Welcome to Day 39 of our Divi 100 Marathon. Keep tuning in for 100 days in a row of awesome Divi resources as we count down to the amazing release of Divi 3.0 on the final day of the series!
Today’s episode of Divi Nation continues a series of interviews we started two weeks ago with our developer Thierry Muller. For those who don’t know, we’re interviewing the entire design and development team at Elegant Themes to learn their personal WordPress stories as well as what they’re contributing to Divi 3.0. This week I spoke with our lead designer Mario Maruffi.
Lead Designer Mario Maruffi on Divi 3.0, Design Theory, and Much More – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 26
In this episode of Divi Nation Mario Maruffi shares a lot of fantastic information about himself, digital design, the design process at Elegant Themes and the features of Divi 3.0 that he’s most excited to get into the hands of the Divi Community. We have repeated the style of interview we conducted with Thierry so that Mario could record his answers to my questions in English. If you have questions about anything we cover in this episode, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
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Big Change Coming Next Week on the Divi Nation Podcast
Next week will be the first week that our new content team member Augustine Mak hosts an episode of Divi Nation. But it won’t be the last! In fact, moving forward, Augustine will be hosting most (if not all) of our Divi Nation Shorts.
The idea behind this change is that as the podcast and our YouTube content both grow in scope and volume we’d like to improve the quality of each piece we put out. The best way to accomplish this is to collaborate on some aspects while splitting other things up between the two of us.
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Divi 100 Day 39
The Countdown To Divi 3.0
This post is part of our Divi 100 marathon. Follow along as we post free Divi resources for 100 days in a row! This 100-day countdown will end with the game-changing release of Divi 3.0, including our brand new visual editor built from the ground up using React. Divi 3.0 will change the way you build websites with the Divi Builder forever!
Let the countdown begin.
In both the iTunes and RSS feeds, I don’t get the podcast audio, but rather just a document link to cdn.elegantthemes.com. Has anyone else seen this?
Can someone fix the Feed contents? I’d like to be able to listen offline in he iPhone Podcast app
What an amazing interview of Mario Maruffi! Mario you made a direct hit on what I have been preaching in what design has to have, that all to often gets overlooked or ignored. One of my favorite quotes I’ve used many a time, “All Show and No Go.” I’ve seen a lot of technology that looks really pretty but it doesn’t work very well. Confusing, not even remotely intuitive and so on. Then there is the polar opposite. Tech that does everything you need for it to do, but it hurts your eyes, not one bit intuitive, the need for a written manual to do what you want it to do. Great design is pleasing on the eyes and helps you do the tasks that is needed to be done.
This is what Divi is. It takes a great swiss army like code that can do everything and combine it with great graphical icons that helps all of us create wonderful websites without needing to dig into the manual or having to take four years of college to learn how to code (I started coding back in 1979, so I’m guessing it take that long today).
Mario, I’m happy to know you’re the lead designer. You are the one who is guiding the team in creating a great program called Divi. Oh and don’t fret over your command of the language. I understand you just fine. You speak better than some people here in the US and that English is their only language. You speak two languages!
Mario, you did a great interview. It was was so inspiring, I wanted to right to work on my website, knowing you understand the importance of great design in both a visual and function. I’m so happy you’re on the ET Team!
– Captain Jack