We know you are all very keen on seeing Webeden upgrade it’s software to support HTML5, and I can assure you we are trying our hardest to get a reliable system to you as soon as possible. We do realise that we are massively behind schedule, however with every new iteration of our software throws up new issues that need to be addressed before making it avalible. Continue reading »
With the online landscape as crowded as it’s ever been, competition to stand out, get recognised, properly engage an audience and keep them coming back, is stronger than ever. But without the bottomless pockets of mega brands who can afford to continually experiment with the latest web design technologies making their sites able to sing and dance as they wish, are there ways of having a similarly dramatic effect simply by applying some basic psychological principles?
Why adopt psychology-based Design
When designing for the web, considering the psychological drives of a target audience is not commonly a high priority. It can however have surprisingly positive effects on how users will utilise a website, how engaged they will become and how frequently they will respond to calls-to-action.
By paying attention to how visitors will naturally wish to engage with information and providing them with an online environment which appeals to their conscious, and sometimes unconscious, inclinations, they will be happier and far more likely to perform the actions you want them to, whether that’s getting in touch with you, buying your product, or referring their friends. Continue reading »
With the release of Windows 8 there have been changes with the way you install Flash on Internet Explorer. Basically Flash is now preinstalled on the operating system and you do not need to update it via Internet Explorer. (You still need to if you are using Firefox and Flash is preinstalled and updated automatically in Chrome). More details can be found here on the Adobe website.
Hello fellow website builders. We know you have all been eagerly awaiting the HTML5 update to our software however the date for the release of the Beta has now been pushed back to the New Year and we are really sorry about this. Continue reading »
I think that all our Webeden customers are aware that our tech guys have been furiously working on an HTML5 version of Webeden since January 2012. Good news is that they are nearly there. We thought we would just keep you updated on the planned roll out schedule for this massive, and much anticipated update.
Why would I want to publish my site in HTML5?
HTML5 does not do everything Flash does. However it does seem that it is the future of Websites and it’s about time that we moved with the times. Publishing your website in HTML5 will make your site look great on not only desktops but tablets (yes, including iPads), plus the ability to view the full version or mobile optimised version of your site on mobile devices.
So when is this all happening?
While we had hoped for a September released, Continue reading »
Well our developers have yet again come up with an update for all you lovely Webeden users. Here is a run down of the latest updates.
Adding variants is very easy indeed, you just need to update your shop widget first. You will need to click on SHOP on your toolbar, then click on the shop itself so the EDITOR box appears (like below) and click UPDATE then UPDATE WIDGET. You will need to do this for every part of your shop which you can do by using the drop down box above. Once that is done you go to your Product List on the Shop section and Edit that particular product. Then you will see a section called Product Options which will allow you to add variables to a maximum of 50.
Well this will give you far more flexibility with what you will offer to your customers. This is great if you offer a iPhone case in multiple colours, you can now add multiples to it as opposed to creating multiple products.
So how about a cheeky Bonus!
So of our more eagle eyed users will have spotted this feature already but we have added a Duplicate Product section to the Shop Builder. This gives you the ability to easily duplicate a product in your editor so you do not have to manually create a similar product.
The next big update will be the Mobile Editor, yes that’s right we will be dishing out a nice little editor for your Mobile Version. In Q3 this year we will be releasing all sites in HTML5 \m/ \m/ but in the meantime we will release a handy little editor just for the mobile version of your site. You will be able to include/exclude certain content and amend colours independent from your Desktop site. There are some more features coming very soon but will let you know about them very soon (as they deserve their own post).
Lastly, what we have fixed!
We fixed a number of bugs in this release, many of which were minor. The headline bug fixes were:
- Google Webmaster Tools verification code is again being added to the HTML
- You can now scroll again in edit mode across all supported browsers
- Facebook Shop image popup gallery is now working correctly again
Well here we are Webbies our first post of 2012. Sorry we have been so quiet this year but our Development team are hard at work creating some great new features.
As you may know HTML5 is becoming a more prominent feature in Web Development as of late and we here at Webeden always like to move with the times. With Apple making it very public that it does not and will not support flash on it’s iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod) we felt the need to act, and act we have.
Already we have put in place HTML mobile version of all our sites, so any users that visit our sites using a device that does not support flash will be directed to the correct version. We feel we need to go even further with this, so have locked away the Development team until they have completed the task in hand.
We have decided to make your ENTIRE site into HTML5, this means that you will have the ability to show the user the Flash version of your site or the HTML5 version. The Development team are working on making the HTML5 version as similar as possible to the Flash version.
Click on the example below to see the differences:
What does this mean for Flash and Webeden?
We still see Flash as a huge part of Web Development and the Web as a whole and will keep the Editor itself in Flash as we feel it still provides the best drag and drop features of any other language.
So just to round up in Q3 (july-sep) 2012, Webeden users will have the option of publishing their site in Flash or HTML5 by default. Any new sites made after this launch will auto publish in HTML5.
The reason for all this is that HTML5 is the future and we here at Webeden love the future and look forward to it and sharing it with you.
Hey Webbies… We thought you would like a little update on a NEW release that was been pushed out on Tuesday.
We popped our heads around the door into the darkened room we keep the developers in and kindly asked if they had any updates for us. Here is what they said.
We know this has been a bug bare of many of you since we released the Shop Builder so we made sure that this was top priority on their list of to-do’s. The customer can now choose a quantity BEFORE they get to the payment gateway (which is much better).
(to activate this you will need to go to the Shopping Cart page, click on the widget itself and click UPDATE in the little editor box)
You can now change the shipping prices using one of three variables. Single Rate, Domestic shipping only or Domestic and International Rates. All can be accessed in the Settings section of the Shop Widget.
Tweaks to the Categories:
You now can hide any categories from your list so you can organise your products, and then link to hidden categories without them having to appear in the Category menu.
… and some new Shop templates for you to use:
We have managed to update all the current shop templates too so they now include the new categories, quantities, shipping costs and payment options from this release.
Well that is it from us. We hope you enjoy all the updates, have a great Christmas holiday and see you all in the new year.
Sorry we have been a quiet on the Blog front for a little while but we have been hard at work finalising some of the biggest changes in Webeden’s history.
Soon (we hope in the next couple of weeks) we shall be launching our new Shop widget, this will be a HUGE update to the software and will make selling via your site much easier, but i shall leave this to another post once we have launched.
The new services are now located inside your toolbar, all you need to do is click on Services on the Toolbar and they are all located there.
As you can see the new services offered are all there to help you create a better looking or higher ranking site.
If the images that are already supplied inside Webeden do not quite fit your Genre of site then why not take a look at some of the Thousands of images we now have on sale. Once you have purchased the image(s) simply upload to your site and away you go.
We have teamed up with an awesome SEO company called ClickSubmit. They will improve your rankings on all the major search engines and guarantee over 1000 Directory Listings which will also improve your ranking. As a Webeden customer you will receive 3 months FREE with no obligation to carry on after the 3 months, so it’s a no brainer.
If you are having trouble with finishing off your website or just need a gentle nudge in the right direction then why not contact our Design Team who are happy to talk you through your design needs and requirements.
We’ve previously talked about how to explain this web stuff to beginners and online help for people who know less about the web than you.
Now the BBC has taken up the challenge by launching a project called ‘First Click Friends‘.
The aim is to help an estimated 9 million people in the UK who have never even used the Internet.
Can you rescue a Newbie?
The BBC wants us more tech-savvy people to become the ‘first click friends’ of these people, rescuing friends or family members from the web-ignorance.
The idea is to guide their first few steps on the web, giving users the knowledge and skill to navigate themselves deeper into the web.
There are downloadable starter manuals, further resources and information about the project all on the new BBC ‘First click friends’ website.