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RocketCake 4.2.1 released!

This is a service update with some minor bug fixes. You can
download it here.


  • Better compatibility with macOS Big Sur: On some systems, RocketCake would crash at start up. This is fixed now.
  • Japanese translation improved
  • Windows installer now is localized and no longer only english
  • Fixed a bug in Windows highDPI causing menus not to be shown at the correct position sometimes in the generated website

RocketCake 4.2 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes a lot of new features. You can
download it here.
New in this release:

  • HighDPI support
    When using Windows, RocketCake now supports HighDPI displays. You get a lot sharper rendered controls and the high resolution HTML editor. On macOS, RocketCake already supported Retina displays for some time now.

  • Image size quick view
    When hovering over an image, the tooltip now shows useful information about it: It's name, dimension and the current size it is shown at.
    This makes it very easy to optimize your image sizes for various screen types.
  • HTML language support
    You can now set the language of a page using the new "Language" setting for each page.
    This results in the top html tag being written like for example
    <html lang="en">
    if you specify "en" as language. This only works in the professional edition of RocketCake.

  • License key management for organizations
    If you want to use RocketCake on a PC with the same license key used by many users, this is now possible, too:
    Simply start RocketCake once as administrator and register your key using the menu Help -> Register.
    Then the key then is stored per machine (as prev iously only per user) and RocketCake can be used by any user using that machine.
  • Embedded PDF documents now fit the first page of the PDF document to the height of the device.
    Also, the documentation in the manual now shows how you can easily make your PDF document be scrollable on iOS devices as well, although Safari on iOS doesn't support this feature.
  • Websites opened in RocketCake now automatically get focussed in the property window, making it easier to change their property values.
  • The list of master pages now also works nicely with subfolders: If you have a large website with lots of pages in sub folders, and a few master pages, the just of master pages to select now also shows the folders a page is in, making it much easier to pick the right master page.
  • The macOS app is now notarized, and you now no longer get the scary "this app is from an unidentified developer" messages from macOS when starting RocketCake for the first time.
  • The RocketCake installer now installs shortcuts for all users on the system by default since a lot of people requested this.

RocketCake 4.1 released!

This is a service update with some minor bug fixes. You can
download it here.

RocketCake 4.0 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes a lot of new features. You can
download it here.
Note that if you are using the professional edition, you need to
upgrade your license, but there is a discount for existing users.
New in this release:

  • Bulleted lists support
    Also known as ordered and unordered lists, RocketCake now natively supports creating these directly in the editor. It generates <ul> and <ol> HTML tags from them, and supports unlimited sublevels of lists.
    Although easily edited directly in the text in the editor, generated HTML <ul> and <ol> lists get their own unique ids and style classes which then can be easily customized via CSS manually if wanted.

  • Emoji support
    Emojis and other characters are now encoded correctly even when the option "no html encoding" isn't selected. This means you can now easier use Emojis, Rockets and other unicode characters on your website.
    Note: On some Windows systems, these are still drawn in black/white in the editor, but are correctly shown in the browser preview.

  • Round navigation menu panels
    It's now possible to create round navigation menu panels. For that, simply set "edges" of your navigation menu to "round", and check the new option "RoundEdgesAlsoForPanes". Then your navigation menus are also round. If you don't want the top menu bar to have round edges as well, simply make its background transparent and place it into a container of which you then apply the background you want to have for your top menu.

  • PDF document
    you can now embed PDF files directly in your website using the new PDF element. Simply create the element where you want your file to appear, select a PDF from your local disk, and RocketCake will handle the rest, including uploading the .pdf file to your server once you publish your page.

  • New Templates
    There are 3 new built-in templates for your websites, and the existing ones have been improved a bit.

  • Better looking Slideshows
    Slideshows now can use a fixed aspect ratio, and new slide shows you create automatically do this. This means they automatically adjust their height based on the screen size and images inside them. Previously, in order to have a slideshow look nicely in all screen sizes, this would have to be done using breakpoints, while now, slideshows automatically adjust their size.
    In order to have slide shows from projects created in older RocketCake versions to this, simply check the option "FixedAspectRatio".

  • Added new supported device types
    • Apple iPhone 12
    • Google Pixel 5
    • Samsgung S20
    • Samsgung S21
  • Improved generated HTML
    The generated HTML and CSS code has been improved at several places to be both nicer readable and more compact at the same time. And the backwards compatibility with older browsers is still kept.

  • Portable version
    RocketCake is now available as portable package - a zip file which you can simply
    download and use everywhere without installation.
    For this, go to the download page of RocketCane and download the latest RocketCake-$version$ file.

  • MSI installer
    There is now an MSI installer available on the
    download page. In case you want to deploy RocketCake on lots of Windows PCs, you can use this. It also supports silent install.

  • macOS UI improvements
    Options dialog is now also accessible via the top level main menu, and quitting the app via Apple+Q now also
    asks for saving the file when there are still unsaved changes in your project.

  • Lots of other improvements
    • HTML Video elements no longer have 'autoplay' set by default
    • The documentation (for example about the navigation menu) has been improved and extended with images, examples and more.
    • Automatically reduced large images now are reduced to a bit larger size so they look better on larger screens.
    • Updated support for more types of FTP servers
    • Toolset palette is now looking a bit more modern
    • Improved uploading method: files uploaded when skipped not to be re-uploaded again next time sometimes.
    • Improved english translation of the editor at some places
    • Images with alpha channel are now also drawn correctly with alpha channel in editor view
  • Improved chinese translation
  • lots of other smaller improvements everywhere

RocketCake 3.5 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer adds some useful improvements here and there, and some bugfixes:
  • Added support for the 'required' attribute in text fields. When checked, the browser won't submit a form when the text is empty and ask the user to fill it out.

  • Changed the default size where the navigation menu switches to the mobile version to 550 pixels
  • Added dutch translation (thanks to Arnold for this!)
  • Improved italian translation (thanks to tfr for this!)
  • Fixed a problem causing the default font to be wrong sometimes for autogenerated mobile navigation menus.
  • Lots of smaller improvements everywhere

You can download it here.

RocketCake 3.4 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer adds some useful improvements here and there, and some bugfixes:
  • Styled buttons now also support images and other elements on them. Note: this only works for newly created styled buttons. If you have old buttons from a previous RocketCake version in your project you need to replace them for this feature.

  • Rescaled images on your website in the editor now look exactly as in most browsers. Previously, they could look a bit more blurry under special circumstances.
  • Content in H1, H2, H3, etc tags now is generated very SEO friendly by aggressively stripping redundant styles and nested tags automatically inside. However you style your headings, you will now in most cases end up with code looking like this: <h1 id="heading1id">Heading Text</h1>
  • Fixed a problem causing images not to be reloaded instantly sometimes when the menu command for this was selected.
  • Fixed a problem which caused the MacOS version of RocketCake not to load files properly sometimes when special unicode symbols where used in the HTML code.
  • Fixed a problem on macOS causing elements not to be pasteable sometimes on certain elements

You can download it here.

RocketCake 3.3 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes small new features, updates and bugfixes:
  • FTPS support
    In addition to SFTP and FTP support, RocketCake now also supports the FTPS protocol. Uploading your project to any host should now be very easy that way.
  • Added built-in support for email and date input fields
  • Default language selection on macOS now works better on newer operating system versions
  • Improved error messages shown to user when connection to an FTP server fails.
  • Folders now store if they have been open or closed in the project. So if you open your project later again, the folders will restore its previous state.
  • Fixed a bug in the gallery image switching code, which sometimes causing to show wrong images when scrolling forward.

You can download it here.

RocketCake 3.2 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes new features, updates and bugfixes:
  • New gallery

    The image gallery component has been mostly rewritten and now includes a ton of new features like:
    • Aspect ratio independent preview thumb images causing all images to look uniform in size even if they aren't
    • Close button icon for opened images (in layers)
    • Non-scrollable background when a layer is open
    • The aspect ratio option is of course configurable, also so that the gallery looks exactly like in previous rocketcake versions

  • Improved navigation menu

    The menu now automatically positions itself so it won't go outside the screen area, no matter how large the menu on your website is. For example when you have a large menu and align it to the right of the page, the dropdown menu now will align itself automatically a bit to the left so that it is fully visible and won't overlap the right screen border anymore.

  • Hyperlink Previews

    When hovering a hyperlink, the target URL of the hyperlink is now displayed as tooltip.

  • Possibility to change HTML IDs

    It is now possible to change the HTML Id of every generated code element. This is a feature wanted by a lot of professional users.
    To do this, right-click any element, select "HTML Code...", click the "..." button and select "Change HTML ID...". You will see the change in the code immediately.

  • Updated mobile devices

    New devices supported: iPhone 10, Samsung S10, and more. You can select these from the 'View' menu and on the bottom of the editor page.

  • New Templates

    The editor now contains some new, lots of improved and more modern free website templates

  • macOS Mojave and Catalina compatibility

    RocketCake now runs nicely on Mojave and Catalina. There have been some incompatibilities and bugs introduced by Apple in those macOS versions which RocketCake now detects and works around them. It also supports some new features in those operating systems. In Detail:
    • Added support for DarkMode
    • On some systems, comboboxes like the font selection box wouldn't open somtimes. This is fixed now.
    • When clicking 'Preview', the Safari browser wasn't able to show the preview files sometimes. This works now.
    • The HTML Code and color on the font color buttons weren't visible sometimes. This is no longer an issue.
    • Mojave and Catalina had troubles uploading files to sftp sites, this is is fixed now.
    • Fixed a problem causing the font height to be displayed wrongly under certain circumstances
    • Fixed a problem causing the background to be shown black sometimes in new button dialog
    • The view with slider on the bottom of the HTML editor view is now a slider instead of a scrollbar

  • Lots of other improvements

    • The hint that the mobile menu is auto-generated is now a bit more clearly visible.
    • You can now press CTRL+B when text is selected and toggle between bold and non-bold font.
    • Numeric text input fields now have no max and min values by default anymore. Also, if the max value is set to the same value as the min value, no max and min values are used, so you can enter arbitrarily long values.
    • The MacOS version now looks nicer on retina displays
    • Lots of translations have been improved. The spanish, italian, frensh and russian translations are now much better.
    • Fixed a problem where sometimes in the generated HTML, whitespace would appear in some browsers between style changes due to pretty printing.
    • Fixed a problem causing Gallery 'next' image button not to work sometimes in Edge browser
    • Fixed a bug causing the web form text field not to retain its mode when set to numeric mode after loading.

You can download it here.

RocketCake 3.1 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes a handful improvements and new features:
  • Faster editor when using large images

    If you are using large images on a webpage, the editor is now much faster and editing your website feels more smooth now.

  • Search engine improvements

    There have been various improvements made in RocketCake, causing your website to rank better automatically in Google and other web search engines. If you have an existing page made with RocketCake, all you need to do is to re-upload your existing website with RocketCake 3.1, and everything should be done automatically for you.

  • Better looking gallery

    The image gallery element preview/thumb images are now created a bit bigger to make them look nicer.

  • Editor behavior change: When you have a line ending with a hyperlink and press ENTER on that line, the hyperlink is no longer continued on the next line. This way, it is easier to create lists of text lines with hyperlinks.
  • Text Edit Fields where the background is set to "invisible" now actually have an invisible background and not the default of the browser (like 'white' in Chrome)
  • The 64 bit version of RocketCake now also shows the latest Windows 10 common controls instead of reverting to the old windows style
  • RocketCake and RocketCake documents now have a new icon
  • Fixed a problem causing the menu not to open sometimes when using very large menus and russian text inside of them
  • Fixed a bug causing RocketCake to crash sometimes when clicked right into the element browser of an empty project
  • Fixed a bug causing the built-in FTP client not to upload anything when using the "Publish to the Internet" feature and no document was open.
You can download it here.

RocketCake 3.0 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes a lot of new features. You can download it here.

Note that if you are using the professional edition, you need to upgrade your license, but there is a discount for existing users.

New in this release:
  • Box Shadows

    The editor now supports box shadows, for all elements. Select an element like a button, a container, menu, image or similar, right-click and select "Box Shadow...". It works similar to the existing text shadow UI.

  • Automatic Mobile Navigation Menu

    The navigation menu now by default uses the "hamburger menu icon" in mobile mode and generates the mobile menu entry lists automatically from the big, desktop menu version.
    You can still switch to a manually created mobile menu by selecting "manually created" in the property window.

  • 64-bit Support

    If you are creating large website with many images, there is now a 64 bit version of RocketCake available on the download page, which lets you do that. It basically allows to use much more memory, and works with much bigger projects. The macOS version includes 32 and 64 bit builds in the same download.
  • Inline PHP code

    You can now write PHP tags anywhere on any website, and the content of then is treated as PHP code, if you are creating PHP pages. Like

    <?PHP echo ('hello world'); ?>

    With this, you can for example directly print PHP variables on a button, inside a styled text, a heading, or similar.
    This works only in the Professional edition of RocketCake.

  • MacOS backwards compatibility

    RocketCake works now again even with older MacOS versions, for example High Sierra 10.13 (2017) back up to Mavericks 10.9 (from 2013)
  • New templates

    There are now a lot of new default templates in the editor to choose from, and the old, existing ones have been partially modernized.

  • New built-in button styles

    Added a lot of new default button styles to select from.

  • Updated mobile devices

    New devices supported: iPhone X, XS Max, Google Pixel, Sony XPeria, and more. You can select these now also from the 'View' menu, additionaly.

  • Faster layout engine

    The layout engine has been improved a bit and its performance is now about 20% - 40% better in several circumstances.
  • New Element Browser

    The element browser has been completely rewritten and is now much faster and easier to use. Some users also reported, that previously, the element browser caused RocketCake to crash occasionally on their system, this is now also fixed.

  • Lots of other smaller improvements, such as

    • There is now a new command for making all rows of a table the same height of the currently selected one
    • Scrolling with the mouse wheel in the editor is now much faster
    • Better automatic font pre-selection for menu entry creation
    • Separator editing and preview in menus is now much nicer. Add an entry with the text "-", and you get a separator, which is also shown in the preview as on the website.
    • There are now commands for easily moving menu items up or down. Just right-click onto a sub menu entry, and use the "move up" or "move down" commands to move them
    • More modern looking editor user interface
    • When background images are used in the 'cover' mode of large pages, rendering in the editor now also looks exactly like done in the major browsers
    • The toolset palette has been reorganized quite a bit, and now includes all tools on one page.
    • The generated login/password page is now a bit nicer (but still can be customized, of course)
    • CSS Shadows for sub menus can now be adjusted using the new BoxShadow feature. Just select the sub menu of a navigation menu, right-click and select "Box shadow".

RocketCake 2.2 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer fixes mostly a few problems with macOS Mojave:
  • macOS: For some users, combo boxes like the font or device selection didn't work on Mojave. This is fixed now.
  • macOS: RocketCake is now a 64bit only application.
  • Updated Japanese translation
You can download it here.

RocketCake 2.1 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes new features and bug fixes. You can download it here. Details:
  • SFTP support

    Added support for SFTP file uploading. When using the built-in website uploading mechanism, SFTP is now also supported in addition to FTP. (Note that this won't work on the Mac App Store version of RocketCake)

  • More fonts

    The editor now can load and display a lot more system fonts
  • Better Peformance

    The repainting after a view port adjustment now is much faster

  • Lots of smaller improvements everywhere

    • Modernized UI quite a bit at different places
    • Improved progress dialog for Windows 10 when previewing and uploading to the web
    • Improved some of the translations
    • When uploading files, the uploading progress dialog no longer blocks error message or password entry dialogs, which it did previously on some systems
    • Fixed a wrongly positioned slider on macOS Sierra, High Sierra and newer
    • Fixed a minor layout problem in the editor where the text below image galleries could sometimes not shown at the correct position
    • Fixed a bug causing headings when used together with master pages not to have the correct paddings sometimes
    • Fixed a problem which caused menus in mobile mode not to open on some devices, when there was more than one navigation menu used on a page at the same time
    • Fixed the special text insert symbol menu to now display fine also on High Sierra and newer

RocketCake 2.0 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes a lot of new features. You can download it here.
Note that if you are using the professional edition, you need to upgrade your license, but there is a discount for existing users.
New in this release:
  • Multi level sub menus

    The navigation menu now supports multiple levels of sub menus: You can now create another level of menus below any sub menu, making it possible to create more complex websites easily.

  • More devices supported

    Added support for iPhone 8, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8+, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, LG G4, LG G5
  • Improved image gallery

    Image galleries now support navigation buttons, which, when enabled make it possible to go through all images of the gallery using mouse clicks or keyboard buttons. They are optional and turned on by default.

  • Improved slide shows

    You can now specify hyperlinks for each image, which open when the user clicks on the active image in the slideshow.
  • Lots of new and updated templates

    There are now 15 free templates to choose from and base your designs on, if you like.

  • Better table support

    HTML tables in the editor are now easier to use and design. Also the layout is now more exact and looks like the result you get in the final browser, which wasn't always the case in earlier versions. It is now also possible to copy and paste table cells from one table into another one.

  • Better Navigation Menu

    The navigation menu now has a new property named 'SubMenuSpacing', which makes the space between sub menu entries a bit bigger, and easier to work with on with mobile devices. If you are importing a website created with RocketCake 1, your menu entries will become a bit bigger because of this. If you don't like that, set the 'SubMenuSpacing' back to 0.
    Also, the mobile menu now has a sub menu telling the user that it needs to be filled manually.
  • Enhanced Password Protection

    If you enable the integrated password protection system for your website, the new generated login pages now also include a precreated way to display a "wrong password!" message, which you can also customize, if you like.

  • Placehoder support

    Text edit fields (=inputs) now support placeholders, this is the gray text which appears when no text was entered.

  • Selectable HTML Version

    RocketCake now supports HTML 5 and HTML 4, which you can select in the options dialog. If you have a website created with RocketCake 1 and import it into RocketCake 2, and some spaces, margins or font sizes don't look as before, you can switch to the other HTML version easily, which usually helps then.

  • Improved compatibiltiy with more browsers

    Websites generated are now more compatible, faster and use less memory on some newer browsers such as the latest Chrome or Firefox Quantum.
  • M4A support

    HTML 5 audio elements now support MPEG-4 Audio M4A files.
  • HTTPS for Youtube and others

    Elements such as embedded youtube video elements now support the HTTPS protocol
  • Numeric input

    Numeric text inputs are now supported. Just set the 'type' of a text edit field to 'numeric'.
  • More Shortcuts

    New supported key shortcuts, for example "Shift Delete", "Shift Insert" and "Control Insert" as alternative to existing Cut, Copy and Paste shortcuts
  • Lots of other, smaller improvements

    • Some web servers cannot handle css files named like "example.html.css" correctly, so RocketCake now generates a name like "example_html.css" instead for those.
    • The HTML/PHP/JavaScript/CSS code editors now reopen with the the user specified sizes if changed
    • Generated file names can now include hyphens, which makes sense for SEO and similar
    • Startup window size is now bigger on large screens
    • Updated and improved several website templates
    • Improved polish translation
    • Radio button checked state is now correctly displayed in the editor
    • Generated image gallery code is more nicely readable now

RocketCake 1.5 released!

This update of the free responsive website designer includes new features and bug fixes. You can download it here. Details:
  • Simple image reloading

    There is now a new command for reloading all the used images from disk. Use the menu File -> Reload all images for this.

  • Built-in Password protection

    You can now easily password protect your webpages by adding the "password protection" element onto your page. You can add an unlimited amount of users and passwords for those. There is also a new tutorial showing how to use this new feature.

  • Improved HTML Code Generation

    Generated HTML Code now looks much nicer structured at several places.

  • New free Templates

    Added a lot of new free website templates: For restaurants, hotels, consultants, and more.

  • Better slide show

    The slide show element now is a lot more flexible and easier to use. It has a new default image adjusting mode: 'Cover'. It adjusts the scale of the shown image always according to width or height automatically, so that no gap is shown. That way, you don't need any breakpoints for your slideshow to make them look good on very small screens, they will always look nicely.
    In order to make it adjust to the aspect ratio of the image, you can also use the 'auto' property for its height.

  • Lots of other, smaller improvements

    • It is now possible to quickly move the cursor in the text between words by holding down control while pressing the cursor keys
    • It is now possible to copy and paste website pages using the clipboard
    • Most templates now also have sub pages and are easier to customize.
    • The editor now only asks for confirmation when you close it when there are unsaved changes.
    • The heading number can now be adjusted in the property window for heading elements
    • Fixed a bug causing heading numbers not to be set correctly when copying and pasting

  • RocketCake 1.4 released!

    This is an update including new features and bug fixes. You can download it here. Details:
    • New free website templates

      There are again two new templates available: One for a business/lawyer website, the second one for a holiday/nature style website.
    • Faster website upload

      When publishing your website to the internet, RocketCake now only uploads changed files, if wanted. So making small changes to your website is now much, much faster.
    • Built-in automatic image resizing

      If you add an image which is unnecessary huge for a website, RocketCake now offers you to resize that image automatically, making your website smaller and load much faster.
    • New 'static' gallery mode

      The gallery has now an additional new open mode: 'none'. Which when selected, causes that the gallery pictures are not clickable and cannot be made bigger.
    • Improved image quality

      The preview image quality of the built-in image gallery is now much higher
    • Smart quote filter

      MacOS smart pasted text and smart quotes are now automatically detected and replaced when used inside PHP, JavaScript, HTML or CSS code.
    • Compatibility with more PHP web servers

      External PHP css files now have the extension filename_php.css instead of filename.php.css before, because some servers would try to run the .css file as PHP file.
    • Unsaved changes indicator

      The editor now has an indicator showing if there are unsaved changes in the document
    • Generator Meta Tag removal

      If you want, you can now remove the 'generator=rocketcake' meta tag for every page: In the 'additional code in the header' section of the code of the website, write the keyword disableRocketCakeGeneratorTag This keyword will be filtered out, and cause the generator tag to disappear for that page.
    • Mobile menu now shown earlier

      The mobile navigation menu is now shown by default a bit earlier (on screens smaller than 380). This can can be adjusted of course in the settings of the menu.
    • Several minor changes

      - several performance improvements
      - sub menu texts of right or center aligned navigation menus now also are correctly left aligned
      - fixed an invalid preview of the navigation menu when text is longer than screen
      - Fixed a layout glitch causing text floating around images with a margin not to be positioned
      correctly somtimes, if 'right align', 'justify' or 'center' was selected.
    • Translation updates

      Updated several translations including Farsi, Italian, German and Frensh

    RocketCake 1.3 released!

    This is an update including new features and a few minor bug fixes. You can download it here. Details:
    • Text Shadows

      Added support for Text Shadows. Just right-click any text and select the 'Text-Shadow' option, or use the button in the text style bar. Of course, every aspect from color, alpha, blur and offset can be adjusted easily.
    • Better button creation dialog

      There is now a nicer button creation dialog with lots of new precreated button styles to choose from.
    • Improved Rendering engine

      Adding huge images into your website was slowing down the editor quite a lot, sometimes. This is now not anymore the case, the editor now runs very fast, even for very big images with alpha channels.
    • Updated templates

      Updated a few older templates to look more modern and use the new features in this update.
    • More mobile devices supported

      Added preview settings for iPhone 6(s) Plus, iPhone 7, iPad pro, Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, Note 3, Note 4. Of course RocketCake generated websites still work nicely on every other device.
    • Better font and fallback font support

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