Gridbox 2.14.3. Huge Performance Improvements, CSS Units and More

Gridbox 2.14.3. Huge Performance Improvements, CSS Units and More

Today you will find an update that will blow your mind, and your inner perfectionists will squeal with joy! Meet Joomla website builder Gridbox 2.14.3 with huge CSS performance optimization and new features. Fasten your seat belts, and let's get started!

CSS Performance Optimization 10.X

We understand that nothing is perfect because everyone has different needs and visions. But we always strive to provide you with only the best. And if you're asking yourself do you need to update to the latest version of Gridbox?! The answer will be unequivocal — be sure to update! Because we did a huge optimization of the CSS code. After the update, your CSS code will be reduced by 10 times. Just imagine, 10 times less. 10, Carl! Could we believe that we would achieve such fantastic results?! As developers, we were naturally a little sceptical. But we did it, and we feel like superheroes!

How do we know that the improvement is 10 times? This figure is taken "not from the ceiling." We are always sincere with you. We've experimented. We took the CSS code of the page from the previous version of Gridbox. It contained 10498 characters. Then we compared with the same page only version 2.14.3 which has 1308 characters of CSS code. Just think about the seriousness of this improvement and how it will affect the speed of your sites. We provide you with a mega-quality extension with neat and squeaky-clean code. OMG, our inner perfectionists are ecstatic!

CSS Units

Not enough pixels? Well, we give you freedom of choice. Adding CSS units like REM, EM, VH, VW, and % to the Joomla website builder Gridbox provides several benefits:

  • Responsive design. Using units like VH (viewport height) and VW (viewport width) can help create responsive designs that automatically adjust to different screen sizes. This ensures that the website looks good on different devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones;
  • Consistent sizing. Using relative units like REM and EM can help maintain consistency in the size of different elements on a website. This is because these units are relative to the font size of the parent element, rather than being fixed sizes. This makes it easier to create a visually appealing and consistent design;
  • Accessibility. Using relative units can also help improve accessibility for users who rely on screen readers or have vision impairments. Using units like EM and REM, you can ensure that the font size and spacing of elements adjust dynamically based on the user's preferences and settings;
  • Efficiency. Using relative units can also make it easier to maintain and change a website over time. Using units like %, you can easily adjust the size and spacing between items without having to manually update each individual element.

Overall, using Gridox 2.14.3 which supports these units will help you create better-designed, more accessible, and easier-to-maintain websites that meet your needs and the needs of your customers. All you need is to add any unit in the plugin settings. Adding new CSS units is available in absolutely all inputs.

Version History for Your Blog Posts

In a previous update, we added Version History for Gridbox. You checked out this feature and wrote to us that it would be nice to add the same for blog posts. Well, we did it. Now you can always quickly roll back to a previous version of your blog post. Be brave, and never be afraid to show your creativity!

We won't repeat the information from the previous blog post. We just want to remind you that the Version History for your blog posts, like the Page History, has Settings. Also, don't forget that you can manage blog post versions. Namely, rename and delete them.

Oh, one more thing! Don't miss the fact that the Version History Settings are global for all blog posts on your site.

View Page from Admin Panel

It would be nice to view front-end pages directly from the Gridbox admin panel. This suggestion came from our customers. We thought it would be really helpful for you and save you a few clicks. To view the front end of a page without opening it for editing, simply open Settings and click View Page from the drop-down menu. It's so simple and without unnecessary clicks!

We hear you and respect your opinion. The addition of this option is another confirmation that we appreciate your feedback. Hence, the most important conclusion: feel free to write and suggest if you want to be heard!


v.2.14.3 - 15/03/2023

  • Added: CSS Units support;
  • Added: Version History for Blog Posts;
  • Improved: Performance;
  • Fixed: Issue with a Plugin HotSpot, hover styles;
  • Fixed: Issue Products CSV import/Export and custom fields.