Rapidweaver 4?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Mac In School, May 31, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I know we have a lot of Rapidweaver fans on the forum. Just wondering what y'all think of 4.0. Anything special?

  2. liketom macrumors 601


    Apr 8, 2004
    i think it's the best thing since sliced bread ( with a Macbook Air slicing it )

    I've been involved since it was in beta and followed the developments right up until release. The way Realmac address all the bugs and glitches was very pleasing - i reported it and then they fixed it :p

    but as a product for 10.5 it sit's in there right with the the OS - looks good act's quicker - previews are fast and the plugin's seem to work very well.

    There are only a few thing's missing from the product and thats official Themes released by Realmac Software - the new RW4 comes with 4 new themes all are ok but nothing brill - yet

    I't still bothers me why Apple did not buy this company back when they developed iWeb - Apple could have slapped the Apple Logo and shine all over this product and it would be better for it by now with more themes and pluggins for us users

    rated 9/10 IMO
  3. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
  4. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Have any of y'all tried to incorporate server-side coding (PHP, .Net, ColdFusion, etc.) with Rapidweaver?

    I once did a design in Rapidweaver, then exported it to a folder and did all my ColdFusion coding in Dreamweaver. Honestly, it was a pain, and wasn't worth the effort. I completely lost the ability to update the design in Rapidweaver once I started messing with the code.

    Wondering if anyone else has found a better workflow that allows you to take advantage of Rapidweaver's design interface, yet still hand-code your server-side stuff.
  5. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    I can't wait to get RW4 but at the moment I'm going to wait for my tax return before getting Leopard....

    From what I've heard it's a vast improvement over RW3.6
  6. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
  7. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    I have to ask this question as it differs from the normal question/answer using Flash (SWF file) with iWeb. Can RW4 support a non-movie swf file? I do my cartoons using Flash but I don't want to have a full Flash site and that should make a lot of folks smile ;) However I should add that my swf files are of "static" images since they are like cartoon strips (no animation). I know I get the answer use QT Pro but again my files aren't movie files per say.
    Right now I use iWeb and just post my cartoons as jpegs (super small file sizes) but a Flash swf file would be even smaller and not lose any quality. I know it's not a perfect world for a template based program but RW seems to get a lot of support from a lot of great developers and very cool plug-ins to boot.
    Any help so that I could improve the overall function and editing of my site from my end would be great :)

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