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Premium Pack 2.31 and 1.58 Update

Unread postby Tim Green » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:15 pm

The 2.31 update to the Help & Manual Premium Pack is now available, along with the 1.58 update for the version 1 skins for Help & Manual 6. This update adds some fine-tuning to the Android and Windows Touch compatibility of the WebHelp and Classic (version 1) skins and also adds compatibility with Windows Phone 8 to the WebHelp skins and Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 compatibility to the Classic skins.

How to get the updates:
You can download and install the updated version with the same download link and installation password from the mail you received when you purchased the Premium Pack. If you no longer have this please contact and we will help you out.

New Features and Improvements:

  • Windows Phone support:
    The version 2.31 WebHelp skins will now also work with Internet Explorer Mobile in Windows Phone 8 devices and the Classic 1.58 skins support both Windows Phone 8 and Windows phone 7. Support cannot be implemented for Windows Phone 7 devices for the newer skins because the old version of Mobile Internet Explorer lacks the necessary features.
  • Better mobile device identification:
    The routines for identifying mobile devices have been improved significantly. Among other things, Windows 8 touch devices are now identified reliably and in most cases it is also possible to distinguish accurately between Android phones and Android tablets.
  • Selective redirect performance:
    When you set the REDIRECT_SMARTPHONE variable in the 2.31 WebHelp skins only smartphones will be redirected (Android phones, iPhones, Windows Phone 7 and 8 and all older incompatible phones). Android tablets will not be redirected. If you leave the variable empty Android phones, iPhones and Windows Phone 8 devices will display the help and other incompatible phones will see the incompatible device page. The redirect variables in the 1.58 skins can now also distinguish between Android phones and tablets. Similarly, the new REDIRECT_ANDROIDTABLET configuration variable in the smartphone skins makes it possible to redirect Android tablet users visiting the phone version to a more comprehensive version of your help using one of the other skins.
  • Toolbar adjustment on mobile devices:
    The icons in the WebHelp toolbar are now shown and hidden dynamically to make sure that the toolbar cannot break the layout on smaller mobile devices. The least important tools are hidden first and the most important tools are redisplayed first.
  • Improved Windows 8 Touch compatibility:
    Improved support for Windows Touch devices (laptops and tablets with touch screens running Windows 8 and 8.1). Windows 8.1 is preferable because its touch support is significantly better.
  • Default title bar text:
    The default TOPIC_IN_TITLEBAR_CONTENT setting in the 2.31 WebHelp skins is now topic by default instead of project so that the <title> tag in the main page contains the topic title only. This may provide better search engine performance.
  • iPhone, iPad and Android compatibility in the 1.58 skins:
    A number of general tweaks have been made to the support for these devices in the 1.58 Classic Dual-Mode Skins to provide better display scaling and general accessibility.

Bug fixes and issues:

WebHelp Skins:
  • The version numbers in some of the files in the WebHelp skins were not updated correctly in version 2.30.
  • Some Windows 8 Touch devices fire double events in response to taps in the menus and some other controls, which made them open and then close again immediately. This is now fixed.
Tim (EC Software Documentation & User Support)

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