I am going to be short (but hopefully not rude) here because I am presently overextended and hoping to rely on the goodwill of others.
I have been writing software for over 40 years. I have the skillset to use a textual code editor and build an entire interactive website. But that takes a lot of work/time/effort. I have several small projects that I would like to build rapidly, with as little time invested, as possible.
Today I decided to think outside my box.
I have Setapp, and that comes with RapidWeaver.
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I watched some video on using RapidWeaver (by Realmac themselves) and decided to just jump in here are ask to see if this meets my needs.
Just like using add-ons in WordPress, I want to drag and drop blocks to build some elementary webpages. I need those webpages to include forms. I need to perform logic on the form entries and present conditionally determined response webpages.
In my test case I am building a game-like website. You fill out 1-3 pages of webforms and it then calculates your results and presents them to you.
I know that this type of toolset will be more limiting than using, say, hand-coded Meteor sites, but copious amounts of advanced functionality is not my primary requirement for these sites. They need to be rapidly and easily created, and easily maintained/tweaked over time.
So, as I already have RapidWeaver, what do you, the community, suggest that I get in terms of add-ons to build these simple interactive sites?
Looking at the videos I saw, and the Editors’ Choice page, it looks like I should start with:
But I am guessing that these together won’t give me the conditional/functional logic that I need to make the site interactive.
I would like to buy a “solution” today, and if it does what I need, I don’t mind paying a few to several hundred dollars to get it now.
So what do you all have as advice? Maybe I have completely overlooked something as I am just diving into this headfirst?
update: I forgot to mention that another reason for my desire to go this route, vice hand-building a full website, is that I would like to be able to hand off the maintenance/updating of this site to a non-developer to ease my future workload.