The best web design software for Mac.
RapidWeaver 8.8 is finally here, and with it we added official support for Big Sur and Apple Silicon.
RapidWeaver for Mac is a powerful and easy to use web design app that puts you back in control. Build your own beautiful, responsive, websites without having to write a line of code.
Build anything from a small personal site to an online commerce store. RapidWeaver is powerful enough to grow with you and your Business.
RapidWeaver is the leading Mac web design app and has been ever since its launch over ten years ago. Each release is designed to make your website better, and we’ve carefully ensured that RapidWeaver 8 is better than ever before.
This must have upgrade is packed with new features and countless refinements.
What's New in RapidWeaver 8?
- Improved User Interface
- Responsive Device Simulator
- Unsplash Integration
- Web Icon Generator
- OpenGraph Support
- htaccess Editor
- New Addons Manager
- Five New Themes
- New Resources Manager
- Privacy Notice Support
- Refined Snippets Manager
- And so much more
RapidWeaver 8 also Features:
- Build responsive, mobile ready websites
- No coding required
- Theme based
- FTP publishing built-in
- SEO optimised
- Browser compatible
- 100's of add-ons available
- Project Backup
- Free training videos
- And so much more
- Improved Contact Form compatibility with PHP 7.4 and above
- Improved FTP error reporting when RW is unable to upload file(s)
- Minor other fixes to keep things running smoothly.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs two plug-ins to be fully functonal
Sadly, to the best of my knowledge, no one makes a true WYSIWYG web design app like Apple’s discontinued iWeb. This is partly due to the requirement that modern websites be “dynamic,” to accommodate a wide variety of display sizes on PCs, tablets and smartphones. RapidWeaver competes with browser-based, templated dynamic web design & hosting services like Wix, Squarespace and WordPress. The most economical web-based plans cost more per year than the one-time purchase of RapidWeaver, plus you don’t have to deal with the sluggish browser-based interfaces. On the other hand, RapidWeaver only offers a couple of dynamic templates and is not a full-featured product. To approximate the functionality of, say, WordPress you need to also buy Stacks (about $50) and Foundry (about $85). You may also need some additional plug-ins to add functionality like including audio-clips. So, before you buy, first figure out if there’s a template you can use with it. These templates offer almost no customization. You have to make you photos and copy fit the layout. Finding stock photos or acquiring custom photos to fit the layouts could be a substantial additional expense. Still, if you can use the site with only a few copy changes for 4-5 years, it’s probably a better value than the web-based services. Like it’s competing dynamic web apps, the interface is not very intuitive. It is not WYSIWYG. The learning curve is steep. Save versions as you go along so that you can step back to an earlier version if something goes wrong. I’m only giving it 2 stars because it should be full featured at its price point. (Note: Online design sites also include web hosting as part of their offering).
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- Realmac Software Limited
- 81.2 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires macOS 10.11 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Realmac Software
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