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 »
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Getting your business ranked high in internet search engine results is very important. But you don’t necessarily need to pay for it. You can do it yourself.
It’s not so dark if you open your eyes…
Just mention Search Engine Optimisation and you can guarantee someone will follow up with ‘SEO is a dark art’. True, there are plenty of shady characters peddling SEO skills, and certainly some ‘black hat’ SEO techniques (more on those later), but SEO really just needs a little time and some knowledge of how search engines work.
We’ll use Google as example for this article as it generates over 90% of search engine traffic worldwide and also because what works for Google will generally work for Bing and Yahoo as well.
The reason it’s an art form of sorts is the fact that, although you can do things to increase your chances of ranking well, the algorithm Google uses is never fully revealed and regularly updates. Google is trying to achieve better results for human users, so while it’s important to be aware of technical aspects, never forget about the person in front of the monitor at the other end. Interesting and informative content will always be at the heart of high-ranking sites.
Let’s start with the areas you most control…
Meta data is one area where you have complete control. 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 »
So we unleashing another barrage of 5 new templates for you, our awesome webeden users. These are available now in the build section of our site.
Our Next Release!
As you may know the next BIG project is being delivered in Q3 this year which will see the implementation of a full HTML5 website instead of the standard Flash sites we currently publish.
But whilst that is still in production we do not want you to wait for a new release so next on the horizon is the Mobile Editor which will allow Mobile Only Styling (colours), also allow you to include or exclude content on the mobile version and enable reordering of the content. “When is it coming” I hear you ask….. well end of March is our aim (if testing goes well).
Well that is it for another monumental blog post, see you again soon.
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.
We would love to know exactly what how you feel about the service that Webeden provides, whether you are a FREE customer or a Max customer we would love to know.
If you have ever been helped out seriously quickly or just found the tool easy to use it would be great if you could leave an honest review on Review Centre.
Once this has been done and published you can go to your listing in Review Centre and click on Get your own Star Rating badge!
If you need any further help with this then please check out the Forum for free advice.
We recently launched our Shop Builder Widget on Webeden and thought it would be cool to give everyone the low down on what new and exciting features it has.
For those of you that haven’t seen it yet, our new Shop Builder allows you to publish once, sell everywhere, with your shop working immediately on web, mobile and Facebook. You will update your products in one place and then we publish the updates everywhere. All products added have their own page, URL and SEO data and are connected to your main shop page.
Using PayPal we can get you trading immediately with only an email address (no credit checking) and with their Express Checkout you can start collecting payments from your customers using web and mobile optimised payment gateways. We do the hard stuff, so you get on with selling.
Here are some screenshots of the new Widget in action.
… and you can control that all from here
We hope to continue releasing new shop features every month or so (e.g. variable shipping, product variations, product quantities, coupons, etc.)
If you need any help with the new Shop Builder Widget you should check out our new FAQ’s dedicated to this subject.