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      • March 16, 2023 at 5:12 pm #3541837

        I was researching and came across Spectra, which allows WordPress to use the Flexbox library. Elementor is also converting to using the FlexBox library as well. I use FlexBox while hand-coding small websites, the library was added to css3 a while ago. Browser support is also been great. I admit I never did any speed tests to see if FlexBox containers are faster than using sections, rows, and columns, which seems to be Spectra’s and Elementors main marketing points. I always used FlexBox as a tool for certain responsive UI’s and layouts.

        I installed Spectra on a local wordpress test site using the Kadence Theme, and it appears to work and function okay outside of Astra’s own themes. I have not tried Elementors experimental incorporation of this feature yet. I may incorporate Spectra into YourPDP’s website, further testing will be needed. I would love to hear some Blog Marketing Academy users’ thoughts on this, and especially your experience Dave if any, or thoughts, and or concerns about using WordPress with these plug-ins incorporating FlexBox in a future blog post, or in the weekly email, or below.

        • March 16, 2023 at 5:12 pm #3541986

          I probably won’t talk about it in The Edge because it would be over the heads of most people. Too nerdy. 😉

          I do find the use of flexbox to be way more effecient. I have now converted this site to Kadence and the whole thing is now using a more modern codebase. Even before I did that, I was using Elementor’s flexbox. I would say it isn’t even experimental anymore. It works fine. And they even have an option to easily Convert a section into flex and it works nicely. Just clones the whole section and then you can adjust it and delete the original.

          Flex is the way to go now. Makes for more flexible and more easily responsive designs.

            • March 16, 2023 at 5:12 pm #3542088

              I probably won’t talk about it in The Edge because it would be over the heads of most people. Too nerdy. 😉

              Touche, completely understandable 😉

              I installed 2 test sites one with Kadence and Spectra, and another with Kadence and Kadence blocks.
              Still not sure which combo I will go with, but at this time I am leaning a little more towards Kadence and Kadence Blocks.
              This way in the future if I upgrade to pro versions, it is less likely to have conflicts, however, both are really great plug-ins.
              Spectra does come with FlexBox and a Modal Block in their free version making it a very strong contender. A tough decision it is.

            • March 16, 2023 at 5:12 pm #3542791

              A lot less techie than I’m proud of, but is it not possible to use both kadence blocks and Spectra on Kadence theme?

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