Ask DN: Wordpress vs. Craft CMS

over 9 years ago from Jess Eddy, Product Designer / Hacker

  • Matt ScorteMatt Scorte, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    I definitely need to research it more. Didn't realize is was $300. Might be a lot for me, being in college and all.

    I guess I can use the free version until I get bigger clients.

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    • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

      The $199 Client version will work for you in almost cases: the Pro really is everything but the kitchen sink. But honestly, does the cost matter that much? I mean, it's a line item expense to the client; you're not paying it out of pocket.

      If your client is not expecting charges in addition to your actual production work, you're not setting expectations right. You'll need to acquire photographs (stock or custom?), maybe hire an illustrator or copywriter, purchase a web license for a font, certainly software costs are factored in... You can't be expected to do good work with shitty inputs ("garbage in, garbage out").

      Put another way: if $300 is too high a license fee for your clients to pay, you need better clients. That's what, 3 billable hours? Just add the time to your production estimate.

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      • Matt ScorteMatt Scorte, over 9 years ago

        Yeah I don't think 300 is a big price when working with clients. Right not I am in the beginning phases, where I am doing personal projects, and a site for my church. So $300 for me now looks like a lot, but I think in the future, if I do a lot more of this, it wouldn't be a big deal.

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