Hi everyone! Thank you in advance for helping me out understand some of the stuff that seem basic to most people here, yet are not so obvious to me…
I just bought RW and started playing with it.
Now, I want to know if it’s really necessary to buy the foundation and stack package to truly build a website the way I want it?
I’ve tried using some included themes but they don’t look anywhere near as good as the new trendy dynamic themes we see on most cool looking sites. Further, I’ve had quite a hard time doing a simple thing like changing the banner image with the included themes. Some themes seem to let you change the banner image while others force you to use their own, which is counterproductive as a site is supposed to reflect your brand, not the stylesheet’s.
So, as I see a lot of people go for stacks and foundations theme bundle, I wonder if it’s the only way to get a good looking site. Will this enable me to have a custom banner image and size? What’s the difference between stack 2 vs 3 vs with the foundation style sheet (Do you have to use this? What happens if you don’t?).
Also, stack bundle vs theme:
Do purchased themes ever need stacks?
Should I simply buy a good theme if I find one? Will that suffice?
It seems to me that RW requires a lot of ad-on and extra stuff which costs money and adds up quickly… Am I wrong?
My goal here is to understand what I need to reach my goal (building multiple sites for me and my family) so I don’t spend money I don’t need. I’m fine with getting stuff I really need, but I want to be sure what that is so I don’t overspend. If this was what I did for a living, it would be easy to recoup costs, but I don’t for now.
Thank you again!