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RapidWeaver 6 eBook & Price Changes

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a book on RapidWeaver 6 and plan to start working on it shortly. I am also currently involved in the testing for the new RapidWeaver 6.3 update, which continues to add to the speed of the software and weed out some of the minor bugs that are left. For more news on this stay tuned, though I’ll likely cover the 6.3 update in my main RapidWeaver Blog.

I’ve reduced the prices of my RapidWeaver 5 eBook since 6 is now the the latest version. There is still a lot of cross-over between 5 and 6 so most of the topics are still very relevant and easy-to-compare, but many buttons are moved and have new terminology added to them… there’s a lot of cool new stuff too, so a new book is definitely going to be coming soon.

Now for your help

One thing I’d really value from you, my customers, is to know what medium’s you value you most for the book. For my previous book I created things in PDF, Kindle & iBooks. PDF was the easiest for obvious reasons, though Kindle was pretty easy too… iBooks on the other hand was a bit more of a hassle. Not only thing, but the PDF and Kindle appear to be preferred much more than the iBooks version.

I still wanted to ask and hear some input from you. What do you prefer? PDF, Kindle, iBooks, all of them, a couple of them, etc. (please comment below or use the support email on my main RapidWeaver Themes & Stacks site).

Also, are there any topics you wished 5 covered that you want to see in this one?

Thanks in advance and I hope to make this next book the best to date :)

2nd Edition


Table of Contents (2nd Edition)

  • RapidWeaver in a Nutshell

    • All that legal stuff
    • RapidWeaver in a Nutshell
    • What’s new in the 2nd Edition
  • Creating a Website

    • Projects Menu
    • Setup
    • Adding Pages by Type
      • Style Text page
      • HTML page
      • Blog page
      • Photo Album page
      • Movie Album page
      • File Sharing page
      • Sitemap page
      • Contact page
      • Offsite page
      • iFrame page
      • QuickTime page
      • Stacks page - 2nd Edition Updated
    • Page Editing Tools
      • General Options
      • The Color Picker Tool
      • Using the WYSIWYG Toolbar
      • Using the Page Inspector
      • Media Editor
      • Inserting & Calling ‘Resources’ - 2nd Edition Updated
      • Special Characters - 2nd Edition
      • Developer Tools (advanced) - 2nd Edition
      • Source Code (advanced) - 2nd Edition
    • Installing & Using Addons - 2nd Edition Update
      • Addons - 2nd Edition Updated
      • Themes - 2nd Edition Updated
      • Plugins - 2nd Edition Updated
      • Stacks - 2nd Edition Updated
      • Updating Addons - 2nd Edition
      • Websites Worth Checking Out - 2nd Edition
  • Publishing a Website

    • Publishing Fundamentals
      • FTP
      • MobileMe (No Longer Supported) - 2nd Edition Updated
      • Bookmarks
      • Publishing Preferences
    • Hosting - 2nd Edition
    • Domain Name - 2nd Edition
  • Search Engine Optimization

    • SEO Rules
      • Search Engines (how they work) - 2nd Edition Update
      • What are Keywords? - 2nd Edition Updated
      • How to Find the Best Keywords - 2nd Edition
      • Rule of Prominence - 2nd Edition
      • Keyword Density - 2nd Edition
      • DO NOT… - 2nd Edition
    • HTML & Keyword Placement
      • Title & Meta Tags - 2nd Edition Update
      • Search Engine Results Page (SERP) - 2nd Edition
      • URL Structure
      • Content, Content, Content!
      • Sitemaps
      • Things that don’t work - 2nd Edition
    • Backlinks - 2nd Edition
      • What are Backlinks (External Links) - 2nd Edition
      • Where to Get Them - 2nd Edition
      • How to Value Them - 2nd Edition
      • Social Media Marketing - 2nd Edition
    • Measuring Success - 2nd Edition
      • Google Analytics - 2nd Edition
      • Google Webmaster Tools - 2nd Edition
      • Majestic SEO - 2nd Edition
      • Search Engine Reports - 2nd Edition
      • SEM Rush - 2nd Edition
      • SEO for Chrome - 2nd Edition
  • Tips & Tricks - 2nd Edition

    • Troubleshooting - 2nd Edition
    • Free Stuff for Starters - 2nd Edition
      • Free Addons - 2nd Edition
      • Typography - 2nd Edition
      • Textures/Patterns - 2nd Edition
      • Photography - 2nd Edition
    • What to look for when shopping - 2nd Edition
      • HTML5, CSS3, & Browser Compatibility - 2nd Edition
      • Internet Explorer - 2nd Edition
      • Responsiveness - 2nd Edition
      • Load Time - 2nd Edition
      • Comparing Products - 2nd Edition
      • Developer Reputation - 2nd Edition
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • You’re a pro now… right? - 2nd Edition

  • Glossary - 2nd Edition Updated

RapidWeaver 5 ManualRapidWeaver 5 Manual 2

1st Edition

Kindle Fire Screenshot Front PageTable of Contents Screenshot on Kindle FireVisual Example Page Kindle Fire

Table of Contents

1 RapidWeaver in a Nutshell

Briefly discusses what RapidWeaver 5 is and is not while addressing the great things about RapidWeaver 5 and an eagle’s eye view on how to navigate the software.

2 Creating a Website in RapidWeaver

  • Setup
  • Adding Pages
    • Styled Text Page
    • HTML Code Page
    • Blog Page
    • Photo Album Page
    • Movie Album Page
    • File Sharing Page
    • Sitemap Page
    • Contact page
    • Offsite Page
    • iFrame Page
    • QuickTime Page
    • Stacks Page
  • Editing Pages
  • Navigation Menu
  • Resources
  • Themes
  • Snippets
  • Addons

3 Publishing the Website

Publishing your site live on the internet. A quick guide into saving server addresses and uploading your site the the server or host you prefer.

4 Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Although SEO is touched on continually throughout this book, the SEO chapter re-addresses the terms and best practices while further emphasizing on topics only briefly mentioned prior.

  • Search Engines
  • What Are Keywords
  • Rule of Prominance
  • Keyword Density
  • Title & Meta Tags
  • URL Structure
  • Content, Content, Content!
  • Sitemaps
  • Google Analytics
  • Link Building (Backlinks)

Topics addressed include search engines, keywords, the rule of prominence, keyword density, title and meta tags, URL structure, the importance of content and HTML tags, sitemaps, Google Analytics, and link building (backlinks).

Annex 1 – Shortcut Keys

A non-exhaustive list of shortcut keys that will save you time and make the RapidWeaver experience even more enjoyable.

Annex 2 – Glossary / Terms

A list of terms and definitions both used throughout this book and many that are used in the web design industry.