When it comes to work, I’m all about being effective. As effective as possible with as little scrolling and as few clicks as possible.
The design team at Elegant Themes did a great job in designing and further improving on the Divi Builder user interface. It is well organized and quite intuitive. I like working with it in general. And the Visual Builder on the front end was a nice addition recently, however, in most cases I still use the backend with the Divi Builder, it is simply more effective for me.
After working with it for some time – a couple years back – I realized though that there is too much scrolling involved when I need to adjust one thing in a module. So I started thinking and tinkering and wrote about it … But I wanted more!
And at last, all that tinkering resulted in the Divi Builder UI Light | Divi Builder UI Pro plugins, which I am happily releasing today.
You can visit the plugin page to read and see what it does and what are the differences between Light and Pro.
I am very proud of this plugin and I really hope it will reach to popularity of Font Awesome for Divi, which has been downloaded more than a 1500 times so far.
Go ahead and check it out!
Happy 2016 to everyone! Hope you all had happy holidays with lots of joy and good food. I’m still trying to recover, so I’m taking it easy. 🙂 This gave me some time to re-check how the admin UI of the “new” Divi can be improved.
A lot has changed since February 2015, when I posted the first article on this topic, which was still done pre Divi 2.4. Since then we have a more enhanced Divi with more options, more user-friendlyness and more of everything, thanks to the dedication of ET. And we also have the amazing Divi Builder plugin which you can use with any theme you want, and we have the Extra theme, which is also based on the Divi Builder. (Thanks guys! You are the best!!!)
And this brings us to the first big improvement of this trick: it WORKS WITH ALL THREE: the Divi Builder, the Divi theme and the Extra theme. Updated to Divi 2.6.x.
The UI of the Divi Builder also has changed dramatically to its advantage. But for me there was still some “room for improvement”. 🙂 I’m always looking for ways to optimize things that make work (or fun) easier whether it’s less clicks, less scrolling or more data on the screen. So read on to find out how you can have a Divi user interface that makes your work faster.
When I first saw the Divi theme from Elegant Themes (ET) I immediately fell in love with it. The theme is flexible enough to create ANY type of website with a drag and drop interface and loads of different modules for any purpose you can think of.
I started using Divi immediately as I had to develop the new website of the company where I was working at the time. Development was fun and fast. And although I have a 24″ monitor I was still a bit annoyed of the unused or not effectively used space by the Page Builder. So I decided to tweak it a bit. Some of it has already been implemented by ET in v2.0, but there are still some tweaks which make better use of the screen space.