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We are hard at work with EverWeb 3.5 and have some exciting new features coming.
The biggest feature we have been working on is Website Search. Now you can easily add a site wide search feature to your EverWeb website that lets your visitors easily find what they’re looking for on your site.
Easily Add Sitewide Search to Your EverWeb WebsiteThe all new search feature is extremely easy to set up. There are two widgets you can use, the main one will be the Search Field widget which provides the actual search functionality for your site.
Drag and drop the search field widget to any web page and modify it to fit your web page design. The design options are extremely flexible.
The behavior section gives you three options for displaying search results;
You’ve built your website, now it’s time to tell the world. Your visitors are searching for you in Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines and EverWeb 3.4 just made it so much easier for you to be found!
The All New EverWeb SEO PowerUp Add-onIn EverWeb 3.4 you now have new options to mark pages as important, neutral or less important. This tells search engines which pages should take priority and be listed ahead of others.
You can also specify how often each page is updated so that search engines know when...
EverWeb 3.4 is now available with a host of new and powerful new features to improve your website design and improve your website’s rankings in all search engines.
Automatic Search Engine OptimizationWith just the click of a button, you can now ensure your website is fully optimized for all major search engines. EverWeb takes care of all of the technical parts for you.
That’s right, just a simply checkbox is all it takes! Your website is optimized for search engines and submitted to Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com. Plus if you’re an EverWeb + Hosting customer you’ll benefit from gZIP compression which makes your website load as much faster than ever before.
New Image Fill Options - Scale, Color Overlay & Parallax ScrollingWe’ve added new options for the image fill...
We’re hard at work finishing up EverWeb 3.4 which comes with several new features for creating more modern and exciting websites. First, I want to cover the all new Contact Form controls that let you offer your visitors a full Calendar and a Time Selection popup window.
Here we have created a booking form that lets your visitors enter the number of guests, a check in date form a Calendar popup window and a check in time. Additionally, with the same form fields, they can select a check out date and time as well.
New Contact Form Calendar ControlsThe Calendar control provides a full Calendar popup window as shown below. You can modify the date formats, block out specific days and more. It is fully mobile responsive so it works great on your phones and tablets automatically.
We’ve released EverWeb 3.3.1 with a list of important bug fixes and enhancements. This version brings improved stability to EverWeb 3.3 as we worked out some of the kinks with the last release.
Most notably you’ll find copying and pasting Responsive Rows will now copy the actual contents of the Responsive Row. The Image Gallery's bottom pagination options work properly and Contact Form email messaging has been improved for some servers that have certain sending restrictions.
We’ve fixed a few possible crash dialogs that would appear while resizing the main EverWeb window.
Using Google Fonts and bold/italic styling with widgets and blog posts has been improved as well for this release.
EverWeb 3.3.1 is a highly recommended stability update for EverWeb 3.3 users....
We’re happy to announce EverWeb 3.3 is here and there’s lots to get excited about!
Speed Improvements Everywhere! We’ve focused on improving speed both while using EverWeb and on your published website.
With just a re-publish of your website you can instantly take advantage of our all around speed improvements for your EverWeb website. A new technique to defer loading of certain webpage scripts significantly improves website speed for your visitors and improves search engine rankings.
With just a republish of your wesite, you cna take advantage of improved Google Page Speed of 50% or more.
The most drastic speed improvement will come from websites that use any Widgets, either those provided by EverWeb or third party scripts but all websites built with...
In EverWeb 3.3 we’ve focused on refinements. We’ve made EverWeb easier to work with, faster, and added some highly requested new features.
Some of the improvements we’ve added for the latest 3.3 release includes; searching.
Find Anything You Need!With EverWeb 3.3 we’ve added a web page list navigator which lets you search for pages by page name and also adds back and forward navigation buttons underneath the web page list.
This means you can easily go back to the last page you were working on at the click of a button.
Tip: In EverWeb 3.2 we added a 'Follow Link’ right click menu item so you can click on your text links and go directly to the page on your site you linked to in your web page list. Combined with EverWeb 3.3’s new page search and navigation...
Have you ever imagined creating your own product and selling it online? How about with a beatifully designed website created by you?
Now you can with EverWeb & Etsy.
Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures.
EverWeb is the easiest way to create and publish a website online. Our walkthrough video tutorial teaches you how you can have your own Etsy store on your very own website in just minutes.
We’re hard at work with EverWeb 3.3 and have a lot of new features to showcase. We wanted to show you one feature we’ve been working on and that is improvements to the Contact Form Widget which comes with a new Form Style called ‘Transparent’.
New Contact Form Style: TransparentThe new Contact Form Advanced form style gives you a beautiful new contact form that’s been the latest trend in web design.
You get transparent fields with just a bottom border as shown in the screenshot.
The embedded grey label effect was created by selecting each form control and hiding the label field which you can do from the Inspector->Widget Settings. Then we added the placeholder text for the ‘Name', ‘Email' and ‘How can we help?' fields.
Lastly we adjusted the font, style and color...
Have you ever needed your website visitors to send you files directly from your website?
Perhaps you need to collect image files, PDF documents or anything else from your visitors.
With EverWeb, you can do this easily with the Contact Forms Advanced widget.
In this video tutorial we show you exactly how to do this step by step. In just a few minutes you can create a form on your website where your visitors can send you any type of file.
EverWeb Makes Receiving Files from Your Visitors Is So EasyIn order to get files from your visitors, simply drag and drop the 'Contact Form Advanced' widget to your web page. You will need the Contact Forms Enhanced Add-on which costs $29.95 USD/year but it gives you a whole bunch of new and time saving features for your forms.
We’ve released a quick, but important update to EverWeb 3.2. This update makes improvements to objects on your website that use animations as well as shadow effects.
Websites should now all work the same as they did in EverWeb 3.1, just with the faster optimizations we made in the Website code generation engine.
It also fixes some issues with fixed scroll positions.
You can download EverWeb 3.2.3 update from the Downloads page or by going to the EverWeb menu and selecting ‘Check for Update’.
We took some of the biggest customer requests and packed them into EverWeb 3.2, the latest update to EverWeb.
Prefer to watch what’s new? Check out the above video to see an overview of what’s new in EverWeb 3.2.
Contact Form ImprovementsA customer comes to your website and wants to contact you? That’s no problem with EverWeb because it has a fully featured Contact Form builder built in. With EverWeb 3.2, we go many steps forward with some much needed improvements to the built in Contact Form.
Now with EverWeb 3.2 you can redirect users to any other page on your website after they submit your contact form. So if you want to collect payment information or just take them a new section on your website, that’s easy to do with Contact Forms in EverWeb.
Are you looking to increase your rankings in Google, and other search engines and drive more traffic to your EverWeb website?
We have always provided a free SEO for EverWeb course which teaches you how to do this step by step. In fact, EverWeb makes it really easy to optimize your website for search engines.
Recently, we updated a number of our SEO video tutorials with some new EverWeb features and of course the updated EverWeb user interface.
We updated our Introduction to SEO which goes over what search engine optimization is so you have a good overview of what it means and what your strategy to drive more traffic from search engines will look like.
Introduction to Search Engine Optimization
Next we take a look at your web page file names which can help...
With every release we work hard on improving the Contact Form Enhanced Widget because it is such an important part of the majority of websites.
Two major features we are announcing with EverWeb 3.2 and the Contact Form are;
Confirmation emails that can be sent to your visitors
An option to auto redirect your visitors to another page after sending the Contact Form
These two features have been highly requested and we are extremely excited to offer them to all our EverWeb users. In this blog post, I want to outline how exactly these features will work.
Confirmation Emails from the Contact FormWith EverWeb 3.2 in addition to receiving the form submission to your email as the website owner, you can now send a customizable email to your visitor who filled...
We’ve updated EverWeb 3.1, bringing it to version 3.1.7 with some important fixes as listed below. You can upgrade easily from our Downloads page or using the Check for Update feature under the EverWeb menu.
Here’s what’s new in EverWeb 3.1.7;
Fixes problems with some third party widget that use background images.
Significant improvements to Responsive websites on older browsers
Significant improvements to importing iWeb blog posts
Fixed Width blog post page improvements when using background colors
On Catalina you can once again drag multiple files from the Assets list at a time
Internal improvements which should improve compatibility on Catalina
Improvements to Google Fonts used in blog posts
Fixes for rollover underline settings for...
Ready for the next major update to EverWeb?
If you’re a long time user of EverWeb, you know how excited we get when a new release is ready. We’ve worked really hard on EverWeb 3.1 and we are thrilled to release this new version with some amazing new features, and some really important enhancements.
We’ve improved overall useability and speed of EverWeb and we think you are going to love this new version!
EverWeb development is always advancing and this release is the beginning of some very exciting and new announcements.
DarkMode Support for Mojave, Catalina (and all future macOS releases)We’ve turned EverWeb Dark with DarkMode support on the latest versions of macOS. Now EverWeb looks great whether you prefer Light or DarkMode. Personally I love DarkMode...
EverWeb 3.0 introduced a long list of new features and enhancements. One major new feature requested by our users for some time was the ability to organize all your website assets including; images, PDFs, videos, and any external file, into folders and sub folders.
With EverWeb 3.0, you can now do just that. The new and improved Assets List Manager gives you the ability to group all your assets into as many folders and sub folders as needed. This makes working with all your external files much easier.
Combined with the built in Asset search and sorting features you’ve had in EverWeb, managing Assets and external files has never been easier.
Our video tutorial shows you how to easy it is to organize your Assets within EverWeb.
If you haven’t already seen...
Some BIG New Features Are Coming in EverWeb 3.1!We’ve gathered your feedback from version 3.0 and made EverWeb 3.1 even better. Starting with DarkMode!
If you’re a user of macOS Mojave or later (including Catalina), we’ve worked hard on getting EverWeb looking great in DarkMode. If you love DarkMode as much as we do, you’ll love this new update.
Here is EverWeb running in DarkMode:In addition to DarkMode, we’ve added a whole slew of new features & enhancements.
What else is coming in EverWeb 3.1?Optimized HTML & CSS CodeWe’ve optimized the code EverWeb exports so your webpages should be up to 18% smaller. All users will benefit from smaller websites that load faster for your website visitors just by re-publishing your website.
Project Loading ProgressWe’ve focused...
How would you like to get a fully functional online store set up in just minutes?
With EverWeb you can sell real products or digital services such as your photography, PDFs or anything else downloadable in a fully featured web store without any technical set up.
With the release of EverWeb 3.0, we made EverWeb’s e-commerce features even more powerful with new features and design options.
Although EverWeb has a number of e-commerce solutions, by the far the easiest to add to your website is the PayPal E-commerce Widget. Your customers do not even need a PayPal account to buy from you.
Our video tutorial walks you through the steps of creating an online store with a huge number of customizable options including;
Automatic shopping carts and checkout pages
Last month we released EverWeb 3.0, the biggest update to EverWeb since responsive website design was added in version 2.8.
The biggest new feature in version 3.0 is the all new Contact Forms Enhanced Add-on. We’ve added so many new features to the Contact Forms that all EverWeb users now have an all-in-one solution to gathering and managing feedback from their webiste visitors.
Our video overview shows how to use the all new Contact Forms Enhanced features which include;
File uploads so your visitors can send you PDFs, images and anything else
Sorting, searching and managing your form submissions from your client area
Export your contact form submissions as CSV or Excel files
All new SPAM protection features
New form controls for better control...
EverWeb 3.0 Released With Advanced Contact Forms, Asset Organization, Improved Blogging and so much more!
EverWeb 3.0 just might be the biggest update yet, even bigger than EverWeb 2.8 which introduced easy Responsive Website Design.
You can jump right to the Downloads Page to download and install the update. This update is free for users with an active EverWeb Standalone account and all EverWeb + Hosting customers.
To update, just drag your old version to the trash and download this new version from our website.
Contact Form: Accept File Uploads, SPAM Protection & New Styling OptionsEverWeb 3.0 has a significantly enhanced Contact Forms with a number of major new features. Some of these new features require the all new Contact Forms Enhanced Add-on.
You can now accept file uploads on your forms
You can sort, search and manage all form submissions from...
We’re so excited about the all new Contact Forms Enhanced Add-on, that gives you signficantly more features and customization options in EverWeb 3.0, that we wanted to provide all our amazing EverWeb users with a HUGE 50% discount for life! But this discount will only be available while EverWeb 3.0 is in Public Beta.
With the all new Contact Forms Enhanced Add-on in EverWeb 3.0 you can now;
Accept file uploads from your visitors so they can send you images, PDFs or absolutely anything else from your website
You can manage all forms submissions directly from your client area
Sort and search all form submissions
Export form submissions to CSV files or manage them in Excel, Google Docs, or Numbers.app
Never miss a form submission and organize them...
Have you ever wanted to collect image files, PDF documents or any other kind of file from your website visitors?
If so, we’ve got great news! The biggest new feature in EverWeb 3.0 is Contact Forms Enhanced, a new add-on that lets you supercharge your Contact Forms with;
File uploads that let visitors send you files directly from your website
A backend administration section showing all contact form submissions
Export contact form submissions as CSV or Excel files
Search and sort contact form submissions
And much more!
In addition to these awesome new features, Contact Forms get a whole bunch of new styling options which gives you a lot more control over how your Contact Forms look and integrate with your website design. We’ve also added new...
If you check out our new Blog Posts page you will see a couple new enhancements to EverWeb’s blogging platform which makes designing and managing your blog much more flexible.
The first new feature is cover images, also known as hero images, for the blog posts. This takes the ‘Post Cover Image’ you have set for each blog posts and displays them as a responsive, full width image on top of each blog post. Giving you a nicer and more modern blog index page for both desktop and mobile devices.
As shown in the image below, the new ‘Image Cover’ option for the Blog Archive will span your Post Cover Images to the full width of the Blog Archive widget. As you resize your browser window, the image adapts to the width diplaying beautifully on desktop and mobile devices.
EverWeb 3.0 is th next major update to EverWeb and we couldn’t be more excited!
With so many new features, enhancements and fixes upcoming in the next release, we wanted to focus on a few to get you ready for the next major update. Our last post focused on the all new Asset Organization features, and this post will focus on just one of the many new Contact Form improvements.
Adding a contact form to your website may open you up to unsolicited form submissions, or automatic bots sending you messages you don’t want to receive. Coming in EverWeb 3.0 is SPAM protection using Google’s reCaptcha features. Google reCaptcha is an easy to use integration that you can add to your EverWeb contact forms to make sure you never receive spam originating from your website.
As you use EverWeb, your website is constantly growing as you add new content. EverWeb has always provided an Asset List that has all your images, external files, PDF’s and anything else you have added to your website for easy access and management.
As you add new content to your website, that list of assets will continuously grow. Even though EverWeb currently has searching and sorting options, it can start to get difficult to find the image, or file, you are looking for in the Assets List.
New in the upcoming EverWeb 3.0 release is advanced Asset organization meaning you can now sort and categorize images into folders and sub folders.
Combined with the advanced sorting features already included in EverWeb, Asset management is about to get a whole lot easier.
You’re website is online, but who is able to find it out of the billions of other websites out there.
In this blog post I want to go over three modifications you can make to your EverWeb website to help improve its search engine rankings.
Search Engines want to show the best results for their users who are searching for something. So, how can we make sure that your website is considered the BEST result for a user’s search query?
Here are 3 quick changes you can make it less than 30 minutes total to;
Target the visitors you want coming to your website
Build trust with search engines and your visitors
Help your visitors share and spread the word about your website
Target the Visitors You Want Coming To Your WebsiteOne of the best ways to improve...
Are you looking for a website refresh?
Every month we release at least a dozen new, professional, and free, EverWeb templates for our users.
You can always check for new EverWeb templates by following these easy;
Go to the EverWeb menu and select ‘Check for New Templates'
EverWeb will download any new templates
When you click the ‘Add Page’ button in EverWeb you can see the new templates
We have templates for everyone, including professional services like Attorneys, Doctors, Fitness Professionals, Photographers and even hobbiests, artists, religious institutions and more.
Best of all, any one of our templates can be used for any type of website because they are 100% fully customizable. So as long as you like the design...
One of the highlights of EverWeb 2.9 is the ability to show and hide images, videos, text, or anything else on your website depending on the device your visitors are viewing your website on.
For example, if someone visits your website on their mobile device they can see one image, but on a desktop computer they can see a large, more detailed image.
This means that with EverWeb 2.9 you can “turn off” or “turn on” elements depending on the device your visitors are using.
This makes creating Responsive Websites more flexible and easier, giving you further customization options for Responsive EverWeb websites.
On our website, we use this feature to show and hide the Download button in the navigation menu depending on the device the visitor is usiing. When we have...
We’ve posted a quick fix to EverWeb 2.9 with a few important changes.
Blogging issues where the blog post would not get updated in the EverWeb Design Canvas when selecting a post has been fixed.
We’ve also fixed the caption for the Responsive Image Gallery not using the selected font.
Lastly we’ve optimized a bunch of features in EverWeb for improved performance.
This update can be downloaded from the EverWeb Download Page.
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 ObjectsFirst 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 DevicesWe’ve added the ability to show or hide objects based on the type of device your visitor...
We get so caught up in the new Responsive Features in EverWeb 2.8 we sometimes forget about the other, great new features in the latest release.
This includes the additions to EverWeb’s blogging engine.
Not only did we update it to be responsive, we also added two cool new features which are;
Blog drafts that let you work on a blog post that won’t get published until you are ready
And a ‘Use Publish Date’ option which automatically sets the blog publish date to the date you publish your website
These features work really together, allowing you to create future blog posts and publish them when you are ready.
Imagine sitting down for a few hours, writing out all your months blog posts, and just clicking the Publish Site button when you are ready...
If you have a website, you are almost certainly looking for new website visitors. And the best place to get them are from search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Search Engines use a lot of factors when ranking websites for their visitors. The most important one of course is that your web page has the relevant content their visitors are looking for which is why you need to have good text content that search engines can use to index and display your website to searchers.
Two other very important factors in getting higher search engine rankings are;
A mobile page to be displayed to users searching on mobile browsers
The speed in which your website will load in your visitor’s browser
EverWeb takes care of both of these things for you!
EverWeb 2.8 comes with a lot of new features.
The most anticipated of course is Responsive Websites. It has never been so easy to create unlimited Responsive Websites with absolutely no coding.
Of course, Responsive Websites are a little different than regular, Fixed Width websites. Fortunately, we have taken all the hard work out of building Responsive Websites for you.
A responsive website adjusts its content - Text, Images, Shapes and Widgets - to fit within the browser width.
But how can a website know how to adjust the elements on your website as you resize the browser, or view it on smaller, mobile device?
That’s the most important question!
As you add any content to your Responsive Website, you’ll notice how they get added as full width and stacked...
No doubt you want to take advantage of the all new Responsive Design Layout in EverWeb 2.8 to make awesome websites that work anywhere including mobile, tablets and desktop computers.
EverWeb is the quickest and easiest way to drag and drop your way to a Responsive Website without any coding experience or “techie” skills.
Today, I want to highlight one of the powerful new Widgets called FlexBox.
FlexBox is a way to add text, images and video to your Responsive website and watching each item respond, or adapt, to the width of your web browser.
You can make text, images and video larger on big screens like desktops, and smaller on small screens like mobile phones.
Using the FlexBox Responsive WidgetThe FlexBox widget can be found under your Widgets tab in EverWeb....
After some great feedback on EverWeb 2.8, we found some issues we wanted to fix quickly for our users.
EverWeb 2.8.3 is a maintenance update with a a few important changes and fixes.
[IMP] Improved Website Previewing. EverWeb won’t preview an entire website after restarting your computer
[FIX] Fixed FlexBox Widget Alignment issue
[FIX] Fixed blog pages not exporting correctly on Fixed Width Layouts
[FIX] Fixed some upgrading issues when using the Check For Update menu in EverWeb
[FIX] Fixes some issues with newer Google Fonts
[FIX] Fixed Blog Post Drafts incorrectly being exported in the navigation links at the bottom of blog posts
[FIX] Pasting text from a web browser into the Styled Text Field for all widgets work properly now
Ready For Responsive Websites with EverWeb?Over the last while we have been focused on our all new Responsive Layout Design Mode in EverWeb and are very happy to announce the first vesion of it today!
EverWeb 2.8, the biggest update since blogging was announced in version 2.0, is now available with so many new features and improvements we don’t think we can cover everything in just one blog post.
This video tutorial will glance over some of the new features.
Responsive Website Design in EverWeb 2.8New in EverWeb is the Responsive Page Layout Mode along with over 10 free Responsive Website Templates, New Responsive Widgets and Updates to existing Widgets to work with Responsive Pages.
Responsive webpages let you build one website that works on Desktop, Tablets,...
Are you ready for the easiest and fastest way to create Responsive websites without any coding or “techie” skills?
For years we have been working on the perfect Responsive website building tool and we’re finally coming close to an official release!
Now you’ll have the familiar, easy to use web site building tool you’re used to with the all new Responsive Page Layout mode.
Since Responsive Websites work a little different than regular, fixed width websites we wanted to prep you with a few basics on what a responsive website is and how you will build one in EverWeb.
What is a Responsive WebsiteA responsive website is one that resizes and repositions the text, images and shapes on your website depending on the size of your visitor’s web browser.
That means that...
Apple recently released the new Mojave OS ( macOS 10.14) and we’re happy to report that EverWeb works very nicely with this new update.
There is one minor issue with version 2.7.1 and earlier that will show the EverWeb Icon with a black background in the Projects window and in some dialogs. This does not affect your websites, or your use of EverWeb in any way.
We. have already fixed this issue for the EverWeb 2.8 beta version, which also brings Responsive Website building among the huge list of other improvements.
We will be working on support for Dark Mode after EverWeb 2.8 is released. It takes some time to update and test the entire user interface of EverWeb for the new dark mode features in macOS Mojave.
Stay tuned, we’ll have an official release coming out...
Every month we add about a dozen professionally designed, and FREE, templates for you to use in EverWeb. Sometimes we add them so quickly we don’t even have time to update the Templates Page on our website!
While other website builders might charge you for templates, all these templates are 100% free for you to use and you can access them by;
Going to the EverWeb menu in the top left corner of your screen
Select ‘Check for New Templates'
EverWeb will then download and install any new templates we have added on our website. Some templates take advantage of newer EverWeb features such as Animations, Scroll Positions, Responsive Navigation menus and more. EverWeb will only download the templates that are compatible with your version...
Adobe recently announced that their visual website builder, Adobe Muse, will be discontinued. They will no longer be providing updates and soon support will stop.
Just like when Apple discontinued iWeb, we are here for you Adobe Muse users!
EverWeb is the perfect replacement for Adobe Muse since you get many of the same features (and a few more!). You get a similar interface, no need for any coding or technical knowledge, one-click publish and a thriving third party market of add-ons and professional website templates.
Watch our video tutorial to see how you can easily switch from Adobe Muse to EverWeb.
Some Adobe Muse Features You Will Find in EverWeb Completely drag and drop, no coding needed to build your website.
Hundreds of free, professionally...
On July 1 (Canada Day!), Google will be implementing a new security measure for all users of the Chrome browser.
If you don’t have an HTTPS url, which is a standard website encryption feature that protects your website visitors, they will start showing warnings in both search results and when a visitor visits your website.
When someone visits your website after July 1, 2018 they will see this warning in their path bar at the top of their web browser.
Fortunately, at EverWeb, we’ve got you fully covered!
What is HTTPS?When someone visits your website they will usually visit with the URL http://www.yourdomain.com. This is an insecure URL as all data passed from your visitors’ browser to the web server is not encrypted and can be seen by someone who is monitoring...
We just posted EverWeb 2.7.1 which fixes a few minor issues including;
Master pages wouldn’t preview properly
An error message when launch EverWeb from your downloads folder and adding the blank template
Minor improvements to publishing with FTP
This version is important for any user that uses Master Page since images wouldn’t properly preview with version 2.7.
As we release version 2.7.1 we are already working diligently on version 2.8. We have some HUGE new features and enhancements coming with version 2.8. We’re super excited about the upcoming release.
Check back here soon for some sneak peek at once coming! If you follow the EverWeb Facebook Page, we post many new video tutorials each week with insider tips and upcoming features.
With the release of EverWeb 2.7 we announced a lot of exciting new features including responsive navigation menus, new contact form controls and customizations, lots of new (and free!) professional website templates and, of course, FREE access to over 500,000 stock photos that you can use on your EverWeb website.
Now, right from within EverWeb, you can search for any kind of photo. Just go to the Window menu in EverWeb and select ‘Stock Photos’. The following window will appear allowing you to search for absolutely anything. You’ll be surprised what you can find!
From the Stock Photo Search Window you can drag and drop stock photos to any website page, a blog post, or your Assets List to use later.
Remember, the Stock Photos can be used royalty free on your websites...
We’ve been working really hard on EverWeb 2.7 and took the first step in providing automatic responsive websites!
Now with EverWeb 2.7 you can click a simple checkbox to automatically make your navigation bar responsive and adapt to the size of the web browser. This means one navigation bar can be used for desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Automatically converting itself from a regular navigation bar to a “hamburger" navigation menu.
We’ve also included over 500,000 royalty free stock photos that you can simply drag and drop to any EverWeb designed website. To access the new stock photos just go to the Window menu and select ‘Stock Photos’, then search for any type of photo you need!
Our designers have been working over time to deliver over 20 new professionally...
The wait is over! Publish your websites up to 30x times faster than ever before with EverWeb 2.6!
We’ve added a host of new features but the highlights include;
Lightning fast website uploading. EverWeb + Hosting customers will enjoy speeds up to 30x times faster than before while standalone users using third party web hosts will see an instant boost in uploading speeds at least 5x faster than before
FTP over SSH is here making EverWeb compatible with virtually all web hosting providers. At the click of a button publish your website to a third party host using FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS or FTP over SSH
Scroll Positions let you link to specific parts of a page as well as provide a beautiful smooth scrolling affect to different parts of the same page
Every few months another major website is hacked and personal information is leaked. Today, we have our whole life on the internet including passwords, bank accounts and lots of personal information. I’d like to outline some best practices for securing your EverWeb website, email, personal data and your visitors.
These tips are helpful for anyone running a website and will bring extra benefits like reduced spam and reduced risk of losing your data. Most of the suggestions are linked together and should be part of your overall protection strategy.
Protect Your Website & VisitorsThere are three important things you should do to protect your website, the personal information attached to your website and your website visitors.
1. ID Protection for your domainWhen you...
It might be easy to look at EverWeb and think all we're doing is exporting what you see on your screen to HTML and CSS code. But, under the hood, we are doing A LOT more. In fact, for the past 5 years we have been actively improving our WebCode Conversion Engine™ which takes your design and makes it into an actual website.
The WebCode Conversion Engine™ first came to light with our WebCrusher website optimizer software that we used to sell to optimize and speedup any website. Now, we have incorporated the techniques into a more powerful, more sophisticated web code generator.
The WebCode Conversion Engine™ That Makes Your Website FAST!When we released the first betas of EverWeb, about 4 years ago (WOW!), we included some important features to make your website load fast!...
With EverWeb 2.5, we’ve put in a lot of new features that have been in development for a very long time.
First and foremost, we have moved to 64-bit which means EverWeb can now handle much larger websites and should function faster than before. 64bit is the future and with EverWeb 2.5, you are now ready for all future versions of macOS.
Next up, we’ve significantly improved the preview feature which gives you a better indication of how your website will look before publishing because it uses our custom built, preview server. More enhancements are coming with this feature in future versions.
The RSS Feed has received some enhancements which makes loading RSS feeds faster with local caching on your server. This significantly improves efficiency and load time of your...
This year big changes are coming to the web to help protect you and your visitors. A big push to protect your privacy while browsing the web and increase security is big fully implemented in 2017.
It is essentially a requirement now to have an HTTPS secure website. With other web building tools it can be a hassle to follow all of Google’s recommendations to secure your website.
With EverWeb 2.4, secure websites are as easy as just a checkbox!
That’s right! We’ve taken all the difficult steps out of securing your website, increasing your search engine rankings and protecting the privacy of both you and your web site visitors.
If you are an EverWeb + Hosting customer you can secure your website with these easy steps;
Download EverWeb 2.4 (It is free for all...
Over the last few years Google and other search engines have been giving a rankings boost to website using HTTPS instead of just plain HTTP. Websites that use HTTPS have the secure lock in their web browser’s path bar.
HTTPS means that all data sent from your visitors computer to your website is encrypted. It makes sure that your website is safe for your visitors and increases its credibility. That is why Google and other search engines will place an HTTPS website higher in their rankings.
Switching from HTTP to HTTPS can sometimes be a difficult process.
With EverWeb 2.4 we will be introducing automatic HTTPS secure websites and we take care of all the transitional steps for you. Just one check box gives you an HTTPS website that is highly optimized for search engines...
EverWeb 2.3 is here and we’ve worked hard to include some internal optimizations to EverWeb’s generated HTML and CSS code. This means your websites will load faster for your visitors, upload faster and in general, operate much more efficiently.
We’ve also included an important fix for a ‘dropped connection’ error when uploading websites to FTP or to your EverWeb account.
With EverWeb 2.3 we have already seen dramatic speed improvements in our own website and we hope that all users can benefit from these optimizations as well.
Upgrading to EverWeb 2.3 is the same as always. You can go to the Download Page or use the ‘Check for Update’ features under the EverWeb menu.
Remember if you are a EverWeb Standalone user to check under EverWeb->Preferences window to see...
We’re pleased to announce the all new release of EverWeb 2.2, complete with AnimationEngine. Although we have included a lot more in this release, AnimationEngine is definitely the biggest new feature.
You can download EverWeb 2.2 from the downloads page. Remember for EverWeb Standalone users you must have an active upgrade/support account to upgrade to the latest version. You can always check your plan from the EverWeb menu->Preferences or by logging into your client area.
With AnimationEngine you can add dozens of awesome effects to text, images, shapes and any widget giving you the ability to add that extra flair to your website. This video tutorial shows you exactly what you can do with the AnimationEngine, but don’t forget to scroll down a bit more to read what else...
We’ve been working exceptionally hard on the next gigantic release of EverWeb.
We’ve included a lot of cool new features but the one thing we’re most proud of is the new Animation Engine included in the next release.
What does this mean?
Well, now you can easily add awesome looking animations to your EverWeb website at the click of a button. What’s more you can check out these animations live on our website today or check out the video below to see just some of the effects you can add to your website.
The next release of EverWeb is coming soon. Check back here for our announcement and more details on what else is coming in the next release of EverWeb.
EverWeb 2.1.1 is here and it comes with a few new features and enhancements.
The Audio widget includes new auto play and looping settings
Fixed issues with the contact form not sending to the correct email address
Fixed an error message for some users when publishing a website
Image Slider now shows the correct image name when an image name is changed from the Assets list
The constrain proportions option works correctly in the Inspector when using the arrow buttons to adjust the height/width of an image
How to Get The UpdateRemember that any EverWeb Standalone users get 1 year of free updates and support with their purchase. You can check your free upgrade and support plan expires from your client area or from the EverWeb menu->Preferences. Active...
We’ve worked very hard on EverWeb 2.1 which brings some great new features and ehancements to the blogging platform, contact form, RSS widget and more.
We completely re-wrote the Advanced Contact Form to allow for your own custom SMTP details making the contact form more reliable for servers that don’t support sending email without these details. We’ve fixed important bugs and added some minor enhancements to make the contact form more powerful. A new Advanced Contact Video tutorial is also available.
The RSS Widget has also been completely re-written to work with our own RSS platform after Google discontinued their RSS API. This is an essential update if you use the RSS Widget on your website.
We added two really convenient features that will help while designing...
You’ve heard it many times before, iWeb is no longer being developed by Apple and slowly but surely, is not working properly on the latest releases of macOS.
Don’t worry though, we’ve got your back!
We worked really hard on an iWeb blog post importer so you can now instantly import all of your blog posts from your iWeb site and import them right into EverWeb’s blog.
See our Video tutorial: Import your iWeb Blog Posts to EverWeb
WordPress users, we’ve got you covered also! Import your WordPress Blog Posts as well.
Aside from the above, the top 3 biggest benefits we worked into EverWeb for iWeb users (and anyone else who wants to create a website) are;
Master Pages so you can instantly update your entire design from one single page
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!
The EverWeb Team
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 Friday, consumers are used to plenty 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 Free The Children because they are an organization...
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.
Since iWeb was discontinued almost 5 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 have 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;
Optimized mobile pages
Built in Search Engine Optimization features
Drop down menus
Advanced contact forms
Rollover mouse effects
The great feedback we’ve received from EverWeb 2.0 has been overwhelmingly positive. We are so happy to hear our customers are loving the new version with blogging.
We’ve worked hard to fix a few bugs that slipped through the 2.0 release with the new 2.0.2 update. These fixes include issues with adding master pages, the blog archive pages and a few other minor improvements.
You can use the Check For Update feature under the EverWeb menu or visit the EverWeb download page to download the latest 2.0.2 update.
Thank you again for all the great feedback, and get ready for some great new features upcoming in the next major EverWeb release.
We’re extremely excited to introduce EverWeb 2.0, complete with our powerful and easy to use blogging platform.
It’s never been this easy to set up blogging, plus you can even import you blog posts from your iWeb or WordPress website.
So what’s exactly is new in EverWeb 2.0?
Easy to use blogging engine
Advanced, fully customizable Contact Forms
Character spacing (Mac OS X 10.7+)
Modern new interface
Improved support for macOS Sierra
Fixes to PayPal eCommerce stores
All new PDF User Manual (under EverWeb’s Help menu)
Lots of updated and new Video Tutorials to get you started on the new features
A lot of bug fixes and other improvements
EverWeb 2.0 is of course free for anyone with an active...
With EverWeb 2.0 we’ve introduced advanced contact forms.
This means you can create fully customizable contact forms with any number of fields for your visitors to fill out. Of course, no coding is required.
The advanced contact form features everything from the older contact form plus;
Support for checkboxes, radio buttons, drop down menus, number only fields and more..
Custom subject lines when you receive the form submission
Default values for some form options
Check out this video tutorial to see what is coming in the new Contact Forms Advanced widget coming soon in EverWeb 2.0!
Say hello to EverWeb’s newest blogging engine!
EverWeb 2.0 features the easiest way for anybody to start blogging. In fact EverWeb’s new blogging features include;
Automatic lists (such as this one!)
Comments using disqus.com or facebook.com
Importing iWeb & WordPress blog posts
Embedded media including video
Automatic Google Fonts
Automatic RSS feed creation
And much more!
Plus, we have a few more awesome features in EverWeb 2.0.
Take a look at the screenshot on the right! Did you notice anything new? You may notice a redesigned user interface. But look a little closer!
We added a new ‘Contact Form Advanced’ widget. This widget lets you add completely customizable forms to your...