Remember our Layouts project? We just released a new version, with full Toolset integration and we’re running another usability test. Of course, you’re invited!
It’s been a few months since we last wrote about our drag-and-drop WordPress editor called Layouts. Layouts is in version 0.9.1 and getting very close to its first production release.
Layouts lets you design complete websites, from the first pixel to the last. It’s a plugin, so you can use it with different themes.
Layouts 0.9.1, released this week, includes complete integration with other Toolset plugins, allowing you to build entire sites from the WordPress admin, without coding.
We think that you will like Layouts, because it’s especially built for developers. The plugin comes with a small and powerful library of cells. These cells cover all the standard WordPress elements, including menus, posts, widgets, free text and HTML. Besides that basic cells library, you also have Views and Content Template cells, so you can build and design custom elements without coding.
But, this isn’t all. Layouts has a complete API, which lets you create your own cells. Using this API, you can build your own library of dragable items and use it on different client sites. You can easily create your own galleries, sliders and other cool elements that you can reuse. Since these are Layout cells, you can place them on the grid, move and resize without any effort.
Anyway, Layouts 0.9.1 aims to provide a streamlined development environment and we want to test this. Next Friday, May 16th, in European morning hours, we are going to run a usability test on Layouts. We’d like to invite you to join. Each session will take 50 minutes and we will be rewarding participants with complementary Toolset accounts.
If you want to join, leave a comment here and we’ll get back to you ASAP.