Personal review - Platform Pro 2.0 RC
Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:32 PM
My company had purchased $175 + $105 upgrade = spent total $275 so far.
And I strongly suggested purchasing 2.0 upgrade to our team because I loved 1.5
But after examining 2.0 carefully, I have decided not to use it for our current project.
My reaction is, well, kind of mixed right now.
The main reason that we were going to use Platform Pro was to save time by reducing repeated coding task.
I was hoping to see some short-code support to build pricing page quickly, to setup staff profile quickly, to embed Youtube video quickly and your answer is: Pricing ($14.99) + Profiles ($14.99) + Youtube embed ($14.99) + Googlefont ($1) = $45.97
I was so excited when I saw a small teaser about pricing page some weeks ago
but now I have to design, html, css, everything again to save my 14 bucks.
Themeforest got themes for $35. Well, most of them are not AAA quality but still you get the design files and short codes.
So I am still thinking about what makes Platform Pro 2.0 different - where/who is it targeting etc.
I have decided to use the ROOT theme for current projects
because it supports HTML5, 960 grid system, cleaner code and removes WP folders from code view, and it is free.
Platform Pro 2.0 is a very good theme with a lot of functions and I will still use it for my personal blog
but I don't think it is the right tool for most of developers at the moment.
Personally I doubt about Pageline's business model & plan.
In my knowledge many companies in this field release framework in cheaper price (or free) then collect money by selling contents, plugins, designs, and advertise new version with comparison chart, new feature highlights even before its releasing date. But Platform Pro 2.0 is going opposite - doubling price, no Ad, no comparison chart so far.
I have to come to this forum and have to find everything by myself.
I hope to see more serious tools and support if Pageline is targeting developers as well.
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