WebDirect : Early Days for the IWP replacement – Linear Chat

WEBDIRECT REPLACED IWP in FileMaker 13, and it was a big change in how FileMaker approached web integration.  Instant Web Publishing had been around for a long time, and was ready for retirement.  Gwyn Jenkins of Linear Blue explores the differences between the two:

The introduction of WebDirect at the expense of Instant Web Publishing has added a much enhanced toolset to the developers armoury. There are considerable improvements in function that can avoid the clunky, compromising and design limited results of an IWP solution. WebDirect offers the following specific feature improvements that are now supported where they were not or were limited in IWP:

  • Container Fields
  • Dynnamic data entry [No “save” requirement]
  • Data Import [.TAB, .CSV, .DBF, .MER, .XLSX]
  • Data Export [TAB, .CSV, .DBF, .MER, .HTML]
  • Themes
  • Quick Find [Status Area]
  • Drag & Drop
  • Support for rich text formatting
  • Tooltips
  • Keyboard Commands
  • More script steps supported
  • Script Triggers

A combination of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript technology bring richer web interaction and design interface opportunities, aspects that were severely lacking in IWP.

WebDirect is the web interface of the future for FileMaker.  Read the whole post to learn when to use it, and where it's headed.

More...WebDirect: Early Days for the IWP replacement ... - Linear Chat.

 

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