This is a minor release with lots of refinement and polish.
- Screenshots are now generated before a report is completed, meaning most reports appear with screenshots already in place.
- The number of pages run for a report is now always shown on the left, even for reports without a front page (e.g. the Cookie Law report). Where appropriate, a warning is shown if spidering problems occurred.
- Revised all outgoing email emails to look better, have some personality and better avoid spam filtering.
- Added ‘Did you know’ messages to the progress screen.
- The titles for each summary score are now clickable links to that summary score’s results.
- Substantially revised the spider to improve overall performance.
- Trivial spidering issues are no longer logged, e.g. sites that are not inside the URLs requested.
- Cookie state is no longer preserved by default, unless “Allow duplicate URLs” is checked.
- Optimized to reduce thread locking with high numbers of links per page.
- Optimized speed of UI further. Reduced load caused by excessive reloads of a pending screenshot list, which no longer forks potentially high numbers of child processes.
- Added detection for Heart Internet’s cookie law solution.
- Added detection of ‘ukcookieslaw’ cookie law solution.
- Redesigned the Reports tab to make different websites and report types more visually distinct (adding screenshots and icons).
- Added some additional cookies to the cookie law categorization database (TripAdvisor plugins, Facebook Badges).
- Added developer test area for revised Twitter analysis.
- Made the reset password feature nicer, and less likely to succumb to spam email detection.
- Tidied up numerous test results, messages and user interface designs. Reports with one test in them (like the Cookie Law report) are now much cleaner.
- Substantially improved the demo with streamlined “one form” process for adding a new site, simplified UI, less report types to simply everything, navigation only shows after first report completes.
- The Spiderability test is now disabled by default (you can enable it on demand under Account > Tests).
- The Websites tab is now the Sitebeam logo by default. If a logo is applied under custom branding (Sitebeam Pro and Premium only), this logo is not shown.
- The Complete report has been renamed the Comprehensive report, as it does not include all tests (and hasn’t for some time). This is intended to reduce confusion.
- The latest summary score is no longer shown on the Websites screen. This is because (a) increasingly reports do not have a summary score, such as Cookie Law reports (b) this information is slow to retrieve and (c) the information is rarely used.
- The default name for a new site is now always based on the URL, and not on a guess based on the
<title>tag. As a result, the Search Engine Placement test no longer uses the site name as a keyword by default.
- Updated the list of built-in user agents to more modern browsers.
- Printing/exporting PDF reports now always includes the branded logo, even for partial reports (e.g. the Cookie Law report).
- Removed all links to Silktide website in Cookie Law test.
- Replaced the confusing drop-down context menus for tests with a simpler string of links.
- Replaced some confusing ‘more info’ icons with the text “More” (e.g. Incoming Links and Popularity test tables).
- Revised some descriptions in the spider page summary for clarity.
- Decreased the severity of some common warnings in the spider page summary.
- The edges around screenshots are now clearer.
- Updated the estimated times for a report to complete based on more recent data.
- Slightly revised the appearance of the login screen.
- Fixed some tests having broken layouts in the side-by-side comparison view.
- Fixed bug where users could set their email to an invalid string of multiple email addresses.
- Fixed bug where some users without branding permissions could still set their branding.
- Fixed an issue where queuing lots of reports very rapidly together could cause some to fail to start.
- Fixed an issue where some pages with broken character sets could incorrectly be excluded as binary data instead of HTML.
- Fixed issue where Facebook detection wouldn’t recognize some URLs of the format fr-fr.facebook.com.
- Fixed glitch where resetting your password wouldn’t tell the user what had happened, and would just take them back to the login screen.
- Fixed glitch where the progress screen could crop the bottom off the cancel report button for websites with very long titles in some browsers.