A better editing experience

2019-05-29

We have released a new version of the Frontend Toolchain for a greatly improved editing experience.

A video is worth 1000 words, so here it goes:

List of changes

Here is a list of changes as a quick reference:

Frontend Toolchain

  • new Block mode instead of icons
    • toggle by hotkey
    • to exit Block mode, you can also press Esc or click a blank area
    • highlighter shows what can be selected
    • grab selected files anywhere for dragging
    • the mouse cursor will indicate if dropping will move / copy / do nothing
    • right click for the contextmenu
    • block selection mode:
    • bottom-up by default - the deepest file under the mouse will be selected
    • double-click to select elements higher up in the hierarchy
    • you can switch to top-down mode to select the top-most element first and drill downwards on double-click
    • delete files by hitting the Delete key on your keyboard
    • select multiple files via Ctrl-click
    • the contextmenu is supported on multiple files
    • you can move them around with the mouse, press Ctrl to copy
    • Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V are supported for selected files
    • Ctrl+V starts pasting the selection, use the drop guide for finishing the paste operation
  • on/off switch
  • file upload: the toolchain must be turned on
  • Text mode
    • autosave
    • explicitely save/discard changes
    • upon reload, the page scroll position and your cursor focus are restored
    • improved feedback: some text blocks support formatting, others don’t
  • the New Panel and the File Panel are now on individual tabs on the Sidebar
  • Version tab removed, access from the Control Panel
  • new button: temporarily remove toolchain
  • profile image instead of your name

IDE

  • the IDE is now a generic package you can install
  • clicking the IDE will ask you to install it if it is not yet installed
  • you can now use undo/redo within the IDE
  • you can now use the New Panel within the IDE
  • use Block mode for file operations

Cheers,