Glossary

Anonymous Toolchain

The anonymous toolchain is a frontend toolchain variant shown to agents that are not signed in to the Boomla Platform.

Block editing mode

Block editing mode is an editing mode provided by the owner toolchain that enables file-level operations. Files on the page can be selected, copied, moved, deleted, created. One can open the contextmenu on files.

Context menu

The context menu is part of the frontend toolchain. It is a list of actions that can be triggered on a specific file, shown as a menu. It can be accessed in block editing mode by right-clicking a file on Windows or control-clicking on Mac.

Drop guide

The drop guide is shown during file placement operations (drag-and-drop, paste) to provide feedback about the placement. In particular, it highlights the target file and provides 3 possible placement directions: before, append, after. The color of the drop guide indicates whether the operation is allowed (typesafe) or not.

File Panel

The file panel is a user-interface element on some variants of the frontend toolchain showing the filesystem tree of the current website.

Frontend toolchain

The frontend toolchain is a JavaScript application injected into every Boomla website providing common editing functionality.

It has the following variants: Owner Toolchain, Visitor Toolchain, Anonymous Toolchain.

IDE

The IDE is an Integrated Development Environment which can be installed on any Boomla website as a package. It provides a filesystem navigation tool and an editor for code, file properties and file attributes.

New Panel

The new panel is a user-interface element on some variants of the frontend toolchain. It shows a collection of files that can be used as building blocks for a website.

Owner Toolchain

The owner toolchain is a frontend toolchain variant shown to the owner of a website when logged in.

Placeholder

A placeholder is a drop zone on the user interface that is routing dropped files to a specific bucket on the filesystem.

Save button

The save button is a button on the toolbar which can be used save textual changes in text editing mode.

Sidebar

The sidebar on some variants of the frontend toolchain.

Text editing mode

Text editing mode is an editing mode provided by the owner toolchain that enables text editing on the entire web page. It depends on the used apps whether they support this editing experience or not. Text changes need to be saved by the save button.

Toolbar

The Boomla toolbar that shows up on top of Boomla websites. It is part of the frontend toolchain.

Visitor Toolchain

The visitor toolchain is a frontend toolchain variant shown to agents that are signed in to the Boomla platform but are not registered on the visited website.
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