Goldfish Standard
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Create websites in a few easy steps.   Shareware ($69.00)
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Goldfish is the easy to use solution for creating gorgeous, individual websites in little time. In the last few years Goldfish developed from a small tool to a widespread website creator with a growing user base. Goldfish is available in 2 different versions Standard and Professional.

Goldfish Standard Features
  • Countless gorgeous designs for the creation of your website in only minutes
  • Efficient and intuitive creation with the unique Goldfish construction kit
  • Assistance by the use of templates for pages and page
What's New
Version 3.9:
  • Terms-and-Conditions-link option for the shopping cart item
  • Additional Terms-and-Conditions-link option for the shopping cart item
  • Improved password feature (works now with a form and with all hosting services)
  • Media import sets per default the file name as comment
  • Removed old IE warning
  • Menu entry at contextual menu and "+"-Button for adding external files and folders to the project list
  • jQuery version updated
  • Support of transparent GIFs in the editor
  • Support of SVG images everywhere where you can choose images (backgrounds, picture item, gallery, etc.) This allows the development of resolution-independent websites
  • GIF and SVG images: The property "calculate new on export" is deactivated by default
  • GIF and SVG images: Preview works now in the media import window
  • Added "http://" by default in the link window for external links.
  • New warning if you want to import big pictures without scaling them down
  • 1024 * 1024 icons for projects and designs on the Mac
  • Drop of images into a gallery insert them now at mouse position instead of the end
  • The Form mailer script shows now error messages if an error occurs while sending e-mails
  • New app icon and start screen for iPhone stats
  • Retina and iPhone5 screen resolution support for iPhone stats web app
  • New Web view added for better access of the stats app from other devices like tablets and desktop computers
  • HTML5 doctype is used in all code documents
  • SMTP options are now only visible in the properties if you enable the new "Use External SMTP Server" property
  • FTP Publisher problems resolved
  • Dragging external files to the project works now with more than one file
  • Store buttons are working now as they should in Internet Explorer 10
  • The "accept conditions" checkbox works now on all web servers (it was broken on some Web servers so that customers could not finish any orders)
  • Deactivating "accept conditions" in the properties hides now always the checkbox
  • The order number is now generated correctly on all Web servers (on some servers it was always "0")
  • Tab order in media import window corrected
  • Caption in the media import window corrected
  • Gallery has now again usual order when importing pictures
  • Import of images into a gallery has now always the correct alphabetical order
  • Resizing the project window when the project, components or properties are hided works now correctly
  • Page reorder in the project list is now fixed and works always
  • Fixed a bug in the iPhone stats web app so that it does work with all PHP versions again
  • iPhone stats are now smoother on new iPhones
  • E-mail form SMTP-options are now localized in the English version.
  • The form mailer works again with PHP4, the script from 3.8. requires PHP5
  • Publish or preview of a website with empty image item works again (broken in 3.8)
  • Fixed a bug where an internal error occurred when closing the publish window
Version 3.9:
  • Terms-and-Conditions-link option for the shopping cart item
  • Additional Terms-and-Conditions-link option for the shopping cart item
  • Improved password feature (works now with a form and with all hosting services)
  • Media import sets per default the file name as comment
  • Removed old IE warning
  • Menu entry at contextual menu and more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5.8 or later



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Goldfish Standard User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Overall:
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+75
Mikael B commented on 08 Dec 2012
Another app for people that can't code or design for the web? Learn basic design, HTML 5 and CSS 3 instead. This will serve you better in the end. The world is full of skilled designers/coders sharing their knowledge in these things and helping newbies out.

Knowing your stuff means better control and much faster development.
[Version 3.8.0]


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+6

Jason818 reviewed on 23 Mar 2012
I bought this a while ago and i must say i have not had any of the issues that many people have been having. I really like this software for it's easy online store you can build. I really enjoyed it.
[Version 3.6]


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+5

Djmouse reviewed on 02 Jul 2011
Still love this software. Very easy to use and the websites look good.
[Version 3.4]


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+200
Zo219 commented on 20 Jun 2011
Comment: save your money. You can learn to do this, and while you are learning, there are more reasonable choices on MacUpdate that actually work.
[Version 3.4]


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+2

Max29 reviewed on 04 May 2011
Goldfish Standard V3.4: Easy to use tool but with features 'Google Analytics' and 'Google Webmaster Tools' not working.

No support. Multiple requests to Goldfish support have not been answered.
[Version 3.4]

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+107
Bdkennedy1 replied on 10 May 2011
The developer lives in Germany. Post your complaints on his FaceBook page so everyone can see it.

#fishbeam
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+39

Aargl reviewed on 02 Aug 2010
Well, I had a quick try of it and it looks really easy to use, BUT there's a huge disadvantage of using such a proprietary format editor, that nobody seems to notice:
What happens if you have to work on an existing site created with some other app? Or if you lose your Goldfish project?
No way to recover it from html pages...
As far as I can see, it's impossible to import directly an existing html page!!!
Not to talk about a complete website...
(there's a way to paste code, which is not really convincing, but anyway: imagine doing copy/pastes for an entire website!)

It's a pity that such a nice app stays closed in its fishbowl instead of opening itself to the rest of the world: otherwise, I bet it would a best seller. :-(
[Version 3.1]

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+75
Mikael B replied on 08 Dec 2012
Thank you for this informative review, Aargl.
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+107
Bdkennedy1 commented on 08 Jan 2010
After giving in and upgrading, I have to say that I can reluctantly recommend this software again. Version 3.1 is an excellent upgrade and things seem to be very polished.

I found that the developer is in Germany. Therefore most of the support is German and the language barrier keeps us English people in the dark. If you look at the German support forums, they are very active, while the English ones are a ghost town.

But at least I know that the product is being supported and regularly bug fixed. However I'm still not happy with the cost of the upgrade.
[Version 3.1]


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+45
Memphisbird commented on 30 Sep 2009
I see that one of the features of Goldfish 3 Pro is "Personal e-mail support from Fishbeam." Really? I hope so, for the developer's sake, because, as stated below, support has been nonexistent for ... well, forever. I have used this app since Version 1 and never got a response to an email, and the forum had a lot of people asking questions, but no one getting answers. That's too bad, too, because this is a good app with great potential. Kind of a big jump from 2.3 to a paid upgrade for 3.0, though, especially when there have been hardly any updates. Oh, well [sigh], off I go to give 3.0 a whirl.
[Version 3.0]

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Bdkennedy1 replied on 08 Oct 2009
After a year it seems the developer has come around to redesign his web site and support forums. Unfortunately, all previous comments were erased with the old support forums.

I can't, in my right mind pay for an upgrade to 3.0 knowing the developers past history with no support.
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+107
Bdkennedy1 replied on 08 Oct 2009
And I forgot to mention the price doubled.
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DoctorFix replied on 01 Jun 2011
I was a v1 purchaser back in the day when there was a forum with some active users who would take a newbie by the hand. Then any so-called "support" vanished with the new version and a wiped out forum. Needless to say the users trickled away until nothing essentially remains. I can't speak for the German users but it would seem to me that to even suggest you have help in another language you might at least have moderators there and not flush past comments down the toilet to cover your hind end from criticism. I liked the ease of use of the early product but such practices leave me with a sour taste and no desire to be raped for upgrades.
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bdkennedy1 reviewed on 10 Mar 2009
No support will be Goldfish's downfall.

I've used Freeway Pro and Rapidweaver and Goldfish Pro is very promising. There's not much I haven't been able to do with it. I've been able to produce a professional looking web site with custom HTML and it's the closest to a WYSIWYG program I've used yet. Think of iWeb the way it's supposed to be.

Goldfish will not succeed because there is absolutely no support from the developer who has apparently written this software as a hobby. The help is minimal and the user forums are a ghost town of previous users that have given up on getting any help or updates.

This developer needs to sell this program to a company that will support and update it. I do not recommend buying it until this developer decides he wants to take this project seriously.
[Version 2.3]


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+7
Kaufi commented on 08 Apr 2008
Can't recommend it anymore. The support is completely ignorant. Which is particularly bad, because it's much needed. The latest version turned out to be heavily buggy.

I'm disappointed.
[Version 2.1.1]


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+2
Max29 had trouble on 04 May 2011
Goldfish Standard V3.4: Feature 'Google Analytics' and 'Google Webmaster Tools' don't work. Multiple requests to Goldfish support have not been answered.
[Version 3.4]


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Version Downloads:288
Type:Development : HTML
License:Shareware
Date:12 Jul 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $69.00
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Goldfish is the easy to use solution for creating gorgeous, individual websites in little time. In the last few years Goldfish developed from a small tool to a widespread website creator with a growing user base. Goldfish is available in 2 different versions Standard and Professional.

Goldfish Standard Features
  • Countless gorgeous designs for the creation of your website in only minutes
  • Efficient and intuitive creation with the unique Goldfish construction kit
  • Assistance by the use of templates for pages and page areas
  • Instant publishing with the built in ftp publisher
  • Design your website freely with text, images und rich media content
  • NEW: Professional Web 2.0 image gallery in multiple different styles
  • Dynamic menus with customizable design and in different styles
  • Dynamic visitor counter in many pleasent styles
  • NEW: Entirely customizable Web 2.0 ajax e-mail forms
  • NEW: Stylish guestbook and comments module with Web 2.0 ajax effects
  • Embed your own html code e.g. for GoogleMaps, Flickr or YouTube
  • Integration of external websites in iFrames
  • Supply of rss feeds for news areas and blogs
  • NEW: Prepared for the Goldfish Clips library with over 500 high quality clips
  • Support from different Goldfish uses in our support forum


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