So far during this beta period we have received a ton of feedback regarding functionality and had dozens of bugs reported. We are constantly fixing bugs, and today started implementing a much improved blog interface.
It is currently still in its early stages but we're confident you will find it much easier to edit and create posts.
We have also made some design changes to the way component specific actions are displayed. Sitting above components that can be edited (such as the Blog, Gallery, Poll, and Form), you will now see a set of buttons that perform certain actions. This keeps consistency across all components by not changing the look of the static options on the right (Delete, Settings, Move).
Previously in the blog component, when clicking 'New Post', a panel would slide out with fields for editing the title, enabling comments, and more. We felt this was disconnected from the actual content itself.
Now clicking "New Post" will take you to a form that lets you write your entire post, save its contents and publish it. When you have unpublished posts, a 'Drafts' button will appear with a number next to it which indicates the number of unpublished posts. Clicking on this will take you to a listing of drafts which you can edit or remove etc.
We feel this type of interaction with components feels intuitive and fast and look forward to seeing what you think.
Our final design goal is to have panels (that slide out from the sides of the screen) for global settings only, modal dialogs for component settings, and in-line editing for everything else. This should bring a great deal of consistency to the Jigsoar interface.
Currently the Blog is the first component to follow this rule, and we will be making similiar changes to the Gallery, Poll and other components very soon. As well as this, new components such as Slideshow and a standalone image component are currently being developed.
We're also working on drag and drop uploading using HTML5, and changing the way users add and delete components on their page.
Gerwin Van Royen | Jigsoar Developer
Jigsoar is a platform for anyone that wants the freedom to hand-code their web designs without limitation, while still having the benefit of a powerful content management system powering their sites.
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Jigsoar is now in beta testing, visit jigsoar.com to request an invite and test it out!