Thanks @norm and @pauland - really appreciate that and would be great if people could support all the makers here - it would help the evolution of the Blocs community!
In a nutshell, I’m really happy this has happened. It shows that we are on the right path and doing something right as we are polarising opinion.
@mackyangeles I know you’re upset about the price. But it must be more than that. Price after all is just a number. What else did your clients say? If they said “it’s not easy to use, I don’t understand this or this doesn’t work” then it would be really helpful to hear it (even if you don’t want to use it) so we could put that back into product development.
There are quite a few Blocs users who are making Blocs+Pulse sites and can’t believe how quick they can make a site, deliver it to their client and the client is editing it. They’re charging a fair price for that (so instant cash back on buying Blocs+Pulse) and the client doesn’t call them up or need training.
So there must be something else…?
Our mission is to make Pulse the best CMS on the planet and everyday we’re taking 1 step closer to that goal. Just like Blocs is/will be the best web design authoring tool on the Mac. So if you could DM me, or I could call you or just want to hear more detail, that would really help us.
@casey1823 there’s a CMS already that does that (for everyone) and it’s bloated and old, easy to hack and causes endless pain for users and the freelancers who set it up. Making any product or business for “everyone” rarely succeeds. We are making a CMS that is primarily aimed at developers / designers / creators / freelancers who are making sites for clients. Self-makers can use it too but it has all the features that creators would appreciate and make them more money or save them from losing more money. So spending $300 on Pulse would stop you losing a lot more by working with the other CMS I’m talking about. It easily provides more value than the 300 that even freelancers could benefit from, not just large customers. Similar services/CMS charge $300 / site / year - this is for unlimited sites that are never switched off.
But if you can’t immediately see the value in it then it’s either not for you, or we haven’t communicated it well, and that’s my fault. I’d also like to talk with you and hear more about your business and how you make sites and learn from your situation.
We are constantly listening and run local meetups here in Japan and Pulse 5 has 100 new features based on what they tell me they need, what people email me, when talking on the phone to users and also from our own forum. So your voice won’t fall on deaf ears.
But it’s all about choices. You don’t have to use a CMS with Blocs to make great websites. And there are at the moment 3 CMS to choose from that integrate well in Blocs, all with different pricing plans.
I’m hoping we can move forward on this constructively and just have a mature discussion with useful feedback rather than throwing mud around and trying to exercise our vocal chords.
Peace & Love