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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.
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.
"Powerful cPanel Dashboard" lol
1998 called and wants its interface back
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.
Yes, but mainly because their business "analysis" is utter garbage.
Just hunt around the help section of the site, there's a million video tutorials
Which part do you find odd? Just curious
Also, been enjoying Focus Lab's redesigned case studies
Bethany Heck remains my gold standard
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.
I left Adobe behind years ago and don't miss it one bit. My stack:
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.)
Be nice. Or else.
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