Okay, but you’re a professional user & teacher of Blocs…please don’t unintentionally imply a devaluing of your ability by comparing it with someone such as myself, who is not a professional, who comes from Muse where plopping together a site is in fact easy, and customization on the fly by a non-professional via a direct and immediately testable and alterable method with just a few drags and stretches and incremental up/down arrows, and use of the menu tweaks, requires no planning or other software to do.
Blocs is not designed to be that, I appreciate that, and is trying to be easy using a different modality, framework, philosophy, etc, but I am struggling to do some pretty simple things.
AND, I would not be surprised to learn that there are simple ways to do what I’m wanting to do, but what is missing for me is a Blocs For Dummies book to explain that.
While your videos are highly useful, and I appreciate you’ve taken on the project and hope you gain financially from doing so, I do often feel more primitive trainings about bootstrap, section-structures, column-grid, etc, would fill in some rudimentary gaps that are missing. [see the webflow videos for examples that do a darn good job of that].
One example: in your long awaited visibility videos, you demonstrate what you say yourself is an undesirable outcome, meant only to show how to use the current visibility feature, making the lesson much less valuable in understanding how to actually use the feature – and there seems to be some underwriting knowledge (Bootstrap for Dummies) that defines IDs, Targets, and the interface usage of the terminology Toggle Visibility that is missing for me…so I got lost, until I figured it out: Toggle Visibility is about a state-change, not at root about visibility, it’s just that visibility is the state that is being toggled, toggled based on the initial default state, which can be visible or not visible such that the ‘toggling’ reverses that default state.
This is critical piece of explanation that was not stated in the video and took me much time to figure out, and likely is common knowledge for professionals, but not for beginners of bootstrap based apps.
I do not mean to sound critical, but it appears I must be a bit more forceful, as many responses to my post from other folks is missing the bigger message I put forward – my sense is this comes from a good-faith investment and belief in Blocs…and for its heroic and deserving leader Norm.
My questions are best received as feedback from a user who is in specific category of user, the one that I consistently state I am in, in order to help responders to respond accordingly, rather then encourage me to be a professional like them!
Whew…oaky, I’m off my warmhearted soap box.