I do webdesign for 15 years, and I even feel being far from mastering something. Every year there’s x >= 3 new fancy radical changes in how to build a website and it’s nearly impossible to follow up. I’m not a full time developer. I’m a photographer and a designer and an audio engineer aswell. Every year 2 months I can’t work – meaning someone is paying me to work! – because I have to learn and upgrade all my projects and get my development environment to the newest standards.
There’s another thing. I have to confess, it makes me upset. Please don’t take it personal. Something changed over time. Back then, webdesign was HTML+CSS and easy. Now it is a highly complex “art” to build a website. So far so good. But now so many turn their ideas into a product, charge for it and make maximum profit. Tech-interested brother where are you? Open source spirit where are you?
Things got so complex, that you have to outsource responsibility more and more. But 200 bucks a year, just to sync my database? Sorry. Trellis is open source. That’s the reason why I believe in Trellis/Bedrock/Sage. Maybe I could alter it and contribute, but I’m not a developer, I’m not capable of it. I’m a webdesigner and I want to get back to coding.
IMHO it’s all about time. We get older and want to feed our kids. Support? Usually it costs.
Where is Roots::Sage//Bedrock//Trellis in this story?