it to your existing backend, or run it together with the 3P Shop & Backoffice. It comes with a Project Manager and an Image Upload utility, which allows the user to upload large amounts of images in the background while working on his project.
The 3P Online Designer is probably the fastest, feature richest and most stable application of it's kind on the photo book and web2print market. It combines the product design flexibility and editing speed of the 3P Desktop Publisher with the convenience of online editing through means of HTML5.
What makes the 3P Online Designer different
With the 3P Online Designer we have found a better way. Through clever combination of HTML5 and Windows server technology we've managed to keep most of the business logic on the server only, avoiding redundant data and heavy Ajax communication.
All code is identical to the desktop version, leading to 100 % feature parity on all platforms (Mac, Windows, Android & iOS tablets). Whenever we enhance the desktop edition, the changes are immediately available on all other platforms. Data ist stored on the server only, and database requirements are limited to a few hundred MBs for the whole user base. Every project is stored in a well designed, transactional file storage on the server, and can be moved easily to another server if space limitation or load balancing requires it. No user can lock down the database or cause data loss across projects, and since data is not replicated across the internet it cannot get corrupted, avoiding user frustration and high support demands. Product designs, templates and layouts can be fully reused, and installation of the OE is a matter of hours, not weeks.
Trough combination of the best web technologies available today, the 3P Online Designer has grown to become an equal counterpart of the 3P Desktop Publisher. Ease of maintenance, stability and flexibility are not available at this level in any other online editor on the market.