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Echoing other comments below, here's my feedback:

Visually it looks awesome, but what it really comes down to is the quality of the code. Most WYSIWYG editors leave a lot to be desired.

Second, I am always wary of amazing tools with unknown pricepoints. I get that you're still early, but some semblance of cost structure would be great. Frankly, I don't know if you're going to charge $1500 or $5 a month or free. I just don't know, there's too many ways you could choose to market this, and that insecurity, that lack of knowledge makes me uncomfortable.

That being said, great job on the concept and I can't wait to see what it looks like when it goes live.




> Visually it looks awesome, but what it really comes down to is the quality of the code. Most WYSIWYG editors leave a lot to be desired.

Did you see the code output at the end? It looked like pretty solid HTML and CSS to me. What was particularly interesting was the adhereance to OOCSS principles in the styles, but that could just be the result of good practices with the user.


It was a pretty simple "design", so yes, the markup should be reasonably clean.

For a real demonstration why not try something more "real-world"[1] and see how that turns out.

[1] http://cnn.com


I don't think most people will design a cnn.com on a regular basis or from the ground up.


I have fairly standard clients and what I usually work on is closer to a CNN page than the page Macaw demoed. And more often than not, it's from scratch.


Is price really that much of an issue if this revolutionizes the way that we build websites? I just watched the demo and got the same feeling like when I saw Firebug for the first time.

Let's see if it really works before we worry too much about price.


Price is ALWAYS an issue.


Deciding if this is the right tool for you is the first issue.

I personally spend $50/month on Adobe creative tools, and would gladly pay for better tools.


> Second, I am always wary of amazing tools with unknown pricepoints. I get that you're still early, but some semblance of cost structure would be great. Frankly, I don't know if you're going to charge $1500 or $5 a month or free.

If you say it is amazing, he will probably charge $1500.

I guess the idea of a demo is to gauge interest, which will ultimately help in deciding price, among other things.




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