- Building web pages with BEE
- Testing and integrating the Page Builder
- The experience
- Additional resources
Building web pages with BEE
The new Page Builder will help your customers create beautiful, responsive landing pages, complete with forms and embedded videos. Combined with our Email Builder, you’ll have the power to deliver to your customers a single, optimized user experience for designing both emails and web pages.
With the Page Builder, your customers will create landing pages with the same, easy-to-use features they know and love.
In addition, they will find new features that make sense for web pages, such as forms, embedded videos, and the ability to paste scripts, like an embeddable SurveyMonkey or Typeform survey.
Here are a few examples of splash and landing pages your customers can build with BEE:
- Product showcase or teaser
- Disclaimer (e.g. age verification)
- Registration (e.g. events, gated content)
- Newsletter subscription
- Customer survey
- Booking request
We will continue to improve the user experience: we see the Page Builder as a long-term, ongoing project at BEE.
Testing and integrating the Page Builder
When you create an application in the BEE Plugin Developer Portal, you’ll be asked to select either Page or Email Builder. Paid applications allow you to create child development applications, to ease new feature testing, development, and maintenance.
Page and Email builders share the same core functionalities, including authentication and configuration. If you already integrated our Email builder, you can re-use most of your work by using the same configuration and callbacks. If this is your first approach to our builders, just follow the Getting Started section in our documentation.
Page and Email builders also share the same pricing plans and structure. However, if you get both products (e.g. you are using the Email Builder and add the Page Builder), we’ll apply a bundle discount if they are on the same plan. Please contact your Customer Success Manager for more details.
What happens to existing beta testers
If you are part of the closed beta for the Page Builder, you can continue to use it until April 30, 2020. After that, your will need to create a new production application, choosing one of the plans.
We aim to provide the foundations needed to build a delightful page building experience. We started with the basic features that are already provided to design awesome email messages and tweaked them to work for Web pages.
Once launched as Page Builder, BEE will have a few but noticeable differences from the Email builder experience:
- width for pages can be expanded up to 1440px;
- the stage can be scrolled horizontally;
- the sidebar can be collapsed to provide more workspace – useful when working with larger widths;
- there’s a new 6-columns row layout, to take advantage of larger widths;
- the preview includes viewport resize, to test responsiveness on various screen sizes;
- the HTML block allows using scripts, for improved compatibility with embedded content like surveys.
If you’re on a paid plan, you will also get support for forms and embedded videos.
- You can define and pass forms to the builder, and use the form content block to retrieve and style those forms.
- You can use the video content block to embed and playback videos hosted on Youtube and Vimeo, or point to a hosted video in MP4 format.
A quick primer on how to include forms in a web page created with BEE.
Introduction to the Video content block for web pages.
Our Github account hosts useful resources, including sample code to quick start your integrations.