@daljo628 It’s not just money constraints but time constraints. Story of an organization using a developer building a highly customized theme and it didn’t work the day it was supposed to go live. Biting off more than they could chew resulted in scrambling at the last minute.
@daljo628 “CMSes are simple. I should just build my own” – something every developer has thought at one point or another. This is a bad idea 99.999% of the time.
@daljo628 Junkyard Wars TV Show: Teams that won got something that could work at the end of the day versus trying to build the ultimate robot that didn’t work.
@daljo628 Iteration is not failure. Your first step at something doesn’t need to last forever – just long enough to get you to the next step.
@daljo628 Speed vs. Sustainability when running your business.
Do you want to do it yourself? Or pay someone to do it?
Buy it later when you have the money? Or buy it on credit?
@daljo628 Runway: The amount of time your startup has until you go out of business. How long you to take off before you crash and burn 🛫💥
@daljo628 Buying in bulk or investing is a gamble.
You’re betting you’re going to use it all. If you don’t you lose money.
@daljo628 But when you’re small you can start small and use a shared host from your favorite web host you haven’t had a bad experience with yet.
Use a free theme from the WordPress repository
And sell product on demand
“smaller profit, but less risk”
@daljo628 You could spend $290/month on extreme managed hosting
$1,500 – $5,000 for a custom theme
and lots of money for product
@daljo628 Saturday Night Live
February 4th, 2006
“Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford”
@daljo628 30% of new businesses fail within the first 2 years
82% of businesses fail do so because of cash flow problems.
Back to live tweeting.
“Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls” by @daljo628
tinyMCE was a walled garden. You could put any styles within that iframe and do whatever you want. Gutenberg is more open. It takes more care and forethought.
“You can enqueue them just like any other CSS file. Gutenberg will wrap the styles in an editor-styles wrapper and then you can use it.”