September 2022 | Undo Co-edit, Vertical Alignment
September 2022 brings two new features to Beefree SDK.
- Vertical Align. Columns within a single row can now be aligned along a vertical axis. This feature helps users design rows with unevenly sized columns.
- Co-edit: Undo/redo for single-user sessions. Users can now undo/redo actions while logged into a co-editing section, even if they are the only user logged in at the time. This feature also allows users to work collaboratively if additional users join the session.
Description of Changes
This feature is available for all builders on all plans.
The Vertical Align property improves the readability and layout of the content displayed. It controls how elements are lined up when set next to each other.
Users now have more control over the arrangement of elements in multi-column designs, which results in an improved user experience. Vertical Align eliminates the need for workarounds when content is unevenly distributed in rows.
Users may select from top, middle, or bottom alignment options to align the content in any row containing two or more columns.
Reason for Change
Take the example of a two-column row. In one column, there is an image, and in the other column, there is text Often, the content in each row will have different heights. This may cause unwanted space below the column with less content.
The entire row will always inherit the height of the taller column. If the image is not as tall as the text in the other column, the text content will take up the entire height of the row. However, the image sits near the top of the row with a lot of white space beneath it. This is because, previously, all content was top-aligned by default.
With this new feature, users can select middle align to create an equal amount of space above and below the image. If they would rather the image renders at the bottom boundary of your row, you can select bottom align.
To enable this feature, log in to the Developer Portal and go to Dashboard > Application details > Application configuration. This feature is disabled by default.
For further information on host application configuration, see Advanced Permissions.
Co-edit: Undo/redo for single-user sessions
This feature is available to all builders on Superpowers plan and above.
The undo/redo for single-user sessions update aims at improving the single-user experience during a co-editing session while being open to collaborative editing as more users join.
This update enables the history and undo/redo options if one user is in the session.
The undo/redo buttons will behave as follows based on how many users are logged into the session.
Reason for Change
Previously, during a co-editing session, users could use the undo/redo feature only for changes applied to the current piece of content they were editing. Once they selected another piece of content, previous edits could not be changed.
This feature responds to customer requests for the ability to use the undo option and see the complete history of changes while working on designs alone.
This feature is enabled by default if co-editing is enabled.
For more information, see Co-editing.