With the release of EverWeb 1.8 we included a lot of new features. I know some may get lost in the release notes so I want to outline three great new features we’ve included.
1. Support for Social Media Images and Favicons.
The Social Media image is what you see when you post your page to sites like Facebook. You can select any image to be the ‘Social Media’ image for each page on your site. If this is not specified then Facebook and other sites will use the first image on your page, or non at all.
To se the Social Media Image go to the Inspector->Page Settings. You’ll see the Social Media Image under the ‘Page Details’ section.
The Favicon is set on a per site bases and appears in the path bar in your web browser. It should be a small, 16 by 16 image but EverWeb will resize and convert an image you select. To set the Favicon go to the File menu and select ‘Edit Publishing Settings’. Scroll down until you see the Favicon button and select your image.
Sometimes you need to clear you browser cache to properly see your Favicon.
2. New stretch and stretch to fill background image settings
If you go to Page Settings->Browser Background you will see new Image fill options for ‘Stretch’ and ‘Stretch To Fill’. These options will stretch an image across the entire browser background and resize it as the browser window is resized.
The new Templates that come free with EverWeb 1.8 (Go to EverWeb menu->Check for New Templates) will show these new features.
Combined with the new Full Width and Fixed Positioned options for shapes, you can really make some really modern and cool designs
3. New option in Arrange Menu -> Always On Top
This option places the object over all other objects even if it is from a Master template. If you have multiple objects with this option set, the order comes from the bring to front, send to back etc… options under the Arrange menu. This is useful for having a navigation bar on a master page always on top on the child pages, especially when using the all new Fixed position option.
BONUS: Check out the new options in the Image Slider. You can now set a caption and a specific URL for each slide. That means you can redirect users to a specific page from each slide.
Pro Tip: Change the font styling of the captions by using the ‘Fonts’ button in the toolbar when the Image Slider is selected. It’s really easy to add nice styling to the Image Slider.