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Category Archives: Visme
Let’s face it. Data can be boring. It’s often a conglomerate of a bunch of numbers and decimal points spread across a white page. It doesn’t engage with you; instead you have to make a conscious effort to understand and make sense of it, which is why it’s often hard to retain data.
The Visme user base continues to gain traction; we have thousands of projects created weekly by users from all walks of life. While we have been busy rolling out a lot of new refinements and features one thing was definitely lagging: Lack of Quality themes and templates.
Today we like to announce the first release (with more to follow) of a series of custom templates that will give users like yourself a great starting point to create better visual content.
Let’s face it. We all want traffic. Lots of it.
Because without traffic, your website doesn’t solve its purpose.
Let’s say you’re a Biology teacher who also loves technology. You’re trying out some new online tools in class and see a boost in students’ performance when you blend lessons with these tools.
So you start a blog just to record and share your exciting findings. You review tons of free tools that you’ve used. Unbeknownst to you, this little blog is slowly attracting a decent traffic of 10,000 unique visitors a day. Soon you start getting “thank you” emails from other teachers looking for such resources online.
You also start hearing from other app developers asking you to trial their paid apps for free. Imagine what that could mean for you. You could start a sponsored app-review service. You can bundle up your blog posts and sell it as a report to your subscribers. You could even write an ebook on How-to use the top 5 tools in your market. Or make affiliate commissions from each app link.
The options are limitless.
Creating a Presentation doesn’t have to be hard or frustrating. It shouldn’t require different software and should be a quick and seamless process.
That’s a challenge we often faced at our Web consulting firm HindSite Interactive. Yes there is PowerPoint but it’s offline based and is a hassle to share among your colleagues or clients; then there is Google Slides and other online based presentations but they’re a bit too cookie cutter for our taste giving you the bare minimum to create sub-par slideshows.
That’s why we decided to take things into our own hands and create Visme (formerly called EWC Presenter). To create presentations quickly and easily while having total flexibility over design and tap into the clean templates and the thousands of free icons and assets when we need it.
We are keeping busy at Visme (formerly EWC Presenter). Over the last two months we have rolled out number of new features (and a ton are in process of being developed and rolled out this summer.
Our mission remains simple at it’s core: to allow anyone to create powerful engaging presentations and other infographics without any design or coding experience.
Here’s a recap of a few of our recent features and happenings which are reflected on all existing and new accounts:
If you haven’t already noticed, our brand has recently changed. As a company we are still Easy WebContent but our flagship product’s name ”EWC Presenter” is now officially called “visme” and for good reason.
Now most of the time this is where most companies stop short of the details. They will show off their new brand and pitch how proud and excited they are of their new name and how it is a reflection of their core values; and then its back to business.
Not this time. Yes we are proud and excited to transition our brand to visme, but we also like to do things a little different here. So today I’m going to dig down under the skin and into the nuts and bolts of why we decided on our name change, and how we made this transition including the entire logo design and selection process.
We have been receiving requests (or should we say complaints) over the last few months from multiple users who wanted the ability to create transitions that occur automatically between presentation slides.
You see up to this point you could create multiple slides (or as some call it slide decks) using Visme (formerly EWC Presenter) but could only allow viewers to manually click on the control icons or right/left arrow keys to transition between slides.
But some of you just wanted to automate this process; ”Why should I not be able to assign an automatic transition to my slides if I want to?” asked one user, and another complained “Why in the world do I have to do all my animation in one single slide if I want to have it automatically transition from one scene to another? It’s kind of frustrating..”
Today we’re glad to announce that you now have further control over your presentation and animation transitions! It’s so elementary but as user feedback proved, it was absolutely necessary to many.
Yes you heard it right; you now have complete control over every single layer of your project from one central area with our recently launched Layer Widget.
In a nutshell this new feature consolidates a number of existing features that are spread over different areas of the application and centralizes them under one tab. It’s extremely simple and highly effective in improving the way you manage and order every element of your project and I’m confident it will become a stable in your content creation process.
Announcing the release of our Background Widget. It was so necessary that you may be wondering why in the world didn’t we do this sooner! (Well that’s partially because we are working on over 25 other refinements and upgrades and this was just one needle in our haystack)
Over the last couple months we have received number of requests from users asking for an improved background feature. You see previously a user could pick their background once and then that was it; you had no further simple access to update the background or replace it. Some of the users found a work around by doing a band aid solution by putting a layer such as box or image over the existing background. That’s too many steps and it was time we did something about it.
We’re excited to announce the second phase of our interface upgrade: Responsive Design. A couple weeks ago we launched a brand new interface that has dramatically improved user experience because it is simpler, cleaner and gives the user more real estate for their project area over its predecessor.
Today we have also deployed responsive design to the interface to further improve user experience. Here’s how it works and what it means for you: