For Novius OS fifth major version, which has just been released, we take you to Spain, to the city of Elche. Thanks to translator Verónica González de la Rosa, the back-office is available to Spanish-speaking users indeed (since Novius OS Dubrovka actually). Elche's main focus isn't the back-office though; let us show you Novius OS new front-office capabilities.
This is a presentation of Novius OS Elche new features. Go to the Download page to get this new version.
With these two new applications, webmasters now have access to a lot more options to set up and customise the front-office. They put you in control of your websites’ menus and templates, without any programming involved. This is good news for developers too, as they can now design much more flexible Novius OS templates.
This is a quick tour of the new applications:
You should give these new features a try. Go to the demo!
Novius OS back-office interface was designed in 2011 before the CMS launch. Now that it is has been extensively used, we know there's much room for improvement. Last year, we carried out a user lab and further user research to assess the existing UI and help us designing a better one.
Elche's updated user interface is only a first step, the redesign goes further. We will keep improving Novius OS back-office over the next versions.
Here is a slideshow of the main changes you'll come across:
As with every new version of Novius OS, we've carried out many smaller improvements with developers in mind. A new renderer called Item Picker will probably be a favourite, as it is a great tool to add a 'browse' functionnality to an application. Another new renderer, Select Model, is equally useful: populate a drop-down list with the items of a model (the list automatically refreshes when a new item is added).
We've also introduced a new system of providers on models and implemented it for media files and WYSIWYG areas. For more details and to get the comprehensive list of changes, read the release notes in the docs.