All-new, beautiful custom theme and homepage
Just a few days after the last release that upgraded Sjabloon to bleeding-edge version of TailwindCss, comes a big new release with an all-new theme and and a complete overhaul of the homepage. A beautiful and custom design that surely will help you market your new product in better ways. This release also comes with two complete new UI components to help you build great-looking UI by simply copy and pasting code!
Updated to the beta version of TailwindCss
The v1 release of TailwindCss is around the corner. As this beta version is a real stable version already and big changes are very unlikely, I updated all of the Sjabloon (including this very page you look at) with the latest release. It's currently _locked_ at the _next_ release, and will be switched to the official release number once it's out. This new release brings mostly some consistency around the codebase, but most notably holds a complete new colour palette.
Many new UI components added
Many new UI components are added to Sjabloon. From buttons and custom checkboxes to a complete new sign up / log in component.
These UI components are built using Tailwind's utility classes and are one of the most popular features in Sjabloon. It helps you build a beautiful UI quickly and easy.
Last week Sjabloon saw its 100th customer
Last week Sjabloon welcomed the 100th customer. That's a huge milestone for a product that is just three months old and technically still very early stage (currently still sold for an early bird price). For me it's even more exciting to think about the number of new products that are and were built using Sjabloon.
If you haven't yet bought Sjabloon, today is a great day to do so. Thanks to all who bought Sjabloon and thus invested in its future.
New release: Keep your customers in the loop
Starting today Sjabloon has a plug and play feature to subscribe your new users to your newsletter in Mailchimp. Email still is an incredible powerful marketing channel and it would be foolish not get the consent of your users right when they sign up for your app. Sjabloon adds two agnostic 'service objects' that can be called (from wherever) to subscribe or unsubscribe emails from your list within your Mailchimp account.
This release furthermore adds Sidekiq as an option, a new way to manage all your app's configuration (that are not credentials) and updates Devise to the latest version.
Mandrill, Intercom and Tawk.to support
Starting today you can add Mandrill as your SMTP provider of choice. Intercom + Tawk.to can be added as your chat/customer support solution right from the moment you deploy (without fiddly copy-pasting). You can now also opt-out to have static pages (like about, terms and privacy) created for you.
50 sales for Sjabloon
Since launch early December 2018, 50 people are now using Sjabloon to build their new side projects, business and SaaS products. I am really excited to see what is going to be build with it. Onto the next 50!
New release: User dashboard and Announcements
A big new release today. This one comes with the optional available user dashboard and announcements.
The user dashboard is a minimal, but beautiful dashboard designed using Tailwind Css and enhanced with Stimulus controllers. All ready to tweak and change to fit your needs. When added Sjabloon will set up the routes for you so once the user creates an account with your app they are routed straight to the dashboard.
Announcements (like on this page) are a great way to broadcast short (and long) messages to your users and site's visitors. It can be used as a changelog, but also to update your users about company news. Announcements can optionally be shown on every page as a banner at the top for registered users or all your visitors.
Looking forward to see what you are building on top of this.
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