It’s finally here! After months of non-stop work; we’re extremely excited to be releasing version 2.0 of the Drag & Drop framework (which has been renamed to simply “PageLines Framework”)
Why are we excited? Because this new release solves a ton of web design problems; for both beginners and professionals. It builds on the concept of “drag and drop web design,” and we really think it could change the way people build websites, forever.
2.0 contains over 50 new features. Everything from the new PageLines Store, to section cloning, responsive/mobile design, special page handling, new integrations, new admin UI, better meta controls, etc..
Let me introduce a few of those features now:
The PageLines Store
First and foremost, as announced last month, we’ve added the PageLines Store. The Store will be the first ever marketplace for drag and drop ‘apps’ for your websites. Developers will now be able to sell their creations, and you will be able to buy and use them on your website. We think this will be a big deal.
On launch day, we’ll already have 8 drag & drop sections, 4 PageLines themes, and 8 PageLines plugins available. As a sign of things to come, since we announced the store, we’ve had nearly 100 developer applications. And there are currently more than 25 upcoming store products in development.
Mobile is the fastest growing aspect of web design. Currently, not enough websites are designed with mobile in mind. Today we’re changing that for you.
With 2.0, the framework is now responsive, or in other words, mobile out of the box. This means that your design itself will dynamically adjust to the browser or browsing device.
People love designing with sections, however, one problem kept coming up.. “How do I add the same section multiple times on the same page?” Well, that problem is solved with cloning.. It allows you to dynamically duplicate a section on a template and configure its options separately.
Special Page Handling
Another commonly encountered problem was the inability to use meta settings on pages that don’t handle meta
information in WordPress. To fix this, we’ve built you an API for handling special pages. Now you’ll have complete control of your blog, category, archive, tag, etc.. pages.
A major change in 2.0 is the move to page-by-page meta settings, as opposed to global options. This means you’ll be able to configure your pages
almost completely independently from one another; for total control.
All text in the admin and meta panels are now fully translatable, and we have bundled french, german, spanish, russian
and arabic in the package. The framework is more ready than ever to be used all over the world.
Often times you want to use the best of breed solutions for documentation and forums, but they aren’t based on WordPress. This creates a huge integration issue. 2.0 Developer edition comes with support for integrations with other scripts; and includes Vanilla for forums, and MediaWiki for docs.
Color Control & Background ‘Supersize’
In PlatformPro, the color options were way too confusing.. there were over 24. In 2.0, we’ve simplified this interface using ‘color math’ to auto generate complementary or highlight colors.
We’ve also added a new ‘supersize’ background feature that matches your background image to the size of the users browser. Very userful for making dynamic and beautiful sites quickly.
And way, way, more…
Not enough space to go over everything here.. there are still tons of really cool features that you’ll discover once you play with 2.0.
These are just a few of the new features and improvements inside of 2.0. To learn more visit the all new PageLines tour, or check out the www demo and try it for yourself.
To purchase, check out our pricing page here.