My long-promised, long-awaited upcoming Headway video tutorial has been delayed for longer than I feel good about. Honestly.
I embarked on creating these Headway tutorials, to help you design and build your own custom, 100% unique Headway site. And many are waiting eagerly for my Headway tutorials, which only serves to confirm the need for such a comprehensive course. It also motivates me even more to get it to you, as fast as possible.
What’s the story behind the delay?
In early August I was ready to press “record” to start recording the Headway video tutorials. I had (and still have) the full course content planned and ready for production.
As a last precaution before recording the video tutorials, I emailed Headway Themes to make sure that major user interface changes weren’t expected in the short to mid-term future. Such UI changes would make my Headway tutorials obsolete, and lead to participant frustration. Imagine watching a screencast with me saying “go to the upper right corner and press button XYZ” when on your own screen that button would be in the lower left corner, and be labeled “ZYX” instead. It would cause needless confusion and frustration.
I want these Headway tutorials to be streamlined, easy-to-comprehend, and most of all: ultra useful to you. That’s my ultimate goal, and purpose for creating it in the first place. Creating aha-moments and productive, solid skills in you, are the prime objectives.
Headway 3.6 will bring UI changes
So what was the answer from Headway Themes? Yes, changes to the UI are coming in Headway 3.6.
Timeframe for the Headway 3.6 release? End of August, possibly early September.
That was soon! And unfortunately, it didn’t leave me any other choice. I had to postpone recording the screencasts for the course.
It’s my realistic guess (and hope!) that Headway 3.6 will ship (and be stable) during October 2013. But I’d rather wait a little longer for it to be mature and rock stable.
I know with full certainty that Clay (and the rest of the Headway team) are working hard and are extremely dedicated. Much will happen in the wonderful world of Headway Themes, in the nearby future. And not just the Headway 3.6 release! 3.6 is like a key that will unlock some major new possibilities in Headway. The future’s bright!
Which changes will Headway 3.6 bring?
I’ve promised Headway Themes to keep my lips sealed, which I’ll of course respect, so I can’t go into more detail about how Headway 3.6 will change.
Shame on me…
In fact, I can partly blame myself for Headway 3.6 not shipping sooner…
I’ve done my best to nudge Clay (Headway’s lead developer) to please include certain changes in 3.6 that he and the team was leaning towards deferring to Headway 3.7, possibly to let Headway 3.6 ship sooner.
I feel those changes all belong in the same release, to make the most sense. I’m happy to say that those changes will most likely make it into the final Headway 3.6 release.
But it has certainly delayed Headway 3.6 a bit.
Headway video tutorials coming soon to a screen near you!
I’ve decided to give my subscribers early access to a beta version of the course, as soon as it makes sense. That’s to get your valuable, early feedback, and to get you aboard, as soon as possible. Stay tuned. Info will be sent out to my subscriber list.
When? Sooner rather than later. Depends upon when 3.6 is ready and stable, so I can safely record the Headway video tutorials.
Believe me, I want this course online as much as you do:)
PS: The course will also include free download of the Headway skin we’ll be building! It’s gonna be rockin!
Extending the FREE ACCESS deal!
So if you haven’t signed up yet – better do so now!
Again, I’m truly sorry for the delay. It’s not in my nature to make promises I can’t or won’t keep. I say, I do. At least I never give up trying to live up to my promises.
There are so many aimless, unfocused, needlessly technical Headway video tutorials already out there. I don’t wanna to waste your time with tedious technicalities and long-winded Headway video tutorials. I want to show you how to design your own WordPress website. From A-Z.
I want to do this course – and its included Headway video tutorials: the right way. WordPress web design can be simple. Trust me, these Headway tutorials are coming:-)
Your comments are welcome below.