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    [–] Not in love with Wordpress. What are my options? n1c0_ds 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 hours ago) in webdev

    And I'm trying to tell you that no simple tools will satisfy your requirements, because the problem is inherently complex. The problem isn't WordPress, it's that you're hoping for an easy solution to a difficult problem (building a quality website that looks exactly like you want). You have reached the limit of what this level of abstraction can provide.

    [–] Simple, recession-proof jobs? n1c0_ds 1 points ago in simpleliving

    I gave arbitrary numbers.

    I'm just trying to get you to question your motives. You might not like the things you want as much as you think.

    [–] Not in love with Wordpress. What are my options? n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    WordPress. It's the cheapest, most flexible option. Your problem is not the CMS you chose, but your expectations of a GUI-based website creation tool.

    [–] Less drawers n1c0_ds 1 points ago in simpleliving

    Most of the drawers in my apartment are empty for that reason. I don't like keeping everything in plain sight, but at the same time, I know how quickly hidden stuff can accumulate.

    [–] Not in love with Wordpress. What are my options? n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    Just a few things to consider, from experience:

    • Hosting a website yourself means you're liable to keep the software updated. Sites get hacked all the time, for all sorts of reasons. Databases fail, files get destroyed.
    • Shared hosts have abysmal performance. All of them. They make money by squeezing as many people as possible onto a server. Performance is a major search engine ranking factor. A decade ago, moving my site to a VPS halved my website's load time. WordPress-specific hosts are a much better bet if you don't feel comfortable managing your own VPS.
    • All the WordPress.com themes are open source (IIRC), so you can self-host the same site with the same theme. WordPress.org gives you a lot more flexibility though.

    In general, web development is complex. Tools that abstract that complexity away can only get you so far. When that's not enough, it gets really tricky. It's not a WordPress problem, it's a leaky abstraction problem.

    [–] Simple, recession-proof jobs? n1c0_ds 4 points ago * (lasted edited 6 hours ago) in simpleliving

    "Recession-proof" is a weird metric to optimise for.

    A recession is just one of many things that can threaten your livelihood, as we're all seeing right now. There's also no way to tell how industries will be affected by a recession 20 years from now. The tech sector is currently propping the entire American economy. 20 years ago it was the cause of a massive bubble that burst.

    Then there's your income. Would you take a bulletproof 25k/year job over an unsteady 75k a year job? You could just sleep through the recession on a mattress made of money.

    There are so many more things to consider. What about a job makes you happy? Is it a challenging environment, 35 hour weeks, or a pile of money? Can you handle a dreadful job if the conditions are right? Would you do a fun job that destroys your body?

    [–] Where can I buy this kind of simple, natural broom? n1c0_ds 8 points ago in simpleliving

    This sub has a tendency to fetishise absurdly inconvenient things for the sake of authenticity.

    [–] How much does it cost to live off grid comfortably? n1c0_ds 5 points ago in simpleliving

    Sometimes I can barely find the willpower to cook dinner. I don't think there's anything simple about subsistence farming.

    [–] This fits right? n1c0_ds 14 points ago in dontyouknowwhoiam

    It's not a happy movie, is it?

    [–] CMV: Unless you are building a blog, WordPress is a frustrating an inefficient CMS solution. n1c0_ds 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 hours ago) in webdev

    Wait 'till you see what I charge for my time.

    As I said...

    It's great for building a long-running, high quality websites. It's not so great for churning out cheap websites.

    [–] This fits right? n1c0_ds 10 points ago in dontyouknowwhoiam

    Non-American here. They brought them ice cream and water bottles?

    [–] Not in love with Wordpress. What are my options? n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    If you're looking to build a website through a GUI, you won't find much more happiness in other solutions. They'll all get you 90-95% of the way there. The last 5-10% is why web developers are expensive. Every abstraction has its limits.

    If you want a simple content site, just look for a theme you like on any publishing platform, and work your way from there. They all offer similar features for similar prices, so it really comes down to what theme you like the most.

    One benefit of WordPress is that you can always go in full manual mode later if you wish. You can take all your data, and host your own WordPress site with your own theme and plugins, on your own server. You can also hire someone to build a fully custom theme for you, without having to start over with the content. Being able to quickly export your data is pretty valuable if you intend to put a lot of work into your content.

    [–] CMV: Unless you are building a blog, WordPress is a frustrating an inefficient CMS solution. n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    You can use WordPress as a headless CMS, and render the website however you want. I haven't used it in a while, but I think you can remove a lot of clutter from the users' admin area. Back then, I would always create editor accounts with trimmed down UIs for the users.

    [–] CMV: Unless you are building a blog, WordPress is a frustrating an inefficient CMS solution. n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    is a very optimised solution

    The WordPress core is a clusterfuck of legacy code. It's okay, but it's not pretty.

    [–] CMV: Unless you are building a blog, WordPress is a frustrating an inefficient CMS solution. n1c0_ds 2 points ago in webdev

    Yes, but the alternatives aren't that much better unless you know what you're doing.

    I use and love Craft CMS. Custom content types are a native feature and not an afterthought. This leads to a simple, elegant backend. Building themes is a delight.

    However, it's not WordPress. If you need to fix something, Craft developers don't grow on trees. There are no fancy themes, and a smaller choice of plugins. It's great for building a long-running, high quality website. It's not so great for churning out cheap websites.

    [–] Advice on putting my project online? n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    > simple website

    > support for credit card payments.

    Those things do not go together.

    [–] Not in love with Wordpress. What are my options? n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    What do you want to achieve?

    If you don't want to get your hands dirty, you won't find anything that lets you do exactly what you want, especially not for free. It would be wiser to just hire someone to build the website for you.

    [–] What other CS related fields should I explore to improve my employability as a Web developer n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    Yet we still struggle to find good developers. There are lots of developers, but not that many good ones.

    [–] What other CS related fields should I explore to improve my employability as a Web developer n1c0_ds 1 points ago in webdev

    It's not about the technologies you know, it's about the problems you solve. Learn to write maintainable code and to deliver quality software on time. A developer who delivers is worth a lot more than one who sorta understands fancy things.

    https://www.kalzumeus.com/2011/10/28/dont-call-yourself-a-programmer/

    [–] Portfolio Website for Beginners n1c0_ds 2 points ago in webdev

    A portfolio is a mostly static site. If you're just putting text on a page with a bit of style, you don't need a JavaScript framework.

    As someone else said, if you want to learn React, build something that requires it.

    Personally, when I look at a developer's portfolio, I don't care how it's built, I care about what it says.

    [–] Presidential Park in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan n1c0_ds 1 points ago in interestingasfuck

    The large cities are. It's a nice country. I enjoyed visiting it.