Why is it that so many people are trying to use a tool like RSD, that is obviously designed to build
, for building web sites
? It seems to me that the name is misleading (Responsive Site Designer
Whenever I start building a web page with RSD, I usually have already a design (purpose, visuals, usability, interactive elements) and text plus graphics / pictures. RSD helps me to convert the design ingredients into a working web page.
RSD does not help much to (1) create a design and also it does not help to create (2) a real world website. For a serious website (lot of pages and interactivity) you need a Content Management System or at least support for scripting languages and databases (unless you are willing to spend a lot of time on ongoing maintenance).
I have seen many suggestions here (and some are unrealistic) based on - i think - misunderstanding the capabilities and purpose of RSD.
What I would like to see from CoffeeCup staff is some clarification of the long term product strategy and the positioning of their current product portfolio. Right now I have no clear idea of what to expect for the future.
And now, more down to earth, my suggestion:
Why not publish a "dynamic" list with (user) suggestions for RSD, based on this forum thread, and add a status like: Under consideration, rejected, future release, next release, implemented in version x.xx
What do you think?
Eindhoven :: Netherlands
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