November 29th, 2007
We’re pleased to announce that GUI Design Studio version 2.4 has now been released and is available for immediate download. If you’ve already tried a previous version or subscribed to our newsletter then check your email for download instructions, otherwise please request a trial.
GUI Design Studio version 2.4 is now Vista compatible with changes that include:
- Documentation Generation
- Now you can add rich, formatted descriptions to all of your design elements.
- Generate specification documentation that describes your entire project or just a section of it. Formats include RTF and PDF:
And hyperlinked HTML:
- Create update documentation that includes only the designs that have changed since the last documentation was generated, saving time and resources.
- Built-in spell checker available for UK and US English (with Spanish available on request).
- Documentation translation files available for many languages.
- Popup Annotations
- Element descriptions appear in a popup tool-tip window within the design editor and, optionally, during prototype simulation.
- This helps to convey your design intentions more quickly and easily for faster feedback and clarification of business rules.
- Improved File Performance
- Design documents now open and save faster with greatly improved performance across a local area network (LAN) drive.
- Loading heavily interlinked designs (such as Web Applications) used to be a bit slow. Not any more! All designs now load quickly and, in some cases, over 100 times faster than in previous versions, making you more productive.
- Other Enhancements
- Transparency is now supported in GIF and PNG image files for greater design flexibility and better support for custom elements.
- Changes made to a component design are now instantly visible in other designs (in most cases) without having to manually refresh.
- Plus lots of other tweaks and bug fixes.
As always, we’d love to hear your comments and suggestions so grab yourself a copy of the new version and let us know what you think!