Custom Stylesheets and dkadvanced
I tell you what, the cool ideas just keep flowing with doodlekit. A while ago (pronounced awhylago), I decided to add a custom CSS feature, so users could create their own design using their own stylesheet. As time went by I started thinking that 90% of our user base probably wont care about this at all, and it could just be confusing, so I just took it out. Then about a month ago Heath had a really cool idea. What if we brought back the custom CSS, and made it override whatever layout you've chosen, but market it to web designers instead of the customer.
There's a growing community of very talented designers out there, but most of them don't want to have to learn Ruby or PHP. Many of them can at least install a blog on a shared host, but they would probably rather not.
Basically the designer can sign up for a doodlekit account for the normal price, and start molding. They can upload images for the layout and paste in their own CSS. We have base layouts to use, or they can override one of our existing designs. Then the designer can charge whatever they want to their customer. They can deliver a top notch website, and their own beautiful design.
So to go along with that, Heath has started dkadvanced. This will be his Garbage Burrito, and will now be my official brutha site. He will be discussing how web professionals can extend and tweak doodlekit to augment their own services. I'll probably drop in and say dumb stuff from time to time.
Right on Heath!