Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Quietly getting better everyday

Let’s review what changed on Da Button Factory in the past month:

Better keyboard handling

Lots of modifications were made to make navigating using the keyboard much smoother.
The biggest thing is that now, all the relevant items on the button designer are focusable and activable with the keyboard. Previously, the color fields were not.

Also, the FAQ page was totally broken when using keyboard navigation (no way to expand the answers): this is now fixed.

Improved mobile support

Mainly, the editor now detects when the virtual (aka “soft”) keyboard on a mobile is visible, and adjusts the layout consequently: the button preview area gets smaller (to avoid covering the edited text field).
Also the keyboard does no more automatically (and stupidly, as these fields are read only!) appeared when the button or editor URL is revealed when clicking on the “Export” or “Save” button, or when using the undo/redo buttons are used.

Some minor global layout/style changes on the mobile site were also done.

Loading is faster than ever

While Da Button Factory was already fast, the initialization phase of the button maker got even faster. This should be hardly noticeable on a recent desktop computer (we are talking tenths of milliseconds here), but this has a visible, although small, impact on mobiles or old computers.

Smarter layout on wide desktop screens

Assuming a modern web browser (one that supports flexbox) and a wide screen (width ≥ 1340 px), the main content on the site pages will now expand to make better use of the available space.

Improved support of old browsers

The site experience was reviewed on old browsers and consequently improved, especially for old versions (< 10) of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

With all that said, let us wish you a happy new year!


  1. Excellent website to build buttons for webpages .
    Thanks a lot for keeping it online .

  2. Yes congratulations for your work !!