EverWeb version 2.5 is now out and for the first time includes support for 64-Bit computing. The move to 64-Bit preempts Apple, who will only release 64-Bit versions of macOS after macOS High Sierra. This means that High Sierra will be the last Mac Operating System to support 32 bit apps ‘without compromise’. 64-Bit computing handles more data than 32-Bit, allows for larger file sizes and adds some performance benefits as well. Apple has already moved to 64bit on iOS, so it’s logical that the Mac OS follows suite. It’s also a necessary step for the implementation of the new Apple File System APFS which unifies iOS and macOS.
How will this affect EverWeb Users?
The new EverWeb version 2.5 supports Mac OS X versions 10.6 – 10.8 with a 32-Bit version of the product, and OS X versions 10.9 and higher with the 64-Bit version. Each ‘version’ of EverWeb caters for specific hardware/software platforms and EverWeb will automatically detect which platform you’re running on when you update from an earlier version. You probably won’t notice any difference when using EverWeb than before, except perhaps for some minor performance improvements.
In addition to EverWeb gaining support for 64-Bit computing, here’s a rundown of some other new and improved features to be found in version 2.5!
New Widgets in version 2.5!
EverWeb version 2.5 introduces two new widgets:
- Live Photo Widget: If you take live photos on your iPhone or iPad, you can import these directly into webpage using this video. When you drag and drop the Live Photos widget on to the Editor window, the widget settings will tell you how to get the relevant JPG and MOV files needed for Live Photos to work.
New Menu Options
Two new menu options have been added in this version of EverWeb:
- File-> Rename Website: You can now rename your website at any time within your Project file just by using this new menu option. Alternatively, use the existing option of double clicking on the website project name in the Web Page List.
- File-> Rename: You can now rename directories, pages, blog post names and assets from this menu command in addition to the existing renaming options using the new Rename command. Highlight the item you want to rename then use the menu option. Remember that whilst you can rename the blog main page, you cannot rename the posts and archive pages.
EverWeb’s built in Preview is now more accurate and also fixes widget preview problems found in previous versions of EverWeb. Expect more improvements to Preview in the future!
There are lots of other minor additions, tweaks and maintenance and stability fixes included in the product. For more information, have a look at the full EverWeb version 2.5 release notes.
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