Frontly API: Making Frontly Builder More Developer-Friendly

Great news for developers: in Frontly’s upcoming release, we’ll finally be launching the Frontly API. It’s currently still in development, but you’ll finally be able to create addons and extensions for Frontly. Of course, we’ll also be launching an API documentation to go along with it for a smoother, more functional experience. We can’t wait to see all the great stuff you guys are gonna come up with. Here’s a short list of some of the APIs we have so far: 1. Text Formatting Bar API With the Text Formatting Bar API, developers can extend the functionality of Frontly’s text Continue reading →

Frontly Builder: Frequently Asked Questions

A few months ago, we announced the launch Frontly Builder, a bigger, better front-end page builder with increased performance and awesome new stuff. Think of it as a new and improved version of Page Builder Sandwich. It’s still in the works, but it’s coming real soon. In the meantime, we’re sure you guys have some questions about Frontly. So here’s a short FAQ for everyone! What will happen to my PBS-run site?/Will I lose everything I’ve built using PBS?/Will the Frontly update destroy my website? No, definitely not! Everything you’ve made using Page Builder Sandwich will remain intact, and nothing will Continue reading →

#PBSUpdate: 200% Performance Increase & New Elements

Only a few weeks ago, we released PBS Version 4.1. This update included tweaks on the formatting bar and some text formatting updates, among others. For Version 2.0 though, while we made additional features, we decided to focus more on PBS’ overall performance. 200% Performance Increase & A Little Help from CodeInWP What prompted this change was an article about page builder expectations from CodeInWP. It featured a short list of their favorites, reviewing them each under a specific criteria. While Page Builder Sandwich didn’t make it on the list itself, we were also briefly mentioned in the article: With Continue reading →

How We Increased Our Plugin’s Performance by 200%

Last February 2, 2017, Ann Taylor wrote the article 12 Things We Need to See From WordPress Page Builders in 2017 + Who Already Gets It Right in CodeInWP. We’ve been continuously improving Page Builder Sandwich for more than a year now: we do our research, listen to our customers, so we thought Page Builder Sandwich was gonna make it to CodeInWP’s “Who Got it Right” article. We didn’t, though, because of performance.  So we asked Ann about it, and she replied: …I played around with a free version a bit. It shows a lot of promise: lots of modules, pretty Continue reading →

#PBSUpdate: Full Page, Niche-Based Templates

PBS Version 4.0 has been our biggest update yet, and with its release, we’ve included a new game-changing feature, the Full Page, Niche-Based Templates. The Full Page Templates are a set of 10 professionally designed, niche-based templates. They’re ready to use upon downloading PBS, and can be used as is, or may be tweaked to fit your taste. Use as a Starting Point for Your Page The use of templates is one of the most efficient ways to produce webpages. They’re commonly offered as a quick solution to problems regarding site design and layout, offering the user with several (usually Continue reading →

PBS UPDATE: Version 4.1 and Usability

After Version 4.0’s release last January, we’ve continued working on PBS’ development, adding both fixes and improvements. We’re excited to share them with you, so here’s what we have up or sleeve for the Version 4.1 update. Formatting Bar Enhancements The latest 4.1 update revolves around the text formatting bar. Aside from resolving a lot of bug issues, we’ve also improved some stuff on the bar that should make your experience with PBS smoother and more efficient. Color Picker Updates In the earlier versions of PBS, the color picker had some issues that was somewhat of an inconvenience to the Continue reading →

Parallax Scrolling: What Is It?

The parallax scrolling effect is a design technique that’s relatively new in development and web design. Over the past few years since it’s hit the scene though, it’s grown pretty popular in its own right, and with good reason, too. Parallax Scrolling Defined Parallax scrolling is a technique wherein your web page’s background image scrolls at a slower rate compared to the foreground image. It gives the user a unique sense of depth and action while scrolling through a page when used on a website. Without Parallax Scrolling The elements of the web page – the text, images, buttons, etc Continue reading →

Mobile Responsiveness in PBS Version 4.0

Getting mobile responsiveness done right can be really tricky, and when one screws it up, the results usually end up horrific. In fact, if you haven’t heard yet, Google has even started penalizing non-mobile friendly websites in April 2015. In short, mobile responsiveness is a pretty huge deal. So What is Mobile Responsiveness? A website is deemed responsive when its contents have the ability to adapt to different screen sizes and orientations when viewed on devices other than the desktop. Put more simply, if you’ve upgraded to PBS v4 and want to design or build a page, then you should Continue reading →