Before finishing this review post, Theme Fusion reached out to me to let me know that they are actively working on a new version of Avada and also a new version of the Fusion Builder plugin and, reportedly, the new version is actually theme agnostic. I was also provided with a copy of the new versions but some technical issues prevented me from fully testing them so I cannot say how substantial the improvements are, but it is something watch out for if you are an Avada customer or interested in Fusion Builder.
In reviewing these plugins, it would be very easy to fall into a rabbit hole and spend hours upon hours setting up test sites and building sample page layouts. It may seem counter-productive to review page builders and not test building extensive layouts, but I really wanted to cover the basics and identify each plugin that suffered from or caused some of the common compatibility issues we see.
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• Bullet launchers launch projectiles such as missiles or physical objects, they are extremely effective at their purpose but they are limited by ammo counts. Players can customize them in how they are fired like one-by-one, or just deplete stocks barrage into enemies with homing targets, or just crowd control on the ground, or a single extremely potent explosive blast instead.
I personally dislike the color scheme of the builder, but that’s the smallest of the issues here. The biggest problem I see is that the builder interface becomes clumsy on anything less than a large screen. The builder elements are placed in a scrollable container without any quick way to find specific elements. The arrows on the right move the view port to the left and right but they’re incredibly slow. You’re forced to move the view port one click at a time. Most of the time, interfaces like this would allow the user to click and hold on the scroll bar to move quickly through the options, but not here. It only accepts single clicks, so if the element you need is 25 spaces to the right, you have to click at least 25 times to get there. Keyboard navigation is not an option either. This just screams accessibility (and usability) nightmare.
Second, I found that a large number of the builder elements, such as contact forms, are not retained when the plugin is deactivated. This is because Beaver Builder includes its own proprietary contact forms, testimonial blocks, subscribe forms, image sliders, and many other content types. While it makes perfect sense to include these, it is important that users be aware of how they will be locked into using Beaver Builder once opting to add these kind of elements to their pages. This is where the separation between layout building and content creation becomes very blurry.
I'm comimg up on my fourth week on Feb 9th and I've already added 30lbs to my squat/deadlift and 20lbs to my bench. Gotten stronger in the other lifts as well. Honestly, once a week per workout isn't enough (for me at least). I also pair the shoulder and leg workout into the same day. With that 3 day split, I go 6 days a week. Either way, if you follow this well and eat right, you will make gains.
Once we get past the interface problems with adding elements, the builder itself works quite well. Adding new elements is pretty smooth and editing existing ones works nicely. There were some occasional quirks that caused issues, however. For example, I added a text field and then tried to split it into two columns. When doing this, the column controls went underneath the text element below it, making the column controls inaccessible.
I’m currently working on a new design and decided to revisit Envato’s ThemeForest for a WordPres theme… all of the “top themes” honestly look the same to me, especially Avada. Don’t even get me talking about what should constitute a “healthcare theme” website. What before was a simple tweak of HTML + CSS is now a “shortcode” wonderland/wasteland. Based on this article, I reviewed some of the options and am using PootlePress (which I never had heard about until now).
I’ve still got an agency account from when I purchased it way back when but let’s just go build a brand new page. When you log in here just click on create now if you want to use it to build some squeeze pages you can. I don’t think they’re mobile responsive but they look kind of sexy. I’m using it for a specific purpose in mind here, so we’ll go create a new page and let’s go find that page over here and click Edit now.