Meet all new Gridbox v6.0

We’ve been hard at work on the full release of Gridbox v6.0. Today, we’re proud to announce that the work is complete, and Gridbox v6.0 is officially launched. Yet we always say, this is still just the beginning.

What we’ve been shipping for v6.0

Here’s what today’s release includes:

1) Host your projects to Netlify

Imagine if you can test your static websites or PWAs with live url or on your custom domain. Now you can do that.

Thanks to Netlify Team for their amazing platform, now you can deploy your projects and get a working URL in seconds. Plus custom domain settings and everything you need to keep your site live and running. You can share your work with clients, stakeholder and teammates.

2) Create and Deploy Static Progressive Web Apps

With new Gridbox v6.0, you can create static PWAs easily and it will auto-magically generates the manifest and service worker for you. All you need is to design a page, upload icons and publish.

Progressive Web Apps are web applications that take advantage of new web technologies to act and feel like a native app. Progressive web apps work for every user regardless of the browser choice, they are reliable, fast and secure. You can think of it as a website built using web technologies but that acts and feels like an app.

Here is the PWA in action – created using Gridbox.

PWA in action – This app installed in Mobile.

Checkout this PWA created using Gridbox- https://www.lookmunk.com

3) All New Code Editor – with Multiple Files/ Tab support

New Gridbox Code Editor

Sometimes the Gridbox Previous Editor can be limiting. After all, it just gives you that one panel for HTML & CSS, with no separate JavaScript support. Plus all your images, are stored globally in the Gallery.

With New Code Editor, you can create and open multiple HTML, CSS, JS and JSON files. A project could have 20 files (For PRO Users) and at present there are no limits to the size of files.

Here’s a simple use case: you want to create graphs and charts for your Admin Template and now you can integrate them with JS support.

New Code Editor Features:

  • Open Multiple Tabs
  • Supports html, css, js and json
  • Instant code preview with responsive breakpoints.
  • Switch between regular vertical and horizontal split layouts
  • Publish to Netlify right from the Code Editor.

What’s next for Gridbox?

Today’s launch milestone is just the beginning: we have a lot more work to do, and we’re actively researching and planning out the next big features for the product. Here’s a look at what we’re working on next.

  1. Multiple Framework support – Bulma, MaterializeCSS
  2. Reusable Components across projects
  3. Code Editor improvements

How to help shape the roadmap

As always, we’d love to have your input and feedback on the future of Gridbox. The two easiest ways to get involved are:

1) Issue Tracker Board Issue Tracker Board
2) Using the Feedback Button in the Gridbox App.

Our product team will also go to the feedback and issue tracker board to run surveys or for specific questions, so these are the best places to go if you want to join the conversation. (Thanks in advance for all your help!)

What are you going to build with Gridbox? Let us know!

Ramakrishna Anand J
Full Stack Developer & CEO - Gridbox.io