Pagelines in 2012 was part of that Wave of WordPress Page Building software that has taken over the WordPress theme market. Theme providers now have a single all-purpose Builder+Theme Designer like The 7, Divi, or X-Theme. Or like Headway and Ithemes, the vendors support their themes/templates with very good drag and drop Page/Post building tools. I have stayed with Headway because I like the combinations of a Wireframe Layout Designer, good selection of drag and drop widgets, solid template and snapshot creation capabilities and all linked with a surprisingly versatile CSS Styler tool. So the bottom line, is that Pagelines had dropped off the WordPress radar.
This screenshot from the Pagelines blog, shows a few of the reasons that upcoming new Pagelines 5 has grabbed my attention:
Powers promises that in Pagelines 5 you will be able to control everything in real time including:
- Padding / Margin / Grids / Spacing
- Background images, overlays and videos
- Font sizes, alignments
- Page layouts and templates
- Images and Content
Now as a developer I have been attracted to the capabilities of realtime Page Designers like Visual Composer or SiteOrigins PageBuilder. But also live styling with CSS Interactive Editors like CSS Hero and SiteOrigin CSS Editor. Pagelines 5 appears to be promising to bringing these together with joint styling, layout and UI/UX composition in one WordPress Interactive Design space. So on March 2, this party will certainly be taking a good close look at what Pagelines 5 will have on offer.