Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

Usability problems like what?

> Usability problems like what?

Understanding of the command line, delayed WYSIWYG feedback loop, FTPing/synchronizing files. Some generators don't even tackle "pretty, easy to install templates a la Wordpress" either.

All surmountable, but I haven't seen an "all in one, easy to use" fix yet.

I'd love if I could recommend a single client-side app for people to use that did it all. Something like Coda but tailored for beginners?

Frankly, I'm not sure it matters. Give the average user a CMS with a WYSIWYG editor and you soon end up with a hodgepodge of fonts, sizes, eye-jarring colors, general inconsistency, and 2MB images rendered as 48x48 icons.

Yeah, and the point is, they were able to accomplish something...

I'd be surprised if those same users could even manage to create a single, text-only post in most (pre-setup!) static generators.

Never underestimate agency. A working, ugly solution beats the hell out of a better solution that they can't understand.

Like George from sales making a new page or editing a call to action.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact