WEBSITE BUILDER NEWS AND FEATURE UPDATES
Monday, October 23 2017
We have added a new layout that features a menubar that extends the full width of the screen.
The quickbar settings have been updated to let you position quickbar items on the left side of the quickbar and main menu.
Easily add text/image animations to your content sliders. Click the text/img animations to set the animations.
Wednesday, August 09 2017
Release 4.97 is currently being deployed, and we hope to have the release available to all customers within the next couple of weeks.
New Templates / Styles
New Page Layouts
Updated Text Editor
Wednesday, August 08 2012
The first system update of 2012 is currently being deployed. This upgrade includes many minor enhancements, as well as the beginnings of our upgraded design system.
* New/updated design features
Wednesday, September 14 2011
* User Accounts
Thursday, March 31 2011
* Content Slider Component
Friday, October 22 2010
The next site builder update is just about ready. We should start updating systems beginning next week. The update will include the following new features and enhancements.
Site builder 2 interface updates
Updated image/text components
A new option has been added to let you set image border colour as well as the caption below images by using the standard text/image layouts. The image resize/crop tools have been updated to make it a bit easier to work with your images.
Google page translation (quickbar)
Google settings menu
Add your blog RSS feed as a site feed so that it shows up in the browser tool bar. When this option is enabled you will see the feed icon in the browser toolbar (if supported by browser) for the website's RSS feeds. This icon will either link to the website feed xml file (if the site has one feed) or link to a feed's page if the website has multiple blog feeds.
Canonical meta tag
Ecommerce product links
Mobile website admin
Site builder browser icon
Monday, June 28 2010
System Update: 4.17
Website builder interface
The new website builder interface will now be the default for newly created trials. Existing customers can continue to use the old website builder to create a website and all customers will still be able to choose between both versions of the wesite builder interface.
Website builder plans
We are making adjustments to the default website builder plans. These adjustments will include increased disk space and email accounts at all plan levels. We will be sending more information with the new plan details shortly.
More and more internet users are using mobile devices such as the iPhone or Android. This release will include support for adding mobile optimised pages. Customers can create new pages that are designed to work on advanced mobile devices.
When browsing to a website on a mobile device, the visitor will be presented wtih a message asking if they would like to view the mobile version of the website. For customers where we host their DNS settings, we are automatically setting up entries such as http://mobile.domainname.com to allow visitors a way to go directly to the mobile website home page.
The mobile support is not for all mobile devices. It is designed to work with advanced mobile smartphones such as the iPhone and Android based devices that have full HTML support (we are not supporting WAP based phones).
Secure forms (may require a plan upgrade)
With the secure forms upgrade, you can use the form builder to collect form information over a secure https:// page. The data that is submitted is saved in the site admin. and can be viewed when logged into the site over a secure (https) URL.
AppDB (may require plan upgrade)
Use the AppDb feature to setup a searchable/sortable data table. You can define your own custom fields when setting up the data table. To create a new AppDb go to the page list and click the AppDb page type.
System features and updates
We hope you like the new and improved features to help you create a website!
Tuesday, February 02 2010
Website builder system update 4.16
We will start upgrading systems with the 4.16 website builder update beginning this week. It will probably take about a week before all the systems have been upgraded, so some accounts will have the updated features available before others.
The release will include the following new features and updates.
ROTATING BANNERS and OVERLAY TEXT
The banner/header system has been enhanced to support rotating banners and custom overlay text/HTML. The rotating banner feature enables you to setup a sequence of banner images. The header area will cycle through the banner images fading in and out between each image. Other options include banners that randomly display each time a page is viewed.
In addition to multiple banners, a text/HTML overlay can be setup that goes on top of each banner in the sequence. You can set the text, size and the position of the overlay. One use of the overlay text would be to create clickable text/image links that are in the banner area.
To setup rotating banners and overlays, go to the design area and click the "header & images" link. Then click the "rotating banners/overlay" tab.
CUSTOMISE FONTS AND STYLES
Customise the colours and style for text based menus. Customisations include font colour, style and background colour for the regular menu, selected menu and hover over menu. (for this feature to be available you may need to reselect your layout or reselect your menu button style)
Customise the style for your website forms. Adjust the font size, colours, borders and spacing of your form fields/labels.
Product catalogue display
The product customisations allow you to set the borders/backgrounds/colours/fonts/styles for over 20 different areas in the product catalogue display. The customisable areas include the product title, product links, labels, price fields, description text, title areas and more.
TABBED ACCORDION VIEW
The new accordion mode displays a vertical list of tab names with the tab content below the tab name. The update also includes an option to set the font size for the tab and accordion text.
ECOMMERCE - PRODUCT IMAGES
The product thumbnail image feature has been enhanced. The images are now be easier to setup. With the website builder preview/flash upload enabled, you can upload multiple thumbnail images at the same time for a product. The new thumbnail option displays the thumbnail preview images directly below the main product image on the product detail page. When a thumbnail image is clicked, the main product image will change to display the larger image for the thumbnail. This option lets customers view more product images directly from the product detail page.
- Profit/cost report
- Sales by state
- Sales by country
- Updated graph/chart style
COUNTDOWN TIMER COMPONENT
Add a countdown timer to your website. The dynamically updating timer displays the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds to the date that you specify. You can set a destination page that users are taken to when the counter expires. Edit any page, click the add button and choose the countdown timer from the standard/HTML menu.
A map button has been added to the user account details page and the order detail page. Click the map button to open a new window that displays a map of the users contact address. For orders the shipping address is also added to the map window.
- Set the font size for tabs in the tabbed content component
- Updated image manager resize and crop features to work in FireFox
- Added new view to image manager to see files
- Added option to center align the main menu
- Popup calendar for date selection (blog, calendar, coupon editor)
- Text editor 2.0: background preview - allows you to see how your text will look on dark or light backgrounds
- New logos
- Updated banners
- Gradient maker (background images)
- Layout properties - updated page for selecting page width
WEBSITE BUILDER PREVIEW - MISC UPDATES
- Misc graphic updates and adjustments
- Added drop down menu to page properties button
The new downloadable website builder user manual is now available from the main help page. The manual is a 14 meg downloadable PDF file. The manual contains screen shots and instructions for using the website builder system.