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    Default Bug list for WD8?

    Is there a bug list for WD8 yet? I've found a few hit-or-miss bugs/questions. Some may be knuckle-headedness on my part:

    - Un-soft grouping sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. Adding another soft-group, and then un-soft grouping all of them seems to be a work around.
    - The "replace all" photo option when dragging an image into WD8 doesn't pull up the proper prompt in animations. I'm having to replace each image separately.

    I can just add to this post or if there is a more legitimate area for these kinds of reports, let me know.

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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    I do not know of an official bug list for Web Designer MX but you can post to the Dear Xara forum any issues you suspect are a bug. Please provide steps to reliably reproduce the problem and if possible a sample file.
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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    I upgraded to MX8 and was happy to pay the price of just under 50 bucks simply to have a version of xara that enabled IOS users the ability to click ONCE on buttons/nav bars instead of twice (as in previous versions) to navigate around the site. There are a few frustrating glitches however. One very noticeable one is that internal error messages crop up with incessant regularity and are difficult to bypass and continue working. Another is that often when previewing a site, the programme causes the computer to have a semi 'white-out'/semi freeze (this does not happen when I use WDP7). There are a few other things - such as the photo replacement, especially when dragging a whole gallery from the design gallery...you can replace the photos on the Typo Gallery, but when displaying/previewing and clicking on each photo to replace the large central photo, you just get the original photos from the Typo template. Not making much sense am I...its 1.30am and time for bed. Oh, and another thing is this (copied from another thread started by LuckyMx)

    "I have a problem with my website since I updated to xara web designer MX premium. When I view the website on an ipad or iphone on safari the website doesnt scale to the size of the browser automatically. You have to adjust it so you can see the full page width. When i have previously publishedthe site from web designer 7 it use to fit perfectly on to the page. Does anyone have any idea what I could of done wrong and how I can get it to fit the browser perfectly. It still uses the same size pages as it did before when it use to be perfect.Thanks in advance.Don " . Extremely annoying!

    Anyway, I am sure that the techs at Xara are working on debugging the new software, and I am sure within a few weeks they will have it sorted and I will be enjoying what I consider to be the easiest and most enjoyable WYSIWYG software I have ever used. I am a fan....
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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    A true What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) page is one that is always the same width that you created. A page that resizes to fit the browser is NOT WYSIWYG. It is a Dynamic page that moves the content around so it is not what you saw as you created it. The Design Layout you wanted to present to the world is gone because of someone's browser window.
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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    That is certainly true Bill, but for some reason in WDP7 a page would display fully on iphones but now it opens in the top left corner of the page and shows up very large. It is a bit frustrating as I upgraded to MX specifically for the one button touch feature for ios devices, and was a bit disappointed that the sizing feature that was evident on WDP7 was no longer available. Perhaps the Xara team will surprise me with a rectification to this problem when next I check for updates on MX. Dreaming.....dreaming....wishing.....
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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    for some reason in WDP7 a page would display fully on iphones but now it opens in the top left corner of the page and shows up very large.
    Can you give an example of this please?

    a bit disappointed that the sizing feature that was evident on WDP7 was no longer available
    Which sizing feature of WD7P are you referring to? Can you point this out?

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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Can you give an example of this please?



    Which sizing feature of WD7P are you referring to? Can you point this out?
    Sizing feature of WDP7
    I have updated and published most of the sites I have created through MX8 now, but here are 3 that I have not done this too - they were created in WDP7, and if you look on the iphone they appear as a whole page on the iphone browser (that is, you can view the whole page - its little, but you can see it all). www.billybirddesigns.com and www.lilyandthedreamdogs.com and www.australianoliveoilcompany.com

    Opening in top left corner of iphone
    And here are two that I created in WDP7 and then updated them in MX8, and then published, and on iphones they open up in the top left corner only www.australianpsychicclairvoyant.com and www.grandiscottages.com.au

    Any ideas as to why this happens would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Abi
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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    on the iphone they appear as a whole page on the iphone browser (that is, you can view the whole page - its little, but you can see it all). www.billybirddesigns.com
    Abi, this site was actually exported using DW MX rather than version 7.
    <meta name="Generator" content="Xara HTML filter v.5.0.0.939"/>

    So if billybirddesigns appears fine on your iPhone then MX is unlikely the cause of the other sites not displaying as expected.
    It could be another reason.

    Opening in top left corner of iphone
    And here are two that I created in WDP7 and then updated them in MX8, and then published, and on iphones they open up in the top left corner only www.australianpsychicclairvoyant.com and www.grandiscottages.com.au
    Yes, these are MX generated sites
    <meta name="Generator" content="Xara HTML filter v.5.0.0.939"/>

    Note that the latest filter is
    <meta name="Generator" content="Xara HTML filter v.5.0.0.947"/>
    MX version update April 16th 2012

    I'll see what else I can find out for you

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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    Thanks Sledger. Actually, I can see that the olive oil company I also upgraded in MX8, and I forgot that I had done that. That is displaying fine. I just looked on my iphone and a site I updated in MX8 2 weeks ago is appearing fine on the browser, but any site updated in the past 10 days does not seem to display as it did when created in WDP7. For example, I just made some changes to this site www.travellingoasis.com and it is appearing in the top left corner of the iphone, as is this one www.ancientpeacekeeper.com So some display okay, and some don't. Oh well, I still love the product!
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    Default Re: Bug list for WD8?

    I also have this problem now since upgrading to MX from version 7. Before all my websites fitted into a android/iphone browser and you could pinch and zoom to read the sites. Now they are appearing, 'zoomed in' to the top left and you cannot reduce them on the browsers. This is most annoying and I hope Xara manage to sort this out quickly as some are customers sites, and I have already had one complaining. Examples - www.leicester-design.co.uk a test site.

 

 

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