08 Nov Iteration 2023.05
We are constantly making Hubert better.
Here are some of the most notable features and improvements that we have made to Hubert since last release.
New language options added to Tina
We’ve added French and German translations to the Tina app, so you can use it without any barriers.
The change of application names
With the new update comes a name change within our application to enhance clarity and consistency:
1. The name Content Selector has been updated to Hubert CMS, reflecting its core functionality.
2. For Phoboss Controls, we have rebranded it as Phoboss DAM in both the application and the Trampoline to better align with its purpose.
Photo Corrector – download and upload progress indicator
To the Photo Corrector application, we’ve added a download and upload process indicator. While processing, there will be a window with the percentage of progress on the screen.
Photos in Visualisations
In the most recent version we’ve included the ability to add photo previews to visualizations in Hubert CMS. The previews are given via Halina’s website. An option to return a link to Halina to the prefetch selector has been added. Thanks to this, you are able to show photos in visualizations.
In the Visualization Editor, we’ve added another way of visualizing the field – as an image in the URL field.
After selecting a new visualization method, a panel with additional formatting options appears:
Alt – with the ability to use macros referring to other fields (e.g. %selection-name%)
Margin: left, right, top, bottom
Note that the Additional CSS class also works on the photo, but the parameters given above (which can be left blank) would be overridden.
Templates and Frames Manager: The Progression Beyond Mark Silverlight
This Edward’s update brings several key enhancements and integration of valuable features from our previous platform, Silverlight version of Mark. In this release, we aim to optimise your design workflow and provide an even more comprehensive toolset. Here’s what’s new:
1. Frame Manager Palette:
The Frame Manager functionality from the Silverlight version of Mark has been integrated into Edward as a dedicated palette. This feature enables you to manage your frames more efficiently and effectively. Although the functions related to macro mockups have undergone a slight transformation, all their capabilities have been retained, with some of them now being managed by the Plugin.
2. Streamlined Frame Tagging:
In the new Frame Manager, you can mark frames as one of four types:
– Regular Frames: These are standard frames with no special significance in the system. You can easily reset selected frames to their regular state.
– Link Frames: These frames are linked to Hubert, and now, the Current/Layout mode switches automatically based on the page context. No need for manual mode selection. We’ve also introduced the Selma checkbox, instead of a separate tab.
– Bounding Frames: These frames surround snippet elements in dynamic layouts.
– Placeholder Frames: These frames designate places where dynamic layout elements can be placed, complete with their parameters and options.
3. Multi-frame Editing:
You can now edit multiple selected frames simultaneously, streamlining your editing workflow. Specify which frame parameters should be changed for multiple frames with ease.
4. Copy/Paste Properties:
Copy the properties of a frame and apply them to another frame. Paste all properties or select individual properties for added flexibility in your design work.
5. Improved User Interface:
We’ve maintained the order of options and ensured that the web version of Edward displays approximately the same number of properties as the Silverlight version of Mark. This minimizes scrolling and enhances your overall user experience.
6. Enhanced Link Tab:
– The Current/Layout mode now switches automatically based on the page context.
– SuperPhil option has changed label, from now on you can find it under Auto-fit.
– The Auto-fit button with the Config label opens a modal window for inserting inline options, enhancing the user experience.
7. Macros for Convenience:
In Master Label and Content you can select values from the macro list, improving convenience in your design projects. The mechanism for adding macros using shortcuts is still available.
8. New Features in the Plugin:
Within the plugin, we’ve introduced several valuable features:
– Show/Hide Frames of Various Types: Similar to MARK, you can easily show or hide frames, improving frame management.
– Parenting Frames: Organise your frames more effectively by using the parenting frames feature.
– Additional Document Properties: Set a common segment path for all frames, enhancing document organisation.
– Update All Labels: Simplify label updates across your project with the “Update All Labels” feature.
– Clean Labels: Keep your labels neat and organised.
– Add Macros: Insert macros into your designs with added convenience.
– Palettes for Spread and Article Properties: Access palettes with properties specific to spreads and articles, enhancing your design capabilities.
Mark – Opener Template Management Panel Integration
We are pleased to announce a significant update to Mark, which includes the integration of the Opener Template Management Panel for websites. This addition will streamline your workflow and enhance the way you manage Opener macros. Here’s what you can expect in this release:
1. Specialised File Manager:
We’ve introduced a dedicated Opener Template Management Panel within Mark. This panel serves as a specialised file manager for Opener macros, offering efficient and intuitive management of your Opener templates.
2. New Panel Layout:
The Opener Template Management Panel will now be separate from the library and configuration file management panels. Product context is provided by the Product Manager application, ensuring a clear and organised workspace. We are transferring the area enclosed by the red rectangle.
3. Tree View:
On the left side of the panel, you’ll find a tree view. This tree reflects the configuration of the selected product and includes the following nodes:
– Published Files: A collective node that displays the history of all file publications for a given configuration.
– Publications: This node organises the published files.
– Workspace: The workspace node provides a dedicated space for graphic designers to prepare mockups before publication. It allows for the creation of any folder structure to meet your specific needs.
4. File List:
On the right side, you will find a list of files within the selected location marked in the panel. This list makes it easy to view and manage your Opener templates.
5. Operation Toolbar:
In the toolbar and context menu, you will find a list of operations that can be performed on the selected file/files. This includes a range of functionalities to streamline your Opener template management tasks.
6. Removal of “Open in Mark” Option:
Since we no longer assume the need to open mockups in any way other than InDesign, the “Open in Mark” option has been removed.
This update is designed to provide a more focused and efficient way to manage Opener templates within Mark. The integrated Opener Template Management Panel offers a seamless experience, improving your productivity and organisation.
Product Manager Application Integration
With the newest release we’e introducing a new feature that involves the integration of certain configuration panels into a dedicated Product Manager application. This integration aims to streamline and simplify product-related tasks, making them more accessible and organised. Here’s an overview of the proposed changes:
– The new Product Manager application features a clean and intuitive layout.
– On the left side, instead of icons, we display module names for editing product properties.
– Similar to the current PeDo layout, there is a foldable panel with products.
– A work panel will be available for performing various product-related tasks.
In this new application, we’ve incorporated a Template module. It enables the management of Opener mockups, making it easier to work with templates. In the next iteration we would also like to add the Libraries and Configuration Files modules.
As part of this feature, we relocated the aforementioned modules from their current locations into the new Product Manager application. This move is designed to centralise product-related functions, making it more convenient for users to access and manage their product properties.
We look forward to the continued improvement and convenience that this feature will bring to your product management tasks.
Masked Crops with Graphic Definitions
We’ve reached a significant update to our cropping functionality in the form of Masked Crops with graphic definitions. In this new version, we are changing the way users can define their cropping areas. Now, you can simply upload a mask from your file and don’t worry about the measurements. Note that the Phoboss API version has to be set to v3.
- Flip: Users can choose whether to allow flipping photos while cropping (Allowed/Not Allowed).
- Forbidden Zone: Users can decide if they allow the fallback option (Forbidden Fallback Allowed- checked/unchecked) when it’s impossible to crop in the allowed or non-preferred area.
This new feature offers enhanced control and flexibility in defining cropping areas, ensuring that the most important elements in your photos are preserved while allowing for optional variations.
Enhancement: Image Size Limitation for High-Resolution Photos
This new functionality enhancement allows you to limit not only the file size in kilobytes (KB) but also the file size in pixels. This feature provides you with greater control over the resolution of your photos, ensuring they meet your specific requirements. Here’s how the revised “Quality and Size” section will look:
Quality and Size:
In this section, you can set parameters for limiting the resolution of the resulting photo. There are three key parameters:
1. Enable Pixel Size Limit: This option determines whether the resolution limiting feature is enabled. By default, it is disabled, and the other two controls are also disabled.
2. Max Width (px): Specify the maximum number of pixels horizontally for the resulting photo (optional, can be left empty).
3. Max Height (px): Specify the maximum number of pixels vertically for the resulting photo (optional, can be left empty).
Note: If the “Enable Pixel Size Limit” option is enabled, at least one of the “Max Width (px)” or “Max Height (px)” fields must be filled in.
How It Works:
The operation of this feature is as follows:
– If only one of the “Max Width (px)” or “Max Height (px)” fields is filled, when generating the photo, the system checks whether the width or height exceeds this limit. If it does, the photo is scaled down proportionally to fit within this limit.
– If both “Max Width (px)” and “Max Height (px)” fields are filled, when generating the photo, the system checks whether the photo fits within the defined rectangle of “Max Width (px)” by “Max Height (px).” If it does, the photo is scaled down proportionally to fit within this rectangle.
Important Note: If both the “Enable Pixel Size Limit” and “Enable KB Size Limit” options are selected, the system first scales the photo to the pixel limit and then scales it further to meet the KB limit.
This enhancement provides you with fine-grained control over the resolution and file size of your photos, ensuring they meet your specific needs and constraints. We believe this feature will significantly improve your experience when handling high-resolution photos.
Language feature None in the Photo Selectors
To enable optimal migration of old photoselections, we’ve added the None option (meaning that the language feature has not been set) to the Language feature overrides in the Levels tab.
Mapper Editor Migration to Web – Turbocharged Performance
We’re thrilled to unveil the latest update to our Mapper Editor, now migrated to the web for a seamlessly enhanced experience. You can now find it in the System Manager’s Mappers tab. While the overall application retains its familiar look and functionality, the standout feature of this release is the remarkable improvement in speed and performance.
1. Migration to Web: The Mapper Editor has successfully transitioned to the web, providing users with the flexibility and accessibility to edit mappers from any device with ease.
2. Familiar User Interface: The web version maintains similar interface with an update to more modern design. It contains all the features of the the previous version, ensuring a smooth transition for existing users.
3. Lightning-Fast Performance: The most notable change comes in the form of unparalleled speed. Every action, from loading to editing, is now executed at an impressive speed, enhancing your overall efficiency.
4. Instant Responsiveness: The web version guarantees an instant response to your commands, allowing for quicker navigation between sections and seamless editing of mapper fields.
5. Boosted Productivity: With the substantial improvement in speed and responsiveness, users can accomplish tasks more swiftly, contributing to heightened productivity.
We’ve implemented the layout of the other tabs. The left side of the screen now hosts a streamlined list of mappers, providing quick access to your mapping projects for efficient management. On the toolbar above you can use the following options: refresh, save all, add, undo and collapse/expand all.
Enhanced Editing Experience in the right side tabs:
- Basic Properties: Now easily accessible on the right side, the Basic Properties tab includes essential information such as ID, name, type, language, and more for swift and organized reference.
- Fields: Dive into the specifics with the Fields tab, offering detailed insights into the basic properties of each field and a dedicated tab for selectors.
- Sort: Introducing the Sort tab with a user-friendly drag-and-drop sorting option, providing a seamless way to arrange and prioritize your data effortlessly.
- Versions: The Versions tab facilitates effective version management, allowing you to track and organize different iterations of your mappers effortlessly.
- Permissions: Manage access and control with the Permissions tab, ensuring secure collaboration and data integrity.
- Usage: Gain valuable insights into the usage of your mappers with the Usage tab, offering a comprehensive overview of where and how your mapping projects are utilized.