EverWeb version 2.1.1 Now Available with Updated Widgets!

February 14th, 2017
EverWeb version 2.1.1 is now available for download!

EverWeb version 2.1.1 is now available for download!

We are pleased to announce EverWeb version 2.1.1. This new release focuses on enhancements to the Audio widget and fixes for some other EverWeb widgets as well as the usual maintenance and stability fixes.

 

EverWeb version 2.1.1 includes…

  • [NEW] Additional Options for Audio widget include Default Volume Level, Mute Sound, Autoplay on Page Load and  Audio Loop.
  • [NEW] Check spelling while typing option is remembered when quiting/relaunching
  • Image Slider widget now shows the correct display name in the list of assets under Widget Settings in the Inspector
  • Contact Form Advanced widget works better when there are no SMTP details entered
  • Contact Form Advanced sends to the correct email entered in the Inspector (not the email entered in the form)
  • Fixed ‘UnunsupportedFormatException’ Error
  • Fixed setting image Height/Width when Constrain Proportions is enabled from the Inspector

 

How To Update To EverWeb version 2.1.1

You can easily update to EverWeb version 2.1.1 by

  1. Launching EverWeb then going to the EverWeb menu at the top of the screen and selecting ‘Check for Update’ or by
  2. Downloading EverWeb from the EverWeb website.

Remember, you won’t lose any previous data when updating since your website project files are stored elsewhere on your computer.

EverWeb version 2.1.1 is free for EverWeb + Hosting users and EverWeb Standalone users who are within their 1 year of free upgrades and support period.

You can easily check your EverWeb Standalone free upgrade period from EverWeb’s Preferences window or your client area.

If you have passed your one year of free EverWeb upgrades, you can purchase 1 more year of upgrades and support from your client area.

You can easily re-download earlier versions of EverWeb from your client area if you are not ready to purchase an additional year of upgrades and support.

Login to your client area and go to the ‘Manage Product’ page. On the left of this page, select ‘Downloads’ and choose the version of Everweb that you need, either the OS X 10.6 version,or OS X 10.7 and later, version.

 

More Information About EverWeb version 2.1.1

If you need more information about EverWeb version 2.1.1

  • The updated EverWeb website which has up to the moment information in it’s new blogging section
  • New EverWeb videos on YouTube
  • The updated EverWeb User Manual under EverWeb’s Help menu
  • The EverWeb Discussion Forum

If you can’t find what you need, or have any other questions, comments or feedback please let us know. We’re happy to help.

 

EverWeb on Social Media

You can also find EverWeb on the following social media platforms:

Facebook

Google+

Flipboard

YouTube

Twitter handle @ragesw

New Ways to Move and Resize Objects in EverWeb 2.1

February 1st, 2017

EverWeb version 2.1 introduces a couple of really handy features to help improve your workflow. The new features will reduce the time it takes when moving (and resizing) objects on your page. The other plus point is that the features preserve your existing page layout so you won’t need to worry about having to re-edit your page after moving objects around on it.

 

Moving Obscured Objects

When moving an object that is partly obscured by other objects, the selected object can get de-selected when you try to move it. If you find this happening, the new keyboard shortcut in EverWeb version 2.1 will fix the problem.

In this example, we want to move the circle shape lying underneath the squares without affecting the squares themselves. Start by selecting the obscured object that you want to move. In the example below, select the circle shape by either clicking on the black color of the circle (if possible) or right (secondary) click on part of one of the squares that covers the circle. If using the right click option, a submenu will appear. Go to the ‘Pick Layer’ option and, in our example, select ‘Oval 1’. The circle shape will be selected.

If you do not see the selection handles, do not worry, as the circle has been selected.

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With the object selected,  hold down the Cmd+Option keys and click and drag the selected object from underneath the squares. The correct object gets moved – the circle shape – whilst the squares remain unaffected.

 

Move All Objects Beneath The Selected Object

The second keyboard shortcut new to EverWeb version 2.1 lets you move all objects below the selected object in one go. It’s a really useful tool when you want to add objects in between other objects on your page. Here’s how to use this feature:

 

Moving the page contents down

In this example, we are going to insert EverWeb’s Video widget in to the second section ‘This Is My Journey!’ whilst moving all of the content below the title down the page.

 

This example uses the Algonquin Theme Template with the goal being to insert EverWeb’s Video widget between the first and second section of the page (see screenshot above).

First, hold down the Command+Shift keys. Next, click and drag the title in the second section of the page ‘This Is My Journey’ down the page. A gap will open up with all of the objects below the selected object having moved down in synch! Once you have finished the move, release the Command+Shift keys.

 

Hold down Command and Shift keys when moving an object

Hold down the Command+Shift keys then drag the title ‘This Is My Journey’ down the page. All of the items below the selected object also move down at the same time!

 

To finish, drag and drop the Video Widget in to the gap that you have just created as shown below.

 

Video Widget added to page

The page is now complete with the addition of the Video widget.

 

This feature can also be used if you are resizing an object, such as a shape, and want the objects beneath it to move up or down as you resize. To do this, hold down the Command+Shift keys as you resize the object by using its selection handles.

When using the Command+Shift shortcut only objects that are entirely underneath the selected object will be moved down. This is important as objects that are only partially under the selected object will not move using this method. In some instances, that in itself may prove a useful option for you!

 

These simple, yet great, new keyboard shortcuts in EverWeb version 2.1 will make working with your web pages even easier, faster and less prone to errors.

 

If you have any questions about this article, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment below.

 

Social Media

We all have a favorite Social Media platform for staying connected! As well as the EverWeb website, you can keep up to date with  all the latest EverWeb news and info on the following social media…

Facebook

Google+

Flipboard

YouTube

Twitter handle @ragesw

If you have a  favorite Social Media platform that we don’t cover we would like to know! Just drop a comment to us below!

EverWeb version 2.1 Now Available with Blogging, Contact Form and UI Enhancements!

January 24th, 2017

E erWeb version 2.1 now available

 

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of EverWeb version 2.1. The new release focuses on blogging, the Contact Form Advanced widget, UI and workflow enhancements as well as maintenance and stability fixes.

To update, please see the section ‘How to Update to EverWeb 2.1’ below.

 

User Interface

  • [NEW] Holding down Command+Option keys while dragging will not change the selection so you can easily move selected objects that are covered by other objects
  • [NEW] Holding down Shift+Command keys while dragging or resizing an object will move all objects underneath that object down in order to preserve the page layout
  • [NEW] Function arrow keys work in the EverWeb Design Canvas
  • [NEW] Rename option added to the sub menu when you right click on the Project name in the Web Page List

 

Contact Form Advanced Widget

  • [NEW] New options to enter SMTP details to help improve reliability of receiving emails
  • [NEW] Control options can now be reordered
  • [NEW] Form Options can now be deleted
  • Reply to email set correctly (especially when using the SMTP option)
  • Form controls are not overly large when you have a wide form
  • Font styling isn’t applied to some form fields anymore

 

Blogging

  • [NEW] Option for linking to the full archive is available in the Blog Main page widget
  • Fixes a problem with blogs being added to sub directories producing 404 errors
  • Fixed a bug with Google Fonts and Blog Post widget not including the font for navigation links at the bottom of the posts
  • Fixed a bug with Google Fonts and Blog Post widget not including the font for the date style
  • Blog posts starting with an image no longer export with extra line breaks on the archive and main blog page
  • Blog post images no longer get exported twice
  • Fixed a memory leak after publishing when using blogs
  • Fixed a CSS error in blog post widget for default font color value
  • Fixed blog CSS font size export issues
  • Inserting an external link will not add the external link to the end of the post when trying to delete it
  • Fixed issue with Facebook comments not working properly
  • Warning message when a WordPress image file can’t be downloaded when importing WordPress blog posts
  • Fixed an issue with the Date Format in the Blog RSS Feed

 

Miscellaneous

  • EverWeb removes all double quotes from images dropped on to the Assets List
  • Images are opened with the correct DPI so dropping retina images works properly again
  • Fixed some error checking when writing out web page files
  • Setting height or width from the Inspector for multiple objects will not update both properties at the same time
  • Using the selection rectangle to select objects (clicking and dragging to select objects) loads them properly in the Inspector
  • Making changes in the Inspector when multiple objects are selected will not disable the Inspector after one change
  • EverWeb recognizes .ico files as images again
  • Fixed RSS Feeds to make sure they are always in the correct format
  • Fixed text alignment issues with using line height and paragraph spacing options
  • Lots of improvements to the Widget API’s
  • Fixed an issue where fixed position objects didn’t get exported correctly if a top margin was specified

 

How To Update To EverWeb version 2.1

You can easily update to EverWeb version 2.1 by

  1. Launching EverWeb and going to the EverWeb menu at the top of the screen and selecting ‘Check for Update’ or by
  2. Downloading EverWeb from the EverWeb website.

Remember, you won’t lose any previous data when updating since your website project files are stored elsewhere on your computer.

EverWeb version 2.1 is free for EverWeb + Hosting users and EverWeb Standalone users who are within their 1 year of free upgrades and support period.

You can easily check your EverWeb Standalone free upgrade period from EverWeb’s Preferences window or your client area.

If you have passed your one year of free EverWeb upgrades, you can purchase 1 more year of upgrades and support from your client area.

You can easily re-download earlier versions of EverWeb from your client area if you are not ready to purchase an additional year of upgrades and support.

Login to your client area and go to the ‘Manage Product’ page. On the left of this page, select ‘Downloads’ and choose the version of Everweb that you need, either the OS X 10.6 version,or OS X 10.7 and later, version.

 

More Information About EverWeb version 2.1

If you need more information about EverWeb version 2.1

  • The updated EverWeb website which has up to the moment information in it’s new blogging section
  • New EverWeb videos on YouTube
  • The updated EverWeb User Manual under EverWeb’s Help menu
  • The EverWeb Discussion Forum

If you can’t find what you need, or have any other questions, comments or feedback please let us know. We’re happy to help.

 

EverWeb on Social Media

You can also find EverWeb on the following social media platforms:

Facebook

Google+

Flipboard

YouTube

Twitter handle @ragesw

Working with Images in Blog Posts

January 19th, 2017

Blogging with Everweb 2.0 lets you easily combine text and images to get the right look for all of your blog posts. Images can be added to blog posts in three ways: Firstly, on a global level so that any image appears on every blog post (like how a Master Page works), secondly, by adding the image on a post by post basis and thirdly by a combination of the first two techniques.

 

Inserting Images in to Blog Posts

The images in the above blog post are set with an ‘inline’ display and aligned either left or right in the Blog Post Editor Window to get the desired result. The Navigation Menu widget, text box title and social media buttons are added to the Preview Window so they appear on all posts.

 

 

Preparing Images

When adding images to any web page, it’s always a good idea to make sure that the image(s) you are going to use are of a web friendly file size. It is also useful if the image file name relates to what the image is about. Preparing your image in this way will benefit web page load times and help your page’s SEO.

 

Adding Images to All Blog Posts

There are two ways in which to add an image to all of your blog posts at once:

The first method is to use a Master Page that includes the image(s), and any other objects you want. Attach the Master Page by first selecting the ‘posts’ page in the Web Page List. Next, go to the Inspector Tab and select the Page Settings button. Use the Master Page section to add the Master Page you want.

Using this method means that you will need to edit the Master Page if you want to make any changes to the objects it contains . To see the results of the using the Master Page, use the Blog Posts Preview Window.

The second method uses the Blog Post Preview Window as a ‘live’ Master Page. Drag and drop your image(s) from their source, e.g. the Assets List, on to the Blog Post Preview Window. Move and resize the image around the Preview just as you would on a regular web page in EverWeb. The dropped image and layout you have designed for the post will be applied to all posts.

The advantage of the first method is that you cannot move objects around the Preview Window. The advantage of the second method is that you can! Choose which method suits your requirements or use both!

Remember that moving or deleting images in the Preview Window on any blog post, will move or delete the image from all of the blog posts. It’s a good idea to think of the Preview Window as a ‘Live’ Master Page!

 

Adding Images to Individual Blog Posts

If you only want to add images in to a particular post, select the post you want. then drag and drop the image on to the Blog Post Editor Window. You can use images from the Assets List, from folder locations or using EverWeb’s Media button.

If using the Media button, drag the image you want from the ‘catalog’ on to the Editor Window. The Media button is useful as you can check the file size of the image before importing it. To do this, right click on the image in the catalog and select ‘Display as List’ from the menu. If you do not see file sizes listed, right click on the image again and select Show Columns-> Size.

 

Changing Image Size

Once you have dropped the image onto the Blog Post Editor Window, select it by clicking on it. A blue selection box appears around the image. Move and resize the image just as you would elsewhere in EverWeb. When the image is selected, the Image Editor Toolbar is available. For precise image sizing, click on the last Toolbar option, ‘Change Size’, and enter the value you require. Note that the image proportions remain are always constrained so that the image does not distort when you resize it.

 

Images in the Blog Posts Editor and Preview Windows

The Blog Post Editor Window contains six images and text aligned to the left or right of the images. In the Blog Posts Preview Window below, you can see that objects that we want to include on all of the blog posts have been added in the header and footer areas. The background color of the page has been changed using the ‘posts’ page settings from the Inspector Tab.

 

Using Image Display

An image imported into the Blog Posts Editor Window is displayed as ‘Break Text’ by default. This means that any text around the image will be displayed above and/or below it depending on where the image is located. Use the Image Editor Toolbar to change the ‘Display’ from ‘Break Text’ to ‘Inline’ to embed the image more within your text. Once you have set ‘Inline’, use the ‘Align’ button to either left or right aligned to get a text wrap effect. Use the middle ‘Display’ option to cancel out the wrap effect.

If you are displaying multiple images in a row, it is easier to drag and drop the images on to the Blog Post Editor Window first before setting the ‘Inline’ and ‘Align’ options. In the examples above , Align has been set to Right for all the images on the top row and left for those on the bottom row. This results in the text being pushed to where it is desired. You may also find that changing the image size using the ‘Change Size’ button will help fit the images properly in a row. In the above example, the images were reduced from a width of 300px to 250px.

 

Alternate Text

It’s always good to add a description of the image using Alternate Text. Use text that’s appropriate e.g. ‘Gondolas in Venice’ may be suitable for our example. If the image does not display, the alternate text is used to replace it. Alternate text is especially useful for the visually impaired and may help your SEO.

 

The Blog Posts Preview Window

As you may already know, the results of your work in the Blog Posts Editor Window are seen in the the Blog Posts Preview Window. Here you can see the results of combing images in your posts with images that are used for every post. Use the Preview button in EverWeb’s Toolbar art the top of the UI to tweak the look of your blog posts before publishing.

 

Using images in your blog posts always helps to bring the post to your audience’s attention. With a bit of experimentation you will be able to make very creative posts. We will have a follow up blog soon with more hints and tips on using images in your blog. In the meantime if you have a question, please let us know below. If you subscribe to our YouTube channel, you will also find lots of blogging related posts there too!

 

As always please let us know if you have any comments and questions. We’re happy to help. You can also find EverWeb on the following social media platforms:

Facebook

Google+

Flipboard

YouTube

Twitter handle @ragesw

EverWeb 2016 Review

December 31st, 2016

EverWeb

Welcome to our EverWeb 2016 Review Edition! First of all we want to thank you all for your continued support and for making 2016 a great EverWeb year! Thanks, you’re Awesome!

It’s been an incredibly busy 2016 for EverWeb so without any delay, here’s our 2016 Review!

 

From EverWeb version 1.9 – 2.0.2

We started the year with EverWeb at version 1.9. Language support for Chinese, Portuguese and Swedish came in February as well as a major update to the Video widget and many other minor enhancements. In September we added support for the new macOS Sierra operating system in EverWeb version 1.9.7 before unveiling EverWeb 2.0 in November.

Undoubtedly EverWeb 2.0’s all new blogging feature was the highlight of 2016. For many it completes a journey from iWeb to EverWeb especially as it’s easy to import blog posts from iWeb into EverWeb. The user interface should also be familiar to iWeb users, with many additions and enhancements to make blogging 2016 friendly! The new inline blog editor, preview window and Master Page like features also allow for more creativity and consistency within your blogging environment.

EverWeb version 2.0 also introduced the all new Contact Form Advanced widget for advanced contact form design, a new RSS Subscribe button and character spacing in the Text Inspector.

We added and enhanced many other features in EverWeb over the year such as an updated Video widget and enhancements to the PayPal E-Commerce, Image Gallery and Heading Tags widgets. EverWeb’s Toolbar was relocated from the bottom of the UI to the top, bringing better compatibility with OS X and macOS Sierra as well as improved workflow. Additional Theme Templates were also added throughout the year.

We also took the time to update and expand the EverWeb User Manual to keep up it to date as new product features arrived and also to streamline content to make it easier to use and find what you want! It’s also now available from the Projects Window when you launch EverWeb.

 

April 2016 Survey

We have lots of exciting plans for 2017 and your continued support, comments and feedback really helps us make EverWeb better every year! We would like to thank everyone who also took part in our April 2016 Survey. The survey is incredibly valuable as it tells us what you want to see in EverWeb in the future and how we can better help and support the EverWeb community. April’s survey told us that blogging was the top requested feature. This had been a long in the works feature and came to fruition with EverWeb 2.0 in November. Again, we just want to say a big ‘Thank You’ for your patience. The new blogging platform is a great environment which we will be building  upon in 2017!

Your comments and feedback are always welcome so please use the comments section below or use the EverWeb Discussion Forum.

 

Renewed EverWeb Website!

Our own website had a makeover this year and now sports a modern, clean design aesthetic. The website has been simplified using bold fonts and color choices make things easy to find, including a new blogging section in the menu to keep you updated on everything specifically EverWeb. Naturally, the website is both desktop and mobile friendly!

 

YouTube Tutorials & EverWeb Blogs

Many of EverWeb’s existing YouTube video have been updated to reflect updates to the product. YouTube flags updated content making it easy to stay up to date when you access video content. To keep up to date with new and updated content just subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Our blogging content has also expanded to keep abreast with all that’s new in addition to hints, tips and how to do’s. If you have anything you would like us to feature in the future, please let us know in the comments below!

 

Award Winning EverWeb!

In October 2016, EverWeb won best Developer Tool and Best Overall at the 2016 Xojo Design Awards. We’re thrilled that EverWeb continues to shine. We are also thrilled that our Facebook page gets a 4.7/5.0 rating from you all! Again, thanks and if you’re a Facebook user, like and follow us to stay up to date with all that’s new.

 

EverWeb & Charity Work

Our Black Friday event in 2016 was in aid of the WE Charity which raised a $2500 donation. The WE Charity is ‘an international charity that partners with communities to help lift themselves out of poverty using a holistic, sustainable five-pillar development model.’

 

Forward to 2017…

We’re really excited about 2017 as we have lots in the works for all of our users. It’s going to be an exciting year! To end, Team EverWeb wishes you all a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Please let us know if you have any comments, suggestions or questions in the Comments Section below…

 

Social Media

We all have a favorite Social Media platform for staying connected! As well as the EverWeb website, you can keep up to date with  all the latest EverWeb news and info on the following social media…

Facebook

Google+

Flipboard

YouTube

Twitter handle @ragesw

If you have a  favorite Social Media platform that we don’t cover we would like to know! Just drop a comment to us below!

Converting Your iWeb Website to EverWeb

December 18th, 2016

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For many iWeb users, the introduction of blogging to EverWeb 2.0 makes it a perfect time to finally port legacy iWeb websites over to EverWeb. If you’re planning to convert your website, here are some things to consider before you begin that will help save you time and effort along the way…

  1. Use Master Pages: iWeb doesn’t use template pages but EverWeb does with Master Pages. It’s a good idea to think about the common features of your iWeb pages that can be collected together in to one or more Master Pages if your website has more than a few pages. Page dimensions, page and browser backgrounds, navigation menus, header and footer content, social media buttons and the like are ideal to put in to a Master Page. Attach the Master Page to your regular web pages to give your website a consistent design. If you want to change your design at any time, just edit your Master Page and all pages that have it attached will be updated with the changes.
  2. Fonts and Color Settings: Your website probably uses different font styles and sizes. Make a note of anything that you want to transfer over. Check your font and color settings in iWeb and make a note of them so that you can use them in EverWeb. If you have difficulties matching colors, try using the Digital Color Meter that comes with your Apple OS to get accurate color values.
  3. Widgets: You’ll probably find that some of the iWeb widgets you have been using are included in EverWeb, often with updated features and functionality. There are also a lot of other widgets built in to EverWeb that iWeb does not have. If you cannot find what you want, third party widgets are available either free or paid for. Our EverWeb Third Party page has more information.
  4. Update your website: Technology has come along way since the demise of iWeb over five years ago. Now is a great opportunity to update and modernise your website. If you’re new to EverWeb, check out the features in our YouTube videos or from our blogs. You may find simpler, modern solutions in EverWeb that iWeb doesn’t have e.g. drop down menus, fixed position, always on top, support for SEO, mobile websites, widgets and so on… Whilst updating may mean adding new features to your website, remember that it’s also an opportunity to streamline your website and update your web page content if you haven’t done so for a while.
  5. Include SEO: iWeb does not include any SEO features so this is one area you should be focus on. The best way to start with SEO in EverWeb is by checking out the SEO for EverWeb Course. Remember, as well as keywords for SEO, rename any image files to be SEO friendly if you have not done so already  e.g. if you have an image of a teapot that has a file name of ‘IMG0001.jpg’, rename it to something more meaningful e.g. teapot.jpg
  6. Optimize and Rationalize: Whilst on the subject of image files, look at your image files and optimize them if they are large to help page loading times. Use a graphics program to reduce the file size to be more web friendly. There’s also retina display now which iWeb does not support. Our YouTube video has more information on using retina images in EverWeb.
  7. Find Your Files: If you can’t locate your original image files, open your website in iWeb and use the File -> Publish to a Folder menu. Once published, your image files will be located in a folder where you can drag and drop the image files from in to EverWeb. iWeb has an unusual file and folder structure so you may find that the original image has been duplicated many times in to different folders. Each iWeb web page has it’s own folder which will contain images, often renamed by iWeb to ‘shapeimage’ followed by a number. Find the best resolution image you can then copy it to another location (e.g. to your desktop) and rename the file to something meaningful. Drag and drop the renamed file in to the Assets List of your  EverWeb project. You can drag and drop the image file from the Assets List as many times as you want on to the web pages you create in EverWeb without having to reimport the image every time.

 

Moving Your iWeb Website to EverWeb

When you recreate your website in EverWeb, the easiest way to bring text over is to cut and paste it from the iWeb page in to the corresponding EverWeb page. For image files, drag and drop them in from their source wherever possible. Remember if you use an image more than once in your website, you only need to import it once in to EverWeb. Once imported, drag and drop the image from the Assets List on to the pages you want to include the image on.

 

Importing iWeb Blog Entries

To import iWeb blogs:

  1. Start by ‘exporting’ your iWeb project from iWeb using File -> Publish to a Folder to a location on your hard disk.
  2. Next, go to your EverWeb project file and create a blog if you have not done so already.
  3. To create a new blog select the ‘blank’ theme and the ‘blog’ page style.
  4. When the blog has been created, you will see it in the Web Page List. Click on the ‘posts’ page.
  5. In the Editor Window, click on the ‘Import’ button in the Blog Posts List.
  6. The dialog box displays ‘iWeb’ by default as the import format so click ‘Import’ to continue’.
  7. Navigate to the location of the iWeb project that you exported earlier. If you have more than one iWeb project, you will see all of them listed. Select the folder of the iWeb website blog that you want to import, then click ‘Open’.
  8. Click on the name of the blog in the next dialog box and press ‘Import’ to load the blog entries in to EverWeb.

The blog Create Your First Blog Post in EverWeb 2.0! has more information on formatting blog posts.

 

When converting your iWeb website to EverWeb, perhaps the most important task is the planning. Getting to know EverWeb and it’s features is also a good idea if you are new to the product. Getting to know EverWeb will help you decide how best to modernize your iWeb website for today’s needs such as for mobile environments.

 

If you would rather have us convert and update your website for you, please take a look at the Convert your iWeb website to an EverWeb Site post for more information.

 

As always please let us know if you have any comments and questions. We’re happy to help. You can also find EverWeb on the following social media platforms:

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YouTube

Twitter handle @ragesw

Create Your First Blog Post in EverWeb 2.0!

November 30th, 2016

Probably one of the first things you’ll want to do once you have downloaded the new EverWeb version 2.0 is to try out the new blogging feature. Here’s a primer to get you started…

 

Creating Your First Blog

Start your first blog either by opening an existing website project or creating a new one from the Projects Window.

If you opened an existing project, select ‘Add Page’ from the Toolbar at the top of the EverWeb UI in version 2.0.

If you created a new project file, EverWeb will automatically the adding new page process for you.

In both instances you should now see the Theme Template Chooser. Select the ‘Blank’ Template Theme at the top of the left hand column.

 

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EverWeb 2.0’s Theme Template Chooser. Use the Blank theme on the left, then select the ‘blog’ page style on the right.

 

On the right hand column, select the ‘blog’ page theme and click on the ‘Select’ button to finish.

TIP!: If you want the Theme Template Chooser to display the pages in a row as shown above, you can resize the window. Click and drag the bottom right hand corner of the Theme Template Chooser window until the template pages display how you want them to.

You’ve now created a blog in EverWeb!

 

 

The Blog Structure

In the Web Page List you will see the blog as a folder icon. The ‘blog’ directory is always displayed open by default when you create a new blog. For those new to blogging, the blog has a specific structure.

The ‘blog’ directory page is like an ‘index’ page of your most recent blog posts. The first post in the list is the most recent followed by the remainder in reverse date order.

The blog directory contains two pages: ‘posts’ and ‘archive’. ‘Posts’ is a special page in that it contains all of the blog posts you create. It’s the heart of EverWeb’s blogging experience!  The ‘archive’ page is lists older blog posts that you no longer want listed on the ‘blog’ index page.

 

Creating Your First Blog Post

To create your first blog post, click on the ‘posts’ page in the Web Page List. The Blog Posts Editor Window is displayed in the Editor Window in the center of the screen. This is where you will create, import, edit and delete blog posts.

EverWeb automatically creates the first post as ‘New Blog Post’. Rename the post title by double clicking on ‘New Blog Post’ in the Blog Post List in the top part of the window. Enter the title you want and press enter. All blog posts that you create will be listed in the Blog Posts List Window.

A red or green button to the left of the blog post title indicates if a blog post has been changed since last published (red) or not (green).

To select the blog post you want just click on its title.

 

EverWeb 2.0's blog posts window

EverWeb 2.0’s blogging interface. In the center column, at the top is the blog posts list, in the middle the blog posts editor window and in the bottom section is the blog posts preview window.

 

Below the Blog Posts List, the words ‘This is a sample blog post’ are displayed in the Blog Posts Editor Window. Select the words and type over them with your own, or paste text in from the clipboard.

 

Editing Your Blog Posts

The Editor Window is where you enter your blog post text and apply formatting. For example, highlight the text you want and use the Editor Toolbar options to style your text how you would like it. Alternatively, use the Color Picker and Fonts Panel from the Toolbar.

You can also insert images, video and hyperlinks in to the Editor Window. These media apply only to the blog post itself.

TIP: Use the Blog Post Preview Window to see how the blog post will look when published. The final published post may look different than what you see in the Editor Window due to the settings you use in the Blog Post Preview Window.

A splitter bar between the each section of the Blog Posts Editor Window can be clicked and dragged up and down to display more of less content of each section.

TIP: There’s also a vertical splitter between Blog Post and Blog Date in the Blog Posts List.

 

The Blog Posts Preview Window

The Preview Window in the bottom part of the screen is where you see the formatted results of your work. The text from the Editor Window displays in a widget that you can position where you want in the Preview Window. Adjust the width of the widget using the selection handles. The widget height is set automatically.

The Preview Window works in a similar way to Master Pages so you can add objects such as a company logo to the Preview Window which will then display the logo in all of your blog posts.

Use the Widget Settings tab to set defaults for all the blog posts. At the bottom of the screen is where you add in your Comment Engine, either from Disqus or Facebook. For more information on using Comment Engines please look at the EverWeb User Manual via the Help-> EverWeb Manual menu.

 

Blog Post Formatting Tips

The Widget Settings also allow you to set the font style and sizing of the blog post title, add and define date format and styling, add Navigation Links and add an image for the post.

In addition, use the Page Settings Tab in the Inspector Window to set the page background color, page dimensions etc. as you would any other page that you create in EverWeb.

You can also use a Master Page for blog posts if you prefer or a combination of Master Page and Preview Window objects depending on what effect you want to achieve.

Once you have finished, preview or publish your results.

 

 

More About Blogging in EverWeb 2.0…

There’s lots more to explore with blogging in EverWeb version 2.0. Here are some suggested resources to help:

 

If you can’t find what you need, or have any other questions, comments or feedback please let us know. We’re happy to help.

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EverWeb Raises $2500 for Charity this Black Friday

November 27th, 2016

We wanted to extend a big Thank You to everyone who purchased or renewed EverWeb this Black Friday!

Because of you, we raised $2500 that has been donated to WE.org.

We hope to continue to use our reach to raise money and resources for those who don’t have the same opportunities that we have.

We believe it is everyone’s personal choice to decide how they want to help and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for helping us raise money for a great cause and also for being our customers.

So once again, a HUGE Thank You to all of our users!

Sincerely,

The EverWeb Team

Let’s Do Something Special This Black Friday; EverWeb Promo

November 24th, 2016

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In a handful of countries, today is Thanksgiving. A day originally used for celebrating and giving thanks for the benefits of the preceding year.

On Black Friday, consumers are used doplenty of discounts off their favorite products.

This year, we have decided to do something special.

We know EverWeb users are the generous type and this year we want to use our reach to give opportunities to those who really need it.

Today, we want to say Thanks for Giving!

Starting now, until 11:59PM EST Friday, 40% of every EverWeb purchase and renewal, will be given to children around the world who need it the most with the help of WE.org (Formally Free the Children).

Purchase & Give: Get EverWeb & Help the Children

We chose WE.org because they are an organization we have known for a very long time, were established in the same city (Thornhill, Canada) that we are from, and we believe they have a great reputation for doing amazing things to help children around the world.

On Saturday, November 26, we will donate the proceeds raised by you, to WE.org.

Plus, share our facebook post to help bring awareness and we will extend your EverWeb account by 3 months.

NEW! iWeb to EverWeb Website Conversion Service Launched!

November 23rd, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce the introduction of our new iWeb to EverWeb website conversion service!

With the all new blogging feature we introduced last week, we have gotten a lot of requests for help in upgrading an iWeb website to EverWeb.

When iWeb was discontinued almost five years ago, EverWeb was created to provide a similar, yet more powerful,  website builder to iWeb users. Now with the new blogging engine, you can do everything in EverWeb, plus a lot more.

We’ve just introduced a service to help you convert your iWeb site to an EverWeb site. We can deliver you the exact same iWeb site, built with EverWeb in under 7 days so you can start taking advantage of EverWeb’s modern features including:

  1. Optimized mobile pages
  2. Built in Search Engine Optimization features
  3. Drop down menus
  4. Advanced contact forms
  5. Rollover mouse effects
  6. Master Pages
  7. Popup windows
  8. 24/7 customer support
  9. Support for the latest version of macOS
  10. And so much more…

Fill out our online form and we’ll get a quote to convert your iWeb site to EverWeb as soon as possible!

 

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