Realmac Rapidweaver: the best web design software for Mac?


Realmac RapidWeaver Software is a WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) web-based programming framework intended to do much of the heavy lifting for you.

Its easy-to-modify models make it easy to create a sleek, personalized website design with the ease of a user interface that looks like one that comes right out of Cupertino.

WYSIWYG mobile applications are not as novel as they were—online utilities like Wix promise to do the same thing for free or cheap garbage, often combined with affordable web hosting.

 And to be honest, even the new iteration of RapidWeaver can only get you so far on its own, which is why Realmac continues to promote a community clash full of addons like themes, extensions, and stacks that users can buy to perform more sophisticated tasks that the host app cannot manage on its own.

The Realmac RapidWeaver website builder is built for Mac only. It supports all modern macOS technologies, including Document tabs and iCloud.

 Rapidweaver is everything you need to build a website, from the easy to the more complex online shops. If you’re working on a Mac, this could be the right app for you.

Improvement of Realmac Rapidweaver over time. (Rapidweaver 8) 

Realmac Rapidweaver 8 fills up a few gaps in the application’s arsenal of functionality, beginning with a computer emulator to preview how sites can look at ten different iPhone, iPad, and Mac versions in portrait or landscape mode, all in real-time while improvements are made.

The simulator is not as detailed as the one in Adobe Dreamweaver. Still, there is an alternative that allows designers to drag windows to the desired scale and save such custom dimensions as other applications.

 You can also place several templates side by side on the computer, and next time the project is opened, RW8 will remember them. 

The simulator is not the only device environment where you can recover the previous window state. This function operates through all open windows, so your favourite interface extends to every potential project (that is until you change it again). 

This is a definite step in the right direction and welcome addition, to be sure, but I’d love to have the option to save project-based window states rather than a single universal environment. 

The Social Improvement

Realmac RapidWeaver 8 provides five additional built-in themes, taking the number to 61.

By checking to Create Social Tags under Settings > General in the sidebar, web designers will make sure that correct meta tags are written for both Twitter and Open Graph cards. This feature also applies to individual blog entries by changing the Social Tags segment for each entry.

Realmac Rapidweaver – While unfamiliar with royalty-free stock picture service Unsplash before the update, the recent RW8 integration made me a fan. In addition to importing images from your Photos Library or other tools, users can now easily pick the source, type the search query, and then drag the requested content to your project.

No account or sign-up is needed, and the photographs are fashionable and high-quality; you can also visit the author’s website or add images to your tools for later use right from the background menu.

Often, Realmac depends very heavily on third-party addons like Stacks ($50), so consumers end up spending extra for specialized functionality.


Is Realmac RapidWeaver a good thing?

If you’re new to web design, it might sound a bit overwhelming, but it’s very easy to pick up. There’s not something that RapidWeaver doesn’t like. It’s one of the simplest programs you can get into, particularly if web design isn’t your strong point.