Ars Technica Reviews RapidWeaver 4


Ars Technica just reviewed the new version 4 beta of the Mac web design tool RapidWeaver. I’ve been a bit out of the loop on RapidWeaver. I’ve used it for only one client site in the past, though I played with it a lot for my family site before settling on WordPress, and I’ve used it’s form creation tool for some quick forms for clients. The new version boasts some serious upgrades, including an XML base, speeding up server processing.

RapidWeaver is an absolutely wonderful value, and it’s fun to play with. I would recommend it for any web designer, because there’s always one or two sites that you can build with it, more than paying for it’s small $49 price tag.

I would also recommend it as a replacement for iWeb, which is just not very good or extensible, for family websites and the casual blogger or “develop for friends” type of designer.

And the best part of the entire review was the last line, which I almost didn’t catch…

While we don’t have an ETA on when the new version will ship, RapidWeaver 4 will be a free upgrade for owners of version 3.6, the last major release.

Releasing v4 as a free upgrade for those who bought the 3.6 upgrade is an awesome gesture by Realmac. They did not have to do that, but I’m thrilled that they are!

» Read the full Ars Technica Review

» Sign up for the RW4 Beta here

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