Mobile Swipe Support for Image Galleries "Swiping" through a set of images has become a standard gesture on mobile phones and tablets, and is now pretty much expected behaviour for image galleries viewed through these devices. Earthgrid's Image Galleries now support for swipe gestures on mobile devices and tablets that run the iOS or Android Operating Systems. Support for swiping is automatically added to any galleries you have already published. Swiping is supported by the Slideshow, Filmstrip and Mosaic visualizations, as well as in the Large Image Viewer and in Animated Page Images. This feature has been tested on iOS on iPads and iPhones, and on Android 1.5 and 2.2. We will continue to test and support more devices and platforms. If you have a device that is currently not supported, please don't hesitate to contact usand let us know.
Social Sharing is Now Optimized in Your Site
The Social Web is here to stay! Gone are the days of static websites where you can simply put up your website and wait for it to be found by search engines. What matters now is as soon as you publish your site, you need to share it as well. Two new features make this a SNAP with your Earthgrid Powersite.
Instant Sharing on Publish Page
The first feature is 'Instant Sharing' - the moment you make a change to your website and press the Publish button - for a few seconds you'll see a box that looks like the one below. With one mouse click you can 'Tweet' or Publish your newest page to your wall or Facebook comment field, Google+1, Linked IN or email. Get in the habit of tweeting and 'facebooking' as soon as you publish your page!
Social Tools in Page Options Has this ever happened to you: you are excited to share your freshly published website or page with your Facebook friends, but when you paste the URL into Facebook's status box, Facebook does not find all the images or gets the title or description wrong? Our latest build of Earthgrid Powersites includes Social Tools, which gives you full control again over your page titles, page descriptions and thumbnail images as your content is shared on Facebook and Google+. You can define Social Tools settings for each page individually in the Page Options Panel, or for your entire site in the Site Properties Panel. As with Search Engine Optimization, Page Options will override site-wide settings
What's even better is that if you have already defined titles and descriptions in Search Engine Optimization, Social Sharing can directly use those. As you can see, you are in full control of how your content gets shared! Earthgrid's Social Sharing uses a technology called Open Graph, which was originally published by Facebook but has since been adopted by Google for its +1 sharing. This means that every Earthgrid Powered website has built in website optmization for social sharing built in!
You probably are already familiar with content management systems such as Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla. What all these systems have in common is that the 'Administrator' interface is on a different screen and requires some technical expertise or training to understand to make design or stylistic changes. Designers typically go back-and forth between the published view and the admin view as they design their site. In contrast, Earthgrid PowerSites allow you to edit the contents of your website directly on screen.
To get you started, we have created a 'Getting Started Guide' so that if you're already familiar with building a web site, you should be able to build an Earthgrid Powersite in less than an hour - even in 30 minutes! In today's high-paced world your customers expect more than just a web site.
They expect a professional design, multiple navigation panels, database CRM, business applications like news and events and appointment scheduler, Facebook/Twitter integration, members areas and dynamic content. Earthgrid PowerSites provide all these benefits and more for a low monthly cost which includes hosting, software license and all the tools you need to power your online business.
Need help? Our tutorials and live webinars will show you exactly how to maintain your website yourself without a webmaster. Or, if you prefer, our certified designers can build a website for your business from start to finish. Contact us for details.
Integrates with Google Analytics and Google Maps
Intuitive Editing Interface - PowerSites make it super-easy to edit your site content. Just rollover and click to edit.
Fully Customizable Designs - PowerSites designs are sophisticated, yet flexible enough to match your brand.
Email Marketing Tools - With PowerSites you can collect email addesses directly from your site and send out targeted email campaigns with ease.
Online Forms - Powersites' form editor lets you create feedback, subscription, and other web forms with just a few clicks.
E-Commerce - PowerSites allows you to create an online shop that best fits your business needs and budget.
Search Engine Optimization - All sites built with Earthgrid Powersites are search engine-friendly out of the box.
Member Areas - Member Login allows you to restricts access to valuable content.
Unfortunately, you cannot host your PowerSite with a third-party provider because it is hosted on our servers. However, you can make your PowerSite the subdomain of a domain that you have hosted with a third-party provider by selecting Subdomain when you set up your PowerSite. We can, however, export the PowerSites's contents from published view once your site is live and rebuild it into HTML for an additional fee. You would, however, lose all online editing functionality and the online form and database tools would not work. It is more useful to use the export to add PHP and MySQL functionality to your PowerSite or integrate with Wordpress by using the same graphic design and 'look'. For more information about this please schedule a call with a Client Manager by filling out this form.
In a few minutes you will be looking at your brand new website, using our on-screen editing technology if you prepare your content in advance and go through the steps in our Getting Started Guide. You can easily maintain your new site from any browser, smart phone or pad computer. We can help you register your domain name and have your PowerSite LIVE and linked to your domain name, complete with all your content, in under half an hour. It may need enhancements - but it will be ready enough for you to launch and start generating business.
Affordable. Cost Effective. Competitively Priced.
Online marketing tools can cost upwards of $250-$300/mo and most of these features you simply won't need when managing a small or medium-sized business. At Earthgrid we're setting the bar for excellence and affordability. Our entry-level plans cost less than $1/day.If you're spending any money at all on pay-per-click advertising, you simply must try our online marketing tools to help you increase your bottom line.
Don't want to build the site yourself?
Our worldwide network of certified designers and consultants can rapidly build your site more cost-effectively and efficiently than any other content management system.
I need help building my site If you want our designers to build your website for you, or help you build your site, we just need information about what you want it to do, how you want it to look and what you want it to say. Click here for the application form
"In just a few days I was able to create a professional website complete with registration forms, mailing lists and follow-up emails. It's that simple..."
"The moment I signed up, I had full control over my site (and i'm not an IT person.)"
"Earthgrid's technology is transforming communication and optimizing our ability to efficiently organize and communicate in a moment."
"I created a whole new website with ZERO instruction. (I am not the type to follow manuals) .. Bottom line .. switching to Earthgrid.com was a no-brainer solution for something our whole team could use. To prove it to my team I built another site in days -- from design to launch. Now the rest of the team -- production, marketing and PR can log on and do their part! Voila!! ... We love Earthgrid!!!"
"The Earthgrid web system is fantastic. It has given me full control not only of my web design but how I am going to manage the site. The Earthgrid system was very easy to use and user friendly. Your Ideas have really made it possible for me to have a web site that is head and shoulders above my competition yet at half the cost or more. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with you on search engine optimization.. Your ideas and strategies are cutting edge it opened a whole new world to me on how to successfully get my web site placed with a very high ranking in my target market. Without this program I donít believe I would have had any chance at getting my information out to my target market."
"I have been really pleased with the Earthgrid solution. I have a marketing background, and in the early days of web design we spent SO much time going back and forth with our web production team asking them to make corrections, or change the layout because it wasn't exactly what we wanted. I now use Earthgrid for my own startup and my consulting website, and I've recommended them to countless others who are in need of a cost-effective and easy-to-use web content management system. I can write copy and make changes anytime I like, and it's easy to incorporate our own logos and branding. I like the way they've made it really easy to integrate third-party add-ons. I'm always looking for ways to improve my site, and Earthgrid makes it easy to learn the ropes and get on board with the latest third-party solutions. I highly recommend it."
"It's about time a web and email based program has been made easy and available to those of us with entry level skills in internet software. I am so pleased with Earthgrid's web based systems...so easy compared to other web design programs. My clients are thrilled that I am able to create their complete site in a matter of hours and I am thrilled that I can add pages, graphics and photos with a click of a button. Earthgrid.com is a reliable company with responsible, IT savvy technicians and Marketing experts. Don't hesitate to sign up! You will be more than pleased with your results."