Everyone is hell bent on turning WP from a CMS to an app platform. This is what results in 5mb sites and gives WP a bad reputation for being slow and clunky.
I sometimes see people doing more in WordPress than I have yet to get Django to do.
I'm not sure if it was brilliance or stupidity.
(Not affiliated to them. Just spent some time searching for it myself as it is nowhere mentioned on the WPMUDEV website)
Now I'm confused. Didn't you just say that your tech is built in top of WordPress (below)?
> We haven't touched the actual core of WP but instead made sure to use what WordPress already offers and work to improve the UX around it.
Many existing WP page builders out there look nothing like WordPress at all. Their interfaces are totally different and their code is not to WP's high standards. We wanted to avoid that with Layers. We wanted you to still use WP as is without feeling like you'd just installed something that takes over the normal experience.
Also, what am I downloading? A plugin to wordpress?
You're downloading a theme for WordPress.
I guess the underlying question is - can I have articles that similar feel to a Medium post (Large featured image with overlaying title, scroll for article - https://medium.com/help-center/images-652ee60abea6 )
We are trying as much as possible to take inspiration from Squarespace in that our main focus is the User Experience.
Anything decision we take with Layers has to meet our UX expectations before being added, which I think is something lacking from the WordPress industry at the moment, features are added but are not usable, which sucks for the end user.
We want to fix that as much as we can.
Regardless: under the Layers paradigm, "Blog posts" are a widget. So you might build a page for viewing one blog that is centered around a Posts widget, then maybe make a second blog the same way, and then a combined archive, etc.
I like the approach but it feels a bit frankensteiny… but I only gave it a cursory look. One thing is for sure, Squarespace has set raised the standard that Wordpress has yet to meet, so something like this needs to happen eventually.
I'll give this a go tonight.
* the identity of the author(s)
* a link a repository hosting the source code
Site building on an ipad's an edge case, but updates from one will not be.
If you have an iOS app, you'll need smart app banner tags https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/AppleA...
It's a theme framework, like Pagelines et al.
> Layers is built into the WordPress core, creating a familiar but joyful building experience.
"Built into the WordPress core" is a very different thing from "is a theme framework."
Good to know. I got a bit confused. The Admin theme made me question it.
I'd gather that with the constantly growing mobile percentage of a general site's audience it makes sense to build things future-proof, that is mobile-first. It wouldn't bother me if desktops were an afterthought, would it you?
I know it's Wordpress and all but come on.