Hi, I've been spending A LOT of time with upfront lately and by far it has been the best builder experience that I've worked in thus far. It's really the only builder that allows my clients to manage content/menus/pages/posts/etc on the frontend.
However, I after digging in quite a bit, I'm starting to uncover more roadblocks that will impact my clients UX. Can you please help me out with the following:
1. Menu Link Styles
- The customize menu allows me to change the A and A:Hover elements, but the menu needs to have a separate option. For example, some clients have a dark header with white menu color, but the rest of their site backgrounds are white with black text. By editing the A and A:Hover color in the customizer, it changes both colors of the menu and site links. I need to be able to separate these so that the menu links can remain white, and the site content links can be their accent color. I know that this can be done with CSS...but I'd prefer it if my clients did not have to do this.
2. Nested Linking Issue within text box
- When a link is added to a nested element within the text box...such as an icon...the editor strips out the tags and displays code - See screencast - http://www.screencast.com/t/4c4hyvNR
3. Some Shortcodes Rendered will Prevent Upfront from Loading
- I'm using a plugin for some clients called "bookly" that is a standalone version of an appointment request form. It utilizes ajax for a multipage and minimal output. When putting the shortcode in the upfront editor, everything works great after I save...however, when the editor is exited and I attempt to open upfront again....it will stall on "loading". I'm assuming that the actual rendered shortcode has caused a conflict. I had an idea to put the item within a widget, but as it renders out fully, I'm assuming that the same results would occur. Do you have any ideas on a workaround?
4. Blog Layout
- In general...this seems to be like the most neglected feature I've seen from upfront. When I utilize the "post" element and drag around the option order (tags above feature image for instance) it either does not save...or spits back a really funky layout. Ideally I would want to completely overhaul the css on the blog pages alone, but also provide the customizability that upfront offers (i.e. post layout 1, 2 , 3...etc), what would be the best way to execute this?
5. Responsive Layouts
- This has become more of a pain to me than anything. For instance....when I alter a font and its styles....I have to go into each break point and adjust the font and styles...essentially tripling my work for every global edit. This is particularly bad for when my clients are trying to edit their site or create a new site. Is there a way to setup the breakpoints to inherit its' parent's styling in general?
I have a few more questions but I would rather exhaust my options prior to wasting your time first. So if I havent figured out my other roadblocks....I will come back.
Thanks for the great support and look forward to hearing from you.