With the 6.0 release of OnSemble, islands are now responsive, which means that as the browser window shrinks or expands, so too will the islands shrink or expand to match the Page size. Please review to the following to ensure you know how OnSemble 6.0 will impact your existing pages and islands:
Upgrading from v4 to v6: If you were on a 4.0 version of OnSemble and are upgrading to 6.0. All of your pages will remain in their layouts just as they were prior to the upgrade.
- With the upgrade you gain the ability to build freeform pages without the constrictions of the page layouts. Anytime you create a new page, it will default to this freeform format.
- If you would like to change a page from a layout to freeform. Click the layouts icon and then select the first layout option. This will convert your page to freeform, allow you to move, resize, and layer all islands on the page.
Upgrading from v5 to v6: If you were on version 5.0 of OnSemble and are upgrading to 6.0, there are some important to notes to understand with the upgrade to 6.0.
- Pages that were created in version 5.0 of OnSemble allowed for freeform page design. This allowed users to drag islands anywhere on the page and resize them as well. However, the islands added this way were not responsive, meaning that as the page shrank; either by zooming in, manually shrinking your browser window or by viewing the page on a low resolution monitor, scroll bars would appear in order for users to be able to see all of the page's content.
- When you upgrade from 5.0 to 6.0, all of your existing pages will remain non-responsive. When you go to edit an existing page by clicking the unlock icon, a prompt will appear asking you if you would like to make the page responsive. By clicking update and thereby making the page responsive, all island widths will change to a percentage rather than a fixed number of pixels. This means, that as the browser window shrinks or expands, so too will the islands shrink or expand to match the Page size.
- If you instead choose to decline the conversion to responsive, there are a couple of things to be aware of, first off, any new islands that are added to the page will be responsive by default. Second, any existing island that you edit by changing its location, size, or properties will automatically convert the island into a responsive island. Lastly, if you click the change layout icon, you will only see two options. The 5.0 layout is already selected and the second option is a freeform layout option. Selecting this option will upgrade all islands to responsive, just as if you had selected the Upgrade option from the prompt.
Please review the following recordings that walk you through all of the above: