Recently, I’ve been playing with a few frameworks to help build websites simply and effectively.
A framework is a system usually point and click interface where you can choose options and the website will be developed accordingly. A few that I’ve used are xtreme-one, carrington, starkers, and gantry. A couple of those are not really frameworks, but customizable themes. They are similar, but the power of a framework in my opinion is it’s point and click options. Here’s what I mean…
Gantry is a widget based framework. This means that a “gantry based” theme puts widget areas in many places around the site and the way you customize the site quickly is to insert widgets, html, etc. into those widgets areas. This makes the theme really customizable and easy to use.
Here’s a quick look at my introduction to gantry. I appologize because this video is raw.