2021 Year in Review for Designmodo
Our community made it through 2021, and we couldn’t have done it without you – thanks for all your support!
In 2022, we’re adding four new projects to the Designmodo family. We’ve released them quietly over the course of the year, and we’re really proud of them and hope you’ll love using them! As always, if you have any suggestions or questions, send me a message.
But first, let’s take a look at updates to Designmodo tools you already know and love.
Postcards Email Builder
We’re working on Postcards 3 now. Postcards 3 is a design-oriented email builder with advanced functionality to customize email templates easily and quickly. If you’re not a designer, Postcards lets you create something simple and beautiful. And if you are, the possibilities are limitless; you can customize your template however you like, with no need for coding.
We plan to release it publicly in 2022 and continue developing the editing functionalities, integrations, and new email templates!
Startup Bootstrap Builder
We released Startup 5 a month ago! It’s a huge update that comes with lots of new designs and features. Our goal at Designmodo is to make Startup the must-have tool for web designers, developers, and business owners. The Startup app is now updated to Bootstrap 5 with a new editor and modules with new designs. The new edit functionality also gives you the capability to create web pages without coding knowledge.
In 2022, we plan to extend editor functionality and focus on app integrations with other services.
Slides Website Builder
We dedicated most of 2021 to developing the Slides 6. Our focus was mostly on the editor functionality and new templates. We expect to release it publicly in 2022, with lots of new features:
- Content editor – change text, add links, replace images, and more
- Full design overhaul for more usability
- 10 new templates (26 total)
- 75 new slides (175 total in two color variants)
- Export to static.app, host your project live in one click
- Customize color presets
We’re always working on updating all our apps, and there’ll be more next year. I hope you’ll like them!
4 New Designmodo Tools Coming Next Year!
As you may know, we’ve been working hard on other projects too. They’ll be going live to the public in 2022. We’re very proud to have these projects in our family, and we hope you will like all of them, and all of them will be useful in your job! As always, if you have any suggestions or questions, send me a message!
Siter.io – Design Your Website in Browser
Siter.io is a freehand design tool that allows UI/UX designers to create websites using a familiar editor and publish live directly – no code required! We’ve been working on this project for three years, and 2022 will be the year of the public release!
We already have 7,000 registered beta users, who’ve created 6,000 websites. It’s the most complex tool we’ve ever developed, and with the help of our beta testers, we continue to improve it.
In 2021, we created a Figma plugin that helps export Figma designs to Siter.io and publish them directly online; the Figma plugin is available on the Figma community and is now used by 2,000+ users.
The service is free if you use a Siter.io subdomain name; you pay to set up a custom domain only.
Every user can add unlimited team members to work on the same project simultaneously, and you can transfer the created website to a client account in just a few clicks!
If you have suggestions regarding this project, drop me an email or a message on social media.
Static.app – Static Website Hosting
We have created this service after you asked for it. Many people want simple, no-frills hosting and don’t need advanced functionality. We didn’t want users to overpay for the unused functionality that most hosting providers offer, and that’s why we created Static.app.
It lets you publish an HTML website in just a few clicks and preview it online without a domain name. You don’t need any hosting knowledge to publish your website, just drag and drop the archive with your static website, and that’s all. Watch our video to see how easy it is!
- Simple upload files
- Free SSL certificate
- Free custom subdomains or add your own domain name
- Online code editor
- Media storage
- Manage your files in an intuitive way
- Collect information from your forms
- Export collected data
What makes it so easy to use?
- The simplest interface for web hosting
- No knowledge of git or cmd line (best for beginners)
- A perfect solution for project presentations to clients
- Share a demo website with your colleagues
- Generous 100 websites hosting plan
In 2022, we’ll integrate Static.app to Designmodo Slides and Startup. Also, we’ll release a public API, so any service could integrate the static.app into their app.
Pulsetic.com – Free Website Uptime Monitor & Status Pages
Another project in our family is Pulsetic. It’s an uptime monitoring service where you can monitor your website or API. You can also create beautifully designed status pages and report incidents like this.
It’s a good addition to our projects because we offer website builders, so it will be a must-have for our entire community. Here are the main features:
- SMS and call alerts are included in all plans
- Telegram, Slack, email alerts are free
- Well-designed and unlimited status pages
- Status page incident updates
- Status page subscribers, keep informed by email your customers
- Add your team to your account
- Check locations (10 locations)
- Quickly check the status of your website (from 30 sec.)
There are more features, so I recommend you to try it – we offer a very generous free plan.
Mailpost.io – Email Marketing Software
This service has been developed after many customer requests for a well-designed and affordable email marketing tool. On Mailpost.io, you can send emails to your subscribers and collect subscriber data using built-in email forms.
An important aspect of this service is that we host your email templates, so you don’t have to worry about images. After sending your email campaign, you will see a report about the campaign with some useful data.
In 2022, we plan to release new features to create advanced segmentation and automation, which will save your time.
See You in 2022
So it’s been a busy year as you can see! In 2022, there won’t be any new Designmodo projects; all our efforts will be focused on improving existing ones. We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions!
Once again, from all our team: Thank you for your support and confidence in our projects this year and we’ll see you in 2022! 🎉