This project is huge news for WordPress developers, website owners and theme designers.
In a nutshell Carrington Build is a full featured drag and drop layout control system that hooks directly into WordPress. But describing it like that is like describing a Porche as being a fast car – it just doesn’t do it justice.
This thing is definitely one of the more exciting WordPress innovations I’ve seen in recent times.
My only concern at the moment is the whopping $499 price tag that it currently comes with.
[UPDATE: Alex has clarified in the comments below that $499 is for the Carrington Build Developer Version for a single site. Potential customers also have the option of getting Carrington Build baked into the Carrington Business Theme all set up and ready to go for $149 which is an excellent deal in my book]
For the moment I think mass adoption of this feature will be limited due to the high price tag but I can see a ready made market for custom theme designers and wordpress developers doing consulting work on behalf of clients to build the cost of this plugin into their development costs.
I’ve not looked to see if Alex is applying a GPL license to this plugin which I would think would be a good idea if Matt and Automattic are to help nurture this plugin. I would love nothing more to see this added to the WordPress core some day!
Well done Alex to you and your team and the best of luck with Carrington Build.