Flatten the curve and stay inside
We currently go through a historic time. A pandemic many of us have not witnessed before. It’s fairly straight forward to help in flatten the curve though: social distancing. To help you make it easier to stay inside and create something valuable at the same time, we are introducing a deal to get 19% off of every plan during the next two weeks.
Use the coupon code “FLATTENTHECURVE” on checkout to get 19% off of every license.
30 minutes of free mentorship
As an extra we give 30 minutes of free mentorship for Rails development, UI design for modern SaaS applications for all customers for free via chat (see the chatbox at the bottom-right). Ask questions about refactoring your Ruby code, best practices on Rails, homepage text improvements, and visual design tweaks. Limited spots available and first come, first serve.
Improvements to the knowledge base
The Knowledge Base just got some improvements with, most notably, the option to search through the articles. As the features in Sjabloon grow constantly it becomes (even) more important to improve the documentation. These UI changes are the first step towards this. Looking forward to your feedback!
Chris joins Sjabloon 👋
If you have been in touch with us the last couple of weeks, you might met him already: Chris! He joins Sjabloon to help with support and develop the product you love to use. Welcome Chris! Super happy to have you. 🙌
v1.1.0 release is here
The first release of 2020 is here and it’s quite a beefy release with updated announcements UI and all-new stimulus controller that works like those fancy changelog dropdown (think headway/beamer). Configuration options for ActiveStorage providers S3 and DigitalOcean Spaces and a first set of developers tools to help you build an even more solid first app.
Welcome to the 300th happy Sjablooner
Yesterday at 17:21 UTC Arnaud (from 🇩🇪) was the 300th person to buy a licence to Sjabloon (unlimited plan). 🎉 I’ve already contacted them to tell the news. Looking forward to see the amazing apps you will build, Arnaud!
Sjabloon Year in Review 2019 (and a little celebration)
2019 was the first full year of business, as Sjabloon launched in December 2018. It’s been a great a year. So many things happened: new features, new UI components and many products built using Sjabloon. 😊
- added a section to celebrate products built with Sjabloon.
- launched v1 of Sjabloon full of new features, all-new UI themes
- welcomed on average 25 new customers every month…
- …which makes a total of (almost) 300 customers…
- …and almost built 1,200 apps altogether.
Fun give-away as a celebration
🎉 As customer 300 is really close, I’d like to do something fun to celebrate. The 300th customer will get upgraded to the unlimited plan (or get a full refund if they choose the unlimited plan). Sounds good? What are you waiting for?
If you are celebrating: enjoy your the holidays! 🎄
Announcing the biggest new release since launch
Since the launch in December 2018, Sjabloon has seen well over 250 sales. From solo-makers to successful entrepreneurs to web agencies. From Asia to Americas to Oceania. Different people from all over the world use Sjabloon as the starting point for their next new Rails app.
I’ve always sent each of these customers a short survey to ask for feedback. This huge new release is the accumulation of that. ✨
Although Sjabloon was officially offered as a beta-product, it was already incredible useful to all these people. Thanks to their feedback, Sjabloon v1 is here and is more feature-rich than ever before. From new UI themes and homepages designs, new admin dashboard design to GDPR, API integrations with Mailerlite and Buttondown.email, up to a custom generator for content marketing pages. And that’s not all, there are a lot more smaller features and fixes added too!
Also introducing now is the new pricing to better reflect how Sjabloon has been used in the past 12 months. For $79 you can build one app, for just $129 up to five apps and for the very low price of $249 you get to build unlimited apps. They also come respectively with 6 months, 12 months and unlimited access to the UI components library.
As always, the number of features on the backlog is quite long, so this is just the beginning!
Last week saw the 250th sale
Last week Sjabloon saw the 250th sale since its launch in December 2018. This is the kind of number I did not expect when I set about to launch this. I thought (and hoped) just a few people would benefit from this little thing I built initially for myself. But seeing more than 250 people who can now build successful apps quicker and easier is simply awesome. It is even more amazing, as officially, Sjabloon is still in its pre-v1 release. The v1 version is set to be released within a few weeks.
Onwards to the next 250!
New release with Rails 6 and PurgeCss
Release v0.15 is the upgrade to the highly-anticipated Rails 6 release. Sjabloon now gives you the option to add ActionText and ActionMailbox. All dependencies, but FriendlyId are updated, to be compatible with this new release. For FriendlyId we rely on their master branch on Github. A new release will be up once they will update it too.
Also new is the way credentials are added. Sjabloon already gave you the option to separate by enviroment (eg. development, production), but with Rails 6 these are now separated by different files. This is more secure as access to credentials can now be limited (ie. not everybody does need access to the production credentials).
With Webpack now as default option with Rails, Sjabloon now fully disabled sprockets as all assets (JS, but Css + images too) were served by webpack already.
Furthermore PurgeCss is now included by default. It’s a great little tool that will help you keep your Css file size small.
200 sales since December 2018
This week Sjabloon crossed 200 sales total since launch in December. This means more than 200 people can now more easily build and ship great looking web products faster.
Getting your product in the hands of actual users and customers is key for your product to survive. It too helps with motivating you, as the maker, to continue working on the product.
Here’s to helping the next 200 people ship beautiful products faster the coming months.
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