Website design is typically a pain in the ass. Big unintentional gaps, alignment that you can’t control, and boxes with a mind of their own. (Don’t even get me started on Internet Explorer 6.)
So when I found Headway I was pretty blown away. For the first time, designing your site in WordPress could be controlled within an easy to use interface, without changing any code. You could actually rearrange everything within a drag-and-drop interface. Every element, every section of your site, could be reorganized without touching code.
I was impressed. And I bought it immediately.
This time, though, Headway has done something even better. And what they’ve done is game changing.
Headway 1.0 was pretty awesome, but Headway 1.5 is light years ahead of that. Before, you could change everything within a panel on WordPress in the admin area. You would save changes, and then reload your page in another tab or window to see the effect. Not anymore.
The new Headway visual editor allows you to edit everything live.
Within the visual editor, you use a drop down to select each element — header, navigation, sidebar, post title, etc. — and all the CSS options appear for you, without the code. Once you change them, you see the results immediately. And if you like what you see, you can save it to lock it in.
I’ve been using this tool to create a new fitness website [details will be released soon] and it has allowed me to cut down development time to one tenth of the time it previously took. It’s really ridiculous how easy it is now.
Here are some of the features in the new Headway WordPress theme:
- Drag and drop every element on your blog (sidebar, navigation, header, and custom areas)
- Eliminate repetitive effort when creating pages by linking page designs
- Decide on your fonts for everything—without CSS
- Improve your search optimization by simply activating Headway
- Make your blog stand out with animated transitions for featured content
- Create photo galleries with no extra plugins
- Add your tweets to your blog with no extra plugins
- Written and video tutorials to get you going
- A helpful, friendly support community
- Free upgrades to all new versions of Headway for life
These are just a few of the features that I’ve borrowed from the Headway website (they could tell you why it’s amazing better than I can, after all).
At the risk of sounding like a total webdesign geek, Headway 1.5 has changed my life. It makes creating highly effective websites in WordPress for my business amazingly simple.
If you’re looking for a new WordPress theme, or want to switch to something that will make you actually want to work on your website (wouldn’t that be nice?), I highly recommend it. I don’t affiliate with products lightly, so it has to be pretty amazing to get my endorsement.
If you want to make WordPress design easy, check it out. Change your WordPress experience forever.
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