I build a lot of web properties. And many have been in Divi. But after building a landing page in Divi that totally failed – I’m not using it again. Here’s the back story…
Saturday, I thought I’d whip out a landing page for a home water damage cleanup company that’s a client of mine. I figured because of the stackable nature of a good landing page, I’d use Divi and its famous Divi Page Builder. What I thought would take me an hour actually took nine hours. I was beat.
So, I checked my work, attached the landing pages to some Google Adwords advertisements and called it a day.
The next day, I showed a friend my work on a mobile phone. It looked like shit. The paralax pictures dropped out. The rest of the pictures were aligned weird and nothing seemed smooth or elegant with the landing page.
So, I spent 1/2 the day on Sunday trying to find out why and trying to find fixes without having to do a rebuild. No luck. I proceeded to rebuild everything with Kadence Virtue theme. It took about 2 hours and the results were so much better that it was staggering. Divi has a big name, but its crap.
I wish I had clipped some screenshots before I dumped Divi, but I did not see any reason to (at that time).
So, if you’re thinking about Divi theme – DON’T DO IT. Your time is too valuable. The picture in the post is a screen capture of my finished landing page. You can see it live at http://eccwaterdamage.com/water-damage.