Is this really a good idea?
I'd love to hear other people's thoughts.
From a site builder stand point Yootheme Pro has me scratching my head.
As far as I can tell, you create a basic skeleton using Joomla, blank articles with menu items, and then go into the template and add ALL CONTENT THERE, which then drops loads of short codes (commented out so you can't see them with the editor turned on) into the article itself.
While I get how nice it is to have layouts, this pretty much bypasses much of the joomla interface. I feel like I'm using one of those wordpress page builders that drops tons of short code into the editor, only this isn't accessible from the article itself, you MUST go into the template edit area to work on your page content.
I almost wish this had been released as a page builder component instead of rolled into the (several clicks deep) template editor.
I have to be honest, I may be building sites in Warp 7 for a while longer than I thought until I can get my head around this and figure out if it's good for my clients or not.
EDIT: Moving my feature request from my other post over here:
While I get what you're doing here, it really should have been done as a component. Since that's not likely to happen, I'd suggest creating an admin module that can be customized (in case there's more than one template installed) that basically puts a large button in the admin area that links RIGHT to the website builder.
Otherwise admins have to click quite a few times just to get into the editing area.
Second request? Make a text editor button that will open the Website builder to the article you're currently editing. This would make things MUCH easier if you're already used to editing in Joomla's article editor.