Yep, that’s right: Page Builder Sandwich is having its very first birthday on 14 January, 2017. Along with our ongoing Holiday Sale (30% off for a limited time, no promo code needed), PBS has a couple of surprises in store for you, and the team can’t wait to share them with everyone.
For the past year, we’ve grown a lot thanks to the support of awesome pals, some very helpful reviews, and our newly found friends in the PBS Slack community. We couldn’t forget about you guys– the PBS users themselves, who’ve helped us reach this milestone. And so to celebrate, we figured: what better way to give you guys an even better experience than the release of PBS Version 4.0? Cue the confetti.
In case you missed it, the current version, Version 3.0, has undergone some major changes and improvements. This includes the cleaner, smoother, and more user-friendly interface, plus better responsiveness. For Version 4.0 though, we’ll be throwing in even better stuff! So brace yourselves, because things are going to be a lot more fun, festive, and functional with the upcoming release in January.
Full Page Templates Feature
First up in our list of major features are the brand-new Full Page Templates. While PBS is commonly used to build all sorts of different pages, we’ve taken into serious consideration that our users operate their sites under different niches (and therefore different types of websites). Different users have different needs after all, whether for business or personal ventures. That’s why we’ve decided to address this with the upcoming Full Page Templates feature.
So how do these Full Page Templates work? Simple. For Version 4.0, we’ll be releasing a bunch of awesome templates. These will be split into different categories; each designed for a specific niche. The templates will include elements, layouts, and features for corporate pages, portfolios, eCommerce sites, or just the usual personal blogs (among others) so as to perfectly suit whatever site you need.
So for example, if you’re running a restaurant, and need a page or website catered (no pun intended) to that kind of business, you can simply choose the restaurant template. And because PBS allows for flexible customization, you’ll still be able style it to your heart’s content. And since your chosen template (in this case, your restaurant) will come with specific features designed specifically for a restaurant-themed business site, it will also come with PBS elements that attend to that type of site’s needs: like an entire section for the menu, a delivery feature, and social media buttons, and a lot more. Now picture something like this for your particular niche– if you’re running a corporate office, or a personal business, or even just a portfolio– don’t worry. With Version 4.0, we’ll be releasing templates for those as well. No doubt they’ll come in handy on your next site-building venture!
More Elements, More Options
Along with the new Full Page Templates, we also have a bunch of other stuff coming up! As we always say, PBS exists because we believe that creating amazing, stunning things doesn’t have to be as difficult as everyone makes it out to be. With this in mind, we urge you to take a look at our other upcoming features, so you can see for yourself just what all the neat, wonderful pages and sites you’ll be able to create with PBS!
Parallax scrolling is a technique used to create a unique, 3D background effect for your browser. It makes for a brilliant eye-catcher for any website, and when done the right way, can definitely boost up your audience count. Still not convinced? Check out this cool website by FireWatch that executes the parallax effect to perfection.
Video backgrounds are also a popular effect used on websites, particularly on home pages, landing pages, and hero headers. They’re equally stunning as well, and there’s a reason they’re all the rage, trust us! And with the latest PBS update, you’ll be able to get the chance to give video backgrounds a spin as well. Go ahead and use them to reel your audience in and get more site visits!
For Version 4.0, we’ll also be releasing the all-new Date Countdown. It’ll include your basic features such as setting in the exact date and time you’re counting down to, plus the ever-present flexible customization options we’re sure you’ll love.
Want to encourage your audience to spread word about your posts on social media? Fear not, because PBS has your back! With the new social icons, readers will be able to share your website and your content with a simple click of a button.
We have more in store for you, though! Including:
- Ability to add posts to your content
- Progress bars
- Count up numbers
- Elements for WooCommerce, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Contact Form 7
- Pricing Tables
- Click to action
- Image Boxes
- Icon Boxes
- Free Image Searching and Downloading
- Ability to add Custom CSS
- …and More!
And finally, on top of all of these cool new features, PBS will also be priding itself with even better responsiveness.
In the past, viewing and editing your PBS page on mobile didn’t exactly prove to be a walk in the park– font sizes wouldn’t match up, images weren’t proportioned- overall, we knew we had to work on PBS’ UI on mobile, and that’s exactly what we did. We’ve worked on this particular feature and have had it adjusted so that it’s not only better-looking in terms of UI, but smoother and more accessible as well. Now you’ll be able to view and edit your site on mobile with zero fuss. Your eyes will definitely thank you, and your audience definitely will, too.
Smoother, Better, More Awesomesauce.
To conclude, we’re sincerely grateful for all of your support and loyalty to PBS, and we hope you’re as excited as we are, because all of us are in for a great ride!
So do these upcoming updates meet your expectations? Is there anything else you’d like to suggest for v4? Leave us a comment below and we’ll see what we can do!
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Hoping you guys had a great holiday season,
The PBS Team