There is an enormous hole in the world of pro level WYSIWYG sete design apps. Freeway filled the bill for years but they fell behind the times and their responsive solution was a headache. The WYSIWYG apps left standing have their strengths but they do not have as wide a set of pro features, hence the hole.
I need a full-blown WYSIWYG app that can handle just about everything - layers, custom placement of whatever, whenever, and basically everything a large manufacturer needs for a high-quality consumer site plus the design of retail sites across the country. This is an urgent concern…
Having spent many years in the Chicago loop, I tend to be direct, so I don’t mean to step on any toes, but I do wonder at how long it will take for a clear winner to emerge. It might as well be Blocs, but for that to happen there would need to be a crowd-funding effort that would pay for staff to accelerate development. While I like blocs, it is not something that works in my situation. At the other end of the spectrum is Pinegrow, which is playing in the same space as Blocs, but includes direct code editing and, on the downside, has a user interface that is very left-brained and cluttered.
I would like to see Blocs meet Pinegrow halfway - powerful but intuitive. This can definitely be done, but not if it takes three or four more years to get there. People in my situation need a solution as soon as possible. With the economy I cannot hire a web person to handle everything and we need to do it in-house, and people like me have to wear too many hats and can’t take a month to become proficient with a code-centric approach.
If the above suggestion seems feasible, I could consult on the prospectus and presentation. If Norm could put together several hundred thousand via Kickstarter or elsewhere, beef up the dev team and accelerate development, that would be amazing.