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August 8, 2017 at 10:29 am in reply to: Customizing themes with a page builder vs coding manually? Any freelancers here? #210124shamblinMember
I'd like to thank you for your honest and thorough response. I should have explained in my post that I've been learning theme development at TeamTreehouse. I'm learning to build a theme from scratch and its been interesting learning how all the pieces fit together. KnowtheCode seems like it might be a better option for me, being that it goes into more depth. Thanks for sharing the link.
So, just to be clear, are page builders even useful to developers who have a deep understanding of wordpress? I understand that they may fill the theme with shortcodes, but could this code be a useful starting point where the developer could clean up the code and make it less "bloated."
This is just a thought, so please correct me if I'm wrong. (You've been a developer longer than I've been alive.) I feel like there are a lot of small business owners who don't want to pay for all the bells and whistles, but just want a good looking, functional website. The reason I was thinking about using a page builder, was to cater to this type of client. If it only takes me a fourth of the time, I could charge them a fourth of the price. I don't plan on making this into the focus of my business, but is this a viable option?