Post by Burt65 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:18 am

paulfeakins wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:33 pm
True, you wouldn't want to end up actually knowing something ;)
Um the fact the thread is called "Why are there so many Terrible themes?!" and we're talking about code quality means it helps if you have a basic understanding of software development?
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Post by paulfeakins » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:04 pm

Burt65 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:18 am
That's nice.. ;)
Well it's important you understand that even if a theme looks very good like Journal does, it can still be a terrible theme if the code is a mess for the reasons I stated above which were if the store owner wants some custom features, or even bug fixes, the over-engineered code will make that very difficult even for a very competent developer. The same goes for extensions - most won't work unless they were specifically built for Journal.

But how does this affect the customer who doesn't care about code? Simple; they'll buy an extension and there will be a problem and the developer will say "Journal isn't supported" or they'll want a new feature and the developer will have to quote much higher because it is a nightmare working with Journal. Or they'll have a bug and developer after developer will be unable to fix it or will charge much more because it's much harder and more complex to work with Journal.

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Post by Burt65 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:38 pm

paulfeakins wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Well it's important you understand that even if a theme looks very good like Journal does, it can still be a terrible theme if the code is a mess for the reasons I stated above which were if the store owner wants some custom features, or even bug fixes, the over-engineered code will make that very difficult even for a very competent developer. The same goes for extensions - most won't work unless they were specifically built for Journal.

But how does this affect the customer who doesn't care about code? Simple; they'll buy an extension and there will be a problem and the developer will say "Journal isn't supported" or they'll want a new feature and the developer will have to quote much higher because it is a nightmare working with Journal. Or they'll have a bug and developer after developer will be unable to fix it or will charge much more because it's much harder and more complex to work with Journal.
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