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@leeboggs PageLines is a WordPress theme. If you want to get picky, you can call it a theme Framework, but it's still a theme that you install on top of WordPress.
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@MintPrints As a professional web developer, I think it's great that it's becoming easier to build a functional website. It allows a small business with a small budget to build their own site without too much trouble, and as long as it keeps getting easier, probably without your help as well.
It has no impact on my business however. Believe it or not, there are lots of larger companies that understand the importance of branding, and require services beyond filling WordPress with content on top of slightly modified canned templates/themes.
@mikezielonka @hennings I am brand new to PageLines, and figured that custom Sections were the direction I needed to go in order to realize full design flexibility.
I was about ready to dive into the documentation and start down that path when we started hearing about the new system coming on the 24th. I am really hoping that some documentation will be available on launch day so I can get started right away.
Picking up a new framework is always an adventure.
@Crispee CS = Computer Science. It could just be that we're not the target audience for PageLines, although just because I do not require a Drag and Drop interface for building a site doesn't mean I don't see the value in providing that functionality to a client within a custom design.
I guess we'll just have to wait another week and see.
When I hear "no coding" it terrifies me. If a designer gives me a PSD or Illustrator file, it's my job to turn that into a pixel perfect representation of that design. Using drag/drop prefab components to get it "close enough" just isn't going to cut it. I'll reserve judgement until the software is released and I see the documentation, but I'm really hoping the next version of PageLines puts just as much thought and care into the tools for coders as they do for non-coders.