The only place I ever heard anyone called a blockhead was a fictional one: the world of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts kids. Did anyone ever really call people blockheads outside of a comic strip?
Here’s the second video of my little Headway 3.0 Beta tour. If you can’t see it (you may be reading this in your email or a reader) then head directly to the blog to watch it!
Playing with Blocks
As you can see, the main content “unit” of Headway is now called a block. It used to be called a leaf, which lead to all kinds of fun explanations and discussions, like this:
Me: You add leafs.
Other Person: A what?
Me: A leaf. You know, like a table leaf.
Other Person: Shouldn’t that be leaves?
Me: (Forcing a smile) No, the kind that go into tables are called “leafs” not “leaves.”
Other Person: Oh… (you can tell they’re not sure about this and I resist the urge to tell them to look it up)
So… yeah. Now they’re called blocks and everybody’s happy: confusion eliminated!
If you’ve ever played with Legos or other snap-together style of blocks, you immediately get the idea.
The Headway 3.0 Layout Grid in the Visual Editor is like having one of those big flat “land” bases upon which you would build your block houses, space stations or castles (I loved the moon ones that had craters in them). Only you’re building with website blocks. It’s ridiculously easy.
You just click and drag to draw a block and then a menu thingy pops up (we get real technical around here) so you can choose what kind of block it’s going to be. Then you enter your settings… and that’s it.
Later you go into the Design tab and make it look all pretty.
While there is enough work done on the beta for me to make a video like this for you, obviously it hasn’t been released yet. Rest assured that Grant, Clay and AJ aren’t just sitting around sipping merlot from the hollowed-out skulls of their former competition. Why not? Because Clay’s not old enough to drink.
Oh, yeah… they’re also BUSTING THEIR BUTTS to get the 3.0 ready for beta release.
More like what’s probably happening is that Clay and AJ are busting their butts and Grant is yelling at them to bust ‘em a little harder.
So it will be ready when it’s ready, and not before. Yes, I know we said “Monday.” That was silly of us, now, wasn’t it? Thanks for your patience and to tide you over, do please watch, share and comment on this video! I’m trying to sate your appetite for beta information and string you along mercilessly at the same time (insert evil laugh here).
Let me know if it’s working.