October 6th, 2006
GUI Design Studio version 2.2 will be released next Tuesday (10 October 2006). It’s a little later than we’d initially planned but we wanted to make sure it was well tested and as robust as possible before release.
With so many users finding new ways to use the tool, we encountered a few behavioural hiccups with certain aspects of component design usage that needed to be fixed, particularly when you start layering component storyboards within each other!
Version 2.2 now fully supports International language text on designs. If you need to design for a right-to-left language such as Arabic or Hebrew, right-alignment and full mirroring is supported for all appropriate elements. We’ll post some examples of this next week.
The most notable new feature is the ability to use any font for all text based elements. In addition, the new default font preference, when used in conjunction with the look and feel preferences, opens up an interesting way to switch between the ‘final’ look of a design and a ‘wireframe mockup’. There are new sections in the User Manual to explain all of this.
With some further minor fixes and tweaks, version 2.2 has been significant in creating an even more robust platform for new feature development.