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Does new FM include other extension updates?

Thread began 11/01/2010 3:07 pm by tom113673 | Last modified 11/04/2010 3:55 pm by tom113673 | 1845 views | 5 replies


Does new FM include other extension updates?

['FM' in the title should read 'FB' - sorry about that.]

Given that creating a simple form still generates about 1000 lines of CSS code, I don't think I shall use the new Form Builder (I have version 1 and have never used it since trying it out). However I do find some of the extensions which the new version replaces useful. I have a few questions:

Have the extensions (UE etc.) in the new version of FB been updated? If so, are there details of improvements/bugfixes etc.?
It's been mentioned that a later update of FB might include the option to exclude CSS generation. Is this something that's likely to be included soon?

I can see that bundling things together to create a one-click solution to a series of tasks is appealing in some respects and doubtless sells well. However the result is inevitably inflexible and cumbersome in some respects (eg producing huge amounts of redundant code). For some users I'm sure it would be preferable to have much finer control and to continue to use extensions for quite specific tasks. Eg while FB can create a complex form including a Captcha, it can't simply apply a Captcha to a form which already exists (without creating dummy files and cutting and pasting etc.). I would find it useful if it did this; as it is, it's not useful. I hope this point of view will be considered as you continue to develop your products.

Tom Dupre

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