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RocketCake
responsive website editor

RocketCake 1.4 released!

This is an update including new features and bug fixes. You can download it here. Details:
  • New free website templates

    There are again two new templates available: One for a business/lawyer website, the second one for a holiday/nature style website.
  • Faster website upload

    When publishing your website to the internet, RocketCake now only uploads changed files, if wanted. So making small changes to your website is now much, much faster.
  • Built-in automatic image resizing

    If you add an image which is unnecessary huge for a website, RocketCake now offers you to resize that image automatically, making your website smaller and load much faster.
  • New 'static' gallery mode

    The gallery has now an additional new open mode: 'none'. Which when selected, causes that the gallery pictures are not clickable and cannot be made bigger.
  • Improved image quality

    The preview image quality of the built-in image gallery is now much higher
  • Smart quote filter

    MacOS smart pasted text and smart quotes are now automatically detected and replaced when used inside PHP, JavaScript, HTML or CSS code.
  • Compatibility with more PHP web servers

    External PHP css files now have the extension filename_php.css instead of filename.php.css before, because some servers would try to run the .css file as PHP file.
  • Unsaved changes indicator

    The editor now has an indicator showing if there are unsaved changes in the document
  • Generator Meta Tag removal

    If you want, you can now remove the 'generator=rocketcake' meta tag for every page: In the 'additional code in the header' section of the code of the website, write the keyword disableRocketCakeGeneratorTag This keyword will be filtered out, and cause the generator tag to disappear for that page.
  • Mobile menu now shown earlier

    The mobile navigation menu is now shown by default a bit earlier (on screens smaller than 380). This can can be adjusted of course in the settings of the menu.
  • Several minor changes

    - several performance improvements
    - sub menu texts of right or center aligned navigation menus now also are correctly left aligned
    - fixed an invalid preview of the navigation menu when text is longer than screen
    - Fixed a layout glitch causing text floating around images with a margin not to be positioned
    correctly somtimes, if 'right align', 'justify' or 'center' was selected.
  • Translation updates

    Updated several translations including Farsi, Italian, German and Frensh



RocketCake 1.3 released!

This is an update including new features and a few minor bug fixes. You can download it here. Details:
  • Text Shadows

    Added support for Text Shadows. Just right-click any text and select the 'Text-Shadow' option, or use the button in the text style bar. Of course, every aspect from color, alpha, blur and offset can be adjusted easily.
  • Better button creation dialog

    There is now a nicer button creation dialog with lots of new precreated button styles to choose from.
  • Improved Rendering engine

    Adding huge images into your website was slowing down the editor quite a lot, sometimes. This is now not anymore the case, the editor now runs very fast, even for very big images with alpha channels.
  • Updated templates

    Updated a few older templates to look more modern and use the new features in this update.
  • More mobile devices supported

    Added preview settings for iPhone 6(s) Plus, iPhone 7, iPad pro, Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, Note 3, Note 4. Of course RocketCake generated websites still work nicely on every other device.
  • Better font and fallback font support

    For example the default comic sans now uses better fall backs which also work nicely on Android and iOS devices.
  • Other, smaller changes

    • Submenus in the navigation menu can now have a target applied to their hyperlink.
    • The default size of newly created text is now a bit bigger by default. (12 instead of 10)
    • Documentation included in the app now is html based, instead of .chm previously, so you can now read the documentation and tutorials in any browser.
    • Fixed a bug causing pasting elements into another page not to work on some macos systems, sometimes.



    RocketCake 1.2 released!

    This is a small update including new features and bug fixes. You can download it here. Details:
    • New free website templates

      Added two new website templates. Additionally, a few existing templates have been updated to make them look a bit more modern.
    • Radio Buttons

      Added support for radio buttons for use in web forms. Previously, only check boxes were supported.
    • Improved Master/Client page code support

      Additional code inserted in header now also appears if the page is a client of a master page.
    • Other, smaller changes

      Various smaller bug fixes here and there.



    RocketCake 1.1 released!

    This is a small update including several requested new features and bug fixes. You can download it here. Details:
    • New slide show animation modes

      There are now 3 animation modes for the slide show: Fade, slide and direct switch.
    • Improved Galleries

      Galleries can now have texts, describing each image. And Gallery images now can also have round corners.
    • Headings

      Added support for Heading (H1, H2, H3) tags. This is quite useful for SEO, and was one of the most requested features.
    • Other, smaller changes

      • Breakpoints defined in pages used as master pages themselves will now work as well.
      • There is now an option to skip uploading big embedded files, like videos.
      • HTML 5 video files can now be selected using a file selection dialog
      • Fixed a bug causing the WYSIWYG editor display images with auto-height with a wrong height sometimes if MaxWidth was set.
      • Improved farsi translation

    Thanks for all the feedback from the beta testers! We are trying to add new features and your suggested ideas with subsequent free updates.


    RocketCake 1.0 released!

    The first official stable release (=non-beta version) of the free responsive website designer is now available, download it here. It includes all bug fixes of all bugs reported by users of the betas. We also added the following new features:
    • Mac OS X sandbox support

      RocketCake now also works nicely when the Mac OS X Sandbox is enabled.
    • Available in the Mac App Store

      If you prefer not manually downloading apps from our website, RocketCake Professional is now also available in the Mac App Store.
    • Other, smaller changes

      • All user reported bugs from the betas have been fixed.
      • The Mac OS X .app is now a bit smaller and starts faster.
      • The Windows version also works nice on Windows 10 (there was a minor glitch causing the startup screen to look displaced sometimes)

    Thanks for all the feedback from the beta testers! We are trying to add new features and your suggested ideas with subsequent free updates.


    RocketCake Beta 2 released

    The second beta release of the free responsive website designer is now available, download it here. It includes the following features:
    • Mac OS X support

      RocketCake now also runs on Mac OS X.
    • Performance improvements

      Besides other optimizations, resizing the view is now about 20 times faster and makes working in the editor much easier.
    • Other, smaller changes

      • Displaying of fallback fonts now is also supported in the editor
      • Added menu command to add non-breaking space into text
      • Bug fixes:
        • Fixed bug causing style and hyperlink changes not to work sometimes.
        • Fixed a problem where text directly inside pages sometimes could cause scrollbars not to be visible
        • Fixed a problem causing embedded youtube videos not to work correctly sometimes when the url contains a time marker
        • Fixed a problem causing some Windows versions report an error reported like this: "configuration of tiled mode of the application is incorrect"
        • Fixed a bug causing the 'add new entry' in the navigation menu to be shown in a wrong color somtime
        • Fixed other various minor bugs

    Remember, this is a beta release: The editor still might have bugs. Please report them, also any other feedback is welcome!


    RocketCake Beta 1 released

    The first public release of the free responsive website designer is now available, download it here. It includes the following features:
    • WYSIWYG Editor

      You are able to edit your website as it looks on the final screen. Also, you can change the view width in realtime to any device size, see how your website reacts, and even change how it reacts that way:
    • Free

      As announced previously, we made this editor free. You can create any websites and work with it for free. Just download and go.
      But there is also a purchaseable professional edition available with some more advanced, rarely used features. It is available for a big discount during the beta. This is how we fund further development of the editor.
    • For beginners and experts

      The editor is designed to be used easily by people without any HTML or CSS knowledge. It includes all the elements to create professional websites: image galleries, slideshows, resizable containers, buttons, HTML 5 video, audio, and more. You don't need to be a web developer to use it. But it is also a great tool for web developers, making their work much easier.
        
    • Breakpoint Editor

      The integrated breakpoint editor makes it possible to adjust style and position changes for each individual element easily. With the slider on the bottom of the page, you can try out your changes instantly. Or alternatively, click the 'preview' button and try your change directly in your browser.
    • Clean code generation

      RocketCake is a designer. It generates HTML, CSS and sometimes also JavaScript code from your design. It tries to create as clean and nicely readable code as possible. However, there are drawbacks:

      • Generated websites don't use any external framework, are as clean and minimal as possible, but also try to be backwards compatible to work with as many browsers as possible.
      • Sometimes it is not possible to make the code clearer by inserting spaces and new lines because at certain places, browsers need to treat this whitespace as DOM elements, modifying how the page looks. RocketCake detects those places and doesn't insert spaces and newlines there, so the code might look ugly at some spots.
      • Using the generated website as base for your own work should be no problem. But be sure to link your own stuff in there either using the integrated 'Additional HTML/CSS code editor' or external files, so that your manual changes won't get overwritten when regenerating.
    • Pre-created Styles and Buttons

      The editor makes it easy to create buttons and shapes of various styles, without the need to edit any complicated CSS gradient settings and similar. It also comes with an array of precreated styles to choose from and to modify:
    • Lots of templates

      There are various templates included in the editor. Feel free to base your website on one of them. And if you like to improve the editor, feel free to send in your own templates, so that others can use your work.
    • Tutorials

      There are a few tutorials showing how to use the editor. The editor is quite new, so we will be adding more soon.
    • Lots of built-in device previews

      • Apple iPhone 3-6
      • Samsung Galaxy S - S5
      • Apple iPad 1-4 (+/- mini)
      • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2-3 (+/- mini)
      • Various LG Nexus'
      • Desktop (PC/Mac/etc)
      • and more

    Remember, this is a beta release: The editor still might have bugs. Please report them, also any other feedback is welcome!


    older news:

    Website public, Beta to come soon

    The first version of the website of RocketCake is now public. We will release a public beta of the software soon as well. Here are some details:
    • RocketCake will be free for basic use.
    • There will be a professional edition, which includes some more advanced, rarely used features which you can purchase. Somehow, the development of this software needs to be funded as well.
    • Our internal beta test has gone well so far. We can't say a public release date yet, but it will be soon.





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