Apple News Format now includes the following new features:
● List Item Style for HTML Formatting: You can now use bullets, numbers, letters, roman numerals, or custom characters in HTML formatted lists. The new listItemStyle Text Style property describes the style for list items using HTML formatting.
● Automatic MREC Placement on iPhone and iPod touch: Along with standard, double-height, and large banners, medium rectangle (MREC) advertisement components can be automatically inserted into Apple News Format articles viewed on iPhone and iPod touch.
Apple also revealed improvements to its Design Tutorial and announced that SPD is accepting Apple News Format submissions for its design competition.
Apple News Format: Design Tutorial
Whether you’re new to Apple News Format or looking to improve your existing styling, the Apple News Format: Design Tutorial will show you how to create, lay out, and style beautiful articles using JSON. Download complete Apple News Format JSON examples or start from scratch, copying and pasting snippets of JSON into a new document.
Society of Publication Designers Awards
The Society of Publication Designers is now accepting Apple News Format submissions for its Best Editorial Design Competition. To learn how to submit your Apple News Format content, visit SPD.org.