99% of websites have a footer (even Glide does on their website) these contain a bunch of links, text, copyright info, social media icons etc (see photo examples below of the one I’ve created and Glide) but on Glide Web App I cannot find such a feature!? Am I being stupid or is this feature simply not there unless I create a footer and then copy and paste it manually to each page forcing me to manually edit every page when a link updates etc or create a complicated spreadsheet just to create a common footer?
Keep in mind that the ideal use case for Glide is an app for work, meaning it is an app, either web or mobile, meant to be used internally within a company. Unlimited visitors, a fair amount of public users (profiles), and a limited amount of private users (profiles limited to a group defined in a table or a domain name). A Glide project is therefore not your typical website. For now, repeatable sections/containers such as footers need to be recreated by hand.
As it clearly is pushing for people to create websites on this system. Sorry for sounding bitter but we’ve just signed up ($249 a month), spent a good couple of days working on it but there are some really annoying lack of features which we had assumed would be core.
If the issue is insurmountable, naturally I cannot guarantee the outcome, but Glide support is excellent at helping you with billing requests.
All Glide projects are what we call Progressive Web Apps (PWA). These are websites with a URL that have the look and feel of a native app and that share many functions (actions) one would expect in a native app (though not all, push notifications on iOS for instance).
Your Glide project, whether we call it a mobile app, web app, or website, is dynamic and the data displayed to your users can change based on their actions, which include creating, reading, updating, and deleting data. This is pretty magical. Unfortunately, you are right, some other features, such as a website footer, are not yet available.
This objectively sucks! The same way you have a button for Container the same way you can have one for a footer, not that much of a husttle and obiously the demand exists… why has been this neglected and wondering is the CEO aware? I see him quite engaging on the forum @david
Hi Tom (+ @david ), don’t mean to make a big stink but something that has bothered me about the marketing (which I feel is false advertising *with no bad intentions) is the inclusion of feature displayed to market Glide for nearly a year which is not available. Currently it’s displayed on the homepage under the example of an app for “Field Operations” - the first example. It shows a table with 5 columns. This is not possible, no more than 3 have ever been allowed. There is no notice that “some features displayed are not available”, and the caption says “Jumpstart big ideas in seconds” - I have been waiting nearly a year for 5 column tables. Please consider this. Thank you.