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The latest significant and live release is 2.19m.
Release 2.19n is mainly a technical release continuing with the move towards better HTML/CSS which is the stuff that does all the web page formatting and enables the web site to be displayed differently according to the device in use, whether PC, Laptop or Mobile phone.
Related Changes include
Bridgewebs now provides a "Results Administration" option for uploading results direct from ACBL@Live, To access this feature, you will need to have set your "Bridge Affiliation" to ACBL and entered your ACBL Number in WebAdmin - Settings - Details see www.bridgewebs.com/acbl.
NGS Update - Bridgewebs has been upgraded to use the latest Release 3 EBU Interface. There should be no apparent difference to a user
ECATS - The interface to Ecats and EBU has been updated
Email Links - The Envelope Email links provided in various places around Bridgewebs, especially Committee/Board Member pages has provided a way of protecting emails by needing a double click to access the actual email. This has prevented standard trawling site from accessing list of emails. However, we have noticed that even this does not protect against some trawling sites and particularly Human trawling to obtain list of emails, which we have noticed from the logs is on the rise. So with this release, clicking the Envelope Icon will allow the user to send an email to the person concerned but NOT show the actual email.
ScoreBridge - Bridgewebs will accept the EBU XML file as well as the results file with "ScoreBridge Release 10.19.05". The main use of this feature is to switch to display Teams results using the XML file and provide the associated features including the extra X-Imps Tab. In normal use, you do not need to change anything. An extra option is available in WebAdmin - Settings - Scoring "Use XML file, if available, to display results rather than Scorebridge .dat file?" and will default to "No", but can be set to Yes if you frequently run Teams events. An individual event can be overridden for a particular event in the Calendar with an extra option [Use XML]/[Use Scorebridge] which will only show if an XML file has been uploaded. With a future release, this may be switched to use the XML file automatically.
A lot has happened with Bridgewebs over the years and we decided to completely review the Guide. This has been a major exercise over the 2018 summer. This includes:
All this to hopefully to make it easier and quicker to use.
You can view the new Guide at www.bridgewebs.com/guide which has now replaced the prvious guide and help pages.
We have had a couple of incidents in the last few months of the Bridgewebs Email Service hanging resulting in delays with emails being received. On discussion with the Email Hosting company, we have been informed that the number of attachment related emails is large, in fact 10000 a month. All these files have to be transferred to the Email Hosting company, take up resources and can cause an overload. It looks like the Form "Attach Submissions" feature and the use of the "Recover" results feature have been used much more extensively than planned.
These changes had been developed for Release 2.19n, but brought forward into 2.19m to increase the reliability of the Email services.
As a Byproduct
Membership Lists and GDPR Member Data
Release 2.19m is now available as beta on request.
Release 2.19l has a number of features to improve the display on Small devices, such as Smartphones and Tablets, both in Portrait and Landscape mode and automatically adapts to the device and to the Browser. However, the rules Bridgewebs uses cannot correctly suit all Bridgewebs sites, so it may be necessary to make some club changes
This was tested with various Browsers and devices. Generally, most modern Browsers, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari work well
Microsoft IE 11. There is an issue with Microsoft IE not handling the HTML as per the standard. Many users who are on Windows 10 may have continued with IE 11. However, we would recommend using Microsoft Edge as it now works well or one of the other Browsers e.g. Chrome.
We recommend looking at the following in WebAdmin
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We have created a beta Release 2.19m to tidy up some of the issues raised and this is available where necessary.
Find a Partner/Bookings
If you have the latest version of PairsScorer and want to show the Live Ranking remotely, use the link below
Member Email Logs
The email service used by Bridgewebs have recently updated their data protection and now require that any person (email) that clicked "Unsubscribe" or "Junk" whether intentionally or accidentally, has to Re-Subscribe themselves with a 2 step confirmation.
You will need to ask them to Re-Subscribe by visiting the main www.bridgewebs.com site and going to "Re-Subscribe" in menu.
As they are blocked, the request cannot be sent from Bridgewebs, but needs to be from a personal email or word of mouth.
This page also contains further information about UnSubscribe, marking as Junk etc.
There are several changes in to reflect the change to the email service and make it clearer.
Secure Site (https)
Browsers, especially Firefox and Chrome, are now showing warning messages when a page with a password and in some caes any input box is shown on a site, so now
EBUScore and Teams
Language and Special Characters
Member Only Login
A new Web Admin Section called "Support" has been included
Play It Again
The "Play it Again" - Bridge Solver Online (by John Goacher) now has an extra and more enhanced "Results Analysis" feature providing more in dept and graphical analysis of your performance.
Now shows graphs of the Analysis, courtesy John Goacher and fully integrated into Bridgewebs.
Form Entry Amendment
"Amend" option to allow Administrator to amend any entries on the Submission list, useful when using this method for Booking events.
Find a Partner/Bookings
Calendar Month Direct Update (Prototype)
Option for Hosts/Directors to book themselves on the calendar. Prototype, contact Bridgewebs for usage and suggestions
Calendar Month Direct Reservations (Prototype)
Option for players to book/register themselves on events Prototype, contact Bridgewebs for usage and suggestions.
Extra buttons to Play, Pause and Stop the Slideshow.
For those users who do not like scrolling, the "Pause" is remembered next time the page is visited. Otherwise, the Images will automatically start scrolling after 4 seconds and stop scrolling after 120 seconds..
Release 2.19i has several enhancements and a number of minor fixes and consolidates changes in 2.19h/2.19g
Provision to add a Photo to each Member
MB List Feature
An extra button has been added below the Scorecard displayed Hand.
"Play it Again" is the ability to click into one of the many "Double Dummy Solver" Programs to allow a player to select a contract and see what they should have done.
The Page Theme has been enhanced
Miscellaneous minor fixes
Release 2.19h has a number of enhancements and minor fixes
Release 2.19f is mainly just a minor issue and cosmetic release.
EBU USBIO Import Format 1.1.
Miscellaneous Technical Fixes
The latest 4.4 version of the Editor is available with 2.19e. This has various improvements and enhancements to the building of the Icon plugins.
Accordingly, 3 extra plugins have been built to match Bridgewebs features
Insert Document - Icon looks like a Book
Insert Picture - Icon looks like a Camera
Insert a suit symbol - Icons look like suit symbols.
The Insert Document and Picture show a dialog with a simple dropdown to correctly insert the URL for the chosen document or picture. A picture can be further editted using the existing Image Properties.
The "Insert Suit" options provide a one-step click for inserting a suit symbol (using special character).
If you have selected a different Editor, it will be necessary to go to WebAdmin - Settings - Options and choose either Editor 4.4 or Default.
The "Guide now has a search feature to look for particular topics.
You can search for a specific word or set of 2 or more words (i.e. all present )
With the extra capacity of the new server it has been possible to provide additional backups that you, the web administrator can use.
These do take several hours to run, so it is not possible to predict what time that your club will be backed up.
To access these simply change the subdomain or www part of the web address for your club
You can use these backups to retrieve data that you might have accidentally or otherwise deleted from the live system. For News items, use Cut & Paste.
You can also use these to experiment, probably best to use the monthly. Please note these will be automatically overwritten as above.
Alos, please note, these are in addition to off-site backups which would be used by Bridgewebs for Disaster recovery. For the techies among you, the new server does have "Mirror" disks for additional security.
Release 2.19d is a beta release of improvements of a minor nature. Release 2.19e is a beta release with more significant changes across the whole of Bridgewebs, therefore needs further quality control and user feedback before release.
A new faster calendar is now available in weekly format, e.g. It will allow the user to choose between a weekly and list calendar.
For example click on
To allow a bigger display, the calendar ignores weekends if no Saturday or Sunday events are present.
The results display now allows a mixture of panes which is more efficient. It has been particularly desiged for use on Smartphones and Tablets.
The competition display now allows a mixture of panes which is more efficient. It has been particularly desiged for use on Smartphones and Tablets.
The Member Login and Web Administration Login have been redesigned to, hopefully, make it clearer.
The "Forgotten Password" now sends an email with a link inviting the member to change their password rather than send the password in the email.
A new Interface (API) for the Scoring software has been provided to make it significantly more efficient and provide extended features. Mainly this will be transparent to most Club Administrators and ceratinly users, but the efficiency may be noticed by scorers.
In addition, the Bridgewebs Player Database feature has been completely rewritten to provide a "Universal" player database irrespective of the Scoring software. This shouls mean that you can synchronize player databases even if you use more than one Scoring software. Particularly useful, if you have a visiting Scorer using a different scoring software who needs a copy of your player database.
Release 2.19 comes with an updated Editor (CKEditor 4.2).
Improvements have been made to the logging to allow a Club Administrator to reinstate an "Unsubscribed" member. Please be cautious about this to ensure that the the person didn't really intend to Unsubscribe". It also allows you to reinstate a "Blocked Email" where the email has failed to be delivered, again, please be careful about checking that the email is valid.
Increased checks on validity of emails.
In addition, you can view the detailed log of emails sent and what has happened to them. "Opened" or "Clicked" wil definitely have been read. "Delivered" may still have been read, but. in certain cases and with certain email providers, the "Bulk Email" service may not have been sent an acknowledgement.
A new option has been provided to add a Membership list to a News item
This allows you:
You can now create a "Weekly Schedule" and this will be used to automatically extend the Calendar Month by Month at the start of each Month
If you upload more than one event a day from Scorebridge and have a pre-assigned Bridgewebs Calendar, in Scorebridge "Preferences" - "Web PAge Preferences" tick the "Select from Bridgewebs Calendar when uploading".
This feature was introduced in Scorebridge relatively recently and retro fitted to Release 2.18x, so you may have missed it.
If you club is affiliated to the EBU, you can show EBU Rankings and NGS Grades automatically in your web Site. Enter your EBU club code and password in Settings - Site Details.
Then, the EBU Rankings and NGS will automaticaaly show in the Member Only Tab.
Alternatively, you can choose where to show them. Use the new "News Item" Widget option to add them to a News Item and make the page public or private. Then you can adjust the Member Tab in Web Admin - Menu - Member Tab".
The EBU Ranking and NGS Grades can be used in the "Include/Exclude" option of Competitions. Also the NGS Grades can be handicapped to provide a Handicap competition based on NGS Grades.
This list included some new features which were added as specials in the beta Releases 2.18y/2.18z
Numerous other minor changes