Create professional digital signage templates with QL Template Designer

Create professional digital signage templates with QL Template Designer

Introducing the QL Template Designer, a powerful tool that revolutionizes the way you create digital signage content. With its user-friendly interface and robust features, designing captivating templates has never been easier. Simply drag and drop elements, such as images and text, onto your template to effortlessly dress up your layouts. Say goodbye to complicated programming knowledge – our software empowers you to create eye-catching displays without the hassle.

But that’s not all. The QL Template Designer offers unmatched flexibility, ensuring your content looks stunning on any screen size or orientation. Whether it’s a large display, video wall or a mobile device, your message will have the optimal visual impact.

What sets the QL Template Designer apart is its real-time data integration. Seamlessly incorporate live information, such as weather updates, social media feeds, and interactive elements, into your designs. Stay up-to-date and engage your audience with dynamic content that captures their attention.

QL Template Designer

Use QL’s content creation tool without leaving the digital signage software. Design your own templates with dynamic multi-zone layouts. Display different types of content and live data on any screen.

QL Templates are saved in the software’s content library, just like any other media. To play your templates on screen, simply add them to any scheduled playlist and publish to your digital signage screens!

You can even insert a template inside another template. Our digital signage designer lets anyone create content for any type of application:

  • Digital menu boards that show product information, prices and video content.
  • Hotel lobby information screens with real time event lists, local news and weather forecasts.
  • Digital bulletin board content that keeps staff members informed. Display announcements, anniversaries and company policies.
  • Digital hospital donor boards that show content that inspires. Increase fundraising and attract new donors.

QL’s digital signage designer lets you create content that engages the audience. See the content types that QL supports.

Digital Signage Template Designer features:

  • The HTML5/WYSIWYG template designer provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface for designing templates.
  • You have the ability to design templates with a colored background or incorporate any image.
  • Save time and effort by using the copy/paste functionality to duplicate templates across groups/networks.
  • Modify and adapt existing templates to enhance efficiency.
  • The templates automatically adjust to match each player’s screen resolution, ensuring optimal display.
  • Bitmap images used as backgrounds dynamically resize to fit the template dimensions.
  • Create templates that span multiple screens, making them ideal for digital menu boards and video wall applications.
Corporate Signage Twitter Data Feed Live Cnn Rss
Social media board for Corporate Communications

Add the following content zones to any template:

  • The software lets you show static text on the display.
  • It gets the current time from the Player PC and displays it, showing the local time at the Player’s location.
  • The software gets the current date from the Player PC and displays it.
  • You can use the software to show geometric shapes like rectangles and ovals. These shapes can have customizable features such as borders, solid backgrounds or gradient colors, and control over transparency.
  • It supports showing live data, such as Media RSS, RSS, XML, social media, and QL Server-hosted feeds. You can use individual fields or tables to display the data and even mix different feeds in the same template. It also supports image links in Media RSS and XML feeds, automatically resizing images to fit each zone.
  • You can display weather forecasts, live traffic information, news feeds with images, financial data, and sports scores.
  • The design software allows you to display live data in a table format, using settings that you customize. You can show an entire database or select specific fields.
  • Multiple data sources can be shown in fully synchronized tables.
  • It also supports image links in Media RSS and XML feeds, dynamically resizing images to match each zone.
Multi Zone template

A content design solution for all your signage needs

To make your layouts more appealing, simply drag and drop images onto your template’s top layer. These images will appear above any other content in the template.

You can directly upload your JPEG and PNG files into the template designer, where they will be stored. The software supports PNG transparency, allowing you to create masking layers for a polished look.

To create a Playlist Zone, drag and drop any existing playlist from QL Content Manager into your template. Any changes made to the playlist, such as adding or removing content, will be reflected in the zone. You can drag multiple playlists into a single zone, and they will play one after the other. By default, the content in each playlist loops, but you can choose to change this behavior to play through once and pause at the end. Playlists keep all their attributes when included in a zone and can play their content randomly or mute video sound.

Finally, new templates have a default duration of 15 seconds. However, if you add media with a duration longer than 15 seconds, the template will automatically adjust to match the content’s duration. For example, if you add a Playlist Zone lasting 15 minutes, the template will adapt accordingly. In templates with multiple Playlist or Media Zones, the longest zone determines the template’s duration.

Live Departure Template
FIDS departures board showing live XML across a data grid

Creating custom digital signage templates offers several benefits for businesses:

  1. Brand Consistency: Custom templates allow businesses to maintain a consistent brand image across all digital signage displays. By incorporating brand colors, logos, and typography, templates ensure that the signage aligns with the overall brand identity.
  2. Professional Appearance: Custom templates enable businesses to design visually appealing and professional-looking content. By using well-designed layouts and graphics, businesses can capture the attention of their audience and enhance the overall impression of their brand.
  3. Message Clarity: Custom templates allow businesses to structure their content in a clear and organized manner. By defining specific areas for different types of information, such as text, images, and videos, templates ensure that the message is conveyed effectively and is easy for the audience to understand.
  4. Time Efficiency: Once custom templates are created, businesses can save time in creating new content. By reusing templates, businesses can quickly update and modify the content, reducing the time required for content creation and deployment.
  5. Flexibility and Customization: Custom templates provide businesses with the flexibility to adapt their content to different purposes and target audiences. Templates can be designed to accommodate different layouts, sizes, and orientations, allowing businesses to customize their signage for various locations and screen configurations.
  6. Scalability: Custom templates can be easily replicated and scaled across multiple digital signage displays. This makes it convenient for businesses with a large number of screens or multiple locations to maintain a consistent look and feel throughout their signage network.


To sum up, the QL Template Designer from Navori Labs provides several advantages that improve the efficiency and creativity of making digital signage templates. Users can quickly create professional templates using its easy to use interface and powerful features. The software is flexible and can create dynamic content that adjusts to different screen sizes and orientations, ensuring the best visual impact.

Additionally, it supports real time data feeds, which lets users include live information like weather updates, social media feeds, and interactive elements in their designs.

We understand that time is of the essence. That’s why we’ve designed the QL Template Designer to simplify the template creation process. Our goal is to help you effectively communicate your message, engage your target audience, and achieve your digital signage objectives with ease.

Experience the power of the QL Template Designer and unlock your creativity like never before. Start creating captivating signage that leaves a lasting impression today.

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Frequently Asked questions

What makes the Navori's Template Designer unique?
  1. Drag-and-drop interface: The Template Designer offers an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, making it easy for users to create visually engaging content without requiring extensive graphic design skills or coding knowledge. Users can simply drag and drop elements such as images, videos, text boxes, shapes, and widgets onto the canvas to build their templates.
  2. WYSIWYG editing: The Template Designer provides a “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) editing experience. This means that users can see their changes and edits in real-time as they design their templates, allowing for instant visual feedback and iteration. It simplifies the design process and enables users to make adjustments and fine-tune their templates more efficiently.
  3. Extensive library of design elements: Navori’s Template Designer offers a rich library of design elements, including pre-designed templates, animations, transitions, backgrounds, fonts, and widgets. Users can choose from a wide variety of design options and easily customize them to match their branding and messaging requirements. The extensive library provides a range of creative possibilities for users to create unique and engaging digital signage templates.
  4. Responsive design capabilities: The Template Designer supports responsive design, allowing users to create templates that automatically adapt to different screen sizes and aspect ratios. This ensures that the content looks optimal on various displays, whether they are vertical, horizontal, or in non-standard configurations. The responsive design feature saves time and effort by eliminating the need to create separate templates for different screen orientations.
  5. Conditional and dynamic content: Navori’s Template Designer enables the inclusion of conditional and dynamic content within templates. Users can define rules and conditions to display specific content based on various factors such as time of day, location, audience demographics, or external data sources. This feature allows for personalized and targeted messaging, enhancing the relevance and effectiveness of the digital signage content.
  6. Integration with other Navori features: The Template Designer seamlessly integrates with other features of the Navori digital signage software. This integration allows users to easily incorporate media files, data feeds, social media content, and other interactive elements into their templates, enhancing the overall design and functionality.

The Navori Template Designer offers a user-friendly interface, extensive design elements, responsive design capabilities, conditional content options, collaboration features, and integration with other Navori features. These unique aspects make it a powerful tool for users to create visually captivating and dynamic templates for their digital signage content.