I have been using a CMS software platform called Weebly for 5 years now. I have used Dreamweaver (currently maintaining a site for a client) for over 13 years. I have an intimate relationship with Dreamweaver, it is just the software and I, creating and editing a website.
About 5 years ago I came across a platform called Weebly that I was so impressed with that I decided to use for my own website. This was an HTML editor on steroids. Oh, did I mention that I started web designing in the early years of HTML and created sites in notepad (oh yes, I said it!).
Again, my relationship at first with Weebly was an intimate one. Then I created a few sites and I set up a customer with her own permissions to edit her own site. I am well aware that I am not a programmer. I have enough knowledge of PHP and Java that I can go into a script and edit it to get it to do what I want. I don't want to be a coder because that is not where my passion is. I personally love the site analysis of how many hits vs unique users come to my site. I check this daily and really appreciate the feedback. Setting up the SEO options is all on one page which is great as well.
I have done some homework and I realize that Weebly isn't for everyone. Very large scale sites are not possible with it. For your regular company website, it has wonderful SEO section, E-commerce integration, permissions for clients to log on themselves and edit their pages, automatic layout for mobile devices, lots of templates and truly WYSIWYG. Everyone will have their favourite CMS platform such as Joomla, Squarespace or Wordpress, it's what you want to do and how you feel comfortable doing it.
I am not stuck to Weebly, I actually have looked at Joomla and it sounds very interesting.
I am sure there will be more platforms that will be created, such as the technology being more of wearable item, not a desktop platform like I am at right now. That's what I love about this funky thing called the Internet, it will continue to change and maybe someday it will be holographic for all (insert evil laugh here)!
I have been very lucky to be surrounded by like minded geeks who are my best friends. We love to talk about new technologies and where things are going. This keeps me young and as a true life long learner, open to new ideas and technologies. Thankfully, with the Internet at only about 25 years old, it is still finding out what it wants to be.
I am very happy to join along for the ride.
This blog is to showcase my ongoing work.