February 6th, 2012 — 3:45pm
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.
December 22nd, 2011 — 10:31am
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.
November 10th, 2011 — 10:15am
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.
June 27th, 2011 — 11:35am
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.
June 3rd, 2011 — 11:38am
Well what can I say?
WebHostingSearch.com, a leading webhosting guide, has recommended us as a top pick for web site building solutions!!!
And here it is the award…
We were up against some pretty big names in this market so we’re chuffed, pleased, excited, and honoured - thanks WebHostingSearch.
May 26th, 2011 — 2:36pm
Well who’d have thought it? That tiny crying baby is no longer – YouTube is now fully grown up. Well, 6 years old at any rate.
And do you know the quite scary facts?
Fact 1: There are over 48 hours of video uploaded onto YouTube every minute.
Fact 2: There are 3billion views every day on the site.
Here’s a nice infographic from YouTube to sum it all up.
A fan? Or had enough of the big ‘Y’? Leave us a comment below.
February 14th, 2011 — 8:57am
To celebrate the launch of our latest release – which turns your website into a mobile version for mobile phones -we’ve launched a competition in association with Computer Active Magazine that gives you the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab!
The 5 runners up will get a free subscription to our Website Builder Standard Package, worth £50 each!
You can enter the competition on ComputerActive’s website here.
December 20th, 2010 — 2:06pm
Good news if you sell online: Christmas present shopping over the web has gone up 25% this year.
That means that a whopping 45% of us are shopping online for Xmas.
Revenue is set to hit £12.4bn, according to research carried out by retail body IMRG.
Apparently this year the cold weather is an added factor, forcing people inside and in front of their PCs.
The biggest beneficiary of online shopping is the gravy train that is Amazon.co.uk. UK MD Brian McBride commented that last year at this time they “received orders for 2m items at a rate of around 23 orders a second.”
Nice work if you can get it….
Have you seen a boost in traffic and sales this year? Leave us a comment below.
December 17th, 2010 — 4:22pm
We get all sorts of people building websites with WebEden.
Some have a hobby or an interest they want to share with the world. We have lots of clubs who want somewhere to show off team photos and results. Others are small businesses using the web to service customers and find new ones.
Last but not least are charities. Because the WebEden website builder is so easy to use (and so low cost), WebEden is a popular way for people in charities to build their own website.
We’re really happy to be able to serve this sector so well – so much so that we’re going to give away 100 Free Websites to charities.
We will pay for a year subscription to either WebEden Lite or Standard for any UK charity. This includes a free website, free website building tools, free hosting, a free domain name and up to 5 free email addresses. Free for a whole year.
How to qualify
All you need to be is a UK Charity registered with the Charity Commission. You need to use your free website for your charity. All we ask is that you add a link to your website indicating that this is a website provided by Website Builder WebEden.
How to Apply
To apply add the following details to the comments box below:
Your Charity Name
Your Charity Number
What your Charity Does
Your Email Address
Your Phone Number
What criteria will we use to select the winners?
The first 100 genuine applicants will receive a free website for their charity.
When will you find out if you have a free website?
Depending on how fast we receive applications, we hope to start notifying lucky recipients at the end of January.
We look forward to receiving your applications!
December 9th, 2010 — 3:23pm
According to United Nations statistics, almost a third of the world’s population will be online by the end of 2010. The number connected to the Internet has doubled in the last 5 years alone.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said that 226m new users have come online this year alone, bringing the total number up to 2 billion. Of those new connections, as much as 70% are from developing countries.
(Here’s a picture of the Internet, by the way)
Lots in the Developed World
Of course there are more people connected to the web in the developed countries. Latest figures indicate that 71% of westerners are connected to the Internet, compared to just 21% in developing ones.
It’s about Broadband
Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-General of the ITU said that broadband was a ”transformational technology” to be used to catalyse development.
“It can generate jobs, drive growth and productivity and underpin long-term economic competitiveness”.
Broadband prices in developing countries remain high compared to low average incomes there. In the Central African Republic for example, it costs 40 times the average monthly income.
The cheapest place for broadband is Macao in China where it costs just 0.3% of average monthly income.
And it’s about Mobile
Broadband use is of course outstripped by mobile connections. 90% of the world’s population has access to a mobile network.
By the end of 2010 the ITU estimate that there will be 5.3 billion mobile subscriptions of which 3.8 billion will be in the developing world.
What does this mean for you?
So as a website builder do you feel like you have an audience big enough for your website?! Where does your traffic come from – is it mostly UK or do you get visitors from other countries too? You can find out that kind of information from Google analytics – let us know if you need a hand setting up Google Analytics.