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#1 Guest_Joe Eglash_*

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

Hi there,

Thanks in advance for offering your two cents.

I'm considering buying into the Builder 'system', specifically for my clients' sites, each of whom is a very niche-specific business. I need a platform that is both very customizable and solid. Here are my questions:
  • Can I add my own CSS and/or HTML tweaks? If so, are the changes I've made in the CSS or HTML protected when Builder or the child themes are updated? And, how powerful, or how deep into the code, can the CSS changes be?
  • I would love to see some sample sites that have been built with Builder. But the Builder page doesn't have much info on it, and the videos are pretty vague. Maybe I'm missing a resource that's somewhere out there.
  • What are people's experiences with the limitations of Builder? For example, two of the sites I'm going to be building for clients are going to need some customization - different nav bars, multilingual capability (that'll be a plug-in, I realize), PayPal integration, etc.
  • Do you find that Builder has been able to handle varying sizes of new projects - from small and easy to medium or large-size sites for clients?
Thanks so much for your time. All insight is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,  Joe

#2 Sridhar Katakam

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:41 PM



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

Some very nice examples!  Are any of them customizations of particular existing themes or all created from the blank default Child theme?  If from a theme, would it be possible for you to list the theme used next to the url, so we can appreciate the before and after?  

Thanks Sridhar... you are the bomb!  :)

#4 Sridhar Katakam

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

All of them use the Default child theme. 99% of the times it doesn't matter which child theme is used. Any child theme can be customized to look like any other or any design.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

Thank you so much for the responses - and sample sites. It's huge help to see Builder in practical use.

If anyone else has some insight, I'd appreciate that too.  Thanks -  Joe

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

Forgot to mention my own site.

http://websitesetuppro.com/ uses Builder of course.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:27 AM

Thanks Sridhar - I'll have a good look at your site.

Concerning my point #1, about how to handle CSS mods, I'm confused because the Builder videos, like this one, make changes to the entire code, not just adding code at the end of the style.css of the child theme. What's your opinion on this?

Thanks again.  Joe

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

Hi Joe,

out opinion is that the preferred way to make changes is to override existing code by adding new code at the end of the stylesheet. Of course, making changes in the actual css code works fine too, but it will make it much harder to roll back changes should something go wrong, it'll make it harder to update the child theme should you really want to, and finally, it makes it much harder for us here at support to assist in any issues (if we can focus on a bunch of code at the end of the stylesheet, rather than having to go up and down the entire stylesheet all the time),

Ronald

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