EverWeb 1.2 Adds Master PagesJanuary 29th, 2014
We’re very please to announce the second major update to EverWeb.
EverWeb is the easy to use website builder that takes up where Apple’s iWeb left off. EverWeb lets anyone build professional, modern websites that work in any web browser, including Internet Explorer.
EverWeb 1.2 adds Master Pages which let you design your website once and have any changes automatically be applied to every page on your site. With Master Pages you design your site once, then assign the Master Page to each page on your site. Each page that uses the Master Page will use the same design and can be updated by simply editing the Master Page.
See How to Use Master Pages in EverWeb
EverWeb 1.2 also fixes problems when working with large websites and improves all around stability. This update is free for users who have an active EverWeb support license. You can also start using EverWeb for free to see if it is right for you.
With EverWeb 1.2, upgrading from iWeb is even easier. You can design your iWeb site once as a Master Page and assign that Master Page to all pages on your site. You won’t have to redesign each page on your site.
Let us know what you think of this update by commenting below.
* EverWeb is a drag and drop website builder that allows you to make your own website without any prior website building experience.
February 12th, 2014 at 4:02 am
For a committed iWeb user Everweb just couldn’t have come soon enough! I admire the ease of use that I so liked in iWeb and have now transitioned the three web sites that I have designed into Everweb-designed ones. Two are still at the testing stage but my own is working properly, having gone live a week ago.
I haven’t actually used the Master Page yet in the latest version, having designed my own work-around earlier. However, as always, there are a number of areas that I am hoping you will be able to fix in the next updates.
1. Allowing text to flow around images/inserted graphics. This is probably top of my ‘must have’ list. Without it, it makes for awkward reading when I have to break text boxes, insert an image and then start with a new text box again – unless I have missed something!
2. When creating a new page the tick box to automatically add the page to the navigation is ON by default, resulting in an automatic update to the WHOLE site even if the tick box is later turned off. Not every page needs to appear in the navigation menu so would it not be better, when creating a new page, to default this to OFF until the time comes to go firm on a decision?
3. A Help and Support section similar to Codebox (done I believe, independently by Roddy McKay) on the RageSW web site would be wonderful. Codebox is great but sometimes it is still too technical, assuming that users have a pre-existing level of skills, when many I’m sure will be like me – self taught using the ‘just enough to get by’ technique! Remember, if producing a recipe for rabbit pie the top item should be “First, catch your rabbit!” – never assume anything.
4. When creating hyperlinks from text I have noticed that what I thought was a single stage operation; highlight the text, add the URL or page link in the Inspector and then determine the colour of the text and whether there is underlining, actually seems to involve an additional step. 99% of the time I have to go back to the inspector, then click in the text box to highlight the text and then click again on the hyperlinked text before using the Inspector to change the values of the hyperlinked text colour and underlining. Is this just me (which I don’t think it is) is this a bug in the system?
5. I would like my navigation bar to always remain in view, allowing the remainder of the page to scroll past. Whatever I do (and I’ve tried to followed the method outlined in Codebox) I can’t get it to stick. Allowing that option too in the next update would be great.
Having said all that I must add that overall I am really delighted with Everweb. Over the years I have tried most of the other web site design programs, including Dreamweaver, and fallen at the first fence. Whilst I am proficient in page design using InDesign, Illustrator, Quark Xpress and Photoshop, for some reason my brain has never managed to master anything other than iWeb for web design – until now! Keep up the brilliant work whilst I spread the WORD.
February 18th, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Glad to hear you are liking EverWeb and thanks for the feedback.
1. We are working on this feature
2. That is a good suggestion, we will look into it.
3. We have that! We have over 100 minutes of free video tutorials and dozens of knowledge base articles. You can find them on the support pages: http://www.everwebapp.com/support/
4. I’ll look into this issue, it shouldn’t work like that.
5. This is a feature we are working on.
Again, thanks for the feedback. We’re working hard on improving the software everyday!