Mirage v3.0

by Jonathan on August 18, 2014

Five years is a long time in the internet world – and that’s how long Mirage has been available as a RapidWeaver theme. Really!

The new version of Mirage, released just a couple of weeks ago, is a major upgrade with a ton of new ways to help make your web design life easier.

Instead of having to hand-code complex CSS3 animations, just select the option you want in theme settings and BOOM, smooth page loading animations whenever you want them.

Mirage v3.0 also has much improved responsive support, a sleeker updated design, built-in FontAwesome, Cycle 2 and the fancyBox lightbox plugin – plus a whole lot more than will fit in a blog post!

Take a look at Mirage v3.0, and I hope it helps you create more awesome websites.


Armadillo v1.5 now ready for prime time!

by Jonathan on July 3, 2014

I’ve just released Armadillo v1.5, a huge free update for all Armadillo users. There are lots and lots and lots of new stuff, and we were able to build in many of your most requested features:

  • Unique meta content for each page and post
  • Unique browser title for each page and post (the RW generated one is no longer duplicated)
  • Localized blog dates
  • Security improvements (username and password are sent in separate emails when online setup is complete)
  • New “Blogger” role, just for creating and editing blog posts
  • Fresh new font throughout, and improved Settings layout
  • Lots of bug fixes!

There was even more we wanted to do, so we’ll begin working on the next update, v1.6, here shortly. Some of the things planned for v1.6?

  • Improved support for Joe Workman’s Foundation theme
  • More security improvements, like limiting the number of failed login attempts, etc.
  • And more!

Be sure to get in touch with us know any specific feature requests you have.

We’ve also moved the Armadillo documentation, and hope the new look and feel helps you find what you’re looking for!


Armadillo v1.5 Beta Testing

June 23, 2014

Just today we’ve started beta testing Armadillo v1.5 which, among many other things, allows you to create unique meta content for individual blog posts. Each page and blog post also will have a unique browser title, to help further improve Armadillo’s SEO performance. There are a lot more changes under the hood (localized blog date, […]

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It’s Official – seyDesign is now a NimbleHost brand

December 1, 2013

As of today, December 1st, 2013, the seyDesign brand is now being carried on by Jonathan Head (that’s me), the founder and lead developer of NimbleHost. If you’re a seyDesign customer you may be wondering what’s going to come of seyDesign, and I’d like to ensure you that seyDesign is not going anywhere. Customers are […]

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RapidSearch Interruption

November 24, 2013

It looks like Google has finally pulled the plug on the old web search API that RapidSearch has faithfully used for several years. We are currently working on an update that will switch to the newer Custom Search API. You may be wondering why we didn’t update RapidSearch sooner – this is because the newer […]

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RapidWeaver SEO Basics

June 19, 2013

Many of our customers have been asking about SEO for RapidWeaver, and whether our products work fine for SEO purposes. As such I decided to make a video explaining three basic SEO techniques for RapidWeaver users, to help you understand what makes an impact on your site when you want higher search results rankings. If […]

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myMenu v3.0

May 20, 2013

We’re very close to releasing a huge update to the very popular myMenu stack, adding the two most requested features we’ve gotten for this stack to help make your web design life easier: Responsive layout support Custom menu items with their own sub-pages But rather than explain all this in blog post, why don’t you […]

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I’ve got cruftless links. Now what?

March 28, 2013

This is the (long awaited) follow-up article to my post about how cruftless links are better for SEO. If you haven’t read that post be sure to do so first, as this article will make more sense at that point. So now that we’ve established how awesome cruftless links are, many of you have already […]

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Why Cruftless Links Are Better for SEO

November 8, 2012

A number of customers have been contacting us recently with concerns about changing the file names for their RapidWeaver pages. The reason for this is because we have two different plugins (Mobilize and RapidSearch Pro) that require PHP, and as such, require a .php file extension to be used. These customers are worried that by […]

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Parallax v2.0 Celebration

July 17, 2012

Since first releasing Parallax a few months ago we’ve gotten a lot of the same requests: The ability to change the layout of each slide Some way to easily re-arrange slides, so that changing the order doesn’t require re-typing everything Gesture support for mobile devices like iPad, iPhone, and Android devices And I’m happy to […]

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