For the first time since I started using Gutenberg I am really impressed. And strangely, perhaps, I am impressed by creating a page that looks more like a newspaper.
I can’t create anything like it here on WP.com because it needs the Caxton plugin (get it from the WordPress.org repository) to make it work. That is only for self-hosted sites or the Business plan on WP.com.
The plugin is made by the people at PootlePress and here is the layout I was able to do in a few minutes with my typing fingers beating out what was crossing my mind.
The different columns, the different text sizes, they are all east to set and adjust and play with within Caxton.
This is the layout – at a reduced size so I can get it on this page:
I really like the newspaper style layout. I think it will come to WP.com soon because it opens up a lot of possibilities for people who want to get back to well laid out, text heavy pages – like newspapers.
Meanwhile, it is possible – as you can see here – to set quotes in large type, like this in WP.com:
Each uncaring and unthinking person has access to weapons of war. A tweet ricochets off another tweet and spins off into another social media platform. Like a pinball machine full of pinballs, the machine gets hot and melts down. Anger, frustration, good old-fashioned annoyance – they have nowhere they want to go except deeper into the furnace.
And the furnace spits them out. It doesn’t need them except as examples of persons. It doesn’t care about them except for whatever trace they leave behind in the the social weave. If they all disappeared tomorrow, their loss would be calculated in loss of engagement, followers, likes, and shares.