20 20 hindsight arrives when it arrives. Sometimes we realise in our older years that something we did or thought as a much younger person was just plain dumb. Sometimes that process only takes a few weeks.
Is this just a long winded way of saying that recently I said something dumb?
Except, yes it is!
In an old blogpost - on our old site I recently said the following:
Standalone site builders are fine for the very simplest of websites, especially when you don't anticipate growth or aditional features. However they incur a monthly cost that will likely eclipse the hosting cost of a CMS site within 3 or 4 months.
A solution with a CMS component such as webflow still incurs a monthly cost for hosting but is a step in the right direction and a platform we are watching closely as it is amazing.
As of today though, we feel that the sweetspot currently sits with a combination of a CMS and a page builder (works exactly like the website builder). This allows us to build sites quickly and present them to you, the client, in a way that allows easy ongoing ownership and management. If you can drag and drop, and use simple software you can manage one of our CMS/Yootheme sites easily.
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!!
I included the Webflow platform more for completeness than anything else. That was a dumb move.
A few weeks later and many many hours of full on 'down the rabbit hole, Alice in Wonderland' exploration and I am now forced to reconsider...
We are so impressed that we will be transitioning many of our websites to Webflow going forwards and as for new opportunities? We'll be positioning Webflow as a our solution of choice for all projects.
Perhaps now we can draw a line under this episode?