Once upon a time, there was a Mac app developed by Apple that made creating beautiful and functional websites easy. Sadly, Apple dropped iWeb in 2011, leaving a lot of customers high and dry without an easy way to create and maintain their websites. Fortunately there was a Canadian company called RAGE Software that stepped in with an app called EverWeb that not only provided the same ease of use as iWeb, but went far beyond iWeb in terms of capability. EverWeb is this week’s sponsor of Apple World Today, and we can’t wait to tell you about the features available in this powerful application.
If you’re a former iWeb user who is ready to move on and update your old website, you’ve come to the right place. The app is similar in look and feel to iWeb, and you can either follow simple instructions to rebuild your iWeb site with EverWeb or get a quote on having your existing site converted.
For most people, simple online website builders just don’t offer enough flexibility or power to create sites that can be used in any business or personal situation. EverWeb starts with dozens of templates and professional designs, then adds the ability to customize your design by simply dragging and dropping images, graphical elements, and tools.
You won’t need to write a bit of code to create your website, which uses optimized HTML5 and CSS3 for fast rendering and compatibility with mobile devices. EverWeb even ensures that your site ends up high in search rankings by adding SEO elements from within the app. Not familiar with search engine optimization? Take the free SEO For EverWeb Video Course and learn how to get your site in front of many more readers.
Want to create a blog? There’s a complete blogging platform built into EverWeb. Update your design to keep it fresh, making changes on Master Pages to automatically update all pages in seconds. There’s support for fullwidth objects that can expand to the width of a browser window, animations that can draw attention to important information, and even mouse effects. Once you’re ready to publish, send the site to any web server with just one click.
A variety of widgets let you quickly add contact forms, Google Maps, easy navigation menus, eCommerce, image galleries, videos, and social media links to your website. Once you’ve created one website with EverWeb, you’ll want to design and publish more!
Should you need even more power, EverWeb has a number of third-party addons available to add whatever you want. Whether it’s powerful commenting with Disqus, adding mailing list integration with MailChimp, adding PayPal payments, or more, the third-party addons give you even more flexibility in your website design.
Throughout the creation of your website and well into its life, you’ll have the EverWeb support team backing you up. Whether it’s a question about setting up domains, using the app, or getting more people to visit your site, EverWeb support is second to none.
Apple World Today is proud to have EverWeb as this week’s sponsor. Download a free trial today and see just how easy it is to build a great looking website with your Mac without a bit of coding. When you’re ready, purchase EverWeb for as little as $79.95, or $99.95/yr with hosting provided.