Many thanks for all the feedback! We depend on your feedback to help us improve Rombla. Please keep the suggestions coming. We are constantly working to improve usability and incorporate your feature requests. January has been a productive month and we have just released an exciting new Rombla update. Please check it out and let us know what you think.
We have improved Rombla’s skin, buttons and navigation. The publish, save and undo buttons are much more obvious. Publish status is now a dialog box showing progress. We also removed the top tabs for selecting content and moved them into a drop-down menu on the left panel to free up screen space. Rombla also now uses a single browser window for both the editor and account dashboard.
Search Engine Optimization
We have added spider friendly HTML pages behind the flash site that will allow the search engines to fully index and link to your site content. Rombla also uses deep linking unique URLs for each page which will allow other sites to link directly to specific pages in your site rather than just linking to the home page.
Edit menu added to object handle
We have added a new drop down menu control onto the object handle . The new menu options include; bring to front and send to back, duplicate object, and delete object. Duplicate is very useful, especially when making multiple containers or forms.
New HTML text object
We have added support for HTML text objects in addition to our single style text objects. When you set your text box style to HTML, you will have much more control
to style individual words in the text box. Highlight a word or words and change the text properties for just those words. You can easily add links and use more than one font style, size or color in a text box. You should still use single text styles(not HTML) when you want to apply the same style to multiple text objects.
Add photos to your site via a web link
We added a new option letting you add images via a weblink(URL). So if you have images stores on a server other than Flickr or PhotoBucket your can now include them in your site pages. The upload of images from your hard disk directly to your Rombla account will be in our next release.
Duplicate objects and containers
You can now duplicate any object including container and forms. If you have made the perfect container or form, now it is easy to duplicate that container and use it on any of your pages. No more recreating it each time!
Edit and save color palettes
We’ve had many requests for this one. You can now edit and save your own custom color palettes for your site. It’s now much easier to get the precise colors you want and use them across your entire site.
First of all we would like to wish you all a happy new year! We’ve been working hard over the past few weeks since our last release to get you some new features we promised and fix some of the bugs that we found. We appreciate all the feedback, help, and activity we are seeing on Rombla.com. Please continue to provide feedback and let us know what you would like to see in the future releases.
New features in this release
Our most exciting new feature is that our sites are now portable; external publishing is available via download. You can download your published site in the form of a zip file and then FTP your site to your own personal domain. This download feature can be found in the manage sites page. Please remember, you must first publish your site in the Rombla editor before it is available for download.
A few other new features to note include a new RSS feed widget which allows you to get live data from your blogs or news feeds, and a new photo pop-up widget that gives you another way to display your photos and artwork. We’ve improved the color picker to have more colors and to be more intuitive. You can now create and save custom color palettes for your sites. We have done a few cosmetic changes to the ‘manage my sites’ page from a form and functionality standpoint. In the published sites we have added deep linking so you can bookmark directly to an individual page in the flash site; this is also the start of our dedication to create a more search engine friendly sites for our users.