Why should EASY-TO-USE mean FOR-NOOB, seriously...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GuillaumeB, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502

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    I have listened to like 4 or 5 podcasts about last Tuesday event and each time they refer to iWeb they call it the noob software for grandma...Although i understand this point of view i just wish they avoid general statement.

    I mean seriously who has not been tired of tweaking PHP lines? of hacking JavaScripts? of developing Ajax websites? of setting file permissions to make your Wordpress plugins finally work? of creating databases to add a new feature to your weblog? of modyfing your .htaccess file? of playing around with your CSS all day long to figure out what themes you really want to use?

    Well me!! and I'm sure i am not the only one. After wasting 4 years of my life on webdev stuff, believe it or not but i moved to .Mac + iWeb. I mean OK at first glance it does not look like a very advanced editor and you can't really play around with the HTML (unless you start browsing the Library files I guess) but man, it just works the way it should !!!

    Just stop calling easy-to-use apps "apps for noobs" Some people actually might prefer simplicity and it does not mean they do not understand what's going on below the application . This is quite similar to peopl who think that Mac users and smart enough to know what's going on in their computer.

    In a couple months people will say that Numbers is a noob-app because users don't have to enter a formula... they'll forget that Excel has been around for decade before...

    well, I just felt like it had to be said.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Whatever makes 'em feel smart. Real men write the binary out in TextEdit by hand.
     
  3. GuillaumeB thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. coren2000 macrumors member

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    (I agree with the Mad Jew)
     

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