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Nathan Huening

Nathan Huening

Designer, Developer, Writer Joined about 3 years ago

  • 22 stories
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  • Posted to Sponsor: The GoDaddy Guide to cPanel & WordPress — Learn to Manage Hosting with the Powerful cPanel Dashboard, in reply to JR Ingram , Jul 07, 2017

    Suffice it to say, there's not really room here for a nuanced critique of Wordpress, which would constitute several thousand words. Wordpress is essentially the McDonald's of web software: cheap, popular, ubiquitous, and garbage.

    In short:

    1. It's blog software kludged into behaving as a CMS (which it is not). There are Posts and there are Pages, and the only way to make a 2nd call to the db for entries per template is a hacky workaround (duplicating "the Loop")
    2. It lacks a templating language: you're writing raw PHP in your HTML templates. In 2017 (!)
    3. What templating system it does have is bananas ridiculous to work with
    4. The admin interface is garbage (I admit this is more subjective)

    There are basically only 2 things going for it: low up-front cost and a million free themes / templates. But I have a hard time understanding its appeal as a phenomenon, unless all those developers have literally never used a real CMS. Stockholm Syndrome is the only thing that comes to mind...

    I find it hard to imagine any scenario in which Wordpress would be a better choice for any client than, say, Craft CMS.

    1 point
  • Posted to Sponsor: The GoDaddy Guide to cPanel & WordPress — Learn to Manage Hosting with the Powerful cPanel Dashboard, Jul 07, 2017

    "Powerful cPanel Dashboard" lol

    1998 called and wants its interface back

    2 points
  • Posted to How good is webflow for building websites?, in reply to Jonathan Shariat , Jun 29, 2017

    I see what you mean. Separate charge for CMS makes sense I guess, if you look at it from the other way like "I don't need a CMS, so I get a discount". But the form submission limitation is sort of bananas.

    0 points
  • Posted to Does anyone else become infuriated when they visit forbes.com? , Jun 29, 2017

    Yes, but mainly because their business "analysis" is utter garbage.

    0 points
  • Posted to How good is webflow for building websites?, in reply to Lucas Espin , Jun 28, 2017

    Just hunt around the help section of the site, there's a million video tutorials

    1 point
  • Posted to How good is webflow for building websites?, in reply to Jonathan Shariat , Jun 28, 2017

    Which part do you find odd? Just curious

    0 points
  • Posted to What're some of the best portfolios you've seen?, Jun 26, 2017

    Also, been enjoying Focus Lab's redesigned case studies

    1 point
  • Posted to What're some of the best portfolios you've seen?, Jun 26, 2017

    Bethany Heck remains my gold standard

    2 points
  • Posted to Apelido & Apelido, Jun 26, 2017

    Man, this is awesome. Reading the comments I'm flabberghasted -- have y'all no joy in your life? This is novel and well-executed. Why not celebrate it? You don't have to poo-poo everything all the time. It's OK to like other people's stuff.

    8 points
  • Posted to Alternatives to Adobe Cloud, Jun 21, 2017

    I left Adobe behind years ago and don't miss it one bit. My stack:

    • Sketch for UI design
    • Affinity Designer for vector drawing
    • Pixelmator for bitmap editing

    I do still have a Typekit subscription, but that's independent of Adobe CC. RIP Ember née LittleSnapper, so I'm using Pixave now, which is solid but not as polished.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention I've been using Affinity Designer for all my print work. I know they're working on a proper InDesign competitor (called Publisher, I believe), but unless you're doing a book or newspaper, Designer will handle most anything a typical graphic designer needs to handle (Letter, A4, biz cards, posters & signage, etc.)

    0 points
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