As Vev has grown exponentially, so too has the complexity of our internal design system. To simplify this system and make it more scalable for our exciting future plans, we've revamped Vev's UI.
👉 Read more here
We've just released two exciting updates to make your Vev workflows even smoother. 🤩
Design Editor: An element used to jump out of the frame when grouping and ungrouping it in Auto layout; this has been fixed.
Design Editor: Some users reported that the animation name did not appear when linked to a page; this has been fixed.
Design Editor: Some users reported that a padding gap floats out of place in an Auto Layout frame when zooming in or out; this has been fixed.
Design Editor: We fixed an issue where Card Slider might not display the text element on Safari.
Design Editor: The height between the form for Card Slider and the Style Panel had to be identical for iOS / iPhone to render properly; this has been fixed.
We’ve just updated the UI and UX of the side panel settings for an even smoother project and page management experience. Plus, we’ve added an eyedropper tool so that you can quickly select and sample colors from any object or image on your canvas without relying on third-party tools.
The new settings panel enables you to manage Project and Page settings in one place. Whenever your canvas is unselected, the settings panel will appear to the right of it (Pro tip: Click "esc" or click anywhere outside of the canvas to unselect it). In addition to existing export options, you can now also export your project by copying the embed script straight from the Project Settings panel. Alternatively, you can import your Figma design files directly into Vev from the Page Settings panel.
We've updated the top toolbar within the Content Editor with essential collaboration tools, including the Pointer and Comment tools on the left side. You can also now easily add new sections to the canvas by hovering over the intersection between two sections.
We are so excited to launch the eyedropper tool! This has been a much-requested feature by our community, so we are especially happy to finally deliver it. With this new tool, you can select colors from any object or image on your canvas without having to resort to third-party apps, just like your favorite design tools (here’s looking at you, Figma). We have a famous saying that goes: "If you know Figma, you know Vev." 😉
(Pro tip: Make sure your Chrome version is 95 or above.)
From April 25th 2022, we will be renaming "site plans" to "project plans". In addition, you will be able to publish a project to multiple publishing destinations with a single project plan ($5/month).
Previously, you needed to purchase a site plan for each publishing destination and export option. So, if your project was published on three different destinations, you'd pay $15/month (=$5*3) to remove Vev watermarks.
Nothing — unless you have projects associated with multiple site plans. In this case, your next invoice will be adjusted accordingly. For example, if your project was published to three publishing destinations, your next monthly incurring cost would be $5, instead of $15.
Read more on how to add, remove, and transfer your project plans here.
Our Dev team's bug sprint is in full swing and we have been squashing some of the pesky bugs in the platform. 💪
You asked, we built it! You can now search pages in your projects by title on the top page bar. We hope it makes your life a little easier—it's certainly made managing our own site in Vev a breeze.
Pro tip: For optimal performance, we recommend having no more than 20 pages in one project. 🤠
You didn't ask, but we did it anyways! Background images in sections will now load smaller sizes for each device type.
Smaller sizes mean faster response times, and faster response times mean a faster page load. On average, images account for more than 60% of the bytes required to load a web page, so this improvement is a big win for your SEO game.
Our CTO, Nicolay had this to say: "As far as we know, Vev is one of the few platforms supporting automatic responsive background images for all browsers." Let the record show our jaws have officially dropped. 😉