Our new and improved version of Website Builder has more workspace, free stock images and is optimized for mobile. Get ready for some great new features.
- More workspace!
- Properties where you need them
- Free stock images
- Optimized for mobile
- Why did we make a new version?
- We would love to get your feedback!
Are you already curious? Check out this video to get a quick peek into the new look of Website Builder!
One of our main goals was to create a bigger workspace, leaving you more room to work on your site. We have done this by moving items from the left-menu to different locations.
The menu to the left now holds only the components, making it more narrow, and you can collapse it to make even more space.
The pages have been moved to a menu in the green bar at the top of the screen. From here you can change pages, add more pages and go to page options. This allowed us to remove the white bar that used to be at the top of the screen.
The properties are now linked to the different components and become visible only when you select a component.
Properties where you need them
The properties that help you customise a component, appear automatically when you select it in your workspace, so they are there when you need them.
The properties are divided in two menus. The first menu appears right above or below the component, depending on how it is placed. This menu holds the basic properties to adjust the look.
More properties are located in an additional floating menu that you can move around in your workspace. The options available in this menu will vary depending on the component that you have selected.
Free stock images
A website isn't complete without images. That is why we are very happy to give our customers access to free stock images.
You can find the free stock images in the Free from One.com tab when you choose your image(s). Once you have selected and approved an image, it will be saved under My images, on your web space.
If you have the standard Website Builder package, then you can select three images for free. Our Premium customers can add unlimited free stock images.
Check our guide for more information: Free stock photos from One.com in Website Builder
Optimized for mobile
How your site looks and behaves on mobile has become very important over the last years. That is why we have given a lot of thought on how to improve this in Website Builder.
We have done this in two ways; with smarter publishing and a mobile view optimizing tool.
Website Builder now has a much better understanding of how to order your site in mobile; it will automatically add space between components and place them in a logical order.
We have also added a Mobile view editor that allows you to rearrange the order of components in mobile view only. The changes you make here, don't affect how your site looks on a desktop.
The Mobile view editor is still in Beta, meaning it will become even better. We will keep improving it and will also add more features.
For more information check our guide: How do I optimise my Website Builder site for mobile?
Why did we make a new version?
When we started working on some of the new features that were on our wish list, we realised that implementing them would require a lot of rewriting of the code that forms the basis of Website Builder. Since we would have to make a lot of changes anyway, we decided we might as well use this opportunity to review the UX of Website Builder and optimize the underlying code.
With this new version of Website Builder, we have created a solid foundation for the future, that allows us to keep adding more features and improve existing ones.
We would love to get your feedback!
We would really like to know what you think of the new Mobile view optimizing tool and other features inside Website Builder. That is why we have added a feedback function inside Website Builder.
Your feedback is delivered directly to our product team. It helps us to understand what is working well and where we can still improve things.