RapidWeaver 8 comes with a brand-new Device Simulator that allows you to preview your site in any device - be it an iPhone X, iPad Pro, or a 27" iMac - without ever leaving RapidWeaver.

It’s now easier than ever before to check how your site looks and feels across all devices. The Device Simulator in RapidWeaver 8 allows you to preview your site in multiple devices all at the same time, and includes an auto-refresh feature that instantly updates each device as you make edits to your site.

We’ve recorded a feature video for the Device Simulator; check it out below to see exactly how it works.

Preview your site in any device

To open the new Device Simulator just click the “Device Simulator” button in the toolbar — a new window will open displaying a preview of your site in an iPhone X.

You can switch devices quickly by choosing from the predefined list of iOS devices, or you can use a custom width and height.

The device simulator really is a fantastic new way to ensure your site looks great across all devices and screen sizes.

Multiple Windows

The Device Simulator allows you to open multiple devices; you can view your site on an iPhone X, iPad Pro, and iMac all at the same time. Or you can view it on an iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone SE. It’s never been easier to check your site on any number of devices all at the same time!

Live Reload

RapidWeaver 8 includes a live reload feature (this is awesome, honestly!), and it’s one of my favourite new features. As you make edits to your RapidWeaver site, the device simulator will instantly update every device - gone are the days of switching between apps and hitting refresh. Trust me, once you get used to all devices instantly updating, there’s no going back.

I think those of you who have a dual monitor set up will find this particularly useful as you can have RapidWeaver open on one screen, and the live-reloading device simulator on the other. It’s a big time-saver and will speed up your workflow immensely.

Save Window Layouts

The Device Simulator also allows you to create your own custom window layouts. If you keep opening up simulators for an iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone SE all at the same time, you can create a preset for those by choosing "Save Window Layout as" from the Device Simulator’s options menu - this is covered in the above video.

Again, this is a great time-saver and gives you a quick way to view your site in any number of preset devices.

RapidWeaver 8 Available Now!

RapidWeaver 8 is packed full of amazing new features like this. If you want to learn more, head over to the RapidWeaver site and download a free trial today!