Daily Archives: June 27, 2011

Softwate Update

New Light-box image effects

For traditional web developers who write their own code, there has been a cool way of displaying images called ‘light-box’.

We’ve now brought this effect to WebEden so that you can take advantage of it too!

Now, when in edit mode there’s a new ‘pop up’ tab in the Editor which let’s you set the pop-up flag, the pop-up image and an image caption.

This is what the editor looks like:

This means that any image can be popped up to full size, so that your visitors can get it in all its original glory.

This is what the same image looks like when popped up on the screen:

NB. This feature isn’t available for images inside galleries or frames, but we’ll look at extending it further in the future.

The only drawback at the moment is that this isn’t available for images inside galleries or those in frames.

That’s it

Take a look at the new features and let us know what you think by leaving a comment on the blog, Facebook or Twitter.

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Can you help a Technophobe?

We’ve previously talked about how to explain this web stuff to beginners and online help for people who know less about the web than you.

Now the BBC has taken up the challenge by launching a project called ‘First Click Friends‘.

The aim is to help an estimated 9 million people in the UK who have never even used the Internet.

Can you rescue a Newbie?


The BBC wants us more tech-savvy people to become the ‘first click friends’ of these people, rescuing friends or family members from the web-ignorance.

The idea is to guide their first few steps on the web, giving users the knowledge and skill to navigate themselves deeper into the web.

There are downloadable starter manuals, further resources and information about the project all on the new BBC ‘First click friends’ website.

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