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  1. Mike
    Mike May 20, 2014 at 16:07 | | Reply

    I have to echo this post here. I’ve always been hesitant to use plugins and systems like this because, in my experience, it takes more time to unstyle them than it does to build something from scratch and style it correctly. But, I recently had to turn around a WP website for a client in ~2 weeks, and each page had more or less a “magazine approach” to it’s design. The layout also had to be idiot proof as the client would be taking over the site after 3 weeks. I was originally going to lay out the pages with custom short codes to get the right style, but it would have taken for ever to build and would have been a pain for the client to update after the fact… So I took a chance and bought FastLine’s Page Builder.

    The design had a mix of full width and “page width” elements on each page, which would have normally been a pain to put content in the WordPress WYSIWYG editor. But, with Page Builder I could drop in a row, add a custom class (ie, full-width or page-width, as I defined them), and then drop the content blocks into that.

    Another nice feature is that every element on the page is given it’s own “node-id” as a class… this usually looks like something like “node-1234567″ as a class. This makes adding custom functionality via JS and custom styling a lot easier.

    My only recommendation would be that they allow you to place classes on everything. You can place classes on rows, columns, and structural elements, but not on individual elements like buttons, text blocks, and so on. I think every element should let you drop a custom class onto it, because it would make global styling a lot easier. Otherwise, I really loved the plugin and it was the only way that I would have gotten this site finished in time.

  2. Justin Busa
    Justin Busa May 20, 2014 at 18:13 | | Reply

    Hey Mike,

    I’m glad to hear the builder worked out well for your project. That’s awesome! I also appreciate the feedback regarding CSS classes. We’ve had that request from a handful of customers and have it on our list to implement in the near future. Don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything else we can do to improve the builder.

    Justin

  3. Chris
    Chris September 6, 2014 at 10:06 | | Reply

    Is there a discount? Saw the price jump. But willing to buy if there was a half off promo. Thanks

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