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.

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.

17 Apr 2014

Justified Text In EverWeb – Free Widget

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I have just released a brand new widget for the new iWeb replacement application called EverWeb. This widget will allow you to easily add justified text to your website. Feel free to download and use this justified text widget absolutely free.

If this is your first time downloading a widget, all you need to know is that you should quit EverWeb, double click on the widget (which is a .ewwdgt file) and the widget will automatically install (you will see a ‘Your widget has been installed’ message). You can then launch your website project and look at the widgets tab and see the newly installed widget.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For this widget to function properly, you will need EverWeb 1.4 or higher.

The folks at EverWeb will be making a video tutorial on using this widget, but until then, what you need to know is that there are 3 paragraphs that you can add text to. If you need less than 3 paragraphs, you only need to use as many as you want. If you need more, then you should drag and drop the Justified Text widget onto your page again, and just make the first paragraph on that widget the 4th paragraph in total. To make any changes to the text, simply open up the Text window and make your formatting changes just as if you would do with a regular text box in EverWeb.

I hope you enjoy the widget. If you have any problems, please let me know. More widgets will be released in the next week or two so stay tuned.

For those who do not know, EverWeb is an easy to use desktop application that allows you to make your own website. No coding knowledge or previous website building experience is required. You can download and try out EverWeb for free.

10 Mar 2014

New Features in EverWeb 1.3 Brings it Closer to iWeb

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Last week EverWeb 1.3 was released with a ton of new features. Over the next few posts we’ll discuss these new features in detail (there’s a lot!). Here’s a quick list of what’s new in EverWeb 1.3;

1. Direct FTP Publishing
2. An ecommerce widget for adding a Paypal store and shopping cart
3. 404 not found error pages
4. 301 redirects (we’ll talk about why these are insanely useful below)
5. Password protection

There are a few more features and you can find more details on the ragesw blog post.

One of my favorite new features is kind of an advanced one to understand, but a simple one to use. EverWeb now lets you implement 301 redirects so you can redirect an old website to your new website without losing your search engine rankings and without requiring visitors to update their bookmarks. Don’t be intimidated though, these are very easy to understand and use in EverWeb.

What Are 301 Redirects?
When you update your site, you may add or remove pages, specifically if you are rebuilding them in EverWeb. The links for your old website may not work anymore. This means if your website is listed in search engines, users may be directed to your old, outdated site, or no site at all if your old site has been deleted.

301 redirects are a way to tell search engines, and your visitor’s web browsers, that a specific page on your site has moved and should be redirected to another page. The major benefit of 301 redirects is that you won’t lose your existing search engine rankings.

How do I use 301 Redirects
301 redirects are a new feature of EverWeb 1.3, so you’ll have to make sure you download the latest version.

301 redirects work on a per page basis, so you’re going to have to decide which page on your new EverWeb site should replace a specific page on your old iWeb site.

1. Open your website in EverWeb and select your new page.

2. In your web browser, visit the old page that you want to redirect to your new page.

3. In the Path bar at the top of your browser window, copy the entire URL to your clipboard.

4. Return to EverWeb and select the Page Settings tab in the Inspector (It’s the first tab). Scroll to the bottom where you see the Redirects section. Paste the full URL in that field.

5. Now publish your website and when you visit your old URL in your browser it will go to your new EverWeb page.

If you have any problems, post your questions here and I will try and help. The process should be very straightforward.

Stay tuned for the next release where we talk about some of the other new feature.