I think that all our Webeden customers are aware that our tech guys have been furiously working on an HTML5 version of Webeden since January 2012. Good news is that they are nearly there. We thought we would just keep you updated on the planned roll out schedule for this massive, and much anticipated update.
Why would I want to publish my site in HTML5?
HTML5 does not do everything Flash does. However it does seem that it is the future of Websites and it’s about time that we moved with the times. Publishing your website in HTML5 will make your site look great on not only desktops but tablets (yes, including iPads), plus the ability to view the full version or mobile optimised version of your site on mobile devices.
So when is this all happening?
While we had hoped for a September released, our techies have been a bit late. We hope to have the first release in December with updates to follow in January and February. We appreciate all our customers patience and can fully sympathise that delays can be frustrating. Due to the massive task the development team have taken on we are really pleased with their progress and are really happy with the update, and we know you will be too.
19th December (target) – HTML5 Beta
Brand new templates available allowing you to publish sites in HTML5 or Flash. Updates will include improved shop, image, text, links, menu, and gallery tools, plus loads of new stuff yet to be announced.
Late January/Early February – HTML5 Live
All new sites created with Webeden will now by default be published in HTML5. Blog tool will be reintroduced at this point. The date of this update will be dependant on performance and feedback received at the Beta stage.
January/February – HTML5 Upgrade Beta
This update will give you the ability to convert your older Webeden sites form Flash to the HTML5 compatible format. Some features may not be available yet, however these will be addressed with future updates.
What about the Mobile Version?
Your new HTML5 version will be viewable on a mobile device as well as the existing mobile version. The tech guys will be working on ways to improve the Mobile version and will give you the ability to choose which version you want viewed as default.
Just a quick note, while we do endeavour to try and keep all the information accurate, the dates we provide are only there as guidance and deadlines are sometimes not met. We do apologise for frustration caused by delayed releases, but we assure you we do try our upmost to stick to them.