What's New in Goldfish 4.4 Part 6: Icons for Your Website

In this series, we will show you interesting new features of Goldfish 4.4. Today: Add icons for various systems and devices.

Your website gets visitors with a variety of devices and systems. Therefore, your website should look good on all devices and systems. For this reason, Goldfish 4.4 generates a variety of website icons for a wide range of systems and devices.



Learn how to add an icon to your Goldfish website:
  • Go to the project properties (click on the term PROJECT in the upper left)
  • Access the Page Information window by clicking on the Project > Page Info (Meta Tags) > Choose... button
  • Go to the Icon & Preview Picture tab
  • Add a picture as an icon
The icon should have the size of 512 x 512 pixels (square). Larger icons will be scaled down. It is best to use a PNG image with a transparent background. Goldfish generates appropriate icons for the following devices and systems: Apple Touch Icon for iOS and macOS Safari, Favicon for Internet Explorer and other browsers, Android Chrome Icon for Android systems and Google Chrome, and Microsoft Tile for Windows 10.

Also select a background color. The color will be used for all systems where the icon does not have a transparent background (Apple Touch Icon and Microsoft Tile).

All this and much more is part of our website layout program Goldfish 4.4. Goldfish 4.4 will be available soon as a free update for all existing customers. You can now download and use Goldfish 4.4 in a beta version: http://www.fishbeam.com/software/
If you are not a user of Goldfish 4 yet, you can buy Goldfish 4 here. A list of all Goldfish 4 features can be found here: http://www.fishbeam.com/en/goldfish/

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish, Icons on 14/09/2017 10:00 am.

What's New in Goldfish 4.4 Part 5: Google Fonts

In this series, we will show you interesting new features of Goldfish 4.4. Today: Support for Google Fonts. Embed fonts on your website with webfonts.

like in a PDF document, fonts can also be embedded in a website. The font don't need to be installed on the device of the website visitor then, but it will be loaded from the Internet. Due to necessary licenses and because the font has to be provided in several formats, Goldfish 4.4 supports the Google Fonts service.

How to use fonts from Google Fonts in Goldfish
Unlike Adobe Typekit, the service Google Fonts is free to use and you don't need a login. On the other side, there are not so many and mostly unknown fonts. Click on PROJECT in the upper-left corner, then on the arrow near Google > Google Fonts and look for fonts. Click in + to use a font on your website.



Click on Families Selected when you have all the fonts you want. Copy the code snippet at Standard and paste it into Goldfish at Google > Google Fonts.

Use embedded fonts in Goldfish
Now you can enter the selected fonts in a font style window. Goldfish shows the font in the editor and in the preview only, if it is locally installed on your computer too. Otherwise, the font will only appear on the published website. In the Font Style window, the message Goldfish can't show the font in the editor, because it is not installed on your computer. appears.



Please note that only fonts and fonts styles that were previously selected at Google Fonts can be displayed. For example, if you have only the italic variant of a font family selected, you must also click on Italic in in addition to select the name of the font in the Font Style window. Otherwise, the font will not be displayed.

All this and much more is part of our website layout program Goldfish 4.4. Goldfish 4.4 will be available soon as a free update for all existing customers. You can now download and use Goldfish 4.4 in a beta version: http://www.fishbeam.com/software/
If you are not a user of Goldfish 4 yet, you can buy Goldfish 4 here. A list of all Goldfish 4 features can be found here: http://www.fishbeam.com/en/goldfish/

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish, HTML5, Webfonts on 07/09/2017 10:00 am.

What's New in Goldfish 4.4 Part 4: Use of cookies

In this series, we will show you interesting new features of Goldfish 4.4. Today: Make your website legal and notify site visitors of the use of cookies.

Due to data protection laws in the European Union, website operators in the EU are obliged to notify visitors of the use of cookies.



Goldfish 4.4 will do this automatically for you. However, you must provide a link to the privacy policy on your website.
  1. Set up a page for the privacy policy 
  2. Write the privacy policy on that page. If you want you can use an imprint generator for the privacy policy (Google will find that).
  3. Go to the project properties (click on the term PROJECT in the upper left)
  4. Select Use of Cookies > Link to Privacy Policy, and select the privacy policy page as the link target
All this and much more is part of our website layout program Goldfish 4.4. Goldfish 4.4 will be available soon as a free update for all existing customers. You can now download and use Goldfish 4.4 in a beta version: http://www.fishbeam.com/software/
If you are not a user of Goldfish 4 yet, you can buy Goldfish 4 here. A list of all Goldfish 4 features can be found here: http://www.fishbeam.com/en/goldfish/

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish, Cookies on 31/08/2017 10:00 am.

What's New in Goldfish 4.4 Part 3: Password Protection

In this series, we will show you interesting new features of Goldfish 4.4. Today: The password protection in Goldfish 4.4 has been completely redesigned.

Protect your complete website or individual pages of your website with a password. With this you can create a member area or a private picture gallery. We have completely redesigned the password protection in Goldfish 4.4.



The password protection comes in a modern design now and is easier to use, especially on smartphones. In addition to a common password, password lists with user names and passwords can be created now. If you do this, you can provide a username and password for every user. Set up the password protection: Go to the page that you want to protect with a password. All sub pages are automatically protected as well.

Password Protection > Page has password protection
Protects the page by a password. Only users who know the password and enter it correctly can visit the page.

Password Protection > Protection Type
Single Password protects the page with a single password, which is the same for all users.
Password List protects the page with a list of user names and their respective passwords. Each user has his own username and password.

Password Protection > Password
Specify the password here, that will be required for accessing the page.

Password Protection > Password List
Specify individual user names and their respective passwords.

All this and much more is part of our website layout program Goldfish 4.4. Goldfish 4.4 will be available soon as a free update for all existing customers. You can now download and use Goldfish 4.4 in a beta version: http://www.fishbeam.com/software/
If you are not a user of Goldfish 4 yet, you can buy Goldfish 4 here. A list of all Goldfish 4 features can be found here: http://www.fishbeam.com/en/goldfish/

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish, PasswordProtection on 24/08/2017 10:00 am.

What's New in Goldfish 4.4 Part 2: Video Backgrounds

In this series, we will show you interesting new features of Goldfish 4.4. Today: Stunning effects: Use videos instead of images for the background of your website.

You can now use videos as a background instead of only images for pages, areas, and objects in Goldfish 4.4.  With this, you can create amazing effects. For example, place a video background behind a transparent PNG image to mask the video.



Learn how you can add video backgrounds to a page, an area, or an object in Goldfish: 
  1. Select a page, a page template, an area, an area template, or an item
  2. Enable the Background Video option in the properties
  3. Select a video file in the format .mp4 H.264 from your hard drive
All this and much more is part of our website layout program Goldfish 4.4. Goldfish 4.4 will be available soon as a free update for all existing customers. You can now download and use Goldfish 4.4 in a beta version: http://www.fishbeam.com/software/
If you are not a user of Goldfish 4 yet, you can buy Goldfish 4 here. A list of all Goldfish 4 features can be found here: http://www.fishbeam.com/en/goldfish/

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish, HTML5, Video on 17/08/2017 10:00 am.

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