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How to Use Shadow Effects in Conversion Focused Web Design

One of the things that makes Thrive Architect such a powerful visual editor is customizability. You can fine-tune almost every design detail of everything in your content. For example, you can add and customize drop shadows, inside shadows and text shadows to Thrive Architect elements.

In this video, we'll take a tour through the shadow effect features and we'll look at how to use shadows for conversion focused design.

How to Create Custom Styled Content Boxes in Minutes with Thrive Architect

Thrive Architect features a "content box" element, which starts out as a blank, empty container. In this video, you'll discover how you can go from this blank slate to almost any custom styled content box you can think of, in just minutes.

You'll see how to create mobile responsive note boxes for your blog content, feature boxes for landing pages and sales pages and much more.

How to Create an Attention-Grabbing, Animated Call to Action Ribbon

In this tutorial, we're building a call to action that you can add to any page - and that your visitors will not be able to ignore.

We're using Thrive Architect to create this design and, even though it's a short tutorial, you'll discover many of the unique features in this plugin. You'll see how those features work together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Gradients in Thrive Architect: How to (& How NOT to) Use Them

With Thrive Architect, you can add custom color gradients to any element that has a background. You can even create gradients as overlays on top of images or background patterns.

In this tutorial, we'll take a quick tour through all of the gradient features. Then, we'll take a look at the dos and don'ts of using color gradients in web design, so that your results will loo pro.

8 Tips for Making Your Content Fully Mobile Friendly

These days, any self-respecting WordPress theme or plugin will be mobile responsive by default, meaning that it will resize and rearrange to fit medium and small screens.

But if you want to make your content not just mobile responsive but truly mobile friendly, there's more to it than just installing a responsive theme and calling it a day.

If you've ever wondered: "how should I create my content/landing pages/opt-in forms for mobile devices?" today's video is the answer you've been waiting for!​

This post has been updated to reflect the changes made in the Thrive Architect plugin.​

The Content Lock-In Problem: What Happens With Your Thrive Architect Content if You Delete the Plugin?

Today, we're answering questions that we received many times, regarding our upcoming visual editor for WordPress, Thrive Architect.

We learned from our users that many don't use Thrive Content Builder or other visual editors to create their blog content. And this is true even if they prefer the convenience and speed of the visual editor.

Why?

Because of looming worries: sure, the visual editor is good now, but will it still be around a few years from now? Will it continue being updated and getting support? What if I can't use it anymore, at some point? What if I have to deactivate this plugin, at some point in the future?

It's a legitimate concern - no one wants to lose their blog content all of a sudden.​

In this post, we look at this issue closely and give you a preview of how our upcoming Thrive Architect editor will handle this.​

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