As we’re allowed to chat about other platforms here, and there has been some great discussions about Blocs, WP and a few others, I thought I’d start a thread to help me find my next platform to play with.
I’ve no plans to move from RW, I’d just like to broaden my arsenal.
NOT database/browser based. I’m not looking for a WP alt. I know it’s an option, but it’s just not for me.
Files maintained and edited locally. I don’t like the idea of editing everything in the browsers, al la WP and the many open source CMS systems.
Ability to work across different machines in different locations, often for long periods. I spend time in Spain, sometimes for a month or so at a time, so I need my entire workflow to be portable, and able to cope with poor internet in the event of emergency edits/updates etc.
WYSIWYG based. I don’t need it as WYSIWYG as RW, happy to work with code blocs, I just to be able to see a visual representation of what I’m doing, either while I’m doing it or with a preview system. To flesh that out: One of the platforms I use is pure code, albeit the stuff I do is simplified css. I text Taco HTML editor to store the code snippets, drop them to the page and move them around or edit them as required. I’m happy with that approach.
NOT reliant on a single entity, a la RW, Blocs, etc.
I don’t mind a learning curve. I’ve the time to put into this. I keep coming around to Foundation or Bootstrap. I understand working with these isn’t as easy to get started with as RW etc. But, these frameworks/platforms certainly seem to be more futureproofed than most.
Welcome all comments, discussions and ideas.