From the beginning stages of the public internet, having a website, whether for personal or business, has been a focal point. Back when the web was bulletin boards and IRC chatrooms, the need to have your own website was not quite front-of-mind, but there were those who were interested to see what they could build. This growth phase is what kicked off the world wide web’s meteoric rise in popularity as developers, coders, and engineers cobbled together various text, links, and clipart to showcase to their friends and coworkers what they were able to build. This leads us to today, where Kalapa Design Studio and Elementor are partnering to shape the future of how websites are created.
However, more understanding of how we got to where we are today is necessary. There was still a major disconnect on who could build a website. The only people who were able to even consider creating their own site were those that had prior experience with computer language coding and access to a computer — remember, this was a time long before the home computer, let alone a time where every person has a computer in their pocket.
Once demand began to grow, and the need for websites to be built by those who weren’t coders or engineers was intensifying, individuals and companies put their heads together to figure out a way for the every-man to build their own page.
Since then, the ability to sit in front of a computer and create a website from scratch has come along way. There are countless programs to help people learn to code, there are design tools that are user-friendly and accessible, there are services that allow you the freedom to design in a standard web browser, and there are even tools available that help you build without writing a single line of code.
Leading this initiative is Elementor. Elementor is the leading website builder platform for professionals on WordPress — the most popular content management system (CMS), boasting over 38% of all websites. Elementor serves web professionals including developers, designers, and marketers, and boasts a new website created every 10 seconds on its platform. Elementor is an open-source, GPLv3 licensed offering its platform both as free and premium. Since launching in 2016, Elementor’s reach now extends to more than 180 countries, has more than 5,000,000 active installs, and is loved by many, as seen in over 4.5K five-star reviews it has received in the WordPress repository.
At Kalapa Design Studio, we are seasoned Elementor clients and prefer its ease of use and ability to quickly prototype new designs over any other builder or tool that is available. Additionally, Elementor is a system that allows for quick load times, working comfortably with insight-monitoring services such as Google’s PageSpeed Insights, GTMetrix, and Pingdom, where other systems create resource-intensive plugins, messy code that search engines cannot understand, or have conflicts with essential systems.
After years of building websites with Elementor, and in the spirit of collaboration, Kalapa and Elementor are announcing a joint effort to partner together to create even more sites for businesses and organizations, as well as empowering new users around the world to design their own digital solutions.
First, Kalapa has been added to Elementor’s beta marketplace of Elementor Experts where businesses and individuals searching for skilled designers and developers can find the perfect partner for their new project.
Next, Kalapa is now a preferred partner with Elementor and direct affiliate, meaning that our clients will receive the highest level of service and support, as well as the newest features available, often before the public release.
All of us at Kalapa Design Studio and Elementor believe there has never been a more important moment to work together to create the best digital solutions for our clients. With the current struggles we are all facing around the world, and with the insurmountable push for effective digital solutions, we hope to harness the power of creativity and technology to help businesses around the world accelerate their growth and success.
To take advantage of the newfound partnership between Kalapa Design Studio and Elementor, connect with us directly or through the Elementor Expert portal. To get started with Elementor, visit Elementor.com today.