Hi, for the last 5 years, i have been designing and coding my own custom built sites... custom design and a custom CMS.
A few clients have asked lately whether i use any "off the shelf" systems / platforms such as Joomla / Presta Shops / Wordpress etc...
I develop my own CMS for each site as i think it offeres greater flexibility... however i think it may be time to start reviewing and using some of the these "off the shelf" platforms, however:
My worry is, how do i approach projects like this...
1 - can i still design a completely independent custom design (i know it depends on what platform i plan on using...) and then try and fit it into the platform (i don't want to design a site, then code it (html / css) and then find out that it is impossible to install it into the chosen platform
2 - or should i get the client to pick a template and then just customize that as much as i can
I really appreciate your help on this as it has been something that i have thought about for a while but i just don't know how to approach it, thanks in advance