WYSIWYG Web Builder 6.5 now available!

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WYSIWYG Web Builder 6.5 now available!

Post by Pablo » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:45 am

WYSIWYG Web Builder 6.5 is a major update with more than 65 new features and improvements (compared to version 6.1.2).
Most of the improvements are related to compatibility, usability and fine tuning of existing features.

What's new?
- Improved: This version no longer supports Web Builder 2.x projects.
- Improved: Optimized image caching
- Improved: Events now validate on W3C validator.
- Improved: A few visual improvements to the object HTML window.
- Improved: Shape text now also works when fill effect is transparent
- Improved: Quality of generated gif 'Publish text as image'
- Improved: Moved body colors, scrollbars from body tag to style in HTML output.
- Improved: Minor change in file type filter for Image selection dialog
- Improved: Navigationbar buttons now use gdiplus for rendering.
- Improved: Menubar overflow set to 'visible' needed by Opera Browser.
- Improved: Master page modification will also set modified flag for container pages.
- Improved: WYSIWYG Web Builder now supports 200 extensions.
- Improved: Color attributes can be made empty (instead of defaulting back to to black)
- Improved: HTML 4.01 DOCTYPE now includes loose.dtd, for improved browser compatiblity.
- Improved: Made borders compliant to the W3C box model.
- Improved: TextMenu now also supports white spaces as delimiters.
- Improved: Button name can now be empty. Useful to hide the button from the form results.
- Improved: Increased the number of MRU (Most Recent Use Files) items to 10
- Improved: Publish log now also includes folder of uploaded files.
- Improved: Changed 'Lock page size' to 'Lock page width', whihc makes the feature becomes more useful.
- Improved: Added DPI awareness to most Web Builder objects
- Improved: Preview in browser menu now displays associated icon for specified browsers.
- Improved: Changed 'Local/Remote' in publish Window to 'Local Folder/FTP Server'
- Improved: Added Extension Manager menu item to Tools menu.
- Improved: Many improvements to table HTML code to make sure it's complaint with the W3C standards.
- New feature: Page Tabs are now draggable, so they can be re-ordered.
- New feature: 'id' property of selected object is displayed in the statusbar.
- New feature: Highlight selected object in Object Manager
- New feature: Added 'Pause scrolling on mouseover' option to Marquee
- New feature: Redesigned color picker dialog under 'More Colors'
- New feature: Added the ability to add extra variables to PayPal tools.
- New feature: Added option 'Enable OneNote (colored) tabs' for users who liked the WWB5-look.
- New feature: Added border style to combobox (implemented through workaround since this is not offically supported)
- New feature: Added border style and background repeat options to form.
- New feature: Adding styling options to GoMenu.
- New feature: 'Publish text as image' now also support jpg or png as output format. Use png for the best quality.
- New feature: Added the ability to lock ruler guides.
- New feature: Added context menu to ruler guidelines.
- New feature: The text object can now be rotated. Text will be converted to an image!
- New feature: Added pattern, glass and multi gradient effects to banner object.
- New feature: Added 'Visit published website' in Publish window.
- New feature: Added 'Copy publish log to clipboard' in Publish window.
- New feature: Added 'Disable IE security warning during preview' to preview options.
- New feature: Added 'Remove PHP code during preview' option, to be able to preview PHP pages locally.
- New feature: Added 'Set tab order' option to forms. This option can be used to quickly set the tab index of form objects.
- New feature: Added 'Site HTML' (Menu->Page->Site HTML) this allows you to set HTML for all your pages.
- New feature: Site Properties categories can now be opened indiviually. So you can set the background properties without also updating the meta tags.
- New feature: Added 'Import' and 'Copy' options to RSS feed.
- New feature: Added 'Gaussian blur' (glow) shadow effect to Shape, ClipArt and Text Art
- New feature: Added 'Optimize text for FireFox/Safari' option to text object. An attempt to display text exactly as designed in all major browsers.
- New feature: Added ability to insert custom form processing code. (useful for CC/BCC or to send another email, store to database etc)
- New feature: Added option 'Generate external CSS style sheets for page specific styles'
- New feature: Added option 'Generate single CSS style sheet for global styles'
- New feature: Added option 'Generate external JavaScript file for common code'
- New feature: Added 'Generate random background' option to captcha, this will generate a random jadded background which is more difficult to read by OCR.
- New feature: Added 'Enable text shadow' option to Captcha.
- New feature: Added new object 'Login Name' which can display the name of the logged in user (Login Tools).
- New feature: Added CAPTCHA field to Signup object
- New feature: Added button and label 'alignment' properties to change password, login, password recovery and signup objects.
- New feature: Added MySQL database support to Login Tools.
- New feature: Added 'User Redirect' object to Login Tools. Allows you to redirect the visitors to a specific page based on their user name.
- New feature: Added 'Loop', 'Autostart' and 'Play in high quality mode' properties to YouTube object.
- New feature: Added 'SetStyle' action to Events, so you can dynamically set a new style for an object.
- New feature: Added 'Don't publish' option to objects. This allows you to exclude an object's assets from being published.
- New feature: Added 'Publish pages currently opened' option in Publish dialog.
- New feature: Added 'Set Transparent Color' to image tools. Make any image transparent...
- New feature: Added Tooltips while resizing and moving objects amnd ruler guides.
- New feature: Added support for Master frames! Building website with a consistent look never has been easier! You can even automatically expand the layout if the content is larger than the content place holder!
- And many other minor fixes and improvements!

How to update from previous 6.x versions?
1. Download version 6.5 here:
2. If you already have version 6.x you can install it over your previous version. Make sure you select the same folder!

Advanced users can also download the updated files only here (no installer):

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Post by Pablo » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:59 am

More details about the new features are available in this previous released document:

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Post by Pablo » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:30 pm

The download has been updated to fix all known problems.