Three years of development on our free website builder have finally come to a head. We are close to pushing out our beta version. Hopefully within a month or so after that, the new release will roll out. I appreciate everyone's patience as we never anticipated the burst of technology changes that happened in such a short time with HTML5, CSS3 & mobile phone/pad/tablet devices. Several times we had to roll back to accommodate new standards that people and industry were changing to. Not a problem, but it does push things back on the timeline. We made most of our decisions to slow down and upgrading the tool instead of pushing forward a less powerful & compliant tool.
The new release has many new features. So many, in fact, that it is almost a complete rewrite of the entire system. I will try and post information about the new features here to help inform our users of all the new and cool things they will be able to do with Doodlekit!
Just a quick overview of all the new features is as follows:
- New Header Image & Slideshow Tools
- Background Design Patterns & Tools
- Major SEO Tool Improvements & Advances
- Mutliple Layout Choices
- Social Media Tools
- Color Changing Tools
- Huge Font Library
- Icons And Tools To Manage Them
- Template Libraries
- Template Wizard To Help Create Your Own Templates
- Template Building Tools
That is just a short quick list of some (not all) of the things we have in this release. I will give details to these in future posts.