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#1 Guest_NJ_*

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:48 PM

Hi there

We are a small graphic and web design agency and currently build bespoke design sites by hiring programmers in when needed. We wanted to streamline some of our web processes and someone recommended Builder to us to use for clients instead of the way we currently do things to save on costs of hiring programmers by doing alot of the work ourselves and only outputting the more complex coding.

We were considering buying the Builder theme but first want to know how customisable is it exactly? Is it possible for programmers to add custom code for a feature a client may want on their site eg. Booking system, add in interactive Flash element for users, add interactive flash menus, Staff Only login pages? This is a few things we have been asked before for on our sites, and we'd like to know if this is possible on the WP Platform and using Builder to start with.

I guess I'm trying to gauge is there any limits really with the Builder theme?

Sounds really exciting! Looking forward to your response.

Many thanks

NJ

#2 Ronald

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:14 PM

Hi,

the main power of Builder is it's flexibility to allow you to build virtually any layout that you want. The ability to add child themes to Builder to do the "layout" (sample child theme layouts here) or to create your own child themes (or adapt existing ones) gives you the freedom to build almost any site you want.

Additional functionality can be added either by "hand-coding ", or using WordPress plugins, or a combination of those.

Using Builder with the DisplayBuddy series of plugins will enhance the visual appeal of the designs,

Then, there is our members only support forum, where moderators are available to help out with any (well, within reasonable limits) difficulties or issues you may face during development and usage of Builder.

So there will be limits, but not many. If you haven't done so already, check out the product page and videos,

Hope this clarifies, let us know if you have any other queries,
Ronald

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#3 Ronald

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:14 PM

Hi,

the main power of Builder is it's flexibility to allow you to build virtually any layout that you want. The ability to add child themes to Builder to do the "layout" (sample child theme layouts <a  href="http://ithemes.com/codex/page/Builder_Child_Themes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>) or to create your own child themes (or adapt existing ones) gives you the freedom to build almost any site you want.

Additional functionality can be added either by "hand-coding ", or using WordPress plugins, or a combination of those.

Using Builder with the <a  href="http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/displaybuddy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DisplayBuddy</a> series of plugins will enhance the visual appeal of the designs.

Then, there is our members only support forum, where moderators are available to help out with any (well, within reasonable limits) difficulties or issues you may face during development and usage of Builder.

So there will be limits, but not many. If you haven't done so already, check out the <a  href="http://ithemes.com/purchase/builder-theme/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">product page and videos</a>,

Hope this clarifies, let us know if you have any other queries,
Ronald

Edited by Ronald, 02 November 2010 - 01:15 PM.

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