A big milestone for Divi Den Pro
It’s amazing to think that we launched our first collection “The Unicorn Bundle” little over 4 years ago. We just published item 2036 into the library!
We could not have done it without you. Thank you for taking this journey with us… There’s more to come.
Keep reading to see many new layouts added today incl. 10 full page layouts, 37 Divi module sections.
How did we get to 2036?
Nurturing the idea
There’s a massive amount of work behind the scenes that go into every library item we publish. There’s the initial research by Kyra (your designer), this can take months of collecting ideas, bookmarking pages and revisiting those ideas. It includes reading every single support request, even on weekends, and figuring out what you need to build better websites. Then we spend weeks choosing a good name… By the way, there’s a new collection in the making. More on that later.
Doing the designs
The new collection name must of course fit the design style. With a name in hand, and a vision of what she wants to bring to life, Kyra starts designing the first set of pages. She includes all the core pages toi create a complete website at launch. This makes the collection immediately usable on your own new projects. Later as the collection grows, we expand on those pages to add more variety to your projects.
Making it real
With the designs done, it is over to the development team. They slice and dice the designs, and build each section with the Divi builder. Taking care to crop and crunch images for load speed. They logically name items to save you time. The development team also add a magic touch to hovers and animations. This is what makes Divi Den layouts different from the rest. They add custom styles to make the designs unique. They code and test for responsive breakpoints, so everything works in desktop, mobile and tablet views.
Building to a high standard
Next, the layouts go through final quality control. We review all the layouts, one-by-one, in incognito tabs and different browsers, devices and screen sizes. We assign names and slugs (permalinks), taking care not to use the same name twice. Did I mention we use a lot of spreadsheets? Too many! With the new feedback, we make changes to the layouts and sections. We perform a final round of reviews to make sure all is in order.
Test, test, test. This is the only way to know for sure it works as expected.
Getting ready to publish
Once the layouts and sections are nice and shiny, they are exported from the development server and uploaded to the demo site. Each item is added to the menu and a suitable page. Some get an anchor link. With this page link, or anchor link, you can view the library item in any browser or device. This demo is the exact same item that will be installed on your site when you load it from the layout finder.
Don’t forget – each item in the library must get a featured image, so you can see a helpful preview in the layout finder.
Uploading to the cloud
Each library item gets a matching Divi json file. This file is uploaded to the cloud storage server and made available for speedy download in data centers across the globe. This link is permanent and always available, ready to deliver the file to your website, whenever you need it via the Divi Den Pro layout finder.
Integrate the code with the Divi Den Pro plugin
Here’s where the plugin team add the required CSS and scripts to the plugin. They are split into many small files, which only get implemented “if” you use a specific layout on a page. Better for page speed this way. Only load the code that is needed. This method allows us to update layouts and make improvements or fixes for you. All you have to do is update the plugin, to get the latest layouts and improvements. We write the change log and submit the plugin for final review.
Publish the layouts and let everybody know
And today as I’m writing this, the team made all the layouts live on the demo site. Published the library items to the cloud, now ready to be installed on your site. And here I am writing the blog post with all the links for you to see the demos. When this blog post is done and reviewed. I will publish it. Then the final bit… send you an email. Job done for today 🙂
This is the same loop we have perfected over the last 4 years. Week-in, week-out. We deliver for you and you keep supporting us.
From the bottom of our hearts, We thank you! – The Divi Den Team
The new collection
Each year, for Black Friday, we launch a new collection. Black Friday is just 2 months away. Kyra started designing “Grace” already 6 weeks ago and she is being built as we speak. Grace is going to be gorgeous.
A sneak peek for Grace will be dropped in the October library update. Keep your eyes peeled!
And now for the new layouts!
9 Divi page layout demos in the style of Ragnar
4 Services page layouts
2 Team page layouts
2 FAQ page layouts
1 Case study page layout
37 Premade Divi section demos
2 Blog module sections
8 Divi blurb module sections
12 Content module sections
7 Header module sections
4 Divi person module sections
A Divi project module section
A Divi tabs module section
A Divi FAQ module section
A Divi accordion module section
Niche site demos
A makeup artist homepage
Look out for the October update with a sneak peek of the new collection Grace. Grace will launch during Black Friday 2021.
That is it for today. See you next time.