hmmm i can’t cee the picture i’m afraid.
also i guess it is time to take a look at j16 too now :))
true, it has to be more layouts
but when i first saw WP or drupal theme, and saw all these little tpl.php files, i got so scared i got back to joomla for a while.
so yeah, J! is very noob friendly, but i wouldn’t try to build a very complex website on it. it just can’t handle it. i tried it several times. but hey, every man with his favs!
i hated wordpress and especially drupal. but now that i have learned the hook system ( i had too, i\ve got some quite huge peojects requiring to use these frameworks), i simply cannot go back to J!.
but for a smaller site, that needs good looks fast, j or wp is way better than d.
anyway, for the OP, as a developer you should know all these 3 cms, because if you want to be a pro, you must be able to choose the perfect one for a specific job.
also, after i found out about joomla+jseblodcck, i deleted 99% of my components since i didn’t need them anymore
good luck with your clients
that you have one index.php and you can put everything there no need for loop.php, node.php page.php and such. if i understood correctly.
my clients usually want joomla too. it simply has a better PR i guess, and the first cms noobs hear about is joomla. IMO not even WP fills my complete needs as a cms/framework, but drupal does
in order of flexibility drupal/WP/joomla
in order of popularity (in europe) joomla/drupal/wordpress
in order of what the clients want joomla/WP/drupal (some clients are insisting even on drupal… weird)
actually both WP and drupal are a modern, flexible cms now, joomla is very limited in matter of flexibility, almost every time you must hack core files, so it sux. and it has a lot of security holes.
i have worked a lot with joomla and for a long time it was my fav. wordpress seemed too simple, drupal was for geeks.
now, exatly the opposite. i create WP themes because they sell good, but i make everything in drupal. once you learn the logic of it, it is a very effective power toolbox. thene again, drupal and WP are becoming very similar these days.
and lastly, if some clients want joomla, just pont them on google, how many joomla sites are getting hacked they will beg you to use wp or drupal :))
i use bluehost.com for all my sites, and so far so good. unlimited space, unlimited databases, ticket usually answered in 5 minutes, and very fast ftp.
for me GoDaddy is a no-no. one of my clients has a site there, and the connection is so random i am afraid to edit files through ftp. also sometimes the server dies, and the website doesn’t work until a restart. sux. and the boss hunts elephants. what kind of sick people hunt elephants? pfff
my method: i simply encrypt important parts of the project, and i also put inside the encrypted part a little php file manager. if the client refuses to pay, i just enter an url with a password, and the website deletes itself. if he puts it on another server, the script works nonetheless, even if i don’t have ftp access to that server.
in one extreme case i deleted all other sites too hosted on his account, so i actually made him quite the material damage.
don’t worry he deserved it.
creeps like these non paying customers deserve to be on the other side. and when the website is not working, they will ask you to fix it i fix it if they pay the fee they own me, AND the hourly rate of extra work of fixing the bad site.
can’t see the point of including free plugins from tehe WP website, since anyona can download them and upgrade them. better provide something that is not present there or if you know a better solution. it’s kind of like selling air, it is freeley available anyway, it doesn’t add to the uniqueness of the theme.
otherwise it is legal, and all, but i don’t see why you should make yourself problems with supporting something you didin’t do. buyers usually blame you even if WP doesn’t work, imagine if you include a foreign plugin and they ask for some weird support for it.
trust me you don’t want a “perfectioNNist” i am one, and i can’t EVER manage to finish my first template because i start all over again and again, because i always have ideas to make it more perfect. perfectionist people are a nuisance. :)) i know
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