EverWeb 2.9 Released With Enhanced Responsive Website Design
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:40 AM
Fresh off the release of EverWeb 2.8, we’re introducing EverWeb 2.9 with some major, and exciting, new features to help you create awesome Responsive Websites, with absolutely no coding or technical skills.
Maximum Width Setting for Full Width Objects
First up, we have a new Maximum Width setting for Full Width objects. Now you can make sure that text, images or any objects don’t stretch too much for large screens.
This works great for TextBoxes and Blogs to prevent them from continuing to stretch to the full width of a page, even on large desktop monitors while making sure they look great on mobile, tablets and any other device.
Show or Hide Objects on Different Devices
We’ve added the ability to show or hide objects based on the type of device your visitor is viewing your website on. You can now hide or show any object on your website whether it’s a mobile, tablet, desktop or wide desktop screen.
This gives you more flexibility and control in your website design depending on which device your visitors are coming from.
As you resize the EverWeb Design Window, you will notice objects appearing and hidding based on the screen width.
Break Points are specified screen sizes that tell your website to adjust itself at certain screen sizes. So you can say at 700 pixels or less, show my mobile layouts, at 1200 pixels or less show me tablet layout and so on. EverWeb uses these break points to adjust your website.
We’ve added two new options under the Window menu to make designing responsive websites easier;
- Show Breakpoints
- Show Hidden Objects
These two options will help you see where your breakpoints are any objects that are hidden at the current page width.
Tip: You can right click on the Design Canvas and any hidden objects will appear in a Hidden Objects menu. That menu will let you easily select and modify an object that is currently hidden at the screen width.
Open Links in New Windows & Link to Files for Widgets
Many of the new (and old widgets) that allow you to add clickable buttons, including the TextSection widget and FlexBox widget, will now let you specify a file to link to and open links in new windows.
This includes any widget that includes a Styled Text Editor, allowing easier linking functionality. The ‘Link’ button in a Widget's Styled Text Fields now opens a window that will let you specify a file, such as a PDF file, and gives you the option to open the link in a new window.
Option to 'Show Rulers' for the Design Canvas
Now you can show rulers along the left hand side and top of EverWeb’s design canvas to get pixel perfect websites. This also helps you in creating responsive websites and setting Break Points as mentioned above.
Improvements to Responsive Row Widget
The basis of Responsive Websites in EverWeb is the new Responsive Row widget that lets your website automatically adjust elements to the device your visitor is using.
The Responsive Row widget now lets you specify the 'Content Width' which will provide a maximum width for the horizontal placements of the objects within the Responsive Row.
Bug Fixes & Other Improvements
One major new change is the advanced CSS Class option which lets you specify a CSS class under Inspector->Shape Options. This gives you more power for more advanced features and scripting.
We’ve also fixed a number of bugs including possible crashes and issues with Mac OS X 10.9 and earlier.
Important Version Changes
EverWeb 2.9 comes in two versions; a 64bit version for Mac OS X 10.10 and later (including macOS 10.14 Mojave) and a 32bit version for Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.9. An older version for Mac OS X 10.6 is also available on the EverWeb Download Page
EverWeb. 2.9 is free for EverWeb + Hosting users and users with an active EverWeb Standalone Upgrade & Support plan. Login to your client area or check the EverWeb Preferences to see if your plan is active.
Watch What’s New in EverWeb 2.9
Our video tutorial highlights some of the new features now available in EverWeb 2.9. Check it out below or subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more free website building video tutorials.