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Giveaway of the day — SliceMaker Standard 3.5

SliceMaker Standard V3.5 can help you simplify the process of webpage making!
$34.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 453 (53%) 406 (47%) 81 comments

SliceMaker Standard 3.5 was available as a giveaway on June 5, 2013!

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$39.95
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A full-featured video editor to edit video like a pro!

Everybody wants things to become easier including making a webpage. However, it is really a complicated and time-consuming job to slice graphic web design, create CSS and create DIV. Now, SliceMaker Standard V3.5 can help you simplify the process of webpage making. This professional webpage-making software only requires you to slice your graphic web design and then it will help you create CSS and DIV automatically.

SliceMaker Standard V3.5 supports importing graphic web design in PSD, PNG, JPG and GIF formats and supports exporting HTML, HTM, ASP, ASP Include File, PHP, PHP Include File, ASPX, ASCX, JSP and JSP Include File. The exported documents can be compatible with IE, FireFox, Chrome, Opera, Maxthon, Netscape navigator and so on. With SliceMaker Standard V3.5, works that once required days to finish can now be done in minutes. If you are troubled by how to create a webpage efficiently, SliceMaker Standard V3.5 is your best choice.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; minimum: CPU 800 Mhz; 256 MB RAM

Publisher:

SliceMaker

Homepage:

http://www.slicemaker.com/product_view_1.htm

File Size:

18.8 MB

Price:

$34.95

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#80

I thought the same thing as Yaacov, i went to check out the publisher's web site, it takes a LOONNNNNGGG time to load.

If they used their own tool, this is bad news.

If they didn't use their tool, and instead coded it/suport it themselves, then i'm suspect of anything the company might produce.

Reply   |   Comment by ck  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#79

I to an running windows 7 (64 bit) and I downloaded the software - installed or tried to install the software three times (uninstalled each time between installation) and each time when I got to enter the password etc, the software hung-up (froze). Will continue to use Dreamweaver. So have given up and moved on - this one gets the thumbs down from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

To the developer of "SliceMaker":

I would hope that your offer of a discount for upgraded versions of SliceMaker will continue for several days. Most of my computer time is devoted to work. In addition to work I have a number of other obligations to attend to.

I have a limited amount of time each day to surf the web and spend time on computer "play" and nonessential program evaluation.

It will take me several days to work through your program. To consider purchasing SliceMaker I need to see what the program has to offer.

I am disappointed that the program that I will be evaluating is stripped down to minimal operation.

I believe that you made a major mistake in offering the standard version of SliceMaker for today's GOTD offering. If you want to sell your program it makes sense to give potential buyers full version of the program to evaluate.

Reply   |   Comment by Bigun  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#77

I'm running win 7 x64 bit. The program seems to be installing until it suddenly goes to the finish page saying setup ended prematurely because of an error. That tells me a lot. A big help NOT.

Reply   |   Comment by Spacepixie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Thank you for this offering. Downloaded and installed fine on Win7/64, seems to be functioning just fine. This is web page development from the viewpoint of first designing how you want it to look, doing that in a graphics program, and then importing your graphical design into slicemaker to turn it into html code for a site. This is the way some of the big boys do site for larger companies. The overlords aren't interested in how it works, they're interested in how it looks, first. The functionality comes later. I'm not a professional web designer, by any means, and I've done my fair share of websites, some of them commercial sites for small companies. I am interested in trying this method of designing a site and getting it to work. I tend to think more graphically, anyway, and always have the design in mind first. I'm impressed with the features of this program. I can't attest to how well it works, as I don't have time to mock up something right now and try it out, but from the options that are available, and the multiple levels of slicing that are possible, this looks like a program that can give very professional results, and I look forward to creating a test site with it. One caveat: I would say that this program is not for the beginning web developer. If you don't already understand how web sites work in terms of the elements that comprise them, I'd think this program might be a difficult learning curve.

Reply   |   Comment by Molly  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#75

Downloaded and installed fine on Win 7 Ult. x64.

However, I, like many others, found the software to be a little confusing and lacking any meaningful help files.

Upon uninstalling I was prompted to choose the setup.exe file which I had to manually navigate to within C:\Program files (x86) folder. In all my years of computer support I cannot recall ever having to do this to uninstall an application. A little strange in my opinion. Regardless, after navigating to the file in question the uninstall when without a hitch.

I suppose my bottom line is the software is simply too complicated without a better help option.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#74

People have been doing web design for years and never heard of image slicing?

Bad Request (Invalid Hostname) here too ... hopefully it will work eventually.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Swanson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#73

(Corrections to above, because the editor stripped out example markup. I'll try to fool it into displaying it this time. In the previous comment...)

* Generates deprecated presentational elements (, , etc.)

Should be
* Generates deprecated presentational elements (, , etc.). [Just ignore the extra spaces.]

Also, * Creates unrestrained, unnecessary “divitis” and “classitis” in generated markup (e.g., )
Should be
* Creates unrestrained, unnecessary “divitis” and “classitis” in generated markup (e.g., ) [Again, just ignore the extra spaces.]
Hopefully, this will make that comment make more sense. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#72

How does this software suck? Let me count the ways...
(Taking their own home page as an example, presuming that they eat their own dogfood.)

* Generates fonts sized in pts, which are a physical measure (72 pts to the inch), meaningless to a screen-based medium, and are unreliable because visitors' systems may have different DPI/PPI settings. They are also fixed units which cannot be resized in IE, any version, for vision-impaired users, making generated code inaccessible.

* Generates deprecated HTML presentational properties (align, bgcolor, etc.)

* Generates deprecated presentational elements (, , etc.)

* Creates unrestrained, unnecessary "divitis" and "classitis" in generated markup (e.g., ) Really? No wonder it takes so long to load and render; "index.css" alone is 1406 lines long! "Top.css" is 977 lines! God help you if you want to edit anything by hand. Oh, and just as a topper, all those extra classes (e.g. class="index_219")? Yeah... completely unused. Check "index.css." Not one single class selector in the whole 1406 lines!

* Most of those divs are unnecesary, as well. This markup nests divs the way that nineties-era developers nested tables.

* Speaking of tables, EVERY product image, and EVERY one of those browser images in that row is wrapped in its own individual, completely unnecessary, one-row, one-cell table! Tables are still valid for tabular (row/column-oriented) data, but are not recommended for layout, especially in such a ridiculous application as this.

* Completely unnecessary, obtrusive inline javascript (e.g., onload="resizeimg(this,127,32);"). Prepare, size, and optimize your images *before* you use them in your page.

* Ironically, the page can't even be validated, emitting this error:
Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 6 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as gb2312 (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication. The error was: euc-cn "\xA8" does not map to Unicode

All this bloat and crap results in a page weight of 1234 kB, or 1.234 MB! No wonder it takes so damned long to load. No professional Web developer worthy of the name would allow garbage like this to leave his shop.

This entire page is a simple, straightforward layout that any competent Web developer could create with one-third the markup or less, and probably one-quarter or less the CSS, using modern, non-deprecated, standards-compliant, accessible markup.

Anyone coming to me to hire on, or to take on sub-contract work, who presented markup like this to me in his portfolio, would be laughed out the door. And if I ever presented dreck like this to a prospective client, I would deserved to be scourged from his presence, and blacklisted by him and any of his colleagues he could persuade.

If you want it, get it. Shoot, it's free today, so costs nothing. Then, try it out, and if you know any professional developers, have them take a look at the output and offer their opinions. 'Nuff said... ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#71

OK done some reverse engineering just to keep my hand in whie I am off sick ;) the programs problem stems from it not beiong designed to comply with windows standard best practice file placement security models. AND it is incompatible with vista and above secured location write virtulisation into the current users virtual store.

Accordingly I have deduced which files need modify permissions within the Program Files heirachy to allow this program to run with Virtulaisation disable manually via task manager.

The files that need to be given Users full control are:

set.ini which contains registration details
file.bin
resouce.gl.xml
copyright.xml
copyright_hide.xml

so set the User security permissions on those files to Full Control
then lauch the program NOT elevated and before you dismiss the error box untick Virtualisation in the Taskmanager entry and confirm the choice in the warning box as the above changes resolve the rights problems and enable together allows the program to run non-elevated on Vista. Those files are not executables so should not increase any security risk exposure!

The above significantly reduce the personal exposure to security risks of running executables from China as elevated processes.
Hope that helps those that have competence enough to make those changes to the rest... uninstall it and wait for the developer to mature and produce a properly laid out product.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#70

#23: Thank you for a clear description of "slicing". I compose my website using free Kompozer that allows you to assign any URL to an image as a link with one simple click.

I will download today's offering to see if I need to complicate the process. Thank you GOTD & SliceMaker.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

#9, busterman: the bug you noticed is due to running the program for the first time without admin rights. You likely, wisely deselected the run slicemaker on the completion of the setup ... so when you executed it it was running non-elevated and the error you describe occours AND the program promptly exits on hitting OK button.

Solution much I as I hate to say it is to run the program as an adminstrator with elevated rights and it then prompts for registration information or run as trial option.

Unfortunatly... even after registering it with the supplied inforamtion any subsiquent re-launch also requires Admin rights too and the same error occours if you launch it as a non-elevated program:( Now because this program comes from China a country whose mational policies disregard foriegn copyright and patent rights as well as individual human rights, demanding a web design program to need elevated rights to operate on foriegn windows computers is just too damn suspicious and is inviting wholesale computer system hijacking, rootkit installation, the program could do anything once launched with elevated rights at any time in the future! It is insanity to take the chance. Developer, if you are trying to produce an innocent web design tool then re-build your program to run non-elevated as ther is no legitimate reason that it has to have elevated rights!

You should NEVER put files that need to be written to during the programs operation in the programs Program Files folder ! EVER.

Windows has locations set aside for per user settings and global settings and none of them should be in the programs instlation folder. Redesign the positioning of the files using windows built in macro names for the industry standard locations that are avaialbe in systems from windows 98 all the way to windows 8 and their server variants.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#68

I too don't understand the term 'slicing'.
Myself, I use Word and Excel for making my sites, such as the one that the link points to. They are so simple, as they have the option to 'save as web page' which does 99% of the work for you. Even novices with no html (etc.) knowledge can use them.

Reply   |   Comment by Stewart  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

I would like to know if this software or something else can easily do what I need to do. I want the user to click on a picture which gets looked up in a table to generate a 5 digit number. Then click on a second picture to look up another 5 digit number. I then want to use an algorithm (which I have) to use information from the second number to rearrange the 5 digits in the first number. This creates another 5 digit number with the digits rearranged. ie: 12345 becomes 54321 Then I want to look up the resulting digit in a table and present a picture. That's it! I know it would take ten minutes to write such a program in basic but I want to do it on a web site. I have never done anything on a site before and have no idea where to start. Any help appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Gerber  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#66

Finally got through to their site, then I got a message that said the information I'd did a copy/paste from their message was INVALID.

So much for this... too darned much of my time taken just to install this program! I could have done a page the old way! Nevermind!!

Reply   |   Comment by Invalid Reg Information  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#65

well!, i had never herd of this way of doing things either so thanks for the explanation link above!, and now i understand why i never herd of it, its totally graphical so violates the accessible web standards and is of no use to someone using a screen reader. the video only aspect of the programs designers also makes there help files totally unuseable by most of the handycapped people out here as well, so sorry folks, this is a totally no go software for us VIP's (visually impaired persons)

blind computer user

Reply   |   Comment by blind computer user  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#64

Program cannot be registered!

Error message: “Please connect Internet to check your identification”


It never accepts the number code.

Reply   |   Comment by Alvega  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#63

#47 garfield
No Edinburgh, Scotland :-)

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#62

Trust me here. If you've installed this program, NOW it is a very good time to "UNINSTALL IT". I wouldn't be surprised if Disneyland sued this company for copyright infringement because this is one Mickey Mouse program!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Estes  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#61

Updated Information:

Attention please! This is Laurent from SliceMaker Soft, Inc. There were some errors occurs on our server so there are many users who cannot register the software in time. Actually, the license information works all the time.

Now, we have fixed the errors on our server, users can feel free to use the license code to register SliceMaker Standard v3.5.

And, if you still have problems registering, please feel free to contact us at:support@slicemaker.com (24 hours email support worldwide)

At last, sorry for any inconvenience caused by us.

Your Sincerely,
Laurent
SliceMaker Soft, Inc.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurent He  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#60

DRM should be seamless; this just prevents me from using the program and prevents me from buying it since I now know that DRM is more important than it actually working. This has been a bad trend lately.

Reply   |   Comment by Rolo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#59

Hi!
I just install , but says can't connect to internet!
Firewall put to off, but not working.
I think i will register tommorrow!
Thank anyways for the app!

Reply   |   Comment by Aiko  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#58

When trying to register I keep getting a message "Please connect internet to check your identification" but I am connected

Reply   |   Comment by Dave G  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#57

#44
Yes, same problem with me, it says, "please connect internet", I cannot register...

Reply   |   Comment by jumbi  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#56

In attempting to register your software, it keeps telling me 'Please connect Internet to check your identification!' I AM connected - what do I need to do to register before GOTD expires tonight?

Reply   |   Comment by RobertinSeattle  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

#18, you left out the best one.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36179
Sorry but if your gonna design web pages in a 'microsoft world', might as well use their software.. and it's free. You can get it from the above or Dreamspark.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#54

Bad Request (Invalid Hostname) !!!!A joke.

This one is the best for me, and completely free.
I have set up 2 websites very easily.

http://www.openelement.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Chris From Omaha  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#53

Trying to visit their website, I just keep getting:

Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)

None of the links left by the SliceMaker rep will load any of their webpages.

Reply   |   Comment by Gracey  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

I am getting: HTPP 400 Website Cannot Be Found/ Bad Request: Invalid Hostname on 3 browsers: Firefox, Chrome and IE.

Reply   |   Comment by infotech  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#51

After seeing a couple of the comments, I wanted to check out the website to learn more about the products, especially those that have the 50% discounts offered, before I made the decision to download and install or not.

I click the website link above, and get the error message:

Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)

Not good!

Reply   |   Comment by jane smith  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#50

# 46

This is Laurent from SliceMaker Soft, Inc. For users who cannot register our software and get the information:"Server error, please contact us!", the problem is caused by large traffic and download request. Please wait a moment and register the software again.
We promise it will work well.

Your Sincerely,
Laurent He
SliceMaker Soft, Inc.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurent He  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#49

Agree with psadmin. I get the "Server error" and the Check ID statement. Registration should be a simple task which speaks volumes for the lack of quality for their app too. I don't want to get wrapped up with a support group. If you cannot deliver why cause me the pain to evaluate your app by jumping through hoops. Thanks a diaper full for taking up too much of my time (and responding too).

So solly, me takee down.

Reply   |   Comment by Phantomx  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#48

As a possible plus, it looks like this may handle sprite generation. The option is there, though its not quite clear if it only functions in the Platinum version. I haven't had time to try it yet. I would find that more useful than the slicing capabilities. Slicing seems to have become less important to designers and developers as they move towards responsive web page layouts like Twitter Boostrap.

It looks interesting enough to keep and further evaluate.

I downloaded the trial version from their web site to see if it would activate with the GOTD supplied credentials. Norton Antivirus puked on the downloaded file with this:

Updated:
February 15, 2012 3:15:47 PM
Type:
Other
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Behavior
WS.Reputation.1 is a detection for files that have a low reputation score based on analyzing data from Symantec’s community of users and therefore are likely to be security risks. Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology. Because this detection is based on a reputation score, it does not represent a specific class of threat like adware or spyware, but instead applies to all threat categories.

The reputation-based system uses "the wisdom of crowds" (Symantec’s tens of millions of end users) connected to cloud-based intelligence to compute a reputation score for an application, and in the process identify malicious software in an entirely new way beyond traditional signatures and behavior-based detection techniques.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version March 27, 2009
Latest Rapid Release version April 20, 2010 revision 025
Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2009 revision 005
Latest Daily Certified version April 20, 2010 revision 024
Initial Weekly Certified release date April 1, 2009
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.


Not a specific viral signature in the file, but it looks like the developers have some reputation issues.

Reply   |   Comment by seascoot  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Way too techie, interface is not intuitive. Error during uninstall, unable to register, kept insisting I was not connected to the Internet.

Reply   |   Comment by Brandi Jasmine  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#46

Only a little past noon EST, wonder if my message regarding SliceMaker will show up since 50% of the time my posts never do?

Downloaded, installed, tried to register several times (1- immediately after install, 2- closing/reopening program and 3- even after restarting Windows) and I keep getting an Information Error pop up after pasting Giveaway as name and the reg number and hitting REGISTER:
Server error, please contact us!

We're about to head to the beach so it's not bloody likely I'll have a chance to register this. GRRRRRRRR! Stupid registration hassles.

FWIW, when I read the comment from #10 (18 years of web design) to my hubby, he snorted coffee through his nose and said there was a great little slicer utility for Win3.1 and that Adobe's had slice capability since at least Photoshop7. He's eager to know what planet #10's designs are used on. :)

Reply   |   Comment by GreeneyedNewbieNovice  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#45

#14 Terry
I found your comments are very funny, when I was doing my M.Sc. in computing our top lecturers in computer languages were Chinese, and there were bloody good!
Comment by XP-Man — June 5th, 2013 at 10:37 am


So - you did your M.Sc in China????


We are talking here Companies from China - not chinese operated companies.

By far the most computer threads, viruses and attacks to the internet are started in Mainland China . Period. Stay away from there software. Period.

Reply   |   Comment by garfield  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#44

When attempting to register the first time, received message asking me to connect to the internet. Rebooted, and second attempt received "Server Error" message. Closed app, re-opened some time later, "Server Error" again. Repeated several times, all with the same result. Sorry, but I'm not contacting customer support to register an app I'm trying out in a giveaway. Is anyone else having this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by psadmin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#43

If slices are so useful, how come no one uses them?
Not on: GOATD, GasBuddy, AccuWeather, CBSnews and about 20 other websites that I have open; oh, yes, didn't see it on MS help site, either.

Perhaps I'm just not tuned in to that tricky symbol.

Reply   |   Comment by Compusuar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Me download Okie Dokie
Me install Okie Dokie
Me try register NOT okie dokie
Notice Free Trial only for 20 time use NOT Okie Dokie
Get Message "Check ID....." Not Okie Dokie
Not Okie Dokie Yes?

Reply   |   Comment by Phantomx  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#41

"Slicing" images was used to enable one to load smaller pieces of an image at one time, and in the days of dialup and slow broadband, it might have actually helped speed up the loading of the web page.

If you have Photoshop, you already have the ability to slice and save.

taken from Adobe: Slices divide an image into smaller images that are reassembled on a web page using an HTML table or CSS layers. By dividing the image, you can assign different URL links to create page navigation, or optimize each part of an image using its own optimization settings.

You export and optimize a sliced image using the Save For Web & Devices command. Photoshop saves each slice as a separate file and generates the HTML or CSS code needed to display the sliced image.

Reply   |   Comment by John K  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#40

Prog cannot be registered!

Error message: "Server error, please contact us"

Reply   |   Comment by Lulu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#39

I've been using Coffeecup for years. I cannot begin to work out how to use this software. After trying to create a page I got conflicting messages: "Sorry, you may not slice the image.Please check it." & "Operation Success!" OK, check it FOR WHAT?. If successful, where is it? The program seems too complicated. For something that is supposed to be automated, there are a lot of fields to fill in. The only thing I successfully created was a css file which would have been much easier to do with the same effort in Coffeecup and nearly as easy in a text editor.

The video on their site showed a mouse clicking various buttons but showed NOTHING about using the buttons. I know how to click! I was trying to learn how to use this thing.

I went to their "create web page for you" page where they said they created their site using this tool. I clicked "Home" link and got a 404 not found. If these people can't make a working website, how can we rely on their software?

Learning how to use this software is harder than writing the web page code. I found it so irritating that I just uninstalled it.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#38

To those commenting on the slow page load, take a look at their code. All of that empty space means longer times for browsers to process information. So, yes, additional server hits will slow down rendering, but so will sloppy code. Formatting code with spaces, tabs, and returns makes it easy for humans to read, but slower for browsers to download. Their website is built using their own software. If you want your code to look like theirs, then use the software. If you want neat, concise code, stay away from this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Graham  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

By referring to "slice your graphic web design", the document implies that the entire web page should be one large graphic, sliced into component parts. This is quite contrary to web standards. Web pages are primarily text, with some multimedia elements. If all the text is converted to an image, it becomes less accessible and probably loads slower.

One might slice a large graphic (image) to make it lay out within a particular design (e.g. a header or a side menu) but that is not required or even common (any more). It'd be more common to lay out a particular image in the background under other elements. Using CSS for page layout, one can place graphical and text elements anywhere on a page.

It sounds like this software assumes that the web page designer will use a different program to cut an image into "slices", after which this software will assist in making sure the slices are reassembled onto the correct positions on the page. For the few cases where an image needs to be sliced and reassembled, this software might be helpful, though software that does both (slicing the image and creating the reassembly layout code at the same time) makes more sense and sounds less awkward.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#36

Cannot leave feedback in the section:

"How would you improve SliceMaker Standard 3.5 ?"

It never accepts the number code that must be entered to post the idea. It would not accept my password either.

Reply   |   Comment by sys-eng  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hi sys-eng,

please contact Idea.Informer.com team regarding this problem. They should be able to help.

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Sincerely,
GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

#14 Terry
I found your comments are very funny, when I was doing my M.Sc. in computing our top lecturers in computer languages were Chinese, and there were bloody good!

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#34

Visiting the Web site and clicking on the Buy Now button for the Standard package shows it is a time limited trial subscription of 1 year. After this one has to pay $34.95 per year to continue using it, yes?

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#33

Installed fine, but when I start the program a registration window opens, and after I put the reg info into the fields, it tells me to "Please connect internet to check your identification!" Something wrong here.

Reply   |   Comment by wyndham wales  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#32

The reason for slicing up a web site is so that the site loads quicker, firstly the site [page] is changed to a graphic then sliced into sections, as each section loads at the same time the site loads quicker.
Hope this will help those who think with their mouths without engaging their gray matter first.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

From their web site:
"In addition, the professional webpage-making software, unlike some website builders that limit your freedom in regards to templates, layout, colors and so on, doesn't come with predefined set of templates, the created webpage is what you want your graphic web design look like and what you want your graphic web design to do."

One advantage of the template-based site or page design apps is they can be great if you've no preconceived idea or notion of what you want your page or site to look like. Also some folks are more challenged than others when it comes to good visual design, &/or from a more technical perspective, just because it looks pretty doesn't mean it's easy or fast for visitors to use. That's not saying anything bad about SliceMaker.

One free alternative I wanted to mention because there's not a lot of info out there on it yet is SiteSpinner Cloud, which was mentioned on neowin the other day [ http://www.neowin.net/news/sitespinner-cloud-292 ] -- the company behind it has sold other versions for a while [you can find reviews on Amazon etc.] but this free, cloud version seems pretty new.

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#2: "How long would anybody wait for a website to load?
And how much would someone trust a web building software from a company running a website as slow as SliceMaker’s?"


The problem is that they're getting hammered with lots of requests to view the site, download their app etc. It's a matter of available bandwidth -- if you doubt that try & download the app from their site. Yeah, they should have more bandwidth available, but companies sometimes get caught off guard by the volume of visiters GOTD generates -- look what happened the other day with Ashampoo, & they're not a small company.

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#26: "To design a simple web site, one must have at least a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. No program can understand exactly what you want."

I'd politely & respectfully disagree... To achieve the sort of sites you personally would create for clients, yes -- to create a personal or small biz site not so much. Then too you have many, many larger biz sites where whatever web dev either doesn't understand the underlying code, or if they do, are incompetent. :)

I really don't think all that many people mind less than great site design anymore, though I couldn't say whether they've just become numbed by the sheer volume of stuff out there, or if they just tune out the design itself like they do the ads, caring only about the content. That said, I'd think anyone that wanted to get serious about site design might rather get a solution that managed their entire site or sites as a whole rather than deal with it page by page.

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