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Remarkably Useful Add-On
Block Designer is listed as an Expert add-on but if you know HTML you can work with this right out of the box. What the how-to video. If you know PHP the possibilities are almost limitless.
Regarding support, I had no expectation of getting a reply to a question on Sunday of a holiday weekend but that's just what I got. Outstanding support.
I can't imagine a C5 project without this add on. Excellent.
And the support from the developer was also very fast.
Extremely useful and easy to use Add-On with great support
Designer Content for 5.7
I can't wait to show it off to my clients soooooon!
The support was fast and very disponible. Very recommended.
works well & great support
Does what it says
It all seems to work well and is good for creating simple blocks quickly and also to create a starting point for more complex blocks should you need to develop them further.
I particularly like that you can name the fields how you want in the view by way of the field slug, that you have some degree of control over the block creation interface and can install the block direct on creation if you choose.
All in all very slick and easy to use with some nice touches.
If you have any requests or suggestions, do tell. I take everything in consideration and will be doing the best I can to make this add-on useable for each and every Concrete5.7 user. Any extra input is welcome.
The must have addon for 5.7
The developer even let me beta test a feature-in-progress that I really needed quickly, which is a huge bonus. This is pure value all around!
Excellent Add on and Support
Highly, highly recommended.
I have used it on a nonprofit site to list member organisation data. So the end user will complete the simple form generated by the block and (once added to the page) the markup I was able to place around each field in the block means that there's good separation of style and content. Even if text is pasted in from other sources when users add new entries, formatting is stripped out as I only used plain text fields.
In short this is a versatile way of creating content blocks.
N.B. With only a little extra work I was able to add the block to the composer, meaning that adding a page with one of these blocks on is a single (long) form. I think most end users would appreciate this kind of simplicity.
U made my day!
Best add-on I ever bought! (Also my first one)
Blijf zo verder doen! ;)
English: Keep up the work! ;)
Designer Content was exactly what I needed. I can style and layout the components of the section exactly how I need, but the client still has the ability to update the content if necessary.
Another Awesome Review
I hadn't realised it had the ability to actually edit a block already created - that's just insanely useful and a big leap forward from the free designer_content addon I used in 5.6 which is still the business for 5.6 development.
One thing that did catch me out though was that the tool doesn't install the block - you have to do that yourself (unlike designer_content) but it's a trivial thing.
It would be nice if the image component let you choose an external URL or a page though.
Just buy this addon - it'll be the best thing you ever did.
As for auto installing the block, this option actually IS available. I just choose not to default install blocks. When you want to install the block upon creation, go to the "Interface" tab and select "Yes" under "Direct install". You can then choose an available block type set for the block type to be installed in.
You can already choose a page for the image field type, external URL will be on it's way.
Hope this answers all of your questions. If not, you can always use the support section of this add-on.
Phenominal add on, with one annoying, minor issue
Annoying minor issue? Well, I am trying to hone my skills, so I like building blocks, but this does all the work, in a fraction of the time! Which simply is holding me back!
The 1st tool I created with this - and the reason why I purchased it, was for a quick build of a block where the client could enter data, and it would appear in a styled box. With this tool, doing that for my first use of it, including installing this package took under 20 minutes!
If you dont write blocks yourself, or dont always have the time too, you need this. It is quite excellent.
Must have tool for website builders
Even Titles with CSS animations without touching once my template.
Just have to say one must have tool for every website builder!
I would recommend this Add On as a must have Concrete5 Tool.
Brilliant add-on, brilliant developer, brilliant service! As a designer with limited development knowledge, I shall be using this add-on with every new project from now on!!
A very useful Add-On
Ramon has also been very quick to respond to a couple of questions I had.
Keep up the great work Ramon.
Not only Super, it morphs to your needs (well the dev makes it so :-)
He did the same with Block Designer Pro (when I expressed a desire for Repeating Fields, it took a little bit longer, but that was no small task, and yet it was done and now is part of the add-on).
Much appreciated Ramon!
I love this add-on with all my heart
I love this add-on with all my heart
"Must-have" extension ;-)
In addition to this: outstanding fast and good support!
Go on like this :-)
Fantastic Add On
It gives me greater control by allowing me to create bespoke blocks that my client will understand by filling in the custom block fields which reduces any chance of client editing errors.
Great add-on, great support
Add fast and easy support from the developer and you get a 5 star rated add-on.
Must have Add-On
If you ever wanted to create a custom block that functions like the "Features" block that comes with Concrete5, this it the tool you want.
I doubt I will ever build another C5 site without this terrific add-on.
A+ My go-to app
Brilliant Add on, a must have for most sites
Love the usability of the back end and very easy to work with.
My only draw back is you have to uninstall the block to update them. This can really cause issues if you have used it across a site and want to add a little extra feature.