Object States is a new Studio feature that allows for the direct application of hover, click, and custom states to design elements, like buttons, images, shapes, and more.
Object States gives designers open ended creative control over hover, click, and custom triggered states and will greatly increase efficiency and make it overall easier for designers building in Ceros. Object States offer more possibilities to create more immersive and connected interactive experiences.
Ceros creators now have the ability to import third party design files from Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch directly into their Studio to continue creating and editing. Once imported into Ceros, supported design files retain their core attributes (e.g. layers), and designers can use the full capabilities of the Studio to continue building immersive digital experiences.
Import was built in an effort to make the designer workflow as seamless and frictionless as possible. For designers using other tools as part of their Ceros workflow, recreating designs in the Studio is time consuming, repetitive work. Import eliminates additional steps, and enables a faster, more efficient and streamlined workflow.
Image masking in Ceros allows designers to mask images with shapes -- the masked image appears only where it overlaps with the shape. In the initial release of the feature, masking is supported for images masked by a single shape (both standard shapes and custom shapes work).
Masking gives designers better creative options when designing with images. Additionally, we expect masks to be frequently used in imported design files. So, with masking as a Studio feature, we will also improve import compatibility and the import workflow.
How it works
We have worked closely with top accessibility consultants (A360) to develop tools that support the creation of accessible experiences. The Accessibility Toolkit aims to provide tools to help designers create experiences that are compliant with WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) AA 2.0 standards, which is a universal set of guidelines for web accessibility.
Included in Accessibility Toolkit is:
We believe that immersive digital content is for everyone, regardless of any vision, hearing, motor or cognitive barriers one may face. The Accessibility Toolkit was developed with the intention of enabling Ceros creators to improve the accessibility of their interactive experiences.
The Product Hub is our external place for all things product, including New Feature Highlights, our Ideas Portal, and Release Notes.
The Product Hub was created to give customers a central place to stay informed and share feedback and suggestions about the Ceros product.
How it works
With a screen reader, Ceros currently reads out text character-by-character (or line-by-line, if you have accelerated text rendering turned on). Component Mode will allow the browser and screen reader to read entire text boxes more fluidly.
Component Mode is a huge step forward in our efforts to improve the accessibility of the Ceros platform. Text in Ceros will now be truly readable by screen readers with Component Mode, which is a requirement of accessibility audits.
As such, Component Mode has a number of additional key benefits:
Additionally, anyone who has experienced jumbled text while using Adaptive Layouts will be delighted to learn that Component Mode resolves this issue.
How It Works
Component Mode is located in the Studio, under Settings > Experience Performance > Text Rendering Mode. You will now see these three options under text rendering mode: