Advanced Data Selection Controls (Webix Grid-suggest and Data-suggest)
Webix 1.4 demonstrates enhanced ways of data selection that can be easily added to other Webix controls or HTML inputs.
The Data-suggest control allows using multimedia as select options. The selection options can be presented by images or other HTML objects. Moreover, rich media can be used instead of usual text in the select.
The Webix Grid-suggest control has replaced plain select options with a data table. This multi-column selection option provides such data table features as editing, sorting, filtering and many others.
Data Loading and Saving Improvements
WebSocket is a web protocol that can implement real-time server communication into web apps. From now on, all Webix components may use this protocol for data saving and loading. It means that apps developed with Webix will be based on continuous client-server connection.
IndexedDB is a web browser standard interface for a local database that is supported by most modern browsers. Webix 1.4 allows using IndexedDB for data loading and data saving. It means that now web apps developed with Webix can work offline (the main feature of IndexedDB).
Webix 1.4 improved window positioning by adding relative and absolute placement of windows. What is more, keyboard navigation for the list component, the onReady event and the zindexBase property were added.
The previous release delighted Webix users by 6 new skins (air, compact, clouds, glamour, light, metro, terrace and web), new UI elements, some component enhancements and the release of an online Skin Builder.
Thanks to the variety of skins, you can easily customize the appearance of your web apps. By using the Skin Builder you can also check how the skins would look on real apps, change every skin element and share your newly skinned apps in social nets.
We also added a new UI element “HTML5 video” to make Webix web apps more multimedia rich.
We are constantly working to improve Webix in accordance with the latest trends in the world of web development. Stay tuned and check out the recent Webix updates now!