Goldfish 4.5 Released

Fishbeam releases the final version of Goldfish 4.5 for download today. The big update to Goldfish 4.5 contains many improvements and bug fixes and is free for all users of Goldfish 4.



Most Important New Features and Improvements in Goldfish 4.4:
  • Form: New form editor, which does not require an additional window. Form fields can now be resized and styled. In addition, file uploads and multiple fields in one line are now possible.
  • Follow & Share: The Follow & Share feature is now fully compliant to the European data protection regulation, using the Heise Shariff solution, which does not share data by default.
  • European data protection regulation: New global link to the privacy page, which will be displayed as opt-in in all forms and in the cookie warning.
  • Goldfish now supports the Fishbeam Cloud to make it even easier to publish websites.
  • New item for displaying 3D models on the website These can be rotated by the user and viewed from all sides.
  • Designs: Added new design "Zum Hirschen" and existing designs for Goldfish 4 updated.
  • New newsletter function: Offer newsletters on your website.
  • Animations: Use new effects that change opacity, blurry, and color. Start animations while scrolling.
  • Shape: Added new included shapes.
  • Updated and improved drawer menu.
  • Improvements in speed and stability.
  • New option "Hide Goldfish credits in HTML code" in the project properties
In addition, Goldfish 4.4 offers many more new features and improvements:
  • Designs: The designs are now always shown in alphabetical order in the Design window.
  • Animation: Page areas that are hidden from animations no longer create an empty scrollable area.
  • Animation: New options "When scrolling up" and "When scrolling down" for "Start Animation".
  • Onlineshop: Calculation of shipping costs in the shopping cart improved if the country of delivery is not yet known.
  • Designs: Added new design "Zum Hirschen" and existing designs for Goldfish 4 updated.
  • Designs: The designs are now always shown in alphabetical order in the Design window.
  • Animation: Page areas that are hidden from animations no longer create an empty scrollable area.
  • Animation: New options "When scrolling up" and "When scrolling down" for "Start Animation".
  • Onlineshop: Calculation of shipping costs in the shopping cart improved if the country of delivery is not yet known.
  • Undo / Redo: The Undo and Redo function from the menu works now in detail when writing and formatting text in the text editor.
  • Text editor: The text editor now supports drag-and-drop of text snippets (such as emojis from the symbol palette).
  • SEO: Goldfish automatically links each mobile page with the respective normal page (canonical tags) in order to achieve a better optimization for Google. This works if the mobile start page is called "mobile" and the names and titles of the related pages match.
  • Text editor: The classic text editor is again active by default instead of the new, still unfinished text editor.
  • Because of the improved text editor, Goldfish runs much more stable under Windows and no longer crashes due to memory problems.
  • Text Editor: The classic (old) text editor is faster and uses less memory, especially for long texts such as the privacy policy.
  • Animations: Fixed a bug where animations connected to a link would not start if they were located on an area template.
  • Display problems in the editor resolved: Items are now displayed correctly, if they have big negative Left values.
  • Navigation menu: In the editor, menu links to objects are no longer highlighted if this function has been deactivated in the properties.
  • The function for testing whether an object is in the field of view has been improved. This affects navigation menus, animations and SmartText.
  • Drawer Menu: The Drawer Menu does not move the page to the right anymore.
  • Drawer Menu: The Drawer Menu now always displays submenus completely and not only the submenu of the current page.
  • Navigation Menu: A navigation menu link will now be highlighted if the link points to an object or area of the current page and it is in the field of view. This can be deactivated with the new option "Highlight current entry of links to items".
  • Link window: The page list of the link window has now the new entry "Current Page", or "Current Area". This can be used to start an action on the current page without having to select it.
  • There is now an entry for displaying release notes in the help menu and they are also displayed when starting beta versions.
  • Generating the website when previewing, publishing, or exporting is much faster for websites with many text items.
  • Saving and loading projects with many text items is much faster.
  • Google now recognizes mobile websites as optimized for mobile devices once the file robots.txt has been generated (broken since version 4.4.1).
  • Fixed bug while opening projects from Goldfish 2.
  • If there is nothing to undo, an internet error will no longer sometimes appear when opening the menu.
  • Gallery: The distances between preview icons of a gallery are sometimes no longer displayed incorrectly in the preview and on the exported website.
  • When dragging and dropping images from the Finder into a page area, the "Keep Aspect Ratio" option is now enabled by default.
  • Navigation menu: Distances between different types of menus are no longer sometimes calculated incorrectly.
  • Onlineshop: PayPal error with discounts resolved.
  • Processes such as Publishing continue to run when the monitor is off and will be no longer interrupted.
  • Stats App: The display of stats on the iPhone and Firefox has been improved.
  • Stats App: In the English version the stats are no longer displayed in German (incorrect since Goldfish 4.4)
  • Stats App: Fixed a bug where the stats could be reset and an empty month appeared.
  • Added new dialogs when publishing (not when publishing website updates).
  • The PHP error reporting has been updated in all PHP scripts to reduce PHP errors.
  • Animation: Deleted animations no longer sometimes lead to internal bugs.
  • Onlineshop: The scripts have been updated for PHP 7.2.
  • The Unassigned HTML Code window now displays the code more structured and the automatic spell checker can no longer destroy the code.
  • New central privacy link in the project properties. This is used by all data protection-relevant functions.
  • Form: New form editor, which does not require an additional window
  • Form: The width of individual elements is now adjustable. Several elements can be displayed next to each other.
  • Form: New option "Placeholder Text" for text fields.
  • Form: New element "Note" to display texts in the form.
  • Form: New element "File Upload".
  • Form: New privacy opt-in.
  • Form: Fields can now be adjusted in size, colors, borders, curves and font style.
  • Form: New send button, which can be adjusted in size, colors, borders, curves and font style.
  • Form: New type "Newsletter Subscription“.
  • Form: The check of the entries takes place before the sending the form.
  • Form: Forwarding is now possible after successful sending.
  • Newsletter Blog: Functions for sending newsletters were added to the blog area.
  • Blog: Blog entries can now be hidden on request.
  • Form: IP addresses from the SPAM protection are now stored in anonymous form.
  • Many bugs in the Undo and Redo feature have been fixed.
  • Shape: The forms contained are now ordered by name.
Goldfish 4.4 is a free update for all existing Goldfish 4 users. Information and download:
The update to Goldfish 4.5 will be released soon in the Mac App Store.

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish on 27/11/2018 09:48 am.

New Design "Zum Hirschen"

Fishbeam Software publishes the new website design "Zum Hirschen", that is available for free on our Designs page for download.


You can download this new design for free on our Designs website. It works with all Goldfish 4 versions and will be included as a default design in the next release of Goldfish 4. The animation works only in Goldfish 4 Professional. http://www.fishbeam.com/en/goldfish/designs.php

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish on 22/11/2018 02:48 pm.

Fishbeam Software Launches the Fishbeam Cloud

In addition to the website creator Goldfish, which allows you to design websites quickly, easily and individually, we also offer you to host your website and publish it on the Internet, from now on. The Fishbeam Cloud is a hosting solution built into Goldfish and especially suitable for Goldfish websites. This makes it very easy to use.

Why do we launch the Fishbeam Cloud?
Goldfish has just left inexperienced and new users somewhat at a loss when publishing. Although it was not difficult to find the menu item "Publish" and to progress to the FTP login window, but then it did not continue for now. Finding a web host, concluding a suitable contract there and making sure that everything is configured correctly for Goldfish can be a bit complicated. In any case, we have always had plenty of support requests on this topic.



With the Fishbeam Cloud we make the publishing of a website child's play. Users will now be made aware of our hosting offer in the "Publish" window. By clicking on the link, you can set up an account on fishbeam.com immediately, receive the login data for the cloud, and publish the website seamlessly. There is a free trial period of 10 days.

Since the offer is especially designed to Goldfish, we could simplify a lot over other hosters:
  • You get a Fishbeam Cloud login for everything. You do not need separate logins for FTP and website administration.
  • No folder confusion: you do not have to click through the right directory on the web server first.
  • Websites instead of space: Book the package by the number of websites you want to publish. It does not matter how much space they need.
  • Everything is protected by "https:": Although SSL certificates are mandatory for websites today, many web hosts require them to be purchased or extensively set up and renewed. The Fishbeam Cloud automatically protects every website and domain without you having to care about it.
  • Custom error pages (for example for Error 404 - page not found) work just fine. You do not have to configure anything in ".htaccess" for this.
Sign up for the Fishbeam Cloud right now
Test the cloud with your website without obligation for 10 days. Further information and registration can be found under the following link:

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish, Cloud on 06/09/2018 11:00 am.

Data Tape 3.0 Released

Fishbeam releases the final version of Data Tape 3.0 for download today. With Data Tape 3 we have completely reworked the software. Data Tape is now free in the basic version.

Improvements in Data Tape 3.0:
  • Data Tape 3 is free in the basic version.
  • Paid upgrade to Data Tape Pro with advanced features.
  • There is now also a version for Windows.
  • New layout and retina graphics on high-resolution screens.
  • Data Tape is now a 64-bit instead of 32-bit app and works with larger data.
  • All connections to the Fishbeam Server (error submission, news, update search, links to fishbeam.com) are now encrypted with "https".
  • Data Tape does the ".zip" compression before splitting itself now and no longer uses the subssystem of macOS for this.
  • ".zip" archives can be password protected.
  • Data Tape can now automatically unpack ".zip" archives and does no longer forward this task to third-party apps.
  • Data Tape can now compress files without breaking them up into segments.
  • Files can be unpacked without being segments.
  • The Mac version is a Cocoa app instead of Carbon app for better integration with macOS.
  • Renaming: Data Tape is no longer called Data Glue.
In addition there are improvements at almost all other parts. Data Tape 3 is completely revised and redesigned.

Data Tape 3 can be downloaded for free and used free of charge in the basic version. Information and download: http://www.fishbeam.com/en/datatape/download.php

Published in DataTape, Mac, Utilities, Compression on 20/04/2018 10:31 am.

Privacy on Your Website

On 25/05/2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes binding. Therefore, you must react now and make your website suitable for GDPR.

Time is running out: the new European data protection law will be fully effective at the end of May. Consumers can look forward to more rights. But companies have significant changes to respond to. These changes also affect most websites, as they are usually commercial.

Get your Goldfish website fit for the new GDPR. Otherwise, you may face expensive warnings or even penalties.

Am I ever affected by the GDPR?
All commercial websites are covered by the GDPR. These are e.g. websites of companies, online shops, blogs and club pages. Excluded are purely family or personal websites. If you are exempt from the GDPR, the following does not apply to you.

Data processing on behalf
If an external web hoster is running your website, which is usually the case, you must sign a data processing agreement with the hoster. Ask your web hoster for this. A sample form can be found at the Society for Data Protection (German)

Privacy Policy
If your website is covered by the GDPR, it must also contain a privacy policy. You can write these yourself or have them put together by an online service that can do this for you. We recommend e.g. https://www.e-recht24.de (German). There you can also create a site notice for your website.

Note the following for Goldfish
  1. Make sure you use at least Goldfish 4.4. Earlier versions and especially Goldfish 3 is not GDPR compliant. The current version of Goldfish can be found on the download page.
  2. Set up a page for the site notice and one for the privacy policy on your website. Paste there the text for the site notice and the privacy policy.
  3. In the project properties, activate "Use of Cookies" (the "Show Warning" property must be set to "Automatic" or "Yes").
  4. Very important: Activate "Link to Privacy Policy" and link to your privacy page.
  5. You should set also a link to the privacy policy and the site notice on every page in the footer or in the header. It is best to place these links in the corresponding area templates.

Details on the privacy of Goldfish websites
The following information is required to create your privacy policy.

Cookies
The following components use cookies:
  • Redirections (also to the mobile page)
  • Stats Web App
  • Use of Cookies Warning
  • Blog (for administrator login only)
  • Guestbook (for administrator login only)
  • Form
  • Visitor Counter
  • Onlineshop (Product and Shopping Cart)
IP address
The following components store the IP address anonymously for 24 hours.
  • Form
  • Visitor Counter
  • Stats Web App
Blog
Necessary personal data is stored. When users comment on a blog entry, the name and email address are stored permanently and the name is published along with the comment.

Guestbook
Necessary personal data is stored. When users post a guestbook entry, the name and email address are stored permanently and the name is published along with the entry.

Onlineshop
Necessary personal data is forwarded. When an order is placed, the customer's name and address will be emailed to the shop owner. If you use PayPal, this information will also be shared with PayPal. This must be specifically indicated in your privacy policy.

Audio & Video
Necessary personal data is forwarded. If you include YouTube videos, the IP address will be shared with YouTube. This must be specifically indicated in your privacy policy.

Follow & Share
Necessary personal data is forwarded. If you use the Follow or Share buttons, the IP address will be passed to AddThis (Oracle America, Inc), as well as the respective services, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The operation of these buttons may not be permitted under the GDPR. Therefore, Goldfish will soon replace these buttons with a legally secure alternative.

ReCaptcha spam protection
Personal data will be forwarded. If you have activated ReCaptcha spam protection somewhere, it will send the IP address to Google. This must be specifically indicated in your privacy policy.

Google Analytics
Personal data will be forwarded. If you use Google Analytics, the IP address will be transmitted to Google. This must be specifically indicated in your privacy policy. Goldfish generally uses the variant with IP anonymization. You still need to provide a link in the privacy policy that allows the user to disable Google Analytics. Learn how to set up the link:
  1. Create a text link.
  2. Select "Manual Link" as the link destination and write "javascript:gaOptout();" as the address.

Google Webmaster Tools
This service does not send personal data to Google.

Google Fonts
Personal data will be forwarded. If you use Google Fonts, the IP address will be sent to Google. This must be specifically indicated in your privacy policy.

Published in  Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish, Datenschutz,  GDPR on 19/04/2018 06:10 pm.

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