March 6, 2023
Commenting & Collaborating
Gather feedback where it belongs: With Antetype Cloud, it is now possible to add comments to prototypes. Not just anywhere but at the specific element you want to talk about – so everyone knows where to look.
Single Sign-On (SSO) with the new Enterprise Plan
Our new enterprise plan just went live for added security, comfort and support. With it, it is now possible to log-in via Single Sign-On so all your team mates can use their usual login credentials. Update from within your company settings on Antetype Cloud to experience it first hand.
Improved Live Layout & Other Fixes
Additionally, we've improved the on-canvas ordering, nesting & editing elements visually – including better snapping of elements in free layout.
This update also delivers other bug fixes for minor inconveniences so Antetype is even easier to use.
November 9, 2022
Improved Cloud Experience
Using Antetype Cloud, copying the URL of a prototype now directly links to the selected screen – making it possible to open and talk about specific screens immediately.
Clicking a non-interactive area in an uploaded prototype now triggers highlights for areas that are interactive.
On mobile phones, it is now also possible to add a prototype to your home screen (using your browser) and open it in full screen mode to make testing easier.
You can now also save a snapshot of a widget with individual content: By clicking Elements → Create Widget Snapshot, it will save the current content of the selected widget. Once you add another instance using the inspector, it will include all of it automatically (This will be really helpful in combination with the upcoming shared library update).
Apart from that, we've fixed a few minor issues (some regarding live-dragging elements on the canvas) and updated some templates.
October 24, 2022
This is a small update to improve the overall performance and fix a few minor bugs.
- Larger files that were affected are now opening up to 10x faster
- Updating widgets is much faster now as well – in various cases up to 14x faster
- We've also added a new example: A website project called Hyperblack for you to explore and reuse in your own designs
October 14, 2022
Going Advanced with Antetype
We welcome all new users that joined recently – and we do so with a new interactive tutorial: Advanced Getting Started (Select it from ⌘ + N) will bring your layout and prototyping onto a new level.
Mouse users watch out: You can now hold down the spacebar to pan around your designs.
We also accelerated your Upload to Cloud speed: Prototypes will now upload more reliable so you can share them even faster.
Selecting elements on the canvas did some funny things in rare cases. We fixed them for everyone's convenience.
Coming Soon: Collaboration and Single Sign On 😳
Additionally, quite a few big changes happened that we can't talk about yet in detail. A major update is coming soon! It will change the way you work in teams with Antetype. It will enable meaningful collaboration and ensure consistency – and you'll be able to use your company credentials to login and use Antetype with SSO.
If you want to be on the Beta list to test upcoming features before they are released, send a quick mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 10, 2022
Improving Antetype – A Minor Update
Adding & Refining Some Antetype Details
- Zoom your canvas with CMD + Scroll Wheel
- Change between widget states from within the screen inspector's context menu
- Access a device's camera by script in place and in Web Export (We're currently working on getting it to run in Antetype Cloud as well.)
- Added tooltips for interaction duration and animation delay
- Increased rounded corner value limit (so you aren't limited to 100)
- Fixed 3 rare issues that could lead to a blank canvas or crashes
- Fixed 4 visual bugs where elements weren't displayed correctly when dragging them on the canvas
Uploading to Antetype Cloud Made Easier
- It's now allowed to use slashes in Cloud prototype names
- Improved progress bar for uploading prototypes
- Projects are now sorted alphabetically in the upload window
July 12, 2022
Bridging the Horizontal & Vertical Gap
You've asked for it, here it is: You can now add gaps via the layout panel. These will automatically give spacing to any new element you add to that layout – and it works both horizontal and vertical.
Plus: If you enable content wrapping, you will be able to add both dimensions on a single container. It's auto spacing – so you don't need to set margin individually on each element.
Re-order and Nest Elements on the Canvas
Re-ordering & nesting elements using the screen inspectors is fun. Re-ordering & nesting elements directly on the canvas is it even more:
Drag any element, move it to its new position in horizontal or vertical layouts. Move it over other elements, and drop it to nest inside. No need for special containers, it just works everywhere. It's visual. And it's fast.
Too Little Space? Time for Truncation So Users ...
... know there is something more to come: If you check the truncation check box in the text section, ... will be automatically added once your text exceeds the space you gave it. To never miss out on the details.
Interactive Tutorials & Getting Started
New users had a hard time starting out with Antetype. With the addition of two interactive tutorials, it will be way easier:
Both come with an explanatory video and then guide you interactively through all the steps needed to do specific things in Antetype. To check it out, create a new file and select the tutorials from the template chooser.
While Getting Started gives a broad introduction to all basic features, How to Build a Card will show you – well, who would have guessed! – how to build a card.
Pro tip: You can find even more guides on how to build specific elements like working dropdowns or input fields in the Antetype documentation. Free of charge, full of fun!
Pro tip 2: These new in-app guides make today a good day to invite your designer friends to try out Antetype. It will be way easier for them now!
Opening External Websites
It's now possible to open external websites from within your prototype and even inside Antetype itself:
Either use the <a> tag inside the HTML field: <a href="https://www.antetype.com">Link Text</a> Or set the action of any interaction to script: window.open("https://www.antetype.com");
Both will open the specified website in a new window. Ever had that in a prototype? Us neither!
Cloud, header_include.html & Other Improvements
As you know: Designing in Antetype is entirely offline – it will always be possible, even the whole Internet is down. We made sure shared prototypes work just as well: We've added additional security and emergency plans to the entire Cloud infrastructure. This will prevent any lasting outages of your hosted prototypes.
Moreover, some smaller bugs regarding uploading prototypes to Antetype Cloud from within the macOS application have been fixed as well.
We've also fixed a noteworthy bug in the advanced header_include feature that you might be using in some complex use cases. It will work in all scenarios again.
On a side note, we've renamed Layout to Float in the style inspector as it better describes what this section is about. This will prevent confusion on where to find the new Gap feature (see above).
Apart from that, this update also includes 19 smaller fixes, changes and improvements that will make your designing life a little easier and a little faster. We hope you'll enjoy.
June 7, 2022
New Toolbar for Public Prototypes
The previous update introduced Antetype's new toolbar. It has more options & is more fun. Today's is the day this feature comes to even more users: the new toolbar is now also visible when sharing a Public Link via Antetype Cloud – if you want it to be. You may activate the toolbar, resize mode and the specification inspector individually for each link to meet your requirements.
Embed Your Prototypes on 3rd Party Websites
Ever wanted to embed your interactive prototype into another website? There's an option for it now! Simply go to an uploaded prototype card's menu and select Embed Code. This one also comes with individual settings on how you want it to look like.
April 22, 2022
New Cloud Upload Options
You may now decide what to show when you open a prototype: Do you want users to see the toolbar? The spec inspector? You choose. Of course you can also toggle if you want your prototype to resize to fit the window or not. Plus: Set the starting screen that shows first when you open up the prototype.
New Toolbar for Uploaded Prototypes
Antetype Cloud's toolbar is now sleeker and optimized for mobile devices. Even better: You may now manage and share your prototypes directly from the toolbar.
You may also check the file history, what leads us to ...
Prototype Versioning & Update Messages
Easily tell others what changed in the latest version: Give them a quick upload message so they understand what to look for. That also means you can now check and compare a prototype's evolution: See the history, open up previous versions. All done with the new toolbar.
Performance and More
Besides 25 small fixes and improvements, we Improved the performance of opening large files, editing text and uploading to Cloud.
Older changelogs of Antetype updates are available in the community.