Changes that have been made to The Amazing Portal Generator are recorded here.
- Changes were made for Windows Vista compatibility: help files now use HTML Help instead of WinHelp, and data is no longer stored in the Program Files folder.
- Data is now stored in the "common applications data" folder. For Windows Vista and above, this is:
and for Windows XP it is:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RTG\APG\
The data folder is hidden (a Microsoft decision).
- Added the Copy Portal To Desktop command, so you don't need to find the hidden data folder.
- Added a Clear button to remove links or buttons added by the user but not in the current portal.
- Updated the library of links and buttons to reflect changes on the Web.
- Increased the maximum number of items in one portal from 150 to 400.
- Fixed bug: commas in text or URLs made the portal layout unreadable.
- Portals now specify character encoding to allow validation as HTML 4.0.
- Fixed buttons that were not validating properly as HTML 4.0.
- Added the ability to choose fonts.
- Added an option to make all columns the same width.
- Added an option to change the link style.
- Added a library of links and buttons, separate from the user's portal layout.
This allows the library to be updated without changing any existing portals.
- Each link or button in the library has a category, to make it easier to find what you need.
- Updated links and buttons in the library to reflect changes to the Web.
- Separated the user's preferences (in apg.ini) from the portal layout (in portal.apg).
- Allowed for editing different files using the Save As and Open commands.
The File menu shows a list of recently-edited files. The default filename is portal.apg for the portal layout, which creates a Web page in the file portal.htm.
- Added button that runs Web browser to display portal.
- Added import and export of links and buttons.
- Changed setup program. Now uses Inno Setup.
- Separate dialogs are now used to set a color scheme and to change individual colors.
Released 4/5/99: First release of the APG.