Harness
block-editor
power.

Build fast, good-looking websites.
No page-builder needed.

LEARN HOW

Gutenberg grief?

Straining over the WordPress block editor?

Yearning for an Elementor-lookalike
– without site slowdown?

We know the wearying feeling.

We used to build websites with Elementor – some pretty nice ones too. But due to its increasing bloat and bugs, we jumped ship and started building clients’ sites (and our own) with the new Gutenberg block editor.

Was it easy? Well, no. There was much head scratching and some hair pulling, to be honest. We thought it was lame, clunky. Boring. (Maybe you do too).

But we kept going. Learning. Trying block plugin add-ons. We got better at it, and Gutenberg got better too.

Are we glad we didn’t give up? You bet we are. Our Gutenberg sites are fast, lean and look pretty darn good, too.

We also feel much better handing sites off to clients, knowing that their sites are more stable and future-proof than they would be with a pagebuilder like Elementor or Divi.

And to be honest, it’s actually been fun. Now that we’ve pushed through the initial challenges of using a new tool, we’re exploring the new landscape of possibilities that the block editor has created. And having fun doing it.

We want to help you do that too.

Out with the old, in with the new.

Old Elementor pagebuilder is popular, slick, bloated.

New Gutenberg block editor is: quirky, new, fast.

You can master blocks. Yes, you.

But how?

Well, you can do what we did: experiment.

You know:

  • click every button
  • turn every option on-and-off
  • try every block
  • test more blocks from add-on plugins
  • start over
  • weep

It’s slow, and painful, and may not lead anywhere fruitful.
What happens when you jump into the deep end…

– and you drown?

Block decision fatigue. Overwhelm.

Block research is time consuming. You have bigger fish to fry. We’ll help you thwart the steep-learning curve. Here’s how.

How This Works

Together we’ll reverse-engineer wordpress.com.
A Web Rite of Passage.

You’ll learn professional design in Gutenberg via short videos of 5 minutes or less.

No fluff. No waiting through an hour-long brain-numbing video for one little solution.

Videos are organized by page and then broken up into sections.

Learn to reverse engineer these pages:

Sales Page

This isn’t the homepage, but it’s an interesting page with various types of content that are found on many websites.

Follow along as we build:

  • Hero section
  • “Customize your domain name” section
  • Feature section with icons
  • Full width theme and graphic section
  • Testimonial section
  • Pricing tables
  • FAQ section
  • Full-width CTA
Click to enlarge.

Single Post

Follow along as we build:

  • Full-width image section
  • Title and excerpt section
  • Main content
  • Newsletter signup
  • Related Posts
Click to enlarge.

Blog Archive

Follow along as we build:

  • Featured article section
  • Sidebar
  • Blog listing
  • Call to Action
Click to enlarge.

Theme Elements
Learn to build primary header, main navigation and footer. We’ll briefly go over theme settings in the customizer, as well.

You can master blocks.

Triage is treatment priority set by the severity and site’s likelihood of recovery.

Boosting the number of pagebuilder survivors.

We provide pagebuilder triage during times of rapid change and website disaster.

You can do what we did: experiment.

You know:

  • click every button
  • turn every option on-and-off
  • try every block
  • test more blocks from add-on plugins
  • start over
  • weep

It’s slow, and painful, and may not lead anywhere fruitful.
What happens when you jump into the deep end…

– and you drown?

Block decision fatigue. Overwhelming.

Block research is time consuming. You have bigger fish to fry. We’ll help you thwart the steep-learning curve.

Learn professional design in Gutenberg via short videos of 5 minutes or less.
No fluff. No waiting through an hour-long brain-numbing video for one little solution.

Together we’ll reverse-engineer wordpress.com.
A Web Rite of Passage.

Let’s prove to Mister Matt Mullenweg, Grand-poobah of WordPress, we’re not outwitted by technological voodoo.

Pure evidence.

BLOCK MASTERY

Layouts you’ll learn how to build:

wordpress.com Home Page:

  • Hero section
  • Xyz
  • Xyz
  • Xyz
  • Xyz

Blog Archive

Single Post

WordPress homepage.
Astra speed theme – free

SPEED THEME
Astra is an excellent speed theme choice with it’s feature-rich header and footer builder. We’ll demonstrate it’s strengths, too.

We only build with free plugins and themes. 100% free tools. Get excellent results without premium themes or paid plugins.

And speaking of tools, here is a list of the…

But that’s not all. There’s more to website building than a theme and a few block plugins. We’ll share more cost-saving tools and resources:

  • Our favorite web host (discovered after years of working with numerous hosts).
  • Our favorite fast-and-free lightweight security plugins.
  • Our top plugins to avoid if you want to keep your site lean and fast.
  • Our favorite caching plugin and configuration.
  • Cool free plugin tricks harvested from the 55,000 plugin directory.

Did we mention speed?