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Blocs 2.5.0 – Visual web-design tool.

Appked/ Developer Tools, Featured/on 2018-02-08 15:07

Blocs 2.5.0

Blocs for Mac is a fast, easy-to-use, powerful visual web-design tool that lets you create beautiful, modern websites without the need to write code. Cleverly designed to accommodate complete beginners or those familiar with web design. You will love building with Blocs.

Features
  • Designed For Simplicity – Building with Blocs is simple and fun. A clean, intuitive interface makes creating sites unbelievably quick. Simply click, select, edit and enjoy stacking blocks to build your website. Its ease of use will make you feel right at home.
  • Powerful Styling features – Behind the simplified interface of Blocs lie some of its more advanced editing features. When you are ready to get more creative with your designs, Blocs will grow with you. You set the pace.
  • Create CMS-Driven Websites – Blocs has integrated support for a range of premium (paid) and open source (free) third-party content management systems. It’s now possible to easily create powerful, dynamic websites, that can be updated and contributed to, right from your web browser.
  • Time-Saving features – Paint mode, global swatches, auto text colouring and one click animations are just a few of the playful, time saving features in Blocs. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can create a website.
  • No subscription, unlimited web sites


WHAT’S NEW

Version 2.5.0:

New
  • Added New Asset Manager
  • Added new Bric Builder developer tool
  • Enabled Developer API (Alpha)
  • Added New Extension Manager
  • Added New code input area to page settings, allows you to add code before the opening !DOC TYPE tag
  • Added Developer Console Window
  • Added project file monitor so when Blocs projects are moved or renamed outside via finder, connection to project file is maintained
  • Added ability to drag videos from Asset Manager to Bloc background
  • Added new file download interaction
  • Dragging PDF and ZIP files to the design canvas will now automatically create a download button
  • Added ability to drag CSS and JS files to page to attach them as a page header tag
  • Added ability to drag page attachments from finder to table in page settings
  • Remove max window size for Class Manager, Menu Manager and Global Swatch Manager
  • When an item is selected hitting tab now selects the ID field in the sidebar
  • Added iPhone X notch safe area support
  • Added context menu for dividers
  • Added auto play, loop, mute and ability to hide playback controls for local video files
  • Added support for auto playing Bloc background videos in Safari on MacOS Sierra +
  • Added support to drag from Photos app to Blocs
  • Added ability to drag folders onto the Asset Manager to add folder contents to project - 1st level only
  • Added ability to disable all custom Brics in a project - Used for developer debugging
  • Added bulk hosted asset import feature
  • Image URL’s added via sidebar are now automatically added to the asset library
  • Assets are now added to the current active group when being imported
  • When duplicating a Bloc to another page, the destination page will be automatically activated
  • Added function to synchronise all light box frames per gallery ID
  • Added support to drag images to thumbnail wells
  • Improved Extension Manager multi uninstall function (no longer requires confirmation for every deletion)
  • Duplicate Bloc window can now be confirmed with return key
  • Improved Blocs.js performance (replaced redundant functions with CSS alternatives)
  • Improved video file size warning. The alert now only shows when applying a video over 10MB to a background. Alert can also now be permanently hidden
  • Improved Bloc background images on mobile devices, removed redundant zoom styling
  • Added 2 new video aspect ratios 4:4 and 9:16
  • Added alt input field for carousel slides
  • Improved light box interface styling
  • Added no follow link options
  • Added logo link image subclass to subclass library
  • Minor UI refinements
Improved
  • Fixed issue that prevented page attachments being added to pages generated from page templates
  • Fixed issue that prevented page attachments being copied to duplicated pages
  • Fixed an issue with page settings changes being saved when nothing has changed
  • Fixed issues that prevented the scroll bars from showing on various scrollable tables
  • Fixed issues that caused hosted images to be labeled as local when dragged in from browser
  • Fixed issues that prevented dragging image from browser to Bloc background
  • Fixed issues that prevented replacing missing video background correctly
  • Fixed issue that caused large asset libraries (over 1K assets) to not load correctly in Assets Manager
  • Fixed a number of layout issues with mobile breakpoints
  • Fixed issue that prevented asset manager opening when video + symbol clicked
  • Fixed a number of positioning issues with drop marker when dragging assets to canvas
  • Fixed various interface styling issues
  • Fixed issue that caused default logo and favicon asset to show as missing when moving projects between Macs
  • Fixed issue that caused checkbox and radio custom classes to not show in sidebar class input field
  • Fixed issue with drop markers and objects nested within forms
  • Fixed issue with classes disappearing on radios and checkboxes (requires re application of class)
  • Fixed issue that caused Bloc groups to break when duplicating to other pages
  • Fixed issue with backgrounds being highlighted for asset drop when mouse is over empty area or an existing image
  • Fixed issue that prevented duplicating pages
  • Fixed issue that allowed bloc context menus to be accessed via the new page sheet
  • Fixed issue that prevented light box from being set to current image
  • Fixed issue that prevented save dialog after editing light box captions and closing app
  • Fixed issue that prevented nudging icons that have an interaction applied, using the keyboard shortcut
  • Fixed issue that prevented scroll to top button working in preview mode
  • Fixed issue that prevented editing checkbox and radio labels when used outside of forms
  • Fixed issue that caused checkboxes to break when editing their labels on the design canvas
  • Fixed issue that left unwanted empty area when dragging a radio item that is not nested within a form
  • Fixed issue that caused videos loaded from external drives not to show on design canvas
  • Fixed issue that caused videos settings to be wiped when replacing a video
  • Fixed issue that caused the pre-loader to hang on Safari when background videos are used
  • Fixed issue that caused the page attachments to not save correctly
  • Fixed issue that allowed multiple assets with the same name to be added to a project
  • Fixed issue that caused video thumbnail to break when dragging videos to it
  • Fixed issue that prevented ID’s being set on Check boxes and Radios
  • Fixed issue that caused fonts applied via custom classes with spaces in names on MacOS High Sierra to have double quotes in CSS output
  • Fixed issue that caused button that is hidden on Tablet or Mobile to become full width within the Blocs design environment
  • Fixed BG image export issue
  • Fixed issue that prevented dragging images to the background image well on the class editor
  • Fixed issue that caused unwanted space in preview mode, when an item is hidden on tablet and desktop
  • Fixed issue that prevented editing radio and checkbox values and group data
  • Fixed issue that prevented unsaved state being triggered when a resource is removed via the missing resources window
  • Fixed issue that caused empty broken images to be left in a project when an image resource is removed via the missing resources window
  • Fixed issue that caused large image thumbnail in new Asset Manager
  • Fixed issue that prevented importing hosted SVG files in new Asset Manager
  • Fixed various issues with dragging videos to sidebar thumbs
  • Fixed issue that prevented alert style to be set via the context menu
  • Fixed issue that prevented adding items below items nested within divs
  • Fixed issue that made it tricky to select the row on Hero Bloc 1
  • Fixed issue that caused screen flash when loading new projects on Retina screen Macs
  • Fixed issue that caused strange form types to appear in dropdown
  • Fixed issue that caused sub class library scroll to top button class to be generated wrong
  • Fixed issue prevented undo state when changing device type
  • Fixed issue with icon font search results
  • Fixed issue with full width nav bloc that caused the logo and menu to meet the edge of the screen
  • Fixed various layout issues with adding columns to rows
  • Fixed various layout issues with navigation toggle icons
  • Fixed issue that prevented the row column collapse controls showing when increasing columns from 1
  • Fixed navigation padding issue on tablet view for full screen Blocs
  • Fixed issue that preventing setting width of a div using a custom class
  • Fixed issue that caused wrong values to show in column count dropdown
  • Fixed sidebar visual glitch when selecting a div Bric


REQUIREMENTS

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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