Hello Bloc users!
I am a Muse user, still, who have used these two years to find the best replacement for me. I thought the best solution would evolve, quite obvious. It hasn´t, but I have looked into more and more alternatives. Lately Blocs. It looks promising, but I still have some doubts.
I am foremost a photographer, then a graphic designer, then a web designer. Muse was very simple to me because I knew InDesign. I have also used Dreamweaver, but just to edit sites, not create sites, because I can´t code and it is actually too complicated to me. And I have tried iWeb, but I didn´t like it. It was too simple.
The pictures are very important to me, obviously. And that is my key question. To me it seems there is a bit of ambiguity if there is a really good and simple to use Image Gallery like the Light Box for Muse. Doesn´t have to be exactly like that, but you should be able to show small pictures, decide the size yourself, click on it and see the picture at a large size. Neatly. And then browse from picture to picture. A lot of pictures. Can´t make individual adjustments on each picture.
I have seen in some threads that there aren´t. I have also seen a tutorial where the Image Gallery and the way to create it didn´t impress me. I think it was the Masonry Gallery and I also read about it. All the same I have seen Bloc sites with beautiful portfolios. I can´t find any cheap templates though. I don´t feel like using CMS, because I have no use for it in other ways.
I liked Muse because I could create my own design. I am opposed to that many sites today looks like they are made in Wix or Squarespace even tough they aren´t. During the years I have understood that the freedom was too time consuming and that Muse delivered messy code on complicated sites. All the same I would like to have some of my freedom to deliver my design. I have understood that Blocs is built on Bootstrap blocs that makes it fast to work with and delivers good code. Do you believe that my design would be too restricted?
I haven´t downloaded the test version. I would like to have some more information and learn me more before I do that. What about the learning curve? I don´t want to spend too much time learning a new application.
I am also a bit confused that I can´t find the information I want. I am not used to that. The community seems wonderful, but there don´t seem to be that many Bloc users, there isn´t much information on Blocs own site, there aren´t many free tutorials as opposed to Blocs competitors and you are referred to paid, not cheap at all, tutorials by another company.
Could you help me with my Light Box/Image gallery problem? Do you think Blocs is the right way to go for me?
Thanks in advance