Vev Design changelog
Vev Design changelog
vev.design

Improvements & Fixes — September 2021

 

New Features

 

 

Templates are here!

We know, we know — templates have been a major request from all of you and we wanted to let you know that they are here! Next time you create a new project, you can choose to start from five templates and get started with pre-made, beautiful landing pages. 

The best part? We’ve woven in your favorite features like scrollytelling images, sticky positioning and scroll speed. 

And don't worry…there's more to come next month 😉


Also added this month:

Video Carousel: Beautifully showcase your videos in a carousel, either upload (size limit: 1GB) or embed it straight from the source. 

Image Carousel: You simply got too many awesome images that you'd like to showcase in one view? Well guess what, now you can ;) 

Isometric View: Apply a 3D transformation to a layer and rotate the layer to a specific degree in any of the three dimensional axis (x,y,z).


 

Improvements

 

 

Improved hosting

We've completely revamped our hosting UI and options to provide an even better experience.

  • Publish, upload and UNPUBLISH your site or content if needed 🎊🥳
  • Manually re-issue your SSL in the Hosting panel
  • When setting up a new hosting, write, read and delete permissions are enabled by default but can be changed
  • Made it easier to manage 301 and 302 redirects with clearer UI 👀

Enhanced Image Optimization (just like Netflix!)

Out with the old, in with the new. Vev now converts JPEGs and PNGS to the optimized AVIF and WebP image formats — which significantly improves speed & performance and consumes less cellular data.

Not sure what these new formats are? Read this to find out more.


 

Fixes

 

 

Bug fixes 🐛

Found any bugs? Make sure to report them using the chat bubble directly in the platform 🙌.


Dashboard

  • Fixed an issue with email verification when users have signed up via email/password instead of SSO
  • Fixed an issue with invoicing resulting in error downloading in certain situations

Design Editor

  • Fixed an issue with the Layer Panel which was causing elements to snap back in place when moving below the last section of a page
  • Fixed an issue with Adobe fonts set per workspace
  • Fixed an issue with custom fonts not applying in preview mode
  • Fixed an issue with updating custom font name
  • Fixed multiple issues with the Text Editor in regards to rotating text creating a second element, inline text links not functioning as expected, type tool closing unexpectedly, difficult exiting out of ordered & unordered lists, and tab spacing causing unexpected layout behavior.

Code Editor

  • Fixed an issue when writing specific syntax in widget forms.tsx which sometimes resulted in crashing the editor making it unable to open again

Content Editor

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in locked elements still displaying frame UI

Publishing

  • Fixed an issue that caused projects to show multiple staging publish endpoints
  • Fixed an issue when users published a project it would sometimes result in a long load time or even hang up with no retry option

Templates

  • Menu items in templates now carry over into new projects created from the same template
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the template owner account not being viewable sometimes in the project and dashboard

Live content

  • Fixed an issue with view height on published content
  • Fixed a load time issue that resulted in CSS styles not applying immediately

Improvements & Fixes — June 2021

 

Fixes

 

 

Bug Fixes 🐛  

  • Fixed the bug where elements were not disappearing in the layer panel when deleted

  • Fixed the bug where inputting certain pixel sizing (such as 200 or 900) resulted in the incorrect container size

  • Removing dark color in project color palette now works

  • Google Hosting Brought Down Access to the Editor, full incident report here

Improvements & Fixes — May 2021

 

Improvements

 

 

Text Editor Improvements

Great news! We’ve launched a new version of the text editor based on your feedback.

What’s new:

You asked, we listened. You’ll now be able to add super/subscripts, dropcaps and code injections in the text editor.

What’s improved:

  • Type tools such as (H1-H4, table, quote and numbered/bullet lists) have been moved to the top-bar of the editors. We found this creates an improved, frictionless UXI/UI experience.

  • Copy/paste from Google Docs is improved to make your workflow smoother (Amen!)

  • Tables have gotten easier to work with. Better table functionality and responsiveness are coming soon!

What's Next:

You tell us! We’re always working on improvements, but your opinion impacts our prioritization.

Check out our roadmap and vote for the features you’d like to see or submit your own request.

 

Fixes

 

 

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Fixed a bug where fonts did not carry over when duplicating a project or copying and pasting a section
  • Fixed a bug where in some cases the hosting dialog box did not show the full set of hosting options
  • Fixed a bug with the lazy load where videos appearing in view on page load were not affected
  • The parameter panels now stay in view and are cut off for all browser window sizes
  • Text editor indenting is now consistent! No more weird quirks in rare cases
  • Platform and content downtime, full incident report here
  • Google Firebase Brought Down Access to the Platform, full incident report here

Looking for Beta Users! Video Scroll Feature

 

New Features

 

 

Made famous by brands like Apple and The New York Times, Video Scroll is an immersive technique that controls the progress of a video through the user's scroll.

We are excited to announce that we are close to finalizing this functionality into Vev in the form of an easy-to-customize element and section 🎉🎊.

Check out Video Scroll in Vev

We are currently looking for beta users, if you're interested reach out to us on Discord or email us at hello@vev.design.

New UI is live!

 

Improvements

 

 

A brand new user interface for the Design Editor

We have made some pretty significant changes to the layout of our Design Editor.

You will now find the toolbar as a horizontal top bar instead of the vertical left as it was previously. We have done this to declutter the editor to make it more spacious and intuitive.

What's changed?

  • Contextual tools: are found in the center of the toolbar. Which tools you see depends on the objects selected

  • Main Components [Beta]: Any time you make a change to a Main Component, it updates all the component’s instances automatically. This will save you time on repetitive work, speed up your design workflow, and make maintenance and collaboration easier, while also improving your site’s performance

  • Bundle drag: Has been added to objects on the canvas, and comes in two modes:

  • Use the icon at the top of an object’s frame to simultaneously move the object and everything below the top of the selected object

  • Use the icon at the bottom to move everything below the bottom of the selected object’s frame while simultaneously stretching the selected object

  • Forking Vev Components: In the Code Editor, You now have the possibility to make a copy of a Vev Component that allows you to freely experiment with it without affecting the original

  • Widgets have been renamed to Elements to remove confusion, as “widgets” is typically used for extra functionality

  • The Add Menu has gotten a makeover with an all-new layout with categories

  • Addons are now a contextual tool

  • The Vev Store is gone, but don’t worry: The library has been moved into the Add Menu. You no longer have to install a package, as they’re all readily available for use

  • Pages have also gotten a new look and feel to it with a new overview layout

  • The Code Editor has been moved into the editor

  • Components and FormData now preview directly in the Code Editor