I'm just after trying 2 alternative methods to the now famous visual composer.
- LayersWP is a base theme that come with an amazing layout builder. It relies on installed widgets, which give a huge flexibility. This featured is common to the Page builder free plugin, that I reviewed last year. LayersWP is really good to use but one drawback I found is that it does not allow you to place a widget over a column : you have the possibility of using columns over content (text / image ) elements but the functionality seems restricted to this very single element
- Make from ThemeFoundry free layout builder comes with only three elements : text, gallery and slider. not bad for a start but Page Builder plugin does better.