Dlayer – Release 0.74

New release at Dlayer.com

Say hello to the Dlayer Image picker, the preview that I added in v0.70 is now fully functional.

The Image picker allows you to easily select an image from your Image library, you can filter your selection down and then choose a specific version to import. The Image picker maintains state behind the scenes so you aren’t going to lose anything if you refresh your web browser, here is a picture of the Image picker in progress, sign in to Dlayer to give it a try.

The Image picker isn’t complete, it needs the sorting, ordering and pagination controls for the image list and I need to make the code as reusable as the Dlayer colour picker, with two simple lines of code the colour picker can be attached to any input.

Image picker in use, shows currently selected image.
Image picker in use, shows currently selected image.

Dlayer – Release 0.72 and 0.73

Two new releases at Dlayer.com

Little late with these releases, life stopped me from publishing the first so I thought I might as well wait for the second to be complete.


I’ve improved the users ability to move around their design when content rows and content item are selected, a user can now select both parent and sibling items without having to go all the back to the start by using cancel.


Style settings for the Content manager and Form builder were not being applied to the design views. In addition I have also made sure that form styles appear in the Content manager when required, imported form, and that the design preview matches the design window, it wasn’t applying any styles when created in v0.70.

Dlayer – Release 0.71

New release at Dlayer.com

I’ve added the size and position and styling sub tools to the image tool, I have also updated the design preview in the Content manager to remove the helper content areas and content rows. The design preview view now also includes the Javascript to enable the expand option for images content items when the expand option is set to yes.

Dlayer – Release 0.70

New release up at Dlayer.com

This release allows you to insert and edit image content items, the tool is far from final as it doesn’t use my image picker, there is simply a select menu which allows you to choose the latest version of an image from your Image library. A preview of the work in progress image picker appears above the add image form.

In addition to several UI tweaks I have also updated the content for the Content manager tools and included the ability to preview your design without any of the Dlayer UI, the preview opens in a new tab/window.

The preview still shows the Dlayer helper content areas and content rows, this will be corrected at some point in the near future.

As always to see the full list of changes please check the development log, this release ended up being a bit of a mixed bag, the next release will be a little more focused.

Dlayer – Release 0.69

New release up at Dlayer.com

This release is primarily a content update to keep the app in line with the specification on my Development blog.

I’ve opened up the Widget designer, well, you can read the overview and I’ve made a couple of very minor updates to the Template designer and Content manager.

Dlayer – Release 0.68

New release up at Dlayer.com

No new functionality in this release, I’ve completed the initial development for adding images as content items in the Content manager and made a couple of minor updates/fixes to the Image library.

I’ve updated the sample site for each of the test users, it now includes a small image pulled from the Image library, the content item can’t be selected or edited, I just needed to get the display code in place ready for building the image tools.

I’m hoping to have the initial image tools and image picker in place within a few weeks.

Dlayer – Release 0.67

New release up at Dlayer.com

This release features a couple of minor UI and UX improvements, I also fixed a bug that removed the ability to jump back to the Content manager quickly after editing an assigned form.

The most important update in this release is the why page, it details why you might use Dlayer.