You guys all know I love Headway and work with them, too. I use it to design all my clients’ sites (here’s the latest). Many of you already use and love Headway.
So it is without apology that I am going to shill hard for Headway in this post, because if you’re not using it yet, you’re basically missing out on a lot of awesome.
And yes, I just used “awesome” as a noun.
On November 25, Headway 3.0 (affiliate links in this post) will be released. People are already going gaga over what they’ve seen from videos of it in action from the beta testers. Headway 3.0 is a total website design tool. Theme frameworks? Those are so 2011.
But with this new release will come some changes to pricing and service packages.
If you get Headway now, before November 25, you will be locked in for life at the old pricing and service packages.
In other words, the price is going up and subscription-based services are coming online. If you wait to get Headway until November 25, you will pay more for it and for some service packages there will be an annual fee.
This is not unprecedented or uncalled-for. Many of our well-meaning internet marketing friends have long felt we’ve been leaving money on the table. Headway could have easily priced itself higher long ago or implemented subscription services sooner because both the product and the support were so awesome that nobody would blink. Well, that may be true, but when we first took off we wanted to differentiate on the user experience, not the price. Now that the differentiating factors are clear, we’re bringing pricing in line with the experience:
- Some licenses will go up in price
- Some licenses will have an annual service component
- There will be many amazing new child themes available–some of these will be included in the higher-end plans, otherwise they will be available for purchase individually
- More custom 3rd-party blocks available for purchase are on the way
- More free blocks from the Headway team are on the way
Getting a Headway developer’s license now will grandfather you in for getting all kinds of cool stuff for free, forever, and save you money down the road. A personal license will grandfather you in for a free child theme and lifetime support.
I can’t reveal exact prices or numbers yet, but if you grab Headway now before the 25th, you’re gonna be sitting pretty, basically.
You don’t even have to do anything with Headway yet. Just get it now, then when 3.0 drops, just download the new hotness and bask in the glory of all your grandfathered goodies.
Pro tip: If you don’t have a developer’s license yet, and if there is even a faint hint that you may want to use Headway on multiple sites down the road, the smartest thing you can do is upgrade from a personal to a developer’s license before November 25.
Update: When I first published this it said “monthly” when I meant “annual” instead. I’ve now corrected the errors.