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:
Every so often we like to feature Presenter users who create real life projects to raise awareness about their services, offerings or about their favorite cause. Today we are featuring Michelle, a Small Business Owner in east coast of the U.S. who is one of the earlier adopters of Presenter in our Beta Period.
Take a peak below to learn more about Michelle, her business and why she uses Presenter to better promote and market her business.
Down with the Old, Up with the New: Today we announce the release of a new major upgrade of our cloud based Visual content creation tool Presenter which allows everyone with little to no experience to more easily turn ideas into professional Presentations, Infographics and Banners right in their browser.
The new interface has been fully redesigned from the ground up to dramatically improve user experience for new and existing users. It is based on months of extensive user feedback, usability testing, flat design trends, and last but not least the demand for a front-facing UI (User Interface) that will support the release of new features to improve system capabilities in the months to come.
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It’s a jungle out there my friends! So how in the world will your content be appealing enough for your audience to be worth their time and read past the first few lines and hopefully share with their circles?
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