EverWeb Highlights: Summer 2017June 29th, 2017
Since our last update at the end of 2016, we’ve been busy, as always, making EverWeb even better. Catch up on what you may have missed in our mid 2017 Review below!
EverWeb Versions 2.1 – 2.3
The last release of EverWeb in 2016 came in November with the huge version 2.0 release that added a fully featured, integrated, blogging environment to EverWeb. The all new Contact Form Advanced widget also debuted, taking contact form creation to a new level.
2017 kicked off with the release of EverWeb 2.1 in January, adding a new ‘Link to Archive’ feature for the blog main page as well as new security features for the Contact Form Advanced widget, more details of which can be found below. Other additions to the widget included the ability to delete form options and reorder control options.
Two new keyboard shortcuts also debuted making your workflow a lot easier and time saving. The Command+Option key shortcut lets you easily drag an object out from underneath other objects whilst the Command+Shift key shortcut lets you to drag and drop objects up and down your page whilst retaining the page layout.
For more details, follow the links to the EverWeb version 2.1 release notes.
In February, EverWeb version 2.1.1 updated the Audio, Contact Form Advanced and Image Slider widgets as well as the usual maintenance and stability improvements. The EverWeb 2.1.1 release notes have all the details.
EverWeb version 2.2 followed in April with the brand new Animation Engine bringing you 16 different types of animation effects to use in your website. This is a great feature that really makes any website pop and are great ‘Call To Actions’ for your visitors.
The new ‘Distance to Object’ feature was also introduced, making it easy to see how far one object is away from other objects in the Editor Window. To use this feature, first select an object then hold down the Option key whilst mousing over other objects. You will see the distance between the source and target objects displayed directly in the Editor Window. For more on this and the other features of this release take a look at the EverWeb version 2.2 release notes.
Our final release for the first half of the year, EverWeb version 2.3, brought optimization and speed improvements to make websites load faster as well as bringing faster upload times when publishing websites.
There’s a lot of information available about EverWeb’s new blogging feature. If you are new to blogging, or transitioning from iWeb to EverWeb, our YouTube videos, and blog posts are there to help you get started. If there is something you want us to feature, please let us know, we would love to help!
We also have an updated iWeb to EverWeb YouTube video for EverWeb version 2.o making transferring from iWeb to EverWeb even easier with our step by step guide.
Since EverWeb 2.0 we have refined and added features to blogging such as updating the blog main widget to include a customizeable ‘Go To Archive’ page hyperlink feature and streamlining the import ofblog posts from iWeb and WordPress into EverWeb.
A number of widgets have been updated since the start of the year, notably:
Contact Form Advanced
The Contact Form Advanced widget added new features to make sending and receiving of forms more secure and reliable using SMTP features. This is an important addition to the widget as email apps get more aggressive about spam, you will still want ‘valid’ emails to come through without any problem.
The Contact Form Advanced widget now lets you reorder its Control Options and delete Form Options
Image Slider Widget
A couple of small, but great, additions to this widget. You can now center thumbnails and you can also change the color of the previous/next arrows to be either light or dark.
One of first widgets that shipped with EverWeb 1.0 was updated to include audio looping, automatic playback on page loading, the ability to set the default sound volume and a mute option.
Working with Other Products and Tools
Our blog posts featured many different aspects of EverWeb but we also took the time to look at how EverWeb can be used with other products such as Font Awesome and JotForm. Our blogs also now have more links to corresponding YouTube videos so it’s even easier to see how features work.
If there is any feature that you would like to see us cover, please let us know in the Comments Section below, we’re happy to help!
Although it’s been a busy first half of 2017, there’s plenty more to come in the second half of the year. We’re working hard on EverWeb version 2.4 at the moment and should have more news to share with you soon!
The most important part about EverWeb is giving you the best features and experience that we can. If there is anything that you would like us to consider for the future, or anything we can do better, please feel drop us a line I note Comments Section, we’re here for you!
EverWeb on Social Media
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Twitter handle @ragesw
July 2nd, 2017 at 9:51 pm
Already asked this before, but don’t forget whenever it’s possible please make it so whenever we blog on the desktop version, a mobile version automatically updates itself, or add a function that we can click on that transfers the blog into it’s mobile equivalent. Since mobile is taking over desktop in view rates and many of us will need that to gain new subscribers to out sites and Facebook pages. That way we can offer products to a larger audience. Thanks!
July 3rd, 2017 at 1:30 am
Thanks for the great suggestion, I’ll add this to our requested feature list!