Due to Corona I was asked to do home office. So I grabbed my SSD external drive (Samsung T5), went to the office, opened a blocs file and used the export as package feature. (no assets were embedded).
Went home, attached the drive to my iMac, opened the blocs file and this is what I got:
What’s weird is, the assets are showing up in the thumbnails, but not in design view. If I right click an asset it finds it in the finder in the package folder as expected.
If I preview the page this is what it looks like in Chrome:
By the way, this is not the first time I have seen this problem with the Package feature - I reported it as a bug a while ago. Now I’m confronted with the fact that if I want to work at home on this project, I will basically have to re-assign every single image asset. And the worst part is: When I package it again to move it back to the Mac at our office, when I open it there I will have the same problem. I know this for a fact because I’ve tried it in the past.
This is just one example of bugs that I have experienced recently, the biggest one being that Blocs was crashing constantly. Norm fixed that - THANKS!
I have refrained from posting all the problems and bugs that I’ve experienced in the last 5-6 weeks and ranting here in the forum. I know Norm is really working hard to get things fixed and I really value and appreciate this.
But I gotta be honest: I am this close to giving up on Blocs as a tool that can be used safely and with trust in any kind of company. I have lost so much time due to bugs that I’m afraid to add up all the lost hours.
I have to assume that any new feature has been tested before its release. But this one just doesn’t work for me - maybe I’m the worst Blocs user ever as far as my work flow goes, but you know what? I kind of expect that a software has been tested for people like me before its released.
I would be interested to hear if any other users have tried the Package feature and share their experiences. If I’m doing something wrong (which is usually the case I will be the first to admit it!