XOJO Design Award for Goldfish

We are very proud that Goldfish has won the XOJO Design Award 2019 in the Best Consumer App category. The XOJO Design Award honors outstanding software developed with the cross-platform programming language XOJO.



Users have been enjoying the benefits of Goldfish for a long time, but now the app has been officially awarded with a price for outstanding, innovative and easy-to-use apps. Among the many nominated apps, all written in XOJO (an widely known cross-platform programming language for apps), Goldfish stood out and won the 2019 XOJO Design Award in the Best Consumer App category.

Award ceremony in Miami, USA
The award ceremony was part of the XOJO Developer Conference in Miami Florida, which is the premier event for XOJO software developers. Our app Goldfish, that allows you to develop and publish high quality websites quickly and without any programming knowledge, also convinced the jury of experts.



Complete Package for Web Developers
Goldfish is the perfect design tool for web developers and designers who want to quickly design and publish websites without any programming knowledge. As a designer, Goldfish lets you completely realize your ideas, as Goldfish websites do not have to be squeezed into a pre-built and limited template. In addition, Goldfish keeps you up to date with the latest and most innovative techniques such as HTML5, webfonts and more. You create the design, we create the technology behind and make sure that your website looks good on all devices.

The XOJO Design Award 2019 helps us to continue with spending our energy and soul into the further development of Goldfish and to provide you as a web developer with the latest and best technologies for Goldfish websites. You are invited to discover the benefits of Goldfish now: Download and test the app for free and without obligation: https://www.fishbeam.com/en/goldfish/

With personal support, the Fishbeam Cloud and our Fishbeam Clips libraries, we also offer a full all-round service for your online presence, beyond just creating websites with Goldfish.

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish, Xojo, Design, Award on 26/05/2019 11:08 pm.

Goldfish 4.5.2 Released

Fishbeam releases the final version of Goldfish 4.5.2 for download today. The update to Goldfish 4.5.2 contains many improvements like embedded fonts and is free for all users of Goldfish 4.


Improvements in Goldfish 4.5.2:
  • Publish: Fixed an internal error that could occur after publishing to the Fishbeam Cloud.
  • The code tab no longer puts code at the wrong place in some cases.
  • Button: Buttons are no longer displayed at the wrong position in the preview or exported website, depending on the line height.
  • Publish: For multiple nested projects in one (possible through external folders), Goldfish will no longer swap "goldfish_info.txt" files.
  • Form: Notes are now displayed correctly in the editor.
  • Form: Now a maximum number of characters can be set for the elements "Text" and "Multiline".
  • Form: It is now possible that the text field can be resized by the user for the element "Multiline".
  • Fixed display problems of the buttons in the "Font Style" and "Import Media" windows.
  • Better rendering of transparent SVG images in the editor.
  • Animation: New event "When coming out of view" to start an animation.
  • Animation: New property "Run only once" to start an animation.
  • Link window: For links to area templates, the entry "Current area" has been replaced by "Current page". You can select animations and objects from all area templates to create cross-section links.
  • Improved presentation in the editor.
  • Newsletter Blog: An error when displaying pictures in the newsletter has been fixed.
  • Error when sending emails fixed in the newsletter blog, form, onlineshop.
  • Fixed a bug with absolute file paths.
  • The code tab no longer forgets the code position in some cases.
  • A missing page address is now asked when publishing and not when creating the website.
  • Improved presentation in the "Build Error" window.
  • A missing page address will now automatically collected from the Fishbeam Cloud.
  • The web server will now be checked: Does the internet address point to the location of the website on the server? Is PHP running? Is the PHP version too old?
  • Fixed a bug that caused a crash when editing value lists.
  • Added buttons for adding and deleting values in the Edit Value List window.
  • New window for embedding fonts in the project properties.
  • Windows: Fixed several bugs with connections to the Fishbeam server (update, registration, Fishbeam Cloud, sending error logs).
  • YouTube videos on Windows: Fixed display errors when loading the preview image into the editor.
  • Editor under Windows: Display errors eliminated.
  • Windows: The Fishbeam clips load again in the 64-bit app in all cases correctly.
  • Drag & Drop under Windows improved.
  • Dialogs while creating the website and loading images will be more fluid.
  • Windows: Fixed several bugs that could lead to a crash.
Goldfish 4.5.2 is a free update for all existing Goldfish 4 users. Information and download:

PS: The update will soon appear in the Mac App Store.

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish on 21/02/2019 12:01 am.

Legal Integration of Google Fonts

With the new Goldfish 4.5.2 you can integrate fonts from Google Fonts, as well as all other fonts for the first time fully legally compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Google Fonts service provides free fonts for websites that are not installed on the user's device. If you want to use fonts other than standard fonts (Arial, Helvetica, etc.) on your website, this service is essential. Since the fonts are delivered directly from Google, the IP address of the user is transferred to Google. According to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) this may not be allowed. A basic judgment is still pending.

In Goldfish version 4.5.1 or higher, you can integrate fonts directly and deliver them from your own web server. This is allowed under the GDPR in any case. Learn how to use embedded fonts instead of Google Fonts in Goldfish 4.5.1:
  • In Goldfish Version 4.5.2 or higher, click on "PROJECT" in the upper left to view the project properties.
  • At "Embedded Fonts", click on "Select ...".
  • Go to the "google-webfonts-helper" page via the link displayed in Goldfish.
  • Find the font you want to embed, e.g. "Mali".
  • Enable the desired font variants, e.g. 200, 200italic, regular, italic, 600 and 600italic.
  • Make sure that "Best Support" is active and click on "Download files".
You will receive a folder with many different font files. Learn how to embed these into your website:
  • Click "+" on the bottom left and create an entry with the appropriate style for each font variant. For example "Mali" (style "Regular"), "Mali" (style "Italic"), "Mali" (style "Bold") and "Mali" (style "Bold, italic").
  • There is no corresponding font style in Goldfish for the font variants "200" and "200italic". Because of this, create "Mali Light" (style "Regular") and "Mali Light" (style "Italic").
For each created font variant, you need to select the appropriate font files. Select each font variant in the list on the left:
  • Click "+" below the empty list on the right and select "Add individual files ..."
  • Go to the folder with the font files and select all associated files (multiple selection with cmd + click or shift + click).
For our example, these are:

Mali (Regular)
mali-v2-latin-regular.eot
mali-v2-latin-regular.svg
mali-v2-latin-regular.ttf
mali-v2-latin-regular.woff
mali-v2-latin-regular.woff2

Mali (Italic)
mali-v2-latin-italic.eot
mali-v2-latin-italic.svg
mali-v2-latin-italic.ttf
mali-v2-latin-italic.woff
mali-v2-latin-italic.woff2

Mali (Bold)
mali-v2-latin-600.eot
mali-v2-latin-600.svg
mali-v2-latin-600.ttf
mali-v2-latin-600.woff
mali-v2-latin-600.woff2

Mali (Bold, italic)
mali-v2-latin-600italic.eot
mali-v2-latin-600italic.svg
mali-v2-latin-600italic.ttf
mali-v2-latin-600italic.woff
mali-v2-latin-600italic.woff2

Mali Light (Regular)
mali-v2-latin-200.eot
mali-v2-latin-200.svg
mali-v2-latin-200.ttf
mali-v2-latin-200.woff
mali-v2-latin-200.woff2

Mali Light (Italic)
mali-v2-latin-200italic.eot
mali-v2-latin-200italic.svg
mali-v2-latin-200italic.ttf
mali-v2-latin-200italic.woff
mali-v2-latin-200italic.woff2

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish Privacy GDPR on 20/02/2019 11:42 pm.

Goldfish 4.5.1 Released

Fishbeam releases the final version of Goldfish 4.5.1 for download today. The update to Goldfish 4.5.1 contains urgent bug fixes and is free for all users of Goldfish 4.


Improvements in Goldfish 4.5.1:
  • The blog accepts \ and ' characters in the user interface text properties.
  • The background color of the drawer from the drawer menu can now be switched off and the transparency can be changed.
  • The verification of registration codes has been improved.
  • Animations keep their name when copy and paste, if the name does not already exist on the page.
  • Improvements in the graphical representation in the project window.
  • Animation: "Open Link" works again in all cases.
  • Link to item: It will now be gently scrolled in all cases instead jumped.
  • The release notes now show the quotation marks „ and “.
  • Create Website: Fixed a bug where the wrong warning "Components from Goldfish Professional included" appeared.
Goldfish 4.5.1 is a free update for all existing Goldfish 4 users. Information and download:

Published in Goldfish4, Webdesign, Publish on 21/12/2018 09:30 am.

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.

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