Imagine this: A client comes to you and says they want you to develop a web application. They show you a list of requirements, and in it there are a lot of options for the end user to customize the look and other front-end functionality of the app. Then they tell you that they want some of these visual options to be managed in a real-time updating interface, that shows a preview of the site, and some to be managed in an interface with no visual feedback at all. I don’t know about you, but I’d tell them that having two interfaces for controlling the presentation layer of their app is going to create a confusing user experience and that they needed to choose one or the other. My personal vote would be for the one with the real time feedback. Change Requires Perspective “Automatic updates in WordPress are going to destroy everything.” – The ghost of #wpdrama past As WordPress users, or as someone whose job it is to deliver and maintain client sites using WordPress, change often sucks. But on a project as large as WordPress, change can’t be viewed from the level of the site, but requires a more global perspective. I don’t know what it’s like to be a core developer. I do think that maintaining

Imagine this: A client comes to you and says they want you to develop a web application. They show you a list of requirements, and in it there are a lot of options for the end user to customize the look and other front-end functionality of the app. Then they tell you that they want some of these visual options to be managed in a real-time updating interface, that shows a preview of the site, and some to be managed in an interface with no visual feedback at all. I don’t know about you, but I’d tell them that having two interfaces for controlling the presentation layer of their app is going to create a confusing user experience and that they needed to choose one or the other. My personal vote would be for the one with the real time feedback. Change Requires Perspective “Automatic updates in WordPress are going to destroy everything.” – The ghost of #wpdrama past As WordPress users, or as someone whose job it is to deliver and maintain client sites using WordPress, change often sucks. But on a project as large as WordPress, change can’t be viewed from the level of the site, but requires a more global perspective. I don’t know what it’s like to be a core developer. I do think that maintaining
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