Archive for Widgets

08 Jul 2015

EverWeb’s Image Slider Widget Is Even More Powerful!

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With the release of EverWeb 1.8, the Image Slider widget received an update that included the ability to add captions to each slide, as well as adding a link to each slide. These new features allow users to make an even more professional looking image slider for their website.

Image sliders on websites became popular several years ago, and allow webmaster’s to display several photos showcasing their products/services with minimal effort from the website visitor. Image sliders can often be seen on photographer’s websites, as well as other sites such as online newspapers, and retailers like Amazon.

With the responsive design features released in EverWeb 1.8, we can now make our image sliders fill the entire width of the browser, and respond to changes made to the size of the browser.

The video tutorial below will illustrate how to use the Image Slider widget, as well as how to make the slider span the entire width of the browser. Enjoy!

20 Jun 2014

Header Tags – EverWeb Widget

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headerA header tag is similar to a headline in a newspaper or magazine article. The headline gives a ‘big picture’ idea of what the scope of an article is about. For a website, a header tag does the same. Header tags have 6 levels, with 1 being the highest and 6 being the lowest. Header tags are highly considered in search engine optimization (SEO) so for those users who are looking for more traffic to their website (who isn’t these days?) header tags can certainly be helpful.

This free widget allows you to easily add a header tag to your website in EverWeb. You can choose from all 6 levels of a header tag.

You can also modify the font, font size, and font color of your header tag like you normally would modify any font in EverWeb.

Tip: As mentioned earlier, the h1 header tag is the most important header tag, but you should make sure to only place one h1 header per page on your website. If you are targeting specific keywords on your site, make sure to include the most important one in your h1 tag. If you have other keywords to target, use an h2, and/or h3 header tag for those.

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

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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

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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.