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Saturday, May 13, 2021

Canvas looks like a website design module that stakes out a middle ground between too-simple Blogger-like template selection and hardcore CSS codemonkeying. The “Drag. Drop. Create.” tagline says it all: Check off a few boxes, and start moving around layout elements with GUI-like ease.

It’s funny that customized blog/website design is still such a daunting task. I think so many people settle for cookie-cutter templates because they don’t want the headaches of page design and tweaking. So anything that makes the process more user-friendly is welcomed (as long as it doesn’t restrict things too much — a neat trick).

Designed for WordPress only, as sort of an uber-plugin.

(Via Weblog Tools Collection)

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 05/13/2006 08:15:25 PM
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  1. Looks very interesting — but for the life of me, I can’t figure out where the link to download the program resides…

    Comment by david — 05/13/2006 @ 09:18:56 PM

  2. It’s in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage, babe. Here’s the link.

    You do have to agree to be a beta tester, I guess.

    Comment by CT — 05/14/2006 @ 09:54:46 AM

  3. Sounds intresting, I’ll check it out…thanks for the link :)

    Comment by Bug — 05/14/2006 @ 07:00:42 PM

  4. Wow… this looks tres magnifique!

    I tried to download it this morning but was informed that only beta-testers can download right now while the Canvas folks ensure their servers can handle more traffic and to ensure that no glaring bugs get through.

    I wish I’d been signed-up in time to be a beta-tester because this looks rockin’

    Thanks for the heads-up on this one… am gonna be drooling over my chance to get in on the action.

    Comment by Richard Harlos — 05/15/2006 @ 07:39:53 AM

  5. […] I got wind of this amazing-looking Wordpress-plugin from the folks over at the Population Statistic blog (it’s a regular part of my daily reading; check it out if you haven’t already!). […]

    Pingback by RichardHarlos.com » Blog Archive » Canvas for WordPress look very promising! — 05/15/2006 @ 07:56:13 AM

  6. Thanks for the comments folks! It’s great to hear that so many people are excited for Canvas to arrive. I’m sorry that we’re not fully public yet… It should only be a short while until everyone can get in.

    Richard, I added a comment on your blog. Thanks again for your post over there. Shoot me an email offline to chat further.

    Comment by Karsten — 05/15/2006 @ 01:49:50 PM

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