Sharing data and information with all employees in an organization through a dedicated SharePoint intranet site is undeniably crucial to the success of the modern workplace. Having one source of data for a team or department is equally important. Presenting content that inspires success in communication, collaboration, and achievement of milestones towards the company’s goals requires creativity and imagination paired with the best tool technology has to offer.
We are truly excited to introduce the ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode: a SharePoint intranet site design tool optimized to provide you with a real-time and live design experience paired with intelligent features on top of the functionality already enjoyed with ShortPoint. This is another step forward to make life as a designer effortless.
Note: ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode was formerly known as Visual Builder and Grid Mode was formerly known as Wireframe Builder. Also, ShortPoint Page Builder version 7 and below are now referred to as Legacy Page Builder.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Let Your Vision Guide Your Design
- Enjoy Quick Access to Action Keys
- Secure Edits As They Are Completed
- Review And Restore From Edit History
- Build With A New Grid Mode Experience
- Benefit From New Intelligent Features
Let Your Vision Guide Your Design
Get a purely visual design experience with ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode. Choose your layout, add design elements, and customize properties while seeing the page in real-time.
EasyPass controls for individual design elements are available on the page and allow direct access to modification options you can apply to achieve your desired result. Switching from the Grid Mode to the page preview several times while editing is no longer necessary. Selecting an item in EasyPass provides an active mode where you are only making and seeing changes for one design element. You will not see distracting controls that are for other design elements when in this mode.
Resizing design element spacing is also straightforward with Hot Actions. Determine the perfect padding size for a design element by dragging handles visually. Get instant equal spacing by setting Hot Actions to mirror left and right margins as you move the handles to either side. What you see while you edit the page is what you get as a result.
Enjoy Quick Access to Action Keys
We are making our user interface more intuitive and responsive through ShortPoint Floating Page Settings Bar. It is a floating toolbar containing keys to priority actions that a designer needs to be available at any point in the design process. It is always present on the ShortPoint interface yet can be collapsed when there is a desire to view the whole page without obstructions.
Secure Edits As They Are Completed
With ShortPoint having so many design elements to use for your SharePoint intranet site page and customizing them is easy, you might want to lock pockets of your work once they are completed. Live Mode gives you the functionality to lock a group of design elements within a section down to just one design element you want to secure to prevent them from being changed as you continue working on other areas of your page. And when collaborating with other designers, you can easily identify who else is working on a part of the page by checking who has it locked from editing.
Review And Restore From Edit History
All edits made when you are in Live Mode are stored, making it easy to backtrack and restore from a specific change that was made. Whenever you add a ShortPoint design element, revise content, modify some settings, and customize specific features, you will find them recorded in the Design History window. Evaluating where you made adjustments to see what can be improved can be done in a flash. Taking back modification errors is effortless, and restoring previous versions of your work will not be complicated and time-consuming.
Build With A New Grid Mode Experience
The ShortPoint Page Builder Grid Mode you are used to gets a makeover. Yes, we have not forgotten about the trusty Grid Mode our existing users are familiar with and have learned to love. We made cosmetic and practical improvements to our user interface that will complement the new features in Live Mode as you build your SharePoint intranet pages. You still get the outstanding functionality of the Legacy Page Builder with a splash of color and fluidity to bring in a supercharged user experience.
Benefit From New Intelligent Features
We are continually looking for the best solutions to address and satisfy your needs. ShortPoint Page Builder Live Mode will continue to deliver new features for a unique and effortless experience in designing SharePoint intranet pages. Look forward to advanced features that target key functionalities you need to achieve your design goals.