Drag and Drop
Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:39 AM
Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:31 AM
Posted 06 March 2009 - 01:11 PM
Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:29 PM
Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:37 PM
I just have a time to evaluate your suggested sites.
webs.com. I totally lost and cannot create a simple website.
Webnode.com looks impressive. I still don't like it. I need to click on a block in order to edit or add a title, and content of each block. And need to do it every step. It is quite annoying. It is very slow too. Its good feature is moving the content around. I noted it on the feature request. But still not have idea how to put it all together. Coding is easy but we need to keep it simple.
Can you provide a name of those which you think it is better?
Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:41 AM
Then the next biggest concern that the users have is creating actual content pages. Novice users don't understand tables, that's why having a way for them to choose their layout from a preset is the best choice. A lot of people who tested the RVSitebuilder don?t see the "layout template" because it's so small on the menu bar and totally miss that. The people that I've told about the "layout template" say it's really hard to visualize the outcome with all the same sunflower images and once they choose one, they get frustrated with all the table cells. I've been told that the easiest sitebuilder to work with is smallbusiness.officelive.com
Having readymade templates like in www.webnodes.com where the user can click to edit content is even better. I know you said you don't like how you have to click on every block, that's because they have a pop up come up, but in the RVSiteBuilder you can create it so people just click on the text or image and edit it live without a pop up like in www.weebly.com It would also be great to be able to click on the main image and change that to another option right from the the template view page (Step 5)like in www.weebly.com Also to be able to change the title and subtitle to another font, color size right from the template view page (Step 5) would be much easier to see how the options look with the overall page design.
Another often asked for feature is to be able to insert "custom HTML" to any part of the site. This is the feature that RVSiteBuilder currently has in Step 3 to embed code, but users want to be able to add any code wherever they like, not just in those specific places. People that don't understand the coding will not go to code view to add any code because they don't know where to place it. People who want to put affiliate advertising often ask for this feature because the affiliate programs give the user the code to add to their site.
Adding modules or widgets is another big request. People want to be able to add calendars, maps, flickr photos, and many other widgets. Your current interface for adding images, music and videos is really outdated and hard to navigate, people are now more drawn to images and icons that show them exactly what they need. For example in www.weebly.com it's really easy to find how to add youTube videos vs. what there is now in the RVSitebuilder.
Well, I think you get the point, I can go on and on in the improvements. You can compare www.weebly.com, www.webnode.com and smallbusiness.officelive.com and grab the best features to improve the RVSitebuilder. There's a huge potential that RVSiteBuilder could be so much better then it's competition. If you have questions about any of my suggestions, please ask, I?ll be glad to explain more.
***Other people reading this and you agree with me, please add your comments so the admins can see that I'm not the only one requesting these changes.***
Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:04 AM
Everything you mentioned YPAL is exactly the things that are frustrating to a newbie like myself. I would hope RV takes some of these suggestions & reviews them and comes up with a more user friendly builder.
Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:40 PM
Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:46 PM
Is JotForm still being added to RVSitebuilder, this would be a great simple addition?
Posted 10 April 2010 - 05:24 PM
When can we expect a better interface with drag and drop features?
Posted 12 April 2010 - 01:18 AM