My current website development tool is RapidWeaver.
Yesterday, I stumbled upon Blocs and I am really impressed by how nice and easy everything is handled. I tried the demo and I got convinced Blocs worths the switch from RapidWeaver, despite the lack of plugins/integrations at this point.
I need to create a couple of websites that are W3C compliant (0 errors) and follow the WCAG norm (v2.0 AA). The problem with citizen developer platforms is that it would not be viable to manually correct errors spotted by those tools, since the corrections won’t exist in the .bloc files. In RW, I use tested plugins/stacks/themes and this is why the errors I get are very few, when 1 time I could not get a workaround, I contacted the developer and he immediately issued a version update with that fix.
I checked some websites by users posted in this forum, both the https://validator.w3.org and https://wave.webaim.org spotted a lot of errors. For example, a consistent error wave spotted across every page I tested was
The attribute is missing or is empty, or a lang attribute value is not a valid language identifier.
In addition, after browsing dozens of websites built by Blocs, I noticed a common nominator of a struggling scroll experience. Is this a known issue ? Are there any plans fixing it ? Is this a bootstrap issue ?
To summarise, my 2 questions are:
- Would you say it would be possible to build W3C & WCAG compliant websites using Blocs and
- How responsive is Blocs support when it comes to issues ?
I don’t want to waste my time learning a tool that won’t fulfil my needs and I didn’t like the fact that at Blocs Contact Page there is no way to contact the Blocs support team.