> .Mac accounts: A New Breed of Template
.Mac accounts: A New Breed of Template
| Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
There's something new in the air. No - it's not the change of seasons...that's still a little ways off.
Instead, it's the latest release of Apple's .Mac account website templates. In true Apple form, the interface is made to easily add and remove content as you desire. Want a quick website set up with not too much effort? You just may have stumbled onto the solution.
But there's trouble in River City...
The problem comes when you want to do more than have a static website - or create more than inch deep functionality.
Similar to how you can watch a video on an iPod nowadays, you can now develop a quick .Mac website with templates.
Of course, when you think about it, even though it's pretty cool to be able to watch a movie on a tiny screen like the iPod - you really don't ever want to. And, with .Mac accounts, you really don't want to do that either because even though it's pretty cool - it isn't helpful or functional beyond bland everyman templates.
Someday there may be a quick, cheap answer to building template sites...but for now, your best bet is to think custom. Especially if you want a return on your investment. It may cost more out the door - but in the long run you'll be better off.