December 14, 2015 at 12:32 PM #2642
As a designer and reluctant coder I’d like to just draw my page and have it executed on the spot. I’ve found Adobe Muse to be a great solution except it doesn’t allow blogs. Squarespace doesn’t work very well with that either, nor as far as I know, do other platforms although they are moving in that direction. For the moment we’re stuck with WordPress, which means entering great swaths of CSS into a little text area box to achieve the simple everyday options like getting rid of a sidebar.
So here’s my big suggestion: Code as many options as possible into an intuitive options page with a real-time illustration so you can watch it change. I’d be prepared to pay up to $500 for a simple, easy to use WordPress theme that actually had loads of options coded into an intuitive control panel so I can think about what my clients wants instead of how to write CSS. You wouldn’t believe how much time I’ve spent trying to specify the height of a slideshow in Themify before the tech support people told me it can’t be done. The interface is so complicated I can’t remember how to work it if I’m away from it for more than a day or two.
There must be a market this. Sorry for the rant. I should get out of the business.
Stu DucklowFebruary 29, 2016 at 5:22 PM #2709
Apologies for the huge gap in support. Support will now continue again on a daily basis.
There are many themes that offer what you’re describing, and Startup is intentionally not that kind of theme, so our product probably is not a very good fit for you. We’d recommend:
Who’s themes are jam-packed with the kinds of features you’re looking for.
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