Well done on Pro
Someone has to say it....
Wow, cat amongst the pigeons…..
Change is always hard. Warp 6, Warp 7 and now Pro.
Much much much better than ‘Customiser’ (which I never really used preferring to code directly). This one actually makes sense.
I know that it’s version 1.04 only, I know that Yootheme will add more over time and as they say “all good things come to those that wait” so I’m happy to watch it progress with feedback given by users.
Let’s hope the feedback is of constructive criticism and not just slagging you guys off ‘cos someone is too lazy to read the docs, view the videos or just because “it didn’t used to be like this”. We never had smartphones for years either.
Couple of points that I think need to be addressed for the simplicity of users as opposed to developers.
- Keep users writing content in Joomla articles. This needs to be dynamic - I don’t want or need customers going into the template settings to edit content. They’ll screw it up and as they are trained to use articles I’d rather they stayed there.
- Modules. Builder needs to pick up on modules assigned through >Extensions>Modules to any live position. For instance I can add a search field via the Builder and also via >Extensions>Modules so that 2 show up on the page. Users are used to >Extensions>Modules so an automatic check would be useful.
- Dynamic content in Builder is especially important as if I load a component (shop, blog, etc) I can’t style/Build the page through Builder.
- Having a few problems with creating a Child Theme so maybe you could improve the docs for this with some screen shots etc to make it idiot proof!
All in, I can see that you would speed up dev of layouts and styles way quicker than with Warp 7. As a developer that means I have infinite flexibility to build out sites that don’t look bought (not that mine ever really have) without having to code so much. When you’ve fully integrated Widgetkit into this and implemented dynamic content this is going to be a sweet framework.
Well done guys and girls.