Landing Page from Scratch with Thrive Architect: Layered Backgrounds, Mobile Editing & More
This is the first "landing page from scratch" video featuring Thrive Architect, the new visual editor that will soon replace Thrive Content Builder.
Now that you know that there is no risk of ever losing your content with Thrive Architect, I hope you're getting really excited for all the new design possibilities...
In this video, you'll discover what it feels like to work with the new plugin and get an idea of the layouts and content you can create with the new plugin.
This landing page from scratch video is not a highlight reel for Thrive Architect. We're not trying to show off all the coolest things our new visual editor can do. Rather, we want to show you how the improved workflow will help you create a better looking homepage faster than with Thrive Content Builder.
Here are some of the main things you'll discover in the video:
Improved Font Management (4:22 min)
In Thrive Content Builder, using a custom font was a bit complicated. You had to load the font to your website from within the Thrive Dashboard to be able to use it on a landing page. In Thrive Architect, fonts are easily and immediately accessible in a drop-down menu.
Faster Margins & Padding (8:48 min)
We've all been there... Adding 20px margin, enter, no it should be 25px, enter, or maybe 23px? It's fiddly work to get your layout and spacing to look just right.
Because this is such a common workflow, we've made it easier and faster in Thrive Architect. You can now simply click and drag to change margins and padding and you'll see immediately what's happening on the page. This makes getting the perfect layout walk in the park.
Using a "Ghost" Button (10:44 min) and Changing Every Detail (13:28 min)
One of the biggest improvements in Thrive Architect is customizability. The transparent button with a colored border (also known as a ghost button) is a perfect example for this. You can edit every detail: border color, background color, shadow, hover state, text font, etc. And changing the button text is much simpler as well: you can now edit button texts in-line, just like any other text on the page.
Layered Background Sections (11:08 min)
One of my personal favorites: with Thrive Architect you can layer different backgrounds on top of each other. This means that you can add an image and immediately apply an overlay without having to use a photo editing tool!
Placing Text on Top of an Image (17:44 min)
This is more of an advanced feature, but if you know what "position:absolute" and "z-index" mean you'll be over the top excited about this one. If not, this basically means that you'll be able to position any element on top of any other element. You can see a preview in the video with text on top of an image and we'll be sure to show you more layouts that will benefit from this feature in the future.
This is a feature that is meant for advanced users, so if it seems a bit complicated to you, don't worry. You can create 90% of all layouts you can think of without getting into the advanced features. But for those last 10%, we didn't want to leave you hanging, either.
Mobile Editing (20:44 min)
When in one of the first sneak peek videos of Thrive Architect, you discovered the mobile view, many asked about mobile editing options. As you can see in the video, you'll be able to customize the look and feel of your page for desktop, tablet and mobile separately.
Let's Get on the Same Page...
There are a few recurring questions we get when we're talking about Thrive Architect and let me address them here heads on.
Will I have to buy this new plugin?
Thrive Architect is an update of Thrive Content Builder. This means that all current users (people who only have the Thrive Content Builder or Thrive Landing Pages plugin, members and agency members) will get this as a FREE update.
For everybody who's not currently a Thrive Content Builder customer, Thrive Architect will be released to the public on the 29th of August.
What will happen to the pages built with TCB? Will my previous design and layout stay in place?
Thrive Architect is backwards compatible. That means you can start using it and it won’t affect your previous content AND you can edit your TCB content with the new plugin. We'll soon release a video to show you how this works exactly.
What about the other plugins?
Most of our plugins use Thrive Content Builder to edit the elements (opt-in forms, quiz pages, course lessons, etc.). All of them will be updated to Thrive Architect. This means that if you're currently using eg. Thrive Leads, you'll have all these new features at your disposal too. Yes, that includes the mobile editing 😉
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