I’m angry that the industry collectively decided that authoring HTML is not the domain of Everyday People anymore.

@millenomi i’m not sure i fully follow, but also feel like i agree??

@millenomi ah i see; yeah this is kinda frustrating and why i rolled my own method that takes various plain-text inputs and makes them html

@millenomi @gewt this is a big part of why I designed Publ the way I did, although I still need to figure out how to make it easier for Everyday People to actually use it.

@millenomi @gewt although I guess the templating system is also kind of programmery. But in theory you could design your templates in dreamweaver or frontpage and then add the template markup. Which was also a thing I loved about Movable Type.

@millenomi so much this. I find it so frustrating how complex webdev has gotten in the 5 years I was in a different industry. Everyone's so fixated on hot new frameworks that raise the barrier to entry. :(

@rejcx @millenomi fwiw, I think VueJS came out of a similar frustration and as a result does a good job of being fairly easy to pickup. At the very least, it keeps the JS separate so a designer can touch just the styling and markup.

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