I wanted to share a high-level update on the plans for DecoNetwork 8.
We've committed for our next release, DecoNetwork 8, to deliver a responsive website framework, responsive designer and flexible home-page widgets and our team has been actively developing this since last year.
The new website templates have been coded from the ground up to be completely responsive. This will include all the widgets and panels that sit within it. It will be responsive across all pages and give the user a seamless and beautiful experience across all devices.
We're created a completely responsive designer. This is not just a designer which can be viewed on a mobile (we have that now) but a truly responsive designer to give the user a functional experience on their device. As it is currently you will be able to customize the look and feel of your new responsive designer using custom CSS.
Home page widgets
We've had many requests for more flexible home page widgets that allow various functions plus enable you to add multiple widgets where possible. We're committed to doing this for DecoNetwork 8.
In DecoNetwork 8 will you be able to add multiple widgets on the home page, such as blank products, content, stock designs, etc. plus we're after your feedback on NEW widgets you'd like to see. For example, customer testimonies, product or design categories, etc.
Please give us your feedback!
Your feedback will help drive these improvements so please share what you hope to see with the new widgets. Of course we'll share screen shots and demos of the new themes plus designer once our designers make them look beautiful and conduct online workshops to get your input and feedback for improvements.
These improvements are just a small slice of what DecoNetwork 8 will offer and look forward to sharing more with you over the coming weeks.
Senior Product Manager
Wilcom - Sydney, Australia
The following user(s) said Thank You: Justin86, teejunction1, sticky
Many of the features planned for "DN8" have been released over the years. We don't hold them back. We could bottle them all up and give a big release every year but were prefer to release as developed. Some big items which require huge infrastructure changes like a new framework can't be released easily in bits. Things just don't plug together So over the past two years we've had 20+ release which have included a lot of new features. Just the big stuff that literally takes years to architect are reserved.
Just a quickie on widgets; Some make sense within the body of the page, Some make more sense (maybe) in the column - if (like us) you've got personalised columns will it be possible to get around this with html &/or CSS?
Brenden! Last time we spoke you said I would be able to beta test the new SVG designer in a week or two, that was over a month ago. Since this update wont be live for a while, can you go ahead and release that beta, like today? My designer right now is hurting my business because it doesn't have color detection, so when someone uploads or designs say a 3 color they only get charged for 1 and its hard to call them and say we need more money after the order is paid. Plus the functionality is soooo much smoother and faster....pssst! I stole the link off the video and messed with your testing site version.
I'm planning on launching a huge ad campaign soon and would like that SVG designer to be in place before I drive all that traffic to my site. PLEASE BUD, WE NEED THIS!!! I promise I won't bug you about V8 anymore, but you should drink at least one per day
Understood and stoked you really like it! It's not at a stage for active production use yet. As you can imagine when dealing with complicated CorelDRAW templates and other template we need to handle these in SVG so lots of testing still happening. You have my word you'l be on the top of the list to get early access.
More likely it will be a separate site for testing initially, then once that is passed open for general beta on production sites.
I just came across on the go sports with a custom coded designer:
While it has some features that are specific to their business, the over all UX design is excellent. From what you have shown to date the new DN SVG designer seems to be focused on the back end re-coding of the technology behind the current one, rather than the all important UX. It would be great to get the crowd involved to make the most of the opportunity to get some fresh thinking and updated UX design as well.