Connected. That’s the word that best describes our actual status quo. Informed, up to date, eager to keep track with everything that matches our interests.
Aim high and start creating visual content that matters
Mashable. Techcrunch. Wired. New York Times. All of these publishers have something in common: valuable content. They deliver and craft not only news and articles, but also visual stories that grab our attention.
If your dream is to create post stories like they do, then continue to read this article. You will find out more about Qards, a robust drag and drop visual editor for WordPress, easy-to-use by anyone who wants to start building strong digital articles that will make a difference.
Qards can be easily integrated in ANY existing WP theme and it is ready to be used by people with or without a technical background.
Developed to save time and money in the process of creating beautiful post stories, Qards becomes an asset for those who want to be able to produce an article or review like Mashable does.
Therefore, in the next section you will learn how you can build an awesome product review like this one with Qards.
Samsung Galaxy S6 review Mashable style with Qards
Let’s start with the setup phase: create a new page with Qards and give a specific name to ease the searching part. Make the best of the cover section by uploading an eye-candy image from your computer. You have two options: upload an image as you did before or just Drag & Drop it there to reinforce the look and feel of the website.
Now, click on the + icon and select Text from the menu. Choose one pre-designed card that you consider good enough in terms of aesthetic and functionality. You can then effortless duplicate blocks of text, modify the color, size or fonts.
Big full width images are a trend nowadays so it’s a good idea to use them ourselves. Let’s add an image using drag and drop just after the text that we previously added.
Next, make sure you keep users interested and engaged by inserting an interactive video. Click on the section you think that fits best to this objective, select the right icon and just copy-paste the URL in the box. The smart part is that you can show them exactly what brings value, not 3 minutes of irrelevant frames. Name the number the video should start & end at and hopefully your users will find this timeframe interesting too.
Repeat the processes above until you are sure you add all the text and images that are useful for the reader.
Aim high and optimize even the Footer section of your websites by adding valuable content. Go again on the main menu and select the layout that meets your needs. Play around with all those pre-designed cards from the Footer section and you will discover some great ways to improve the overall user experience.
Finish line! You are ready to admire a full view of your websites created with Qards. Take a look and see if the sections are logically connected and the information flow makes any sense. If so, feel free to show it to your client and ask for feedback. No matter if he would like to rearrange the order or duplicate some blocks of text, don’t panic! You can do that in minutes. Any component is 100% editable.
Qards’ feature overview
- Customizable pre-designed cards that fit any kind of story
- All elements, sections, items can be dragged and dropped and are fully editable to make sure you don’t lose precious time when your clients aren’t on the same page with you
- CSS Editor that allows you to change virtually anything design related;
- Typekit integration for matchmaking a specific story with the proper font
- Easily add video backgrounds to your visual stories (just copy-paste the URL from YouTube)
- SEO ready and performance optimized
- Works flawlessly with plugins such as W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache and Quick Cache
- Flexible grid to easily adapt at any kind of business conditions
- Uploading images without effort to boost your clients’ attention, but not only
- A generous gallery of layouts and visual patterns to facilitate your creative process.
Thanks to its features and tools, Qards will definitely help you change the way you visually construct your post stories.
Next, you can skim through some examples of websites, 100% created with Qards.
If you like to build awesome stories like Mashable does, then you can easily do so with Qards. In the end, it’s all about adding value. Start now with Qards!