In more detail:
A larger, clearer work area:
Gandi Sitemaker's interface has not undergone any major changes since its creation. The new version gives you a larger interface with a dedicated work area that allows you to display the options of each main menu idem. This gives you access that is faster, easier, and clearer. This work space also has its own dynamic menus that can be open or closed. The space can even be hidden over on the side, so that you can have a complete view of the website.
Customers that already have a SiteMaker website may keep the old version of the toolbar if desired. New customers will automatically benefit from the new interface.
New powerful features:
There are many new tools that will help you embellish your website and make it more practical, and more visible on the web. We specifically worked on adding Google tools (Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, AdSense, Maps...) in addition to pre-installed Amazon and Twitter tools, thanks to our new HTML snippet widget. This is an excellent introduction to discuss...
HTML in Flash
Customers have been requesting the ability to insert HTML code into their SiteMaker website for quite a while. This is now possible by adding an HTML snippet widget (available from the file manager), and then inserting your HTML code in there. You cannot preview it directly in the interface, however a simple "View my site" will allow you to see the result of your work We recommend the excellent widget website widgetbox.com as a place to get practical tools that have already been proven to work! You can see a quick demonstration on this website, which will give you an idea of the possibilities that HTML insertion can add to your Gandi SiteMaker website.
Improved members system
Our member management system needed to be updated badly, as it has been used for a very long time and webmasters have been asking us for improvements for a while now. You will now see a complete and more practical interface to help you better manage your members. We have also added the ability to let visitors become members of your websites through their Facebook IDs. Additionally, you can keep your friends/followers informed of the status of your website via Facebook and Twitter!
And besides all this, there are currently over 2,600,000 websites in the world that have been built with SiteMaker! It's a system that has proven itself over and over again, and that continues to impress. Version 4.5 is easy to use and does not require any special IT knowledge. For example, it is not necessary to connect via VTP to update your website: everything is done online, directly via the interface!
How does it work?
If you are already a user of Gandi SiteMaker and have a website that has already been created, once in edit mode, click on the bar at the top of the page where it says [Advanced view] or [Normal view] depending on your case. Once you do this, you will see a pop-up that will ask which toolbar you would like to use. Choose New toolbar, and you will be taken there right away
As a reminder, each domain name owner at Gandi automatically has a free 2-page SiteMaker website. If you are the happy owner of a domain name at Gandi, now is the perfect time to try out the new version of Gandi SiteMaker. All the more so, since a new website competition will be starting soon - and the winner will get a free Eee PC!