GUI Design Studio 2.3 Released

March 9th, 2007

We’re pleased to announce that GUI Design Studio version 2.3 has now been released and is available for immediate download. If you’ve already tried a previous version then check your email today for download instructions otherwise please request a trial.

There’s a host of new features in this version, including:

  • Enhancements for Web application design
    • Web ElementsNew Web elements: Web Tabs, Web Panels, Web Button, Text Link List, Image Placeholder, Greeked Text
    • New navigation types: “Replace Top Window” for Web page navigation (and other uses) with “Back” and “Forward” support.
    • New event triggers for dynamic effects: “Mouse Enter”, “Mouse Leave” and “Mouse Over”.
    • A new “Browser” mode for the Simulator that features a simple browser bar and other features that better suit Web designs. This mode can be switched on and off.
      Browser Mode Simulator
    • Thumbnail components for a compact visualisation of navigation links.
      Component Thumbnails
    • Plus further enhancements to existing elements to make them more adaptable to Web application use.
  • Other enhancements
    • Component OverridesNew component overrides that allow you to use a component design and customise it by changing the properties of any element within it. This greatly enhances the reuse of components.
    • Increased performance when using graphics and icons on larger projects to eliminate related system resource issues and speed up load time of graphic intensive designs.
    • Plus various tweaks and bug fixes to other elements and features including the Icon Express icon editor.

We love to hear your comments and suggestions so give the new version a whirl and let us know what you think!


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