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Are you ready for SnapPages 2.0?
by Steve Testone on January 4th, 2012

This year is going to be the biggest year for SnapPages since we launched back in 2008. We've spent the last 4 years listening and learning from our users. Seeing what works, what doesn't, and what we can do better. We've made some additions and updates based on all this feedback and observation and it has helped improve the overall experience. However nothing we've done in the past comes close to what is coming this year.

The updates are so big and drastic that I'm referring to it as SnapPages 2.0. Almost all of our main apps are going to be reworked from the ground up and built in HTML5. I don't want to oversell it, but it will literally blow anything you've seen out of the water. I'm just warning you now, that your head might explode when you see the updates. If this concerns you, please stop using SnapPages now. If this excites you, then please keep reading.

If you've used the new Emailer app then you've gotten a small taste at what is in store since it's the first app to use our initial version of the new HTML5 editor. The first real full 2.0 app will be the new Blog app. I'll post more news on this as it progresses but if you have anything on your wishlist for new blogging features now is the time to let us know about it!

That's all I can tell you for now, but hopefully you guys will be as excited as I am to see what's in store for 2012! For now I'll leave you with a preview of the new Blog app:

Blog 2.0 Preview


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32 Comments

Kyle - January 4th, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Can't wait! :)
Mark Collier - January 4th, 2012 at 11:12 PM
My head just exploded.
Steve Testone - January 5th, 2012 at 1:05 AM
Ha. Sorry about that.
Glenn Broadway - January 5th, 2012 at 5:37 AM
Editors, Editors, Editors! I've set up a few websites where multiple people log in and add blog posts (match reports for local youth football teams for example). It only works because I train them to ensure their posts are correctly categorised, and because they're good enough to not go fiddling around elsewhere on the site (which I manage).

Ideally though I'd love to add extra editors to the site and grant them access to:
a) specific pages
b) specific categories in the blog

Looking forward to the new updates nonetheless.
Maxime Poisson - January 5th, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Where is my head...? where is my head....!!!???
Steve Testone - January 5th, 2012 at 12:02 PM
You were warned...
Susan - January 6th, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Yeah!
Bazyl Piotrowski - January 6th, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Will we finally get a Multiblog feature?
resume website - January 8th, 2012 at 6:37 AM
Oh my god
Gone through "Blog 2.0 Preview", It looks too good...
Please launch it as soon as possible
Wish you all the best
David - January 9th, 2012 at 11:02 AM
It would be wonderful to be able to embed code or place an iframe into a blog post. I use a lot of audio recordings and it would be great to embed these right into the post instead of just giving them a link. Is this possible?
Sam - January 10th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Sounds exciting. Personally I'd love to see more options for image layouts. It's nice to have the grid, but something like a row of 3 images would be great, or a layout of 2 landscapes next to 1 portrait? Or 1 image with a text block beside it for text; I tend to not use columns so images are either forced to be large and centred or in a grid. Unless I'm missing something in the options, which is entirely possible :) It would be great to be able to have more flexibility with image layouts in the blog in particular. Thanks :)
shanice - January 12th, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Everything you offer seems great. I'm just concerned with the 10 GB disk space limit. Hopefully unlimited disk space will be an option in the near future?
Ray - January 17th, 2012 at 6:49 AM
Would love to see better options for web page layouts and maybe some different banner options. Don't think these have changed since I started using Snappages 3 years ago and are probably my only real bugbear with the site. Forget emailer apps, cool as it might be, that's what MailChimp is for. Focus on core product, the website builder, and give us the tools to properly customize the content layout on pages. Please!!
Steve Testone - January 17th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Layouts will for sure be much more flexible.
Ray - January 18th, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Fantastic. Can't wait.
Lena Pettersen - January 17th, 2012 at 8:51 AM
Can't wait! :D Nice going SnapPages. News is always welcome.
Kate - January 17th, 2012 at 2:42 PM
I agree with Ray! Please please please!!!!!
Tristan - January 19th, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Cool.
Jeremy Hoxie - January 27th, 2012 at 1:29 PM
Really excited!

PLEASE ADD JUSTIFIED TEXT ALIGNMENT, you would have a place in my heart forever.

Thanks
Anna - January 27th, 2012 at 7:27 PM
Do I see a spellchecker??? It's needed throughout the application.
Rich - February 4th, 2012 at 9:12 PM
Any update on when the new site creator will roll out? I'm wanting to start a SnapPages account and build a new site but I have been waiting so I don't have to build it all over again when the html5 is released. (My old site is currently dormant as I was doing it in iWeb until I had to switch to iCloud.)
Will it be very easy to switch it over to the Snap 2.0 if I went ahead and built in now in your current creator?
Steve Testone - February 4th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
The good news is that we are working hard to ensure all of our sites will be compatible with the new apps. There will of course be newer and better features but you can always add those later when they are launched.
Rich - February 11th, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Great. Thanks.
outrageous - February 18th, 2012 at 6:33 PM
Bring it on for blogs! Still trying to find if there is a free "counter" app for snappages...w.o. going Pro that is.
JD - February 22nd, 2012 at 5:09 PM
Question, Are the seo settings going to be updated to add h1 line and tags for each individual pages?
mars - March 5th, 2012 at 1:47 AM
Still not very good ....Depressed!http://goo.gl/DEocE
Jo - March 9th, 2012 at 1:16 AM
If you need beta testers let us know ;-)
Destry - March 15th, 2012 at 1:56 PM
will there be an option to create a mobile version of our websites? i fix computers and not everyone is able to access the internet from their computer. if they don't already have my phone number, or lost it, it will be more difficult for them to get it.



i think the mobile version will be easier to make since it will all be html5, that way iphones and such can access my site easier
Xavier - March 15th, 2012 at 7:00 PM
When are all these new features going to be added?
JZ - March 16th, 2012 at 8:55 AM
Pop!
Joshua - March 19th, 2012 at 6:53 PM
Why must I purchase credits for each email address on my mailing list in order to use the Newsletter? So it costs me $5 each week to send to my mailing list.. what gives?
Jeremiah - May 4th, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Willing to test it out...
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