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RE: Mobile friendly web platform advice? (and gig)

2020-02-21 by: don@coastlandtech.com
From: don@coastlandtech.com
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I can believe I am saying this... Wordpress is probably the best of the =
bad
ideas.=20

I issues with Wix, Weebly, webs.com the sites have you struck with =
them...
Non moveable (it makes good business sense for them) =20

Non-CMS systems are just too hard for a novice to update and maintain.  =
HTML
is just a pain.. and now with mobile stuff .. NOT happening..=20

So you end up looking at a CMS..   WP, Joomla, Drupal , Movable Type, =
Mambo,
Moodle and the list going on..  I have supported them all.
Now of the CMS's in I would say Wordpress is the simplest to show a =
novice
user how to make updates..=20
It is real simplest to changes looks of with hundreds of templates. =
(Just
remind them to remove the 30 or 40 they don't use LOL)=20
Then with the plugins, it can do about anything.  Including grow into an
Ecommerce site if you let it.    So yes it is powerful, but after the =
setup=20
and it is going the users don't bug me much the it..    But if a user =
need a
consultant, it cheaper to find a WP hack vs. a Drupal one. =20

Dr.D=20

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mike (meuon) Harrison =20
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:20 PM
To: don@coastlandtech.com
Subject: [chugalug] Mobile friendly web platform advice? (and gig)


Steve is a neighbor (side of Signal Mtn), a true gentleman and one of =
the
more interesting people I know.  He is also old skool web savvy and =
looking
for advice and maybe some assistance cutting and pasting data as a =
learning
experience.

I'd normally point someone to wix.com or weebly.com, maybe =
squarespace.com
but have about 30 minutes experience with each and my idea of "design" =
is
"minimal". One reason is that such things would allow multiple people to
edit the site.

My perspective of Wordpress is that it keeps Wordpress consultants =
employed
and is way way overcomplicated for his needs. Your experience and =
opinion
may be different.

If you have some advice, or would like to help: Reach out to him at =
Steve
Wixson  or reply to the list.

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=A0 =A0=A0=A0 Our http://rhythmbones.org website is 25 years old with a =
couple of
upgrades over the years, and it needs modernization as it is not mobile
friendly.=A0 I take care of it now creating html pages using an old =
template,
and it is rich in content.=A0 I started a new design using Adobe Muse, =
but
Adobe has drop that product (see
http://stevewixson.net/NewRBSWebsite/index.html and click Museum while =
you
are there).=A0 I liked navigating with bones, but couldn't make them =
work on
small screens).

=A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 I don't know today's web technology and there are a =
lot of platforms
out there like wordpress.=A0 I want to buy an hour or so of an expert
consultant's time to jump start me.=A0 Know anyone? Thanks, Steve