Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:30 PM
We recently lost a customer to google because their site builder was so much easier to use.
RVSitebuilder still lacked drag and drop functionality, and still there appears to be no easy way to change the header image, or at least this process is not as easy as it should be.
There should also be a way to remove (temporarily) one of the pages from the menu system, without having to delete it.
The templates are somewhat old-style in design. By now, the RVTemplates should rival the best designs we are seeing in WordPress and Joomla, and now in the Google web site builder.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:47 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:21 PM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:09 PM
1. The language is still non-native-English (very hard for the average Joe to understand the meaning of what you are saying)
2. I agree with others that the header area - as well as virtually ANY area - should be editable.
3. Also mentioned by others: the templates look cheap, and a finished site reflects that. Add the ability to EASILY import Template Monster/Dreamweaver compatible templates or something...
4. The logic is still way too unclear to the average user: What do they know of "Embed Code" or "Pathway Edit"? They would have no clue what these things mean. It shows that you are thinking like a back-end programmer, NOT like the typical, non-technical end user.
I will not upgrade, and I will not make a push to sell this. After 3 years of waiting, I think I'm gone. Better off to find something that was made with end user in mind. Sorry!
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:42 AM
1) The new interface looks like it was designed by a student, it no longer looks professional
2) there is STILL no way to edit the index and css files directly within the sitebuilder making customizing a template a real pain.
3) templates really do need to be improved, most customers give up and tell me they couldn't find any templates that looked good.
4) On step 2 it is completely unclear what the arrows next to slogan, logo etc mean or that they are even clickable, this is not something an end user would ever figure out.
5) instead of being able to edit the font, styling, template and screen width all on the same page, now you have to CLICK to go to a different section to edit those. Why add more clicking for users that already dont know very much??
6) I agree what on earth does pathway edit mean?
7) site properties, again this title completely missis the mark in terms of what is really there, should say Meta/CSS info
8) you still have the same silly bug when editing the meta tags that adds all sorts of spaces when you go in to edit them, i cant believe this bug is still there.
9) why do you still have page effects? has anyone used these things in the last 10 years??
10) i am not sure why you felt the need to remove STEPS? you only then buried the extra things you have to do in non-descript links that end users would not even know are links (yes some of them would not)
11) breaking out the left hand menu from the new step 3 into links instead is pointless, you dont need that much width real estate for the page edit screen, keep the left menu and save users clicking and headaches.
well thats what i can come up with in a 10 minute review, but I will not be upgrading to this version as it is right now. I will likely just start directing users to use wordpress instead.