Our latest update is all about giving you options. Let's have a look:
Get instant access to these 7 new features and improvements:
Losing internet connection during an upload can be a pain. Luckily, the new Avocode 2.11 will recognize that, pause the upload, and once you're back online, it will pick up where it left of. You no longer have to start all over again. And not only is the upload more stable, but it's also faster.
You probably know that once you click on any layer in Avocode you will get precise CSS.
In the past we allowed you to copy one or a few lines of code just by clicking at them in the Code Panel. Unfortunatelly, we foolhardily left out the option to copy multiple lines in the previous 2.10 update. We've fixed that now and added more options for how you can get your code:
TIP: Would you like to help us test new features in Avocode? Just send us an e-mail to email@example.com and join our private program of Avocode Beta-Testers.
We found out that some front-end developers often only copy a particulcar value and like to write the rest of the code like “width” on their own. First of all, anyone can now pick the concrete value from the code panel.
But that wouldn't be much of a new feature, would it? So we went futher and built a completely new panel called Styles (alternative to the Code Panel). It is pretty straightforward: it shows you a list of values which you can click at and they will copy to your clipboard, be it a font color or even a text alignment.
The Styles pane will show you patterns, gradients, shadows and information about layer effects (like bevel and emboss) and blending modes. If you see a red exclamation mark next to any value, it means that it's not possible to generate code from this effect. In that case you will know exactly what needs to be redesigned and you can give your designer more specific directions via Notes.
Avocode used to render group layer styles individually for each child layer. Our rendering team finally came up with a solution and now Avocode displays group layer styles (effects like stroke, drop shadow, etc.) correctly as you would see them in Photoshop.
This also goes for exporting layer styles - when you select multiple layers with a group effect they should be exported exactly as they were designed.
FYI: There are still some edge cases, so please if you stuggle with this feature, make a printscreen, describe how you proceeded, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Previously, you could only zoom in and out by either hitting the +/- buttons or by holding the ctrl (or cmd) key and rolling your mouse wheel. Now you can also click on the value and actually type in the exact percentage of the preview.
If you just want to focus on the design for a minute or you already know all the shortcuts of Avocode (which you by the way can learn from Avocode/Preferences/Shorcuts) you can hide the panels.
When you're going through the designs in your project, you might not have the time to open each one to look inside if it's the right one. You can now hit SPACE and a preview of your design will pop up. Right now you can always choose if you want an original size (and therefore zoom in to fill the screen) preview or have it fit to screen in the switch next to the Open button.
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