Site Designer Questions - Pre-sales....
I like the idea of "drag and drop" - I can manage that.
First of all though, it wanted to talk about the Designflow settings for "supports query", "structured data for injecting things" and other weird and wonderful things. Then we have resolution breakpoints we can set (or ignore) so we can "jump to a specific breakpoint in the project".
So not quite a case of "Oooh, that looks pretty, I'll drag that block into my page and edit it" then?
Don't get me wrong, I understand most things come with a learning curve but this seems to be a "Let's get started with the basics" video that assumes I (a total noob) understands about support queries, structured data injection and setting breakpoints.
I want pictures of kittens (not quite but you get the level here), a contact form and perhaps some snazzy simple sliders.
Do you have an "intro for people who do not already know all about building websites - and the resulting terminology?"
I am sure your software is powerful - but it certainly doesn't seem to be a "drag, drop and publish" system unless I am missing something.
Still interested as I want a "buy once and get on with it solution" - but was hoping to find something as simple to use as mobirise (dishonest pricing system but effortless to use). Happy to pay good money - just do not want to have to spend weeks learning about how to "inject breakpoints into structured query things" or whatever it was?
Is there a "Guide for people who are not geeks" or is it simply NOT aimed at people who do not understand coding?
I have used various packages over the years (remember CSB about 25 years ago?) - and some really do require VERY little prior knowledge at all. You might need help if you need FTP guidance, but other than that, it just works - at least for basic simple home sites which do not need to be worried about Google ranking etc.
Perhaps though a "beginners video" ought not to make quite as many assumptions about an understanding of terminology.
I can show someone how to easily build a little electronic circuit that flashes four LEDs at different rates using one IC - but if I start off with "we are going to be using a Quad NAND 4093 which is a schmitt trigger device from the CMOS family and..." I have probably lost almost everyone.
If I show them the IC - and where we connect the four capacitors, four resistors, and four LEDs to the "gates" of the chip, they learn by doing - they can see HOW it is doing it - even if they do not know the correct terminology.
It just felt that someone was more interesting in using technobabble to someone Totally NEW to it - rather than saying,"Let's make a basic two page website - here's how we can do it.".
It's all good though, every product has its own "niche" market, this one just wasn't for me.
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