We have redesigned the skeletal loaders with the best UX practices in mind to improve the overall user experience of the product. The new skeletal loader will be displayed when opening the editor.
We have made several improvements and bug fixes to the "open project" modal in the editor, including:
We have resolved several issues that were encountered when users tried to update their password through the account settings page, including:
The split mode was not functioning properly, particularly in vertical split mode where the screen was getting cropped on one half of the screen. This issue has been fixed.
The Angular version is upgraded to the latest version i.e V14
We have made optimizations to improve the performance of database queries.
While importing a .docx file, the images aren't uploaded to the Squibler Editor. The issue has been fixed with the following limitations -
The following label has been changed from Rename to Rename Project.
Currently, the default graphql endpoint, i.e /graphql is in use, which is not good in terms of security purposes, so it has been changed to a non-default one.
The Cut, Copy and Delete options under the edit menu are disabled when no text in the editor has been selected.
Renamed the label from Rename to Rename project to help users understand what it would exactly rename and Made the project label editable after clicking on it.
Removed the Editor, Board, and List view with the Elements window
Currently, after the session expiry, the dashboard is visible with an empty list of projects, and the user cannot create and load Projects. To fix that, users would now be redirected to the login page in such a scenario.
The last item in the list would be partially hidden
When user clicks on the Open project under File in an editor window, a modal pops up, which is non-functional and unresponsive. The cross doesn't close the modal, there is no way to close this modal, and no projects are being displayed.
The new Elements is a completely redesigned features of the older version. Some of the major changes included are -
When there are multiple projects in the trash, it would load very slowly or even it times it would freeze the application. It was found that it was happening because all of the items are being loaded at once. Pagination with infinite scroll has been implemented to resolve this issue.
Having the dotted lines in the folder makes sense to separate files but it wasn’t making much sense in files.
Cloned projects are getting added to the bottom of the list. If the list is too long users wouldn't even know that the clone has been created or not. Along with that contents and other relevant details such as owner name, last modified are being missed out. It now gets added on top along with fixes for the other bugs
The increase in performance can be seen in the following -
Note: Application Performance is inversely varying with the User Data - App Performance Decrease as User Data Increases
Previously when creating new files and folder creation is was getting added non-uniformly at any places. Sometimes on the top, or in-between files or even towards the end. Now considering the best UX practices and to maintain the uniformity new items would be placed towards the end
Here are some UI issue in the right side bar from the editor window which were occurring only in the Safari browser
Both of these issues has been fixed
When users create new draft or open any project, multiple new projects were created automatically and was getting populated in the dashboard. This issue has been fixed
When a folder contains little to no contents within it, the editable page area was getting cropped off. It has been now fixed and covers the whole height
When switching from day mode to night mode while in a folder view, the consecutive files were getting milaligned.
In Squibler the font size appears tiny despite having similar font style and size as compared to any other editor. This issue has been fixed and now the font sizes are comparable to any other writing product
There are too many segment events that are triggered falsely or inaccurately. It was contributing hugely to the amount of bad data being collected. Along with that being mindful of users privacy, kept only the ones that are absolute necessity for our Product’s sucess
Keeping design team in loop, the checklist has been made to improve the quality of deliverables in the coming days.
Previously when the project was selected, which provided a preview of the entire contents, there was no feedback provided to the users to help them understand whether it has been selected or not. Hence, upon selecting, it would now get highlighted.
When creating a new file/folder, it was getting created intermittently both towards the end of the list and at the beginning or in between. Considering the best UX practices and maintaining consistency, we decided to place new items towards the end.
We used to see the phrase "Recent project" every time we loaded the dashboard. But it disappeared as soon as the page was fully loaded.
The current version of version history is broken and deletes user data upon creating a new version. We have a new version of this feature coming up soon, and hence it will remain deprecated until then.
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/srv/apps/projects_app/schema.py", line 335, in mutate if kwargs and kwargs['section_id']: KeyError: 'section_id'
Redesign of the homepage to accommodate all the latest happenings around the product. Eliminated all of the prior UX flaws that were present in it.
A new flow for the login has been implemented keeping in mind about the best UX practices
Users can edit contents of a file present in a folder right from it without directly directly going into the file.
After adding an element, category group was not getting collapsed it remained opened
There was an issue, occurring intermittently, where users were getting a blank editor screen when opening any saved projects from the home page
During Squibler project setup on local machine, developers need to create a squibler account manually and then enter card details, we can automate this process using Django fixtures, hence created a fixture for users
The following events have been intrumented to track usage which was not done previously -
Offsetting this feature by creating a feature flag around it. Future plans to make any page a cover page.
The corkboard gives an overview of the contents along with their summary. The summary was view-only. To edit it users must go to the summary section in the right sidebar corresponding to that corkboard to make the edits. But now, users can directly edit from the corkboard.
UX Improvements around the label updation by making the title editable instead of a modal.
When users try to export projects either in pdf or Docx, it downloads empty files instead of their content in it.
When one clicks on split editor/screen, the right sidebar disappears.
A user reported this issue in particular. After a successful subscription, the user cannot log in from Gmail.
In element settings, esp. for the color change, all the possible element types were shown, which should not be happening. Only the relevant ones are to be shown.
Users can request their data, even after canceling their subscription and we can export it for them in docx format.
It will enable users to find tools and features that were otherwise hidden at first glance under different menus and improve the overall UX
Fonts change when previous work is imported or is copy pasted from other sources
Multiple users reported a loss of their data from the editor. This issue has been investigated to find its root cause and has been fixed to recover the user data and place them right where it belongs.
The new files and folder structure has been implemented keeping in mind the wide variety of users that can use Squiber, ranging from technical writers to screenplay writers and everything in between. Using this new structure users can create an unlimited hierarchy of files and folders to create a wide range of documents and organize their work in an efficient way.
A hugely requested feature from our users! Users can now finally delete and recover individual files or folders directly from the editor. In our earlier versions users could only delete and recover the projects from the dashboard.
Here's a little preview of the updated List feature that is going to come soon. These updates will improve on the project management side of squiber for teams.
Ex. Suppose we are writing the Book and are on the 20th page of a file, when some text is copied from another source and pasted, suddenly the page jumps to the start point. We have to scroll to the 20th page manually to continue writing.
When multiple Quill Editors are opened at once. Which is occurring when we have the folder view. It is slowing down the application. This issue has been fixed.
When we are on Dashboard and select any template from Screenplay. After selecting the loader screen moved to the upside instead of the whole screen
Recently our engineering team started a new initiative to dedidate significant amount of time to do in-depth R&d and understand the requirements inside out with respect to engineering, value addition and business before started to develop a new feature. Or overhaul a big feature for that matter.
Here's a little preview of the new Find and replace feature that is going to come soon.
Here's a quick preview of the new Share functionality that is going to come soon. It will make squibler an easy to use and intuitive collaborative product.
-Add "Untitled" preview text for newly created projects without titles
-Enabled the ability to drag, drop, and re-order elements
-Change Element Details to Attributes
-Made auto-filling elements the default setting
-Added Search and Filter features to the Elements dashboard
-Added a customizable category to Elements labeling
-Added ability to add many images to each Element (slideshow feature)
-Fixed Squibler onboarding YouTube video
-Put "coming soon notification" on language and print features
-Fixed first-time pricing modal not redirecting
-Remove starred button and allow only "open in new tab" ability in the action menu on shared folders
-Fixed minor design issues with Element functionality
-Fixed issue with font changing when typing
-Fixed issue of invited team members unable to change the font face or double space at the beginning of a new sentence.
-Added Zoom in feature to make the text more readable
-Put "coming soon notification" on language and print features and clean up header
-Added a placeholder for views without subsections
-Fixed the UI lag from switching preview to list or board view
-Fix backspace tab issue and moving text issue
-Enabled zoom feature to work properly
-New onboarding UI implementation
-New onboarding backend api
-When you edit an element, it changes the first character image and name
-When you add an element and then switch from menu script to element and change the element name but it doesn't change
-When you put a title on a board, it doesn't change in the left sidebar
-When you click on the section title, the placeholder "section" is removed
-In split-screen, when you activate the screenplay toolbar it shows extra space
-The "Your work has been saved" message is showing double when editing element from the right sidebar
-When we click the profile name it redirects to the answer page
-Knowledge center category accordions did not hide after expanding
-When you click the "Cancel" button on the template model the dashboard shows a blur
-After signup, the user name doesn't show
Hey Squibler members, we made a number of improvements this last week.
1. Implemented a list-view to better project manage your work.
2. Implemented element tracking so you can keep track of all your story elements
3. Made the corkboard draggable to better organize your work
To learn more about these, watch our video update here where we walk you through all the new features.
1. Fixed a strange bug with the split-screen mode that messed up the dimensions when writing
2. Fixed a bug with element tracking where it didn't show the element you were typing
Hey Squibler members, we released a number of updates this week to ensure we continue to improve your experience.
1. You can now view your entire document at once in edit mode
2. You can now add story elements that appear on the right-hand of your editor
1. Fixed split-screen mode showing strange page margins
Hey Squibler members, we released a number of updates this week to ensure you continue to have a great experience.
1. Added an onboarding tutorial video for all new users
2. Change the word "project" in our editor and product homepage to "document." This is mean to better reflect our value proposition.
3. Added a help link to the header on the product homepage so you can quickly access tutorials.
1. Updated colors of the editor's sidebar buttons to ensure they reflected our branding
2. Updated blog homepage links that were broken
3. Added Squibler YouTube link to footer
We haven't focused on release notes in quite some time as we've been busy building the product with our small team. We're now making a commitment to do them regularly every week. Here's what we've done recently.
-Added page margins
-You can now add elements to your document including characters, settings, items, and more
-You can have a corkboard preview of your editor (notecard view)
-Introduced dark mode
-Moved goal setting to the footer to better sync experience
-Fixed importing screenplay format where sections and scenes wouldn't align properly
New Landing Page Designs:
Toolbar Menu Spacing and Overlap
Spelling Issues on Feature Text
Night Mode Optimization
Corkboard Heading Improvements
Import functionality now supports the following stylistic features:
Import Feature MVP: Ability for users to import their work and automatically break it down into sections and subsections based on # and ## respectively.
General improvements in writing experience:
- Improving Author Bio section usability.
- Improving the color of the background to create a better writing experience.
- Several bugs and fixes in the Story Board experience.
- Dark Mode improvements for story elements.
- Background color change from grey to white for the writing experience.
Built our own security and screening for bots. Removed third-party integration of security from Google. We no longer depend on third-party for core product experience and user security.
Fixed a bug on Plot Generator Page that was preventing writers from generating a random prompt.
(1) On-Demand Table of Content Page
You can see your document structure with a table of contents. Each item in the table of contents links to your project section or sub-section title.You can aad/delete, and show/hide table of content when you want.
Fixed a bug that caused ambiguous behavior of subsections after drag and drop.
Fixed a bug that caused text overflow of Title from header of editor.
1. Given the option to add a cover page in the Header Menu
2. A pop to choose from templates for the cover page
3. Change the color of the Cover Page on preview mode
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