September 1, 2020

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to give you a quick update on the update and share a bit about the timeline from here. This will be a shorter status report than normal as priority 1, 2, and 3 for this month are the update.

First off, we begin the team beta this week! This allows our team to play around with the new features and fixes ahead of our customer beta. The main focus of this update is our Layout Builder and some significant improvements to the UI. We have several new Elements (including a new Extension) and some other goodies to share as well, but the Layout Builder is definitely the headline.

We're not quite ready with the responsive styling adjustments, so we're going to begin the beta without it. We'll make a decision within the next couple of weeks as to whether they will be completed in time for this cycle, but we do want to get the Layout Builder in your hands just as quickly as possible.

There is much to be excited about in this cycle, and we were even able to sneak in a preview of the NEXT cycle in a way that I think you're really going to love (I'll give you a has to do with theme options). In addition to this incredible update, we've got several other things in store as we head into 2021. Our team is growing, and we look forward to sharing some of the longer term roadmap very soon.

So as a recap, the team beta begins this week. The customer beta should be ready by the middle of the month or sooner, and then the official release once everything is tested. We're working hard to make that September timeframe for the official release, and we'll know more once testing gets underway. Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for the latest throughout.

All my best,