Oneline

Developer: Oneline

Current Version: 1.5.0

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 1.4 MB - Download

Description:

Oneline is your fastest, easiest and cheapest way to create a website that works on any device.

Benefits:
– Pay just once and own Oneline forever.
– Install it on as many websites as you wish.
– Choose your own domain and hosting provider.

Back end:
– Instantly ready to use, no setup needed at all.
– Elegant and uncluttered interface that can be mastered in minutes.
– Simple content manager with clean bird's-eye view of the whole website.
– Simple "what you see is what you get" page and news item editors.
– Design editor for changing website logo, background, fonts and other styling options.
– Automated publishing of image, audio, video, document and other files.
– Support for Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud widgets.
– Support for Google Fonts and Adobe Typekit.
– Support for custom PHP and JavaScript code, global or per-page.

Front end:
– Website works "out of the box" on mobile, tablet and full-size screens.
– Automated image size optimisation for mobile, tablet and full-size screens.
– Support for additional custom stylesheet.

Technologies:
– Requires no database server.
– Pre-rendered content for extremely low HTTP server load.
– Fully built with HTML5 and CSS3.

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Release Notes:

– Multiple small control panel styling improvements with Helvetica font used throughout.
– Content editor toolbar now has full-text style labels.
– Content editor toolbar now highlights the style label of the currently selected element.
– Added "no-cache" HTTP header to avoid delays in website design changes.
– New file name and page name shortening algorithm which inserts “…” in the middle instead of the end.
– Renamed and simplified settings options.
– Fixed various HTML5 validation errors.
– Fixed incorrect page width limits for tablet and big screen stylesheet profiles.
– Fixed relative text and web widget proportions across all stylesheets profiles.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.1.5
Review by Marty Barrack

Oneline - Oneline is radically different from most web authoring packages. The user directly updates his web pages online. Click Save and you're published! The Oneline application itself is stored in the user's web space, together with the content pages at the web hosting server. After initial install all you need to work on the site is an ordinary bookmark, just enter the Content Manager web address, and a protective password if you prefer to have one. I use my Mac laptop to work on the my most of the time, but sometimes my iPad, and on one occasion my iPhone. I can work on my site from any computer anywhere that has Internet access. The version update installer works fine, but Oneline also has an online update arrangement. If the user carries the relevant domain and password information on a small flash drive, updates can be done from any computer at any location. Obviously, doing a "wi-fi update" requires reasonable care, as some wi-fi systems are not secure. Web authoring on Oneline, I typically open several browser windows at the same time. One window looks at Oneline's "Content Manager" where I update the actual text and images. Another browser window looks at the same page as the site visitor sees it. When I save my work in the Content Manager I sometimes go to the other browser window and hit page reload, and I immediately see the work I just saved as site visitors will see it. Other open browser windows look at related pages on my site, either through their Content Managers (if I want to move something from one page to another) or directly at a published page (if I want to be sure my content is consistent). Still other browser windows, if I need that many, look at sites I'm using for research. Oneline is mobile-optimized. Tens of millions of young people these days are using smartphones as their only computer and their only telephone, a single pocketable information appliance for everything. Many of them use Google's "Advanced Search" to specify (in "site or domain") .mobi (mobile-optimized) sites only. Reaching these young people means having a mobile-optimized site. Mobile-optimized sites work fine on large displays. To see the difference, look at Oneline's site (oneline.mobi) on a "full size" computer and then on a smartphone. Then look at any ordinary site the same way. However, there are some design considerations. The small smartphone displays make it necessary to keep a site relatively simple, as can be seen on Oneline's own site. When I first started my current project I saw simplicity as a limitation, but as I worked I came to realize that it was leading me to produce a very clean site appearance, and to get to my main point on each page immediately, an advantage in an age of short attention spans. Oneline allows only two menu levels, "parent" and "child." Probably most users will be comfortable with that. I wanted more, so I set up a series of subdomains, each of which is its own "web site" with its own menus, coordinated from the main site's home page through links to the subordinate and dependent web sites. They link back to the main home page. Works fine for me. Oneline's extremely clean code loads very fast. These days most of us have fast home and office Internet access. But smartphones sometimes have to deal with slow download situations. Some rural users still have dial-up connections. At those times fast pages can make the difference between a site visitor who stays and one who gives up. I've been stressing Oneline a lot more than most users would since my project is a lot larger than they had in mind when they introduced it. So I've found a few bugs, nothing major. When I report a bug they fix it fast. This is a very young company with a new approach to web design. My experience has been that it's well worth the slight inconvenience to get the major benefits. I wrote my first site in Dreamweaver more than a decade ago. Dreamweaver is the polar opposite of Oneline. A major corporate web design team that has to satisfy several managers and several departments, each of which has a list of requirements, needs a program like Dreamweaver that can produce the most advanced animation and effects and do absolutely anything. Oneline doesn't do fancy animation effects, doesn't cost hundreds of dollars, and doesn't have a big learning curve. I ran Dreamweaver on my Mac in a virtual machine while I transitioned over to a Mac-based web authoring package. Last year I looked at all the then-available Mac web design packages and bought Rapidweaver. It uses design templates that offload most of the complicated design work to real programmers and comes with enough templates that I could choose a design I really liked. And I appreciated that if my needs changed I could in effect have a completely re-designed web site in a few minutes by switching to a different template and re-uploading the site. But as I worked with RapidWeaver, its main mobile-optimized template just didn't look appealing to me, so I moved to a very attractive template and did what I could to make it work with mobiles. I had my RapidWeaver project about 85 percent completed when I saw Oneline's web site. My eyes lit up as I saw very neat, attractive, fast, and fully mobile-optimized sites on its Showcase page. I also realized that Oneline's approach is portable. My PC-to-Mac switch caused me to lose Dreamweaver, but if I ever switch again to another platform I could have Oneline fully operational in a few minutes. I decided, "This is where web design is going. This is where I want to be." In summary, Oneline is the future of web design. It brings together all the trends, rapidly increasing smartphone accommodation, ability to update the site and even the version on a smartphone, clean design for an information-glutted world, and what-I-want-when-I-want-it, platform independence for my devices now and for future platforms not even on the drawing boards yet. I like Oneline a lot.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
2/5
Version 1.2.2
Review by Fort Collins Zoo

Very limited - The application gives you some color options, but you can't mix and match. You must upload the exact size if image you want or it will not show properly. You don't have many options at all.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people