A Look Back at 2018. Our Plans for 2019

A year in review is a great way to compile everything and appreciate how much we have accomplished in the previous year. In this post, we’ll take a look back at 2018 and share our plans for 2019.

We’ve been offline for a little while (that’s why our year in review is a little late). Sorry, not sorry 😛. Happy 2019!

Increased the Designmodo Team

Our team grew twice in 2018. Designmodo started as a side project by one person; now we are 15 team members strong 👏. We don’t use investors money to grow our business, we only rely on our customers by providing the best products and support we can offer.

If you’re a web developer or Web/UI/UX designer, you love your job and you want to work with us, send us an email.

2018: A year of change

Postcards. Email Template Builder

We started 2018 with a new product called Postcards, that allows you to save time on creating stunning email templates. Now, Postcards is on its second version and this year we’ll release the Postcards 3. Since release, we improved the product drastically: added the Visual Editor for the modules and the My Projects tab to save/restore your projects for the future needs, optimized the code, and added new Transactional modules.

Postcards has been appreciated on ProductHunt and won:

  • #1 Product of the Day 🥇
  • #1 Product of the Week 🥇

We have received a ton of positive feedback from the community.

New Design. Brand New Vision

In 2018 we spent a huge chunk of the year completely revamping all corners of the website from scratch. A massive website redesign and new logo were major changes for Designmodo in 2018; both articles are the most liked and shared here on our medium account. Take a look to see what we changed.

Designmodo Jobs

During the redesign, we announced a Jobs Section. Here, you can connect professional opportunities for jobs with the best-matching candidates in the web industry.

Slides 4. Website builder for developers

During the summer, we released Slides 4, a static website builder with an online generator. We included a ton of new features and updated the price model. This will allow us to make more interesting releases in the future.

Slides Framework has been appreciated on ProductHunt and won following nominations:

  • #1 Product of the Day 🥇
  • #1 Product of the Week 🥇
  • #4 Product of the Month 🏅

Thanks a lot for your support!

Designmodo Blog

We published 200+ posts (news, articles, infographics, showcases, cases studies and freebies) in 2018. Follow our blog for new content each week!

2019 Plans: A year that follows changes

We have big plans for 2019 to improve our current products and introduce unique products for new segments of customers in the web design and development areas.

Postcards

We’ll redesign the Postcards App, improve the editor, add new designs and announce new features related to email templates, preview, and integrations.

Sneak peek

Slides 4 Demo

This month, we plan to release a Slides demo version and new designs and templates, and improve the usability of the framework and functionality of the Slides App.

Startup 3

Finally, we’ll release the biggest update of Startup Framework 🚀! The new Startup App will get a refreshed look, a powerful new editor with live preview, new modules and templates, and a new pricing model. Much more to come!

Sneak peek

From Blog to Products

From the beginning, our main page was dedicated to helpful articles that people loved because they were insightful and topical. However, with time, we shifted our focus to making products that help people save time on making websites and email campaigns. So this year, we’ll finally update our landing page to reflect the new direction: Timesaving tools for designers and developers.

The blog will be moved to the new URL: designmodo.com/blog/ (probably). So don’t be scared if you’ll not recognize our website by the familiar bookmark :)

“But there is one more thing…”

For 2 years we’ve been working on a secret 🤫 online website builder that will change how people make websites. A new service will allow you to design (like Sketch or Figma), build and publish websites with your own domain with no coding skills. Sound interesting? We’re looking for beta testers! Send us an email if you want to try it out. More details coming soon!

If you interesting in something specific — feel free to ask us in the comments. And don’t forget to subscribe, if you still don’t.

Our team wishes you a productive 2019! See you with new updates soon!

❤, Designmodo Team

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