Saturday, May 31, 2008

Nesting Style Groups

Scrolling Text

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Resize Bug

It's great to see starts going up live with Showit Sites and and we have been working hard to squash bugs as they come up. One thing we noticed was some slow load times. We found out that even though imported images were being resized, the original image was the one that ended up online. This means that if you added a large image that was a few megabytes, Showit Sites was putting that full size image online which means really slooowwwww load times....

The latest update resolves this issue and the next time you launch Showit Sites, it should auto-update to this version.

However, you will need to replace your images that are online to improve your load times. To do this, just complete the following steps:

1) Open up the image browser on the bottom of Showit Sites
2) Drag any of your original images you are using in your site from your computer onto the Showit Sites image browse window
3) This will ask you if you want to overwrite the image. Choose "Yes".
4) The image will be resized and uploaded online

After you complete these steps for large images, you should see a dramatic speed improvement in site load times.

Finally, if you are experiencing issues with text not showing up online, it may be because the style group you are using is outdated and doesn't have the correct info for font loading. To resolve this, click on the style group and then click on the style tab on the right. At the bottom, click "Reset" and your style will be reset to the default. Make your changes to the fonts and sizes and you are ready to go.

We apologize for these problems and will keep working to make Showit Sites an awesome service for building your website!

-Todd Watson
Development Team

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Showit Sites Version 0.5.07 Beta

We've released a heap of new functionality; check out the new features:
  • Text editor improvements
    • Scrollbars
    • More stable editing
    • Improved CSS styling engine
  • Effects
    • More drop-shadow controls
    • Glow
    • Blur
    • Blend modes, including multiply, overlay, screen, and more!
  • Dynamic vector shapes
  • Nested style groups
  • Site setup wizard
    • Steps you through the one-time setup process that allows you to publish your site in 2 clicks!
Here's the stuff we're working on as you read this:
  • Integrated help
  • Add music
  • Add file package
  • Search engine optimization
  • Deep linking
  • Undo
  • Alignment options
  • Photo Gallery
  • MP3 player
If you haven't had a chance to download the beta, feel free to take Showit Sites for a test drive. Stay tuned for more!