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Monday, January 20, 2020

To our own surprise, over the last years, we have written almost 450 blog articles. That is an amazing amount and most of these blog articles contain valuable technical information and tips about our products. At the same time, we noticed that older blog articles were rarely read and we found ourselves time and time again pointing to older blog articles when giving our users guidelines in response to support communication.

In a nutshell, a reorganization of how our blog articles can be viewed and more importantly how to navigate in these blog articles was overdue.

So we decided to revamp our blog page to make it easier to recover older blog posts for everyone.

The following new options are available now:

  • Featured post: An important post can remain on top of the page to make it stand out
  • A text search on keywords
  • Voting on blog posts to indicate what is relevant and liked by you
  • Filter posts by technical (framework) category
  • Filter posts by product name
  • Filter posts by author
  • Sort posts by popularity based on the number of votes
  • Sort posts on the number of pageviews

With all these new options, anyone should be able now to find interesting blog posts much faster and easier.

Fast discoverability of relevant information for you is crucial and we are convinced this is another big step towards achieving that goal. This big step forward is by no means a final step. Further fine-tuning to maximize your user-experience is on our agenda. We therefore also count on your feedback and inputs to help steering these efforts! The blog comments section is an ideal place to start this interaction.

Bart Holvoet


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This blog post has received 3 comments.


1. Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:11:03 PM

Your components have a ton of functionality, but much of it is undocumented. There''s no online help, so you end up spending a bunch of time looking at example projects, or the source directly to try to figure out how it works. TAdvString grid is a good example - there are 92 different example projects. Sure, that''s awesome amount of samples but why not be able to click F1 on a property to get some help? You wouldn''t need so many example projects or blog articles if you had online help for the components.

Miller Darian


2. Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:17:51 PM

We made a choice to make documentation available in the universal PDF format, so it can be read everywhere, not only in just a couple of particular IDEs that work with a very specific help file format. There is on TAdvStringGrid a 198 pages PDF developers guide. You can find all manuals at: https://www.tmssoftware.com/site/manuals.asp

Bruno Fierens


3. Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10:04:30 PM

Hello
Being able to search for relevant posts according to need is very helpful. Keep up the good work.
Thanks.


Kamran




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