Downloadable Yola "Web Builder"

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Please Make a Downloadable Version of Yola Web Builder, this will made more easy to us for make a site faster, i dont have a good net speed so atleast its make trouble for me and have a BAD CONDTION of internet, so YOLA is thinking for this option ?

Suggestion : Please make "HEADER TEXT" editable that we can change the Background color and font color and also change the FONT.
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Alex

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for one i like it! but it would be very complicated and take a long time to make.
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Emmy

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Hello,
Thank you very much for the feature requests! I will forward this along to our team for consideration in future releases. I can understand how it may be difficult with a slow Internet speed to build your site.

Although it isn't possible at this time to change the attributes of the banner text, right now you can change the banner of a number of the styles. If you did created your own banner you could add your own text using whatever style you would like.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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I like the Downloadable idea. Maybe when it's out of beta we will see this?

There are many places around the world with internet speeds that make this a slow process. Be great to give those people a good workable option.
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Shaq

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I thinks its a great idea esp for those using Pre-Paid internet services
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Hello my good hard working people yola team!! Yes please, make a downloadable copy of Yola web builder! not everyone has constant internet connection or some of us have a very slow connection in these poor countries. besides that every minute we spend online costs our pockets. Please consider this humble and earnest plea.

Yola is our next web building hope. i thought joomla was but not anymore. I love you all and i love yola because its very user friendly.

Limbuyoti (Blessings)
Simunji
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Hello Simunji

Thank you for your warm words and humble suggestion! It really makes sense to us, and we understand your situation. However, I'm afraid that I will need to disappoint you: I'm pretty sure that we won't release an offline Yola Sitebuilder software in the foreseeable future.

I'm sorry I don't have better news for you at this stage, but I hope you will still enjoy using Yola Sitebuilder. We are happy to hear that you find our Sitebuilder easy to use.
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Thanks EMMY :) to all others to LIKE THIS :)
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hi there.. i'm really having hard-time w/my connection. could you please help me put a pro-nature background.. something like that on my account please.
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Hello Zen

Here's an excellent link to Yola styles with a subsequent link to the styles that you may be able to change backgrounds. hope this helps with your startup.
http://forsite.synthasite.com/website...
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Thanks Peter, great link.
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Peter

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Good young Boomer. Comes through every time when he gets off the camping trails :) (and even on it seems!)
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so, what Yola workers deciede about this ? working on a Downloadable "web Builder" ?
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Hi Hussain - we'll pass your suggestion onto our development team. Right now we aren't able to confirm whether this is something that we will work on or not.
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Hello Hussain,

Generally speaking the team don't announce what will be done as a definite. There are exceptions.

Requests go to the relevant Yola people and this becomes the basis of the users interests. The acceptance and possible rollout are not generally announced.

Vinnie sent out a related post on this some time ago and I'm sorry but I can't find it through the search facility. If I do I will post it here.

I hope that this gives you a bit of an understanding of the processes at work.
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Thanks Peter. and 7 peopls also like this :P
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UK Duke, Champion

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im number 6 - i'm going on a 5 hour flight on Wednesday - i would love to be able to edit on the plane - the time would fly by :) (no pun intended)
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Yeah I did suggest this pre Yola but decided it was too hard to produce and would need programmers to make it!
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I think that we should remember that Yola Builder is still in beta phase. They have mentioned a few times that there are still many features to develop and add before its a mature product.

When it comes out of beta I would really hope that a consideration for a "downloadable" version would become available.

In the meantime lets enjoy everything that is able to be enjoyed on this great facility.
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its really true, day by day, the working with Site builder making tough :(
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Peter

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It's going to get easier Hussain. I'm sure.
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Official Response
Further to what Peter has said, I would like to add that when we consider new features we have to consider the demand vs the cost of creating the feature.

Right now the demand for an downloadable version of the site builder is relatively low compared to other feature requests. At the same time the development cost is high. So while we are not ruling out the possibility that we would consider this, at the moment it is not a priority when stacked against other key features (overhaul of the style library, footer removal, user interface for DNS management, killer image editing tools, scaling our infrastructure, performance enhancements, forums and membership services, ecommerce, collaborative site building etc). As you can see the list is quite long.

In addition, while there are advantages to being able to work offline there are disadvantages as well. For me the biggest advantage of browser based software is that you can edit from any machine that can access the internet. With desktop software you are confined to a local machine.

The reason I share this is I want to give people insight into how we consider these things in general and set the expectation for this request in particular. We are not ruling it out, but as things stand, if we do implement this one it is not going to be soon.
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is DNS
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im i bit :s with stuff like this.
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Emmy

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Domain Name System
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Alex

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thanks emmy, i almost got it right :)
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Dill Shellard

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I believe you can do that already by downloading it as a .zip file just click the publish button and select download as a zip.:)
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Hi Dill,
The Download Site option is available for users who would like to download their site from the site builder and upload it to another server. This doesn't make it possible to edit the site outside of the site builder or to create a site and upload it back into the site builder. For a site to work in Yola it needs to be built using the site builder. Hope this helps!
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Dill Shellard

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thanks and thanks for telling Hussain! :)
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I think this would be a great addition to yola! I could work on my site on the go, and not have to be freaking out about finding wifi for a long period of time to update. With a downloadable site builder I could build on the go and then when I find wifi it would take me 2 sec. to update. Again great idea, somthing I would definetly be looking forward too in the future!
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Thank you for your feedback John!
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Cryoptix

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No Problem :D
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Maybe Yola could look into this if they are considering a desktop aplication.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks for the link, Connor. When we get to the point where we are able to consider something along these lines, we will explore all the available technologies.
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Okay dokes! I think Ebay have a desktop application made with this software, so it must be good enough.
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yes this is an awesome idea but i want a mac version just in case this is a great idea again.
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Thanks for your feedback! I will pass this along to our team as well :)
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I believe that this should be a offline browser based set up so every user can use it :D
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Laura

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Yes that would be awesome and you could have a shortcut and it would lead straight to the Site builder!
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Excellent,I hope your idea is fine
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It wouldn't be very hard at all to make a downloadable web builder,
My devolper could probably accomplish this task in 20 days or so.
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Alex

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im sure theres more to it like legal reasons or somthing like that...
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I am Chandra . Ilike this idea
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I agree that I would like to be able to change the font and stuff of the header.
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Excellent idea, but it’s never going to work.
A downloadable version of the site builder would need to be financed, which would probably mean we would have to pay for it, and I for one, am using ‘yola’ because it is FREE.
Other major software suppliers are now looking towards free web versions of their own products which offer an exciting move forward for us all. With the appearance of Google Docs as a free online office tool, Microsoft has promised that it’s next Microsoft Office 2010 system will have free stripped down web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and One Note.
I have developed websites with Dreamweaver but have had to upgrade each time a new edition came out so has not to be left behind, this cost me dearly, plus when I upgraded my operating system from XP to Vista the Dreamweaver software wasn’t compatible.
Thank goodness for FREE web based ‘yola’ that doesn’t bill me every time it upgrades its software, and if you’re broadband connection is slow, upgrade it if possible.
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Sweet

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sounds good
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It would be a good thing to offer both an HTML editor and the PHP template type of editor like you have here now. Geocities (which is going out of business Oct 26) offered both a site builder using templates, as well a just a plain HTML editor. The HTML editor was just a plain box with no content in it where you copied and pasted your own HTML created with any HTML editor your had on your computer or if you knew html as I do you just could type it in those blank html editor boxes as composed it right online. You can download free HTML editors like seamonkey or KompoZer (see http://kompozer.net/). I am an old fashioned webmaster and composed all my original sites in htmal back in about 1996 when geocities first came available, so I can both write in html as well as use the free html editors, it is so much easier. So please make this option of using either availble soon because I have a lot of sites that need to be moved from Geocities before Oct. 26!
I could only find one other company offering both types of editors, but their sites are just too full of advertisements and they refuse to accept paypal for payment and they moved their support to india and I can't understand a thing that the suppoort people in India are saying, and they can't understand me , (the company is called Freeservers) and one of my paid sites was down for almost 2 weeks and I couldn't get a answer from them.....