I got a play with Blocs yesterday. It’s weird, the last time I tried, when I only had the demo, I really didn’t get on with it, I found the whole experience really frustrating and gave up after about a week of trying. This time around, after purchasing, was very different. Everything made sense and I had the basis of a simple but nice looking site thrown together in a couple of hours. Amazing the difference being invested makes ;-)
For anyone interested, I’m not looking to replace RW: For a while now I’ve been wanting to do a really simple CMS template site. At the moment there isn’t really anything suitable in the RW world with the simple functionality I want and the right sort of support. A dev I’ve worked with a few times in the past, who I know is super fast to react and very open to ideas, is making something suitable for Blocs, so it seemed a good time to finally jump in.
All things going to plan, by mid next year I’ll have an entirely new, affordable, CMS solution to offer clients based on Blocs.
Another thing that has come up this year is clients thinking I use Wordpress and wanting me to build out the site for them, then hand it over for them to maintain and develop. Obviously this isn’t an option with RW, as the cost of getting kitted out with all the stuff you need is too high (based on most thinking WP is free). But, this might be a viable service with Blocs, as all they need to do is buy Blocs and they are setup and ready to go.
@Norm I’ve already got a ton of views on how (for me) Blocs can be changed/improved, so do keep me in mind for the beta testing.