Freeway 6.0 Release Notes

31st of January, 2013

IMPORTANT: Note that some fixes described below refer to problems on specific operating systems or unique configurations only, and are unlikely to have adversely affected the user experience of the majority of our users. Should you encounter unexpected behavior at any time, please contact Softpress Support who will be able to advise further.

Summary of New Features and Enhancements:
  • HTML5 (new)
  • HTML5 semantic elements (new)
  • HTML5 form input types (new)
  • Form labels (new)
  • Stylable forms (new)
  • Grouped checkboxes (new)
  • Advanced CSS3 box shadows (new)
  • Advanced CSS3 text shadows (new)
  • HTML item opacity (new)
  • Automatic form handler script (new)
  • Easily add HTML5 video and audio (new)
  • Add visitor comments (new)
  • Multiple Google Maps markers (new)
  • Modern code generation (enhanced)
  • External stylesheets (enhanced)
  • Email newsletter creation (enhanced)
  • CSS based layouts (enhanced)
  • Flexible CSS layouts (enhanced)
  • Manual and automatic inflow layouts (enhanced)
  • Forms (enhanced)
  • Add Flash video (enhanced)
  • Google Maps (enhanced)
  • Add Paypal Buy Now and Donate buttons (enhanced)
  • Create links to Maps application (iOS) (enhanced)
  • Mobile redirects (phone and tablet) (enhanced)
Release Notes:
NEW FEATURES
  • Freeway uses id selectors for CSS positioning
  • Background images can be tiled and positioned separately
  • The accessibility report now allows you to set page titles for pages which were set to Untitled
  • Non-CSS inflow boxes with undefined width have flexible or fixed width
  • Keyboard shortcut for Scale and Trim, changed shortcut for Scale and Pad
  • Freeway converts extended min/max values in old documents into real min/max values
  • Added Streetview to the Google Maps Action
  • The Paypal Action now allows visitors to choose a price and quantity from within their cart (where applicable)
  • Background images can be positioned using pixels or percentages (in addition to Left/Center/Right etc.)
  • Page style sheets
  • Added a LinkedIn Share Button Action
  • Custom graphics can now be used in the Paypal Action
  • Added a loop option to the FLV Player Action
  • The Paypal Action now has an "Open in new window" option
  • Multiple markers can be added to Google Maps using the Google Maps Marker Action
  • Added the Visitor Comments Action
  • Added an option to the AddThis Action to disable AddThis and third party cookies
  • Added the Send Form Action
  • Added the Video Extras Action
  • The required flag is supported for all applicable form input items
  • Added an IE8 compatibility option
  • Freeway Express creates HTML5 pages
  • Freeway Express supports text shadows
  • The iPhone Redirect Action (renamed Mobile Redirect) now detects more than just iOS devices
  • The Create Email Action now checks for common email service provider tags before making links absolute
CRASHES AND ERRORS
  • Fixed a crash undoing deletion of an in-flow with a child
  • Fixed a crash after ungrouping an item on the master page
  • Fixed a crash saving a document with font variations after font substitution
OUTPUT
  • In-flow graphics in a GIF paragraph are now output correctly
  • Characters are now escaped correctly in the values of form elements. PHP/ASP code is left alone
  • & characters are now correctly encoded when they appear in the title attribute of a link
  • Fixed a republish problem with combined graphics (half-fixed in Freeway 5)
  • 3gp movies now have the QuickTime Inspector panel. The correct mime type is now output for movie and sound media
  • Fixed a bug that caused text to be clipped on output in inflow boxes on pages with padding (in Freeway Express)
  • Setting "None" for the language of text will now correctly output "unknown" fixing a validation error
  • The @ symbol is no longer escaped in hyperlinks so URLs with a user name now work
  • Freeway now correctly escapes & characters in meta tags
  • Links containing
  • Fixed a table-layout problem that could cause over-complicated and invalid layouts
  • Freeway allows minimized attributes to be added using the Extended Attributes dialog
TEXT AND STYLES
  • Freeway sets the language for Japanese text to Japanese (not English)
  • Text in the second item of a flow no longer moves down to account for the descent of the previous line
  • Changing the margins for an in-flow table now correctly recalculates the text
  • The text direction is automatically set when typing Right to Left text
  • When typing Right to Left text the alignment is automatically set to Right aligned
  • Freeway now automatically sets a language for text typed
  • The spell checker no longer ignores words when text begins with a quote
  • Table header text is displayed centred and bold
IMPORT
  • It is now possible to drag pages and folders from the site panel into the page view of another document
ACTIONS
  • Added some styling to the Create Email output for better compatibility with Hotmail
  • The Amazon Associates Action now passes Strict validation
  • Fixed an publishing issue when switching between certain values in the Paypal Button Action
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Sequence Timer from working locally when Google AdSense was being used on the same page
  • The Language parameter in the Facebook Actions no longer resets itself
  • Updated the iOS fallback code for the FLV Player Action to use the HTML5 video element
  • Fixed an issue with the language selection for the Tweet Button Action
  • The Fieldset Action now works correctly for layer and inflow items
  • CSS Menus Action IE6 compatibility JavaScript will now be output to an external file
  • Updated the list of countries in the Country List Action and fixed an issue with editing the list of countries after previous edits
  • Added a 100% width table to the Create Email Action output to fix page background issues in some email clients
  • Removed the following Actions: Target Group Timer, Popup Window, Self-closing Popup Window, Photo Frame, No Cache, Director
ACTION DEVELOPMENT
  • "html5" and "xhtml5" are now available for action-appliesto and the fwIsXHTML property has been added to fwPage
OTHER
  • Page titles and stylesheet titles now appear in the menu when they start with a minus
  • Fixed a problem where Use Master Settings could result in an in-flow item inside a map area
  • Fixed a problem where setting Use Master Content could result in an in-flow item inside a map area
  • Corrected the terminology in the Meta Tags dialog to show "Content" instead of "Value"
  • Fixed an issue with undoing layer item inset changes
  • Clicking in a box and removing the selection without typing anything no longer turns off Use Master Content
  • Fixed a problem with setting widths of table cells with row spans
  • Fixed a problem with width changes in a table cell with a row span
  • Fixed a problem where table cells with a row-span get incorrect widths and stick out from the table
  • Clicking the height button several times no longer results in a height of 1
  • An extra paragraph is no longer added when a carriage return is entered before a block item
  • Text is no longer invisible when pasting white text into a markup dialog (styling is now ignored)
  • Pasting now works when the Hyperlinks dialog is called up from the Links popup on the window
  • Fixed a problem where children of inline items on the master were not updated on the instance
  • Menu items (eg preferences) are no longer enabled when the Hyperlinks dialog is called up from the link popup at the bottom of the window
  • The margin bounds for block items with overflowed text are now correct.
  • Fixed a problem where dragging an in-flow item down would place it at the beginning of the parent item
  • HTML items can no longer be pasted as children of graphic items
  • Custom padding and wrap-margins are no longer available for path items
  • A progress bar appears when checking images prior to publishing
  • Fixed a problem where items overlapped by an item didn't recalculate when it shrank
  • Fixed a bug could make it impossible to sketch CSS layers on a page if it had in the past been set to HTML3.2.
  • Fixed an issue with color label name preferences not being preserved after quitting Freeway
  • Freeway calculates flexible width correctly for boxes that contain multiple floated items
  • Freeway no longer publishes duplicate style sheets
  • Fixed a drawing problem in inflow boxes with undefined height
  • The MobileMe volume name updates when entering username into the Document Setup dialog
  • Freeway avoids HTML-dirtying overlapping layer items unnecessarily
  • Graphics Preview works correctly for images with alpha
  • Fixed a problem that occurred with a child layer item when setting a bottom-aligned parent layer to have undefined height
  • Freeway constrains layer items with minimum height to their content
  • Bottom-aligned items which have a table-positioned child shrink correctly when set to have undefined height
  • Top-aligned items which have a bottom-aligned table-positioned child shrink correctly when set to have undefined height
  • Editing names in the site panel by option-clicking on them no longer allows Unicode text entry
  • The code for calculating graphic background colours is no longer called multiple times during publishing and graphic preview
  • Freeway uses the correct background colour for JPEGs (broken in Freeway 5)
  • Fixed a bug where modifications to a master graphic were not applied to instances
  • Items are not HTML-dirtied by inserting a text cursor
  • Items with a sliced background and margin are output correctly on IE6-compatible pages
  • Actions that publish files no longer cause pages to be republished continually
  • Table-positioned items that are on the pasteboard or set to not publish do not affect the layout of other items
  • Fixed a crash that occurred while resampling small scaled-down graphics
  • Non-inflow children of inflow items from master pages can have master elements
  • Non-inflow children of inflow items from master pages don't get deleted after changes to the master items
  • Non-inflow children of inflow items that are derived from a master page don't lose their content and settings
  • Freeway doesn't crash if an action-itemref parameter is set to false
  • Graphic content is not deleted from an instance item when a master item is deleted
  • The "Height can shrink" setting is no longer lost from old documents
  • Freeway doesn't allow zero-width/height items to be drawn
  • Duplicating folders doesn't discard master/instance links for items and pagedivs
  • Sketched form items are initialized with the correct name (or value in the case of radio buttons)
  • id selectors in are correctly imported from CSS stylesheets
  • Fixed a crash that occurred after clearing a pass-through graphic and undoing
  • Standalone Actions with sliced backgrounds output their content correctly (in the middle slice)
  • Freeway does not create master pages that are set to "use master encoding" when pages are pasted into the master section of the Site panel
  • Automatic encoding is output as UTF8 for HTML 4 Transitional
  • File parameters on master Actions are updated correctly
  • Freeway HTML-dirties overlapping items when a table-positioned item grows to fit its content
  • Items pasted into a parent item on a master page don't appear at the wrong position on instance pages
  • Instances of layer items don't grow when children are pasted on a master page
  • Padding is output for inflow non-CSS HTML boxes
  • Table-positioned graphics within an inflow HTML box with padding aren't cropped on output
  • Items don't grow to maximum width when a child inflow is set to clear left
  • Items whose sizes are defined by insets are given widths and heights when they are pasted as inflows
  • Freeway no longer crashes when pasting a page when no master page exists
  • The Eolas workaround can be turned off for Java applets
  • Items with padding don't grow in size when undoing change to HTML page level
  • The dimensions of form items are updated on instance pages if the size of a master item is changed
  • Incompatible HTML features are changed on instance pages if the HTML level of a master page is changed
  • Selection handles are displayed correctly after undoing a drag to an HTML 3.2 page
  • Freeway doesn't display deleted inline items when dragging
  • Fixed a style problem that could cause characters following an inline graphic to be badly spaced
  • Text edit fields in the edit styles dialog no longer cause Freeway to crash if the user switches focus away from Freeway with a text field as a target.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Relative Page Layout problems when empty paragraphs were placed on the same page as form items
  • Use Master Settings is turned off when an item's parent grows
  • The drawing of the toolbar icons in Mountain Lion reflects the colour of the css layout button state.
  • An ancestor with padding doesn't grow too much when child content grows
  • Layers are not wrongly constrained by padding when they are moved
  • Fixed a situation in which table-positioned boxes shrank to be smaller than their content when Use Master Settings was turned on
  • Undo group on master page removes the group item on instance pages
  • Freeway can import comma/tab/space-delimited files that don't have a TEXT file type
  • Freeway displays page titles correctly when View Titles is selected
  • Paragraph structure is not corrupted after backspacing over an inflow HTML box and undoing
  • The height of a flowed item is restored if the second item in the flow is deleted and the deletion is undone
  • Slant values are set and displayed correctly in the Edit Style dialog
  • Negative slant values are not changed to zero in the Edit Style dialog
  • Paragraph structure isn't corrupted after inserting an inflow HTML item over a carriage return
  • Paragraph structure isn't corrupted after pasting an inflow HTML item
  • Freeway doesn't try to delete locked items
  • Fixed an issue with the page title not updating correctly in the Actions palette for the Tweet Button Action
  • HTML table-positioned child items don't punch through a parent's background image or graphic effect
  • Creating guides no longer causes a crash of cutting and pasting within create guides dialog.
  • Fixed a problem involving Actions that could cause pages to be republished every time
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when deleting a master page
  • Freeway uses a simpler system for renaming files to prevent clashes
  • Meta tags, form fields, and page extended attributes don't become detached from their master page
  • Page markup doesn't get detached from the master page
  • Freeway outputs submit images without div wrappers
  • Pressing return with a markup item selected will display the markup dialog.
  • Custom iPhoto Import removed from Freeway as system now provides same functionality.
  • MobileMe removed as an upload option.
  • The iPhone section in the document setup dialog has been renamed to Mobile.
  • Text fields default to CSS width, text areas default to CSS width and height
  • HTML 3.2 has been removed from Freeway 6
  • The default browser compatibility level is now IE7
  • Freeway Pro defaults to HTML5 for new documents

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