WYSIWYG Web Builder 8.0 released!

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WYSIWYG Web Builder 8.0 released!

Postby support » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:04 am

What's new in WYSIWYG Web Builder 8.0?

General
- Improved: Redesigned publish window. Only the selected profile will now be displayed.
- Improved: Most styles attributes are now separated from the code.
- Improved: Previewing a page with an inline frame now also generates the referred (internal) page.
- Improved: Fine-tuned user interface color schemes (Office 2010/Obsidian black)
- Improved: Quality of toolbar icons. Icons are now 32bits with alpha channel.
- Improved: Help now has (even) more information. Also added 'Shift tricks' section, which describes more than 20 hidden (previously undocumented) features...
- Improved: All WWB jQuery plugins have been minified (wb.canvas.min.js, wb.slideshow.min.js, wb.validation.min.js, wb.stickylayer.min.js, wb.newsviewer.min.js, wb.conveyerbelt.min.js, wb.carousel.min.js)
- New Feature: Redesigned high quality toolbox icons for a fresh new look!
- New Feature: Added theme manager to create themes for jQuery objects (previously using themeroller themes) directly from within the application.
- New Feature: Added 'Auto detect' to browser preview list editor.
- New Feature: Added 'custom style' option to Object HTML to add (inline) styles to an object.
- New Feature: Added support for @font-face! WWB automatically detects web unsafe fonts and publishes them along with your page using CSS3's @fontface technique.
- New Feature: 'opacity' property to many objects (CSS3)
- New Feature: 'box-shadow' property to editbox, textarea, form, layer, horizontal line, site search, auto complete, inline frame, marquee, push button, advanced button, combobox and slideshow (CSS3)
- New Feature: 'border-radius' property to image, editbox, textarea, form, layer, site search, auto complete, marquee, text, push button, advanced button, combobox and slideshow (CSS3)
- New feature: Added 'Easing' options to ShowWithEffect/HideWithEffect event actions, more than 30 easing functions to control the animation process. This option can be used for example to create 'bounch' effects.
- New feature: Added 'Use CSS3 gradients instead of images when possible' option.
- New feature: Added 'Error reports' to Tools menu. This tool can help you find common problems on a page (like duplicated IDs, invalid filenames).

Style manager
- Improved: Padding style now also applies to editbox, textarea, autocomplete and site search.
- New feature: Added 'Advanced' option to Style Manager, so you can directly editor the CSS instead of using the Property Grid.
- New feature: Added 'line-height' and 'letter spacing' attributes.

Events:
- Improved: jQueryDialog can now be opened or closed through 'Show/Hide' actions.
- Improved: If 'Master page is a layer' is enabled then the master page can now be an event target.
- New feature: Added the ability to Copy/Paste events.
- New feature: Added support for HTML5 events (HTML5 must be selected as the doctype!)
generic events: ondrag, ondragend, ondragenter, ondragleave, ondragover, ondragstart, ondrop, onmousewheel, onscroll
form events: oncontextmenu, onformchange, onforminput, oninput, oninvalid
page events: onafterprint, onbeforeprint, onbeforeonload, onerror, onhaschange, onmessage, onoffline, ononline, onpagehide, onpageshow, onpopstate, onredo, onresize, onstorage, onundo

HTML Import:
- Improved: Made some minor improvements to HTML import (background image and text styles).
- Improved: When possible, the original page name will be used.
- New feature: Added the ability to import multiple pages.

Merged Object
- New feature: Add support for links.

Gradient Editor
- New feature: Added "horizontal/vertical' preview option in Gradient editor. Some gradients look way better vertically...
- New feature: Added more than 25 new presets. Mainly designed to be used for glossy and glass-like buttons (for example in the new CSS menu).

Extension Manager
- Improved: Official extensions now use a different icon so you can make a better distinction between official and user made the extensions.
- New feature: Added an option to 'Display official extensions only'. This will only display extensions created by Pablo Software Solutions.
- New feature: Added link to the forum for many additional (user-made) extensions.

Page features
- Improved: You can now set the 'theme' for all components in the page properties, since you can use one theme per page anyway. So you don't have to set the theme for each object individually anymore.
- Improved: Property inspector only shows relevant properties depending on background mode.
- Improved: Simplified 'Make default' behavior. It now asks if you also want to apply the settings to all pages. Removed 'Apply to All' button.
- Improved: Text 'Edit mode' will automatically be closed if you publish or preview the page.
- Improved: Added 'Don't include this page in the site map' option in Site Map configuration window.
- New feature: Added 'edge' mode to IE compatibility settings.
- New feature: Added 'HTML 5' document type. Convert your pages to HTML 5 with the click of the mouse!
- New feature: Added 'Background mode' property to switch between solid, image, gradient, transparent mode.
- New Feature: Added 'Underline Mode' to set the underline behavior of links for the whole page (never, always, hover only)
- New Feature: Added 'Direction' property to set 'left-to-right' or 'right-to-left'.
- New Feature: Added Syntax highlight to Page HTML.
- New Feature: It's now also possible to open/edit pages through the Page menu: Menu->Page->Edit Page...

Templates
- Improved: Preview images are now cached, so the template selection window will load much faster.

HTML Object:
- New Feature: Added Syntax highlight to HTML input field.

PayPal
- Improved: You can now add 6 additional option to a PayPal button (instead of 2)
- New feature: Added the ability to set the label each option field. (previously the object ID was used).

Flash
- New feature: Added 'Alternative image' property. Allows you to specify an alternative image for platforms that do not support Flash.

YouTube
- New feature: Added 'Lightbox' option. Makes it possible to display a YouTube video in a lightbox after clicking on a preview image.
- New feature: Added 'Enable full screen button' property
- New feature: Added 'Hide player controls after video starts playing' property
- New feature: Added 'Support both Flash and HTML5 video' property.
- New feature: Added support for dark theme and progress bar color.

Flash Video Player
- Improved: Platforms that do not support Flash will display preview image

Text:
- Improved: Better HTML output compliant with HTML5.
- Improved: Redesigned text object: faster, smaller data storage (resulting in smaller/faster project files), less memory usage.
- Improved: Character placement of rotated text is more accurate.
- New feature: Added option 'Display more, non web-safe fonts' in font selector (only if 'display web safe fonts' only is enabled)
- New feature: Added several new background options: gradient, pattern, texture, multi gradient, background image alignment.
- New feature: Added border properties.
- New feature: Added overflow property. Sets a value indicating how to manage the content of the object when the content exceeds the height or width of the object.
- New feature: Added padding property. Sets the amount of space between the object and its border.
- New feature: Added line-height property. Sets the distance between lines in the text.
- New feature: Added indent options. Increase or decrease the left margin (indent) of the current text line.
- New feature: Added letter spacing; sets the amount of additional space between letters in the text.

Shape, ClipArt, Curved Text, Text Art:
- New feature: Added 8 new gradient styles: Glass, Glossy, Vista, Linear from Center, Diagonal from corners.
- New feature: Added new option 'Publish as <canvas>', uses HTML5's canvas tag instead of an image.
- New feature: Added new option 'Publish as <svg>', shapes will be exported as vector based svg image!
- New feature: Added 'Hover mode'. Add the possibility to display a different background and border color on mouseover!

Polygon, Curve, Line
- New feature: Added new option 'Publish as <canvas>', uses HTML5's canvas tag instead of an image.
- New feature: Added new option 'Publish as <svg>', drawings will be exported as vector based svg image!

Text Menu:
- New feature: Added 'Spacing' option to specify the spacing between menu items.

Navigationbar
- Improved: If animation is set to 'None' then the object will use CSS instead of JavaScript.
- New feature: Added the ability to have a different width for each button based on the text on the button.
- New feature: Added support for themes.
- New feature: Added padding properties

Menubar
- New feature: Added background image repeat and align options.
- New feature: Added 'Use page theme' option. Renders the object using the style of the current page theme.

Slidemenu
- New feature: Added 'Use page theme' option. Renders the object using the style of the current page theme.

Tab Menu
- New feature: Added 'Use page theme' option. Renders the object using the style of the current page theme.
- New feature: Added 'border width' option
- New feature: Added 'border radius' option to create rounded corners for the tabs.
- New feature: Added 'spacing' option
- New feature: Added 'padding' option

EditBox
- Improved: The height of the editbox no longer depends on the font size. It's now fully resizable.
- New feature: Added 'Alignment' property
- New feature: Added 'Padding' property
- New feature: Added 'Box-shadow' (uses CSS3 shadow).
- New feature: Added 'Border-radius'
- New feature: Added new background options: gradient, pattern, texture, multi gradient, background image alignment.
- New feature: Added the ability to set individual border colors, width and styles for borders.
- New feature: Added 'Place holder' property (HTML5). The place holder text is displayed in the input field when it is empty, and disappears when the field gets focus.
- New feature: Added 'Auto complete' property (HTML5). The autocomplete attribute specifies whether or not the input field should have autocomplete enabled.
- New feature: Added support for new input types: color, date, datetime, datetime-local, email, month, number, range, search, tel, time, url, week (HTML5).
- New feature: Added support for HTML5 validation (required attribute + most other data type, using native validation where possible: email, url, number for other type 'pattern' will be used).

Textarea
- New feature: Added 'Alignment' property
- New feature: Added 'Padding' property
- New feature: Added new background options: gradient, pattern, texture, multi gradient, background image alignment.
- New feature: Added 'Box-shadow' (uses CSS3 shadow).
- New feature: Added 'Border-radius'
- New feature: Added the ability to set individual border colors, width and styles for borders.
- New feature: Added support for HTML5 validation (required attribute).

Checkbox
- New feature: Added support for HTML5 validation (required attribute).

Radio button
- New feature: Added support for HTML5 validation (required attribute).

Combobox
- Improved: The height of the combobox no longer depends on the font size. It's now fully resizable.
- Improved: Comboxbox now uses real CSS border (supported by all modern browsers).

FileUpload:
- New feature: Added support for HTML5 validation (required attribute).

Form:
- Improved: Added 'Advanced' button to Form properties. This includes all advanced settings for the form processor like MySQL, CSV, File Upload etc,
- New feature: Added 'Box-shadow' (uses CSS3 shadow).
- New feature: Added 'Border-radius'
- New feature: Added new background options: gradient, pattern, texture, multi gradient.
- New feature: Added the ability to set individual border colors, width and styles for borders.
- New feature: Added 'target' property.
- New feature: Added 'Maximum file size' option to File Upload (form processor).
- New feature: Added 'Do not rename uploaded files' option to File Upload (form processor).
- New feature: Added 'Auto responder' option. Sends a message to the user after the forms has been submitted.
- New feature: Added support for Web Storage (HTML5) so you can store field values between sessions or/and pages. Enable this option and web builder will automatically store and retrieve all values for you!

Inline frame:
- New feature: Added 'Lightbox' option. Makes it possible to display the another page in a lightbox after clicking on a preview image.

Layer:
- New feature: Added 'Docking mode', this allows you to dock a layer to the edges of the browser window.
- New feature: Added 'Box-shadow' (uses CSS3 shadow).
- New feature: Added 'Border-radius'
- New feature: Added new background options: gradient, pattern, texture, multi gradient.
- New feature: Added the ability to set individual border colors, width and styles for borders.

Horizontal line
- Improved: Line height is no longer limited to 100 pixels.
- New feature: Added 'Use page theme' option. Renders the object using the style of the current page theme.
- New feature: Added 'Box-shadow' (uses CSS3 shadow).

JQuery Date picker
- Improved: Inline mode now uses native rendering instead of IE in preview mode. It's now much faster and more stable.

jQuery Auto Complete
- New feature: Added 'Alignment' property
- New feature: Added 'Padding' property
- New feature: Added 'Box-shadow' (uses CSS3 shadow).
- New feature: Added 'Border-radius'
- New feature: Added the ability to set individual border colors, width and styles for borders.

Media Player (previously known as Windows Media Player)
- New feature: Added HTML5 <audio> and <video> options, including support for alternative formats, show controls, preload and mute.
- New feature: Added support for media (HTML5) events: onabort, oncanplay, oncanplaythrough, ondurationchange, onemptied, onended, onerror, onloadeddata, onloadedmetadata, onloadstart, onpause, onplay, onplaying, onprogress, onratechange, onreadystatechange, onseeked, onseeking, onstalled, onsuspend, ontimeupdate, onvolumechange, onwaiting

News Feed Ticker (previously known as News Viewer)
- Improved: It's now possible to use multiple news viewer objects on the same page.
- Improved: Twitter mode now only shows the headline (and not the description), because it's always the same anyway...
- New feature: Added date formatting option: yy/mm/dd, d mm yy hh:nn:ss etc.
- New feature: Added Move up/Move down options to user defined section to rearrange headlines.
- New feature: Added sort ascending/descending option to change order of the items.
- New feature: Added slide up. slide down, slide left, slide right and fade animations to 'Slideshow' mode.
- New feature: Added new 'Ticker' viewer type. Uses cool ticker-like animations to fade and slide items into view.

Image:
- New feature: Added 'Border radius' option.
- New feature: Added 'Use CSS3 box-shadow', to use native CSS shadow instead of 'simulated' mode.
- New feature: Added 'Insert Image Place holder' menu item, so you can insert an image place holder without have to select an image.

JavaScripts:
- New feature: Added 'Link' picker to several scripts.
- New feature: Added 'Time redirect', redirect the user based on the time.
- New feature: Added 'Date redirect', redirect the user based on the date.
- New feature: Added 'Mobile redirect', redirect the user if the site is accessed through a mobile browser.
- New feature: Added 'Copyright notice' script. Displays a copyright message with the current year.
- New feature: Added 'Gradient Text' script. Display text with gradient effect.
- New feature: Added 'Text zoomer' script. Nice animated text effect.
- New feature: Added 'Check whether browser is zoomed' script. This checks whether the browser's text zoom is activate and will display a warning or redirect the user to another page.
- New feature: Added 'Social Network Bookmarks'. Adds social network share icons to your website. Includes delicious, digg, facebook, linkedin, myspace,netvibes,newsvine, stumbleupon, tumblr, twitter and many more!

Login tools:
- Improved: All login tools forms now have include an hidden 'form_name' field in the submission, this makes it possible to use multiple login tools on the same page.
- New feature: If MySQL is enabled the 'Create database' button will now display a window with SQL statement whichc can be used to create the table in MYSQL.
- New feature: Added 'NotLoggedIn' text property to 'Login Name' object. Specifies the text to be shown if the user is not logged in.
- New feature: Custom profile fields to 'Signup' and 'Admin' objects. Supports 'Text' and 'Option' fields.
- New feature: Email verification option to 'Signup' object. if this option is enabled an email with verification link will be sent to activate the newly created account.
- New feature: New object 'Edit profile' to allow users to update their account information (also works with custom profile fields).

Asset Manager:
- New feature: The Asset Manager can now display orphan files (files no longer used by the project) with the ability to remove these files from the project folder.

Site Search:
- Improved: Added support for multiple search words.
- New feature: Added 'Padding' property to editbox
- New feature: Added 'Box-shadow' (uses CSS3 shadow).
- New feature: Added 'Border-radius'
- New feature: Added new background options: gradient, pattern, texture, multi gradient, background image alignment.
- New feature: Added options to hide keywords and description in search results.
- New feature: Search index can now be configured to use absolute links, so the site search can also be used in sub folders.
- New feature: Added 'padding' property to specify the padding of the search results page.

Photo Gallery:
- New feature: Added 'Settings' to lightbox gallery mode. This allows you to spcifciy additional options for the selected lightbox/gallery.
- New feature: Added box shadow option (blur, offset and color)
- New feature: Added Polariod frame style this uses CSS3 and has a few cool effects like rotated or variable sized polariods. Yet another way to create amazing photo galleries.

Slide show:
- New feature: Added 'Settings' to lightbox gallery mode. This allows you to specify additional options for the selected lightbox/gallery.
- New feature: Added 'Easing' property with more than 30 easing functions to control the animation process.
- New feature: Added 'Conveyer Belt' mode. This is an image slideshow which scrolls the images in a "conveyor belt" fashion.

Rollover image:
- Improved: Added 'Inside anchor' option in HTML settings.
- Improved: If animation is set to 'None' then the object will use CSS instead of JavaScript.
- New feature: Added 'Easing' property with more than 30 easing functions to control the animation process.
- New feature: Added 'Scale' animation. Uses CSS3 to display a larger version of the image. Uses transformation, CSS3 box shadow, a nice image caption when possible (experimental).
- New feature: Added 'Sliding door' animation. This make it looks like the image is splitted into half and one goes left and the other one goes right. Also support easing effects!

Rollover text:
- New feature: Added 'Easing' property with more than 30 easing functions to control the animation process.

Carousel:
- New feature: The Carousel object (also known as horizontal sliding panels) displays images or any other objects by scrolling the content from right to left using a smooth sliding animation.
It’s a very effective method to increase the web site usability and engage the user. You probably have seen this effect on many popular websites, such as Apple or Blackberry.
Users can step to any specific panel on demand using the pagination icons or browse the carousel sequentially by using the back/next buttons.
The Carousel also has built-in support for mobile devices. On the iPhone/iPad/Android the visitor can use slide gestures to switch between pages!

Mega Menu:
- New feature: Added 'Mega Menu' object to tools. Yet another menu to enhance your website. This is an advanced version of the Mega Menu which was previously available as extension.

CSS Menu:
- New feature: Added 'CSS Menu' object to tools. This menu allows you to create fancy menus (glossy, glass, gradients etc) without using JavaScript or images! Uses CSS3 gradients and shadows.

Content Management System
- New feature: WYSIWYG Web Builder now has a basic built-in CMS to allow online content editing (requires PHP/mySQL)
- New feature: Added Content Management System administrator Panel to add/edit/copy and remove pages.
- New feature: The administrator panel supports several popular editors like CKEditor, TinyMCE and CLEditor. It also has a simply built-in editor.
- New feature: You can make hide pages from the menu strcuture which currently under construction.
- New feature: The CMS has several individual 'design blocks' too give you as much flexibly as possible, so you can easily integrate the tools into your existing layouts.
- New feature: Added CMS View object, which is a place holder for the online content.
- New feature: Added CMS Menu object, which can be used to navigate between online pages. The menu has many customizable options.
- New feature: Added CMS search object, which can be used to search online content.
- New feature: Added CMS label object, this can be used to display the title of the page, the creation date, author, page views etc anywhere on the page.
- New feature: The CMS supports (optional) AJAX to allow the user to quickly navigate between pages without have to reload the whole page!
- New feature: The CMS integrates with the login tools so you can assign different users to the CMS but also have a global admin.
- New feature: The CMS keeps track of the page views.
- New feature: The CMS supports external pages, so you can mix online content with standard pages. Or even pages from other websites.
- New feature: Include a simple File Manager which can be used to upload and manage online files (like images).

More details here:
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/new_features.html

Where can I download WYSIWYG Web Builder 8.0?
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/download.html

How can I buy WYSIWYG Web Builder 8.0?
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/purchase.html

How can I upgrade from a previous version?
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/howtoupgrade.html

If you've purchased your license after August 21, 2011 then you can request your new (free) serial number here:
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/wwb8serial.html

Have fun with this new version!
I'm sure there will be minor issues in the first few days, but we will try to fix them a.s.a.p.

Thank you for supporting WYSIWYG Web Builder,
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