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Preserving Data during Page Reloads

No one is exempt from making mistakes and getting browser crashes. This can be really annoying, if you have worked hard for a long time filling in an extremely complicated form, looking for data in a big spreadsheet with complex filters or have just set a nice and convenient layout scheme to work on a web page — and everything is lost just because the page is reloaded or closed. It is a good idea to save and store temporary data to rescue your users from such a disappointing experience and help them not to lose their time doing everything all over again or readjusting their working space every time they open the same page.

If you create applications with forms, tables and complex layouts and want to help your end-users restore the data that haven’t been saved locally or sent to a server due to some accidents and mistakes (page reloads, browser crashes, laptop shutdowns, etc) or just want to let them preserve the state of an app for any other reason, I will show you how.

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Webix UI 4.4 Release Overview

The new release 4.4 of Webix JavaScript UI library is available for download. Let’s have a look at the changes and new functionality: Print API, Query Builder, Demos of Integration with PHP, Node.js and .NET.
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Using reCaptcha in the Webix Form

Bots are around us. Some of them are good and they help us in everyday tasks, but some are evil and attempt to steal our information. If you are familiar with web development and forms, in particular, you may have faced certain security issues like abusive form input from bots. Measures need to be taken to make your website or web application safer, and using reCaptcha is one of them. Despite Webix does not offer such a widget of its own, there is a solution to it.

Let’s take a closer look at this way of protecting websites and web applications from spam and abuse. I will not discuss the server side of reCaptcha validation in the article, I will only show you the client side logic.

Webix Form with reCAPTCHA

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CSS on the Grid-iron: Grid Layouts

This is a guest post from our friends DevelopIntelligence.com

Pity the poor table. Designed originally for the purpose of displaying row and column data, it has often had to serve double duty as a generalized layout tool, despite the many quirks that tables have for layout purpose and the fact that syntactically, a table is intended to contain data. Other solutions involved absolute positioning of display blocks, but these are often highly problematic in devices that can have windows of varying dimensions.CSS Grid Layout (more…)


Printing Functionality and Other Features of Webix UI 4.4

We are happy to announce our new release 4.4 of JavaScript UI components that will be available for download in a week. It includes 3 main features: printing directly from an application, advanced filtering and demos of integration with backend platforms.

JavaScript UI components library announsment

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