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.

Widget designer is on the way

I was going to work on additional styling options for the content items in the Content manager and then the management controls, save, delete and import for content items.

I’ve decided to initially focus on a few quick UI/UX tweaks to improve the interface and experience and then crack on with basic image support in the Content manager, nothing amazing yet, just the ability to import an image as a content item.

Why the change?

I need to start work on the Widget designer, the Widget designer is what sets Dlayer apart from everything else. Obviously the Template designer, Form builder and Content manager aren’t finished, there is long way to go but the majority of the work is new tools, they have a minimum level of functionality to showcase how I intend them to function.

Work on the Widget designer is complicated, I will dip into the other designers occasionally either for a change of scene or just while I work out solutions for all the problems I am bound to encounter.

Dlayer – Release 0.66

New release up at Dlayer.com

This release adds live editing previews to the Content manager, when you edit any value for an existing content item the design view will updated in real-time to show you how the change will affect your page.

Next on the list, additional options for the styling tabs and then content item management, save and delete.

Dlayer – Release 0.64

New release up at Dlayer.com

This release is a small one in terms of new features, just one, it was however quite complicated behind the scenes. To date all the sub tool operate on content items, I needed to update the base logic to allow tools to be run on structure items, like content rows.

A background colour can now be defined for a content row in much the same way that it can for a content item.

For the next release I am going to see if I can fix the selector bug, now that background colours can be defined it is becoming more of a nuisance.

Dlayer – Release 0.63

New release up at Dlayer.com

This release finishes off two features that I added recently, move content rows and re-order content items.

Content items can now be reordered within a content row using visual tools in the designer in addition to being moved from one content row to another using the move item tool. Content rows can be now be moved within content areas using the visual tools in the designer or moved from one content area to another using the move row tool.

The move row and move item tools present the user with a select menu allowing them to choose the destination, the designer will highlight to show the selected destination, be it a content row or content area.

Dlayer – Release 0.62

New release up at Dlayer.com

I have added the ability to define the offset for all content items, this gives you the ability to control the horizontal position of an item within a row or in relation to sibling content items.

I’ve also added the import jumbotron tool, this matches the heading and text version, it allows you to create a new content item using existing data.

Check the development log for the full change log.