Archive for EverWeb

16 Jun 2014

Facebook Link Preview – EverWeb Widget

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UPDATE: The ability to add a Facebook link preview image has now been added to EverWeb 1.8 and higher. You no longer need to use this widget. You can specify the image for each page by going to the Site Settings tab, and choosing an image next to the option that says Social Media Image.

Ever notice that when you post a link to a website on Facebook, there might be a particular image and title/description that appears? These can actually be set by the webmaster so that they can control what people see whenever someone posts their link on Facebook. This widget will allow you to set the title, description and the image(s) to be displayed when a user posts your link on Facebook.

The widget uses EverWeb’s built-in Image Gallery widget to allow you to more easily setup your Facebook link preview.

Make sure to follow the instructions on the widget for setting up the preview. There are 4 steps in the process so be sure to read each one carefully, and follow them accordingly.

This widget can be downloaded free of charge. Remember to install the widget by double clicking on the .ewwdgt file.

Update: Version 2.0 of this widget allows you to access your FB preview image directly from your assets list.

10 Jun 2014

Alternative Text For Images – EverWeb Widget

2 Comments EverWeb, Freebies, Widgets

imageThis is a simple widget that allows you to add alternative text for your images in EverWeb. If you are familiar with search engine optimization (SEO) then you know that alternative text can help to drive more traffic to your website. Alternative text gives Google and other search engines more information about the content on your website, specifically, your images. With a rise in popularity with image search engines, getting your images indexed can drive a significant amount of traffic to your website.

This widget will allow you to simply select your image and then add alternative text to it. This widget is available as a free download. Remember to double click on the .ewwdgt file to install the widget.

Alternative Text Tips: Describe the image as best as you can. Do not make the alternative text very long. Using the keywords that you are targeting on your page is a good idea.

Examples of bad alternative text: cool view of a mountain, our products, camera,

Examples of good alternative text: Grey clouds at the peak of Mount Everest, All natural spray bottle bathroom cleanser, Black vintage Polaroid camera from 1991.

See some of my other widgets featured on the EverWeb add ons page.

03 Jun 2014

Image Text Wrap Widget For EverWeb

7 Comments EverWeb, Tips and Tricks, Widgets

imageI saw that a number of users were posting on the EverWeb forums that they would like to be able to wrap an image around text. I have created this simple to use widget that will allow you to accomplish this. Please note that the best way to use this widget is to load your image into EverWeb at the exact dimensions that you would like it to be on your site. I like to use Preview for resizing images so I highly recommend it. You can also adjust the font and font size by clicking on the Fonts button in the toolbar.

The image text wrap widget allows you to add alternative text for your image, as well as align the image on the left or right. You can also change your text alignment to left, right, center, and justify.

Watch the video tutorial on how to use this widget.

This widget is available for download free of charge. Please try it out and let me know what you think.

EverWeb is an iWeb alternative that allows you to easily build a website with no prior website building experience.

24 Apr 2014

Call Us Button For Mobile Web Sites – EverWeb Widget

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One more widget I have added to my EverWeb widget portfolio. I saw this being requested a few times so I decided to create a widget that would make it a bit easier for user’s to add it to their website.

This widget allows you to add a Call Us button to your website (9 colors to choose from). You can also enter in your telephone number, so that users who are viewing your website on a mobile device can just click on the button and their phone will allow them to call the number. This button will not function when a user clicks on it from their desktop/laptop computers so be sure to add it to the mobile version of your website.

This widget can be downloaded free of charge. More buttons may be added in the future, so stay tuned.

EverWeb is a drag and drop website builder that allows you to easily build and maintain a website. No coding and no prior knowledge of web development is required.

 

22 Apr 2014

Adding An Animated GIF In EverWeb

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If you are interested in adding an animated GIF to your site made in EverWeb, you can easily do so with this free animated GIF widget.

All you need to do is choose the GIF from your hard drive. You can also specify the size of your animated GIF (note: the default size will be 450×450 pixels.) There is also a text field to add some alternative text if you’d like.

Remember to quit EverWeb before launching the widget. When you launch the widget, you will receive a message saying ‘Your widget has been installed’. You can then launch your website project and look at the widgets tab and see the newly installed widget.