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The New SnapPages
by Steve Testone on June 21st, 2013

It's finally here! The all new SnapPages 2.0 is live and ready to go! This is by far the biggest, most dramatic update we've ever done and we are very excited to show it off. We've listened to all your great feedback over the years, and implemented a lot of new things that you are really going to love.

Our main goal with this update was to combine the simplicity that you know and love about SnapPages, with the power and flexibility that you've been asking for. It was a hard thing to accomplish, but I think we've pulled it off.
There are too many new features to list them all on the blog, but you can view a very detailed overview of them here. It's a lot, but I highly recommend that you go through it before you take the plunge and upgrade to the new version, as some things have dramatically changed. Currently, upgrading to the new version is optional and you can do so now by logging into your SnapPages account and going here.

What's new?

As I already mentioned, there are too many new features to list in this post, but I will highlight a few of them below. First off, check out this new demo!


Websites

The engine that renders our websites is completely new. It takes full advantage of new cloud hosting technologies to ensure that the websites load faster than ever, as well as handle more traffic. How much traffic can SnapPages sites handle? Recently one of our users (Jen Hatmaker) had a blog post that went viral (she was even featured on the Today Show!) and her website received millions of hits in a few hours. Even with all this traffic, her site didn't skip a beat!


Page Editor

All of our new apps have been completely rewritten in HTML5 and given a new shiny user interface. To those of you who don't know/don't care what HTML5 is, just know that this is going to allow us to do a lot of cool stuff that we could not do before (with flash). For instance, the page editor now looks almost identical to how the live version of your website does so can know exactly what your page's content actually looks like at any given time. You can even edit your pages directly from your iPad and a whole lot more.


Themes

The new themes are by far the most dramatic change to SnapPages. We've crammed so much power and flexibility into the theme editor that your mind might melt (in a good way!) when you try it out. The new editor allows you to customize almost every aspect of your theme, all without requiring you to know how to write a single line of code. It's really pretty amazing. On top of that, we've added a whole new library of themes to choose from and are working on adding a lot more along the way!
A huge thank you goes out to all of our beta-testers and users who have given us such great feedback over the years. We really do appreciate all the support you've given us. Hopefully this new version is our way of saying thanks!

Click here to learn more about the update and to upgrade your account now.


Posted in Announcements, Updates    Tagged with 2.0


20 Comments

Michael Harr - June 21st, 2013 at 8:10 PM
Loving, loving, loving it!
Corey Steib - June 22nd, 2013 at 2:49 AM
I love it but I notice that I can't reply to a comment on my blog page :(
Kielan - June 22nd, 2013 at 3:54 AM
LOVING IT ALL!
Katherine - June 24th, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Can't find where to access my email account information. Please advise!!
Steve Testone - June 25th, 2013 at 4:41 PM
The domain settings have changed up and we aren't selling email accounts any longer, but if you contact support they can direct you to a place to manage your email settings until we add them back in.
Rob - June 24th, 2013 at 1:55 PM
SnapPages you have brought me back!
Steve Testone - June 25th, 2013 at 4:42 PM
That's what I like to hear! Thanks for the support!
Mia Amirparvez - June 24th, 2013 at 10:39 PM
The new Snappages 2.0 was a great update and expressed many new features. However there are some crucial features that Snappages has desired to exclude from 2.0 that we enjoyed before. The new billboard lacks customization option and same goes for the new header, other than that, it was a great update. I would love to see the old billboard customization options back. Thank you!
Steve Testone - June 25th, 2013 at 4:45 PM
While the move from flash to HTML5 gave us a lot of advantages, there were a few things that flash does better than HTML (despite what the hype says). But in the long run we had to weigh the pros and cons and decided it was the right decision to make the change even if it meant losing a few features. We will of course constantly be adding new features so if at some point we can make it work with the HTML5 we'll try to add a few of those back. Thanks for the feedback!
ben - July 11th, 2013 at 1:06 AM
when do you expect to deliver responsiveness? now that would would be big plus.
Eric - July 12th, 2013 at 3:26 PM
Great stuff! :)
Dorian R. - July 17th, 2013 at 4:39 PM
I like the update but there is way too little templates compared to before the update.
Steve Testone - July 17th, 2013 at 4:56 PM
Thanks for the feedback! We have plenty more on the way so stay tuned. Also with this update, it makes it a lot easier for us to create new themes so you should see new themes more often from us then you did before the update.
FamilyLife - July 27th, 2013 at 8:23 PM
How do I edit the billboard with wording? Its not allowing me to do so.
Brazil Tech - August 10th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Great post Thanks!!
keith - August 20th, 2013 at 10:34 PM
looks great but can i duplicate my page to host under another domain name..
tech36 - October 5th, 2013 at 9:25 AM
Wow the new snappages are really awesome. I really love this. Specially the themes are really cool. And also the page editor option is full of different features.
Matt - December 5th, 2013 at 9:14 PM
How do I revert to the old snap pages? This new version isn't very good.
Steve Testone - December 5th, 2013 at 9:41 PM
I'll have someone from support contact you about this. We'd love to hear your feedback about why you prefer the old version over the new one.
Michael - December 11th, 2014 at 7:32 PM
I like it!
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