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 still receiving the same exceptional support. Product updates are still being released. New products are on the way.

In short, we’ve taken great pains to ensure that you won’t be able to tell that anything’s changed at all, and will continue in the tradition of excellence Adam (the original seyDesign founder) has established. Of course, if there are things you’d like to see changed or improved, please do let me know.

If you’re not a seyDesign customer, now is a fantastic time to take a look at the awesome RapidWeaver addons they (well, I guess I should say “we” now) create. You’ll receive the same legendary service at seyDesign that you’ve come to expect from NimbleHost, with top quality themes and stacks perfect for any RapidWeaver project you’ll be working on.

Thanks for your continued support, and I look forward to working with you!

Best,

Jonathan

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RapidSearch Interruption

by Jonathan on 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 Custom Search API is more restrictive and harder for you, as a RapidWeaver user, to setup and use. In order to do so, you have to first create your own “Custom Search Engine” directly via your Google account (this can’t be done via RapidSearch) and jump through other previously unnecessary hoops. Additionally, ads are now built-in to the experience, and removing them requires that you switch to a paid search account with Google. Our hope was to spare you this pain until it was absolutely necessary, and it seems that time has come.

We’ll be posting more information about the next RapidSearch update here, and via our mailing list (join here). Stay posted, and we’ll get RapidSearch updated to work with the newer API as soon as possible!

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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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Armadillo v1.1.0

May 24, 2012

We’ve just released an update to Armadillo, adding localization support for nine languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, and Finnish. More languages are on the way, and we’ve actually made Armadillo smart enough that it can recognize custom language translations if they are just “dropped in”. More details about that will […]

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A Warm Welcome to RapidSearch and RapidSearch Pro

April 30, 2012

It’s official! The immensely popular RapidSearch and RapidSearch Pro plugins have found a new home here at NimbleHost. We’re tremendously happy to continue the tradition that former RapidWeaver developer Josh Lockhart started with these great addons. If you’ve bought RapidSearch or RapidSearch Pro in the past, rest assured that you do not need to re-purchase […]

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Multi-lingual Hover Menu

April 13, 2012

Update: See bottom of post for a link to a working demo. We recently had a customer ask about creating a multi-lingual hover menu in RapidWeaver. My first thought was that this sort of thing wasn’t possible, but after considering the question for a few moments I realized that not only was this possible, but […]

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