It's been a month since we announced the upcoming release of Quix 2.0 and a lot of things happened behind the scenes. Everyday brings us closer to the most powerful builder for Joomla ever created!
Talking about Quix reminds me about the old days, when our friendship with you was built. Through all the ups and downs you stayed with us and we worked at an extreme level to fulfill your needs and desires.
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Finally, everything inside Joomla will be controlled in one place. You will be able to visually change everything the Quix way: headers, footers, mega-menus, component pages and much more.
We never stop adding edge cutting features, while ensuring everything works smoothly for all our users. Every change we made was considered several times from every possible angle and was based on your feedback along with our own vision.
There is a lot to discover in Quix 2.0 Alpha 1, and more will come on the final release. So, for now, let's explore what Quix 2.0 Alpha 1 has to offer.
Live Frontend Editing With Simplistic UI
Creating something simple and functional is always difficult. We needed a full featured Drag & Drop page builder without creating any mess. After a year of research, sketch & prototype we created a UI that gives you full capability of page building with very minimal footprint.
Quix is constantly growing and evolving, so the interface need to match this growth. To achieve this, we need to continuously innovate and improve core elements to allow designers and developers to stay ahead of the game.
Since we have kept everything minimalistic and simple, you will find everything organized as you edit or customize. All the settings and options are now grouped together so that you can easily find them.
When needed, you will be able to just expand the settings and customize the elements as you need. Organized fields will help you focus and find the specific setting you are looking for.
New Field Types For Better Design Control
Necessity knows no limits, and we are always working hard to satisfy your needs and to do better. We relentlessly work on introducing new options and ways to bring out the creative person inside you. We have added many new fields to the customization area so that you can make the changes you need on any section you want.
In this awesome Joomla page builder, we have introduced a new color selection field, background field, icon and image picker fields amongst others. With Quix 2.0, we believe you will be able to do a much better development than you do now. To make Quix even better, we will introduce more field types on later releases.
Flexible Column System
Like its predecessor, Quix 2.0 comes with 11 predefined columns structure, which will help you create designs faster. But we didn't stop there. You will be able to change the column's width and structure by simply dragging the edge. This gives you extreme flexibility to create simple or complex layouts.
With Quix responsive settings, you can adjust the columns width per-device and hide them if necessary.
Now, instead of using grid, we divided columns into percentages. You can now drag any columns width as much as you want and it will not interfere with the other columns.
Everything in Frontend - New Toolbar
We understand the pain of creating pages in the backend and not being able to edit them directly in the frontend. To solve this we have created a brand new toolbar when you are on the builder's interface.
This new toolbar will allow you to create new pages, jump between Quix pages, add pages to the menu, change page settings and much more.
You will find everything you need for building modern websites. We'll gradually introduce features in the upcoming releases.
New Media Manager With Image Editing & SVG Support
We know that a new media manager is coming with Joomla 4, but we just couldn't wait. So, we created a new and powerful media manager with ReactJS and it will be even more powerful than the upcoming media manager .
Media manager will no longer be for uploading, deleting or browsing images and videos. There a is a lot more that can be done, such as image editing, cropping, filtering, transfering images and most importantly adding perfect srcset for images in websites.
SVG is changing the way we use images on websites. You will now be able to upload, edit and animate SVG files using our media manager.
Roadmap Up Ahead
We are going to release two alpha and two beta versions before the stable release. We are also going to unveil new features on each release which help you get used to them.
We're also going to release a series of blog posts, "Inside Quix", where we'll walk you through each and every feature of Quix.
Here is the release deadline for Quix 2.0 :
- Alpha 1 - 1st March, 2018 ✅
- Alpha 2 - 8th March, 2018 ✅
- Beta 1 - 15th March, 2018 ✅
- Beta 2 - 22th March, 2018 ✅
- RC 1 - 29th March, 2018
- RC 2 - 3rd April, 2018
- Quix 2.0 Stable - 10th April ????????????
What Are you Waiting For ?
To make your experience smoother and faster, we've created a test site to use Quix without installing it on your server. We'll update the test site everyday with new features. Subscribe to our newsletter and be notified of each release.
Right now there is only one element available for testing and it's not fully functional yet. We have developed so many features and we will be releasing them one by one after testing.
If you wish, you can check out Quix releases and what new is introduced with each release, from below.