The latest version of Thrive Content Builder comes with several usability improvements, as well as many technical "under the hood" upgrades.
Take a look at our quick video demo to see how drag-and-drop, column resizing and advanced layouts have just become even faster and easier with TCB.
Here's a summary of the improvements you'll find in the new version of Thrive Content Builder:
Faster Drag & Drop
Previously, you'd see drop zones displayed in the content area while dragging an element. While this worked well enough, it could make a page look quite messy if you had an advanced layout going. You also had to make sure to hit one of the drop zones to add your element to the page.
The new version is much more forgiving and has an uncluttered look - it only shows one indicator at a time. No matter where you are hovering, there is always one drop zone active. That means less precision is required for drag and drop, ultimately allowing you to work faster.
Simple Column Layouts
We didn't just make drag-and-drop faster, we added a whole new dimension to it. You can now drop elements next to each other and you can drop elements in between others to create column layouts.
At the same time, the good old pre-made column layouts are also still available, so you can work with whichever you prefer.
Easy Column Resizing
Hover over any column layout and you'll notice that you can simply click and drag on any of the column borders to resize them. That means getting your column layouts just right is now easier than ever.
You can also hold the Ctrl key while doing this to resize in increments of 5%.
Vertical Column Alignment
You can now choose how the content inside columns aligns vertically. When you have unequal amounts of content in columns, this gives you more options for making some interesting layouts.
The above are the visible changes we've made to Thrive Content Builder. Meanwhile, there have also been some changes to the technical foundation of the plugin. This is to help make the code leaner, but it's also a big part in laying the foundation for what's coming next.
Let us know your thoughts about the new changes by leaving a comment below!