When I saw & used Canva the first time, it was love at first sight ! With its drop dead good looks, super intuitive drag & drop & ability to use free as well as super cheap paid graphic elements including stock photos to create classy graphics, it was extremely powerful.
Believe me. I am no good at design. I mean i can appreciate good design & give inputs as to what might look good. But hey .. I am no designer. But my job does needs me to come up with graphics all the time. From blog images to newsletter headers & what not. If you can relate with that & don't want to avoid troubling your designer with every other request, then Canva is the tool you want !
The first thing that stuck me when I saw Canva was SocialAds. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a 'Banner Ad Designer' powered by canva to design images for Ads in SocialAds ? So i contacted Canva on twitter & they got back immediately with API access. During our discussions with Canva, we realised that Joomla in general as well as extensions like EasyBlog could benefit from a Canva integration. So thats what we decided to do first !
We have a nice Canva plugin coming for Joomla very soon followed by one for EasyBlog. In our upcoming releases of SocialAds, we shall also integrate Canva as a banner ad designer. Stay tuned for more updates & let us know what you think !
Quick update to the original blog ! We have completed the Canva plugin for Joomla & since its a editor xtd plugin it also works with EasyBlog & a whole lot of other extensions using the Joomla Editor ! We are planning tighter integrations with EasyBlog to use images as blog images etc. However that will happen once the Canva team completes its review of the plugin & gives us an OK to publish.
Here's a few screenshots to help you wait till we get this out !
Canva Plugin for Joomla released ! Details here : http://techjoomla.com/blog/canva/let-your-images-speak-for-you-with-canva-plugin-for-joomla-by-techjoomla.html