Divi 3.0 Sneak Peek – The “Invisible” and Customizable User Interface
In my last Divi 3.0 sneak peek, I posted the very first video of the new visual builder in action. We were so excited to show off what we had been working on for so long, and we were even more excited to see the video garner such an insanely positive reaction from the community. It tells us that we made the right decision when we decided to commit to what is undoubtedly the most ambitious project we have ever worked on.
While this first sneak peek showed off a lot of what the builder can do, we have since added even more features that I think you are going to love, and so I decided to make a second video to show off some of these new and awesome additions. Keep reading and make your way down to the bottom of the post to watch the new sneak peek!
The Invisible and Customizable Interface
For those of you who have not been following along with the Divi 100 Marathon and the countdown to Divi 3.0, let me tell you a bit about what we are working on and why we think it’s going to be the most transformative Divi update yet.
This is the same technology that the WordPress .com team used in their recent Calypso project and it’s allowing us to create a font-end builder that’s super fast–requiring little to no loading. When you open up a module’s settings and adjust its content or design, you see the changes appear instantly. You can click into a paragraph and start typing to add new text to your page, or highlight text to format it. There is no need to preview your changes because everything happens right before your eyes in real time.
What really makes Divi 3.0 special, however, isn’t just the speed and the visual nature of the builder, it’s the simplicity and intuitiveness of the interface. We like to call it the “Invisible Interface” because it embodies one of our favorite design philosophies, that “good design often goes unnoticed.”
A good interface shouldn’t get in your way. It should predict your intentions and give you the tools you need when you need them. This is what it means for an interface to be “intuitive,” which is a term we hear all too often in the design world–but not always rightly so.
With Divi 3.0, it’s really true.
When you first load the new builder, you might not even know it’s there. As you start to explore the page, however, the controls become apparent without crowding your screen or obstructing the design of your page. In addition, the interface can be customized to fit your screen, adjust to your content and satisfy your personal preferences. It’s a design experience unlike anything else.