Updates and Observations from the Webvanta Development Team
Do you know a great salesperson who understands the design community and has a great network of contacts? If so, we'd love to meet them.
We've written in the past about various ways to use real fonts on your web sites. Now, to make it even easier to get started, we've built support for fonts from Typekit into most of our SmartThemes.
In recent weeks, we've rolled out a variety of important new features. As always, these features are driven by requests from our design partners, as we continue to widen the range of sites for which Webvanta is the best solution.
Video is becoming more and more popular as an element of web pages. With the fragmented technology standards, providing video that plays everywhere can be tricky. Fortunately, there's an assortment of solutions available that package up all the complexity and provide a single, integrate solution for video that just works.
Campaign Monitor has released what may be the best set of free HTML email templates anywhere.
Our design partners tell our story more compellingly than we can, so we've been conducting a series of interviews. We've just published the first one, with Luke Green of Inspira Digital.
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to give a 5-minute Webvanta demo as part of the BizTechDay conference in San Francisco. It's a challenge to convey the power of Webvanta in such a short demo. I chose to focus on how Webvanta supports any design, and allows the designer to easily build database-driven pages.
We'll be participating in two conferences this month and hope to meet some of our readers and customers there. This Friday, October 8, we'll have a demo table at the Warm Gun conference. Two weeks later, on October 22, I'll be leading a roundtable discussion on choosing a CMS at the SocialBizWorld conference in Petaluma, CA.
Back in July, I wrote about how to choose an email marketing service provider. At the time, there were two companies that looked promising for designers who want to resell email marketing services: Campaign Monitor and CakeMail. Both had some serious limitations, but in the last month or so, both have made dramatic improvements.
We've recently adjusted our pricing plans to increase the capabilities of our most popular plan, the $29/month Pro plan.