Since the initial launch of PageLines Framework (originally called Platform) we’ve been learning more and more about what you want in a website platform. Specifically, we believe you want professional and capable websites, but also want to build them fast, easy, and without a lot of coding.
With this in mind, a year ago, we began thinking about why its never been truly “easy” to build a professional website. We concluded several things, for example:
- The interface connecting “themes” to end design is disconnected and abstract. A *major* change is needed in UX to fix this.
- Having a platform for building/selling themes without coding would be revolutionary.
- Design options within CMS systems are typically hard to find and verbose
- Drag and drop is what people want, but no one has ever got the interface completely right
- These are just some of the insights we’ve had.
Building on these, we started a journey down a new road. We decided we would attempt to create something great, that could potentially revolutionize web design.
This new platform is going to change the game.
And today, I’d like to announce that this new product is coming *soon*. We’ve been in private beta with our close developer community for months now and they are in agreement that this new platform could change the way people do web design.
We don’t want to leave you guys without teasers so check out my Dribbble account for some screenshots and more as time goes on.
Setting the Stage
Since upgrades will no doubt be a concern, anyone who has purchased PageLines Framework after June 15, or is a Plus subscriber at launch, will get the new product completely free. All other PageLines customers will get the new pro version platform at a discounted price; the basic version will be free.
Join the Beta Team
In the coming weeks, you can expect a slew of announcements from us about this upcoming product. But today, we are writing because we need more people involved in the beta effort.
Since the new platform is designed to be a complete UX change and theming effort, we need more awesome creators to work with us, give us feedback, and help design the platform.
To apply to be a member of the PageLines community all you need to do is fill out this beta application:
Within the next two weeks, you can expect additional details as well as an official launch date. Please stay tuned and get excited for big changes and awesome opportunities.