Jason knows a lot more than most as he's been helping with some of the behind the scene's stuff lately. For example, he's the one who got the ball rolling with the webinar.
I totally understand where you're coming from and all I can say at this point is that we're working hard to keep the future bright, as Jason mentioned, and the Dynamik Genesis Child Theme was not a distraction from this, just an addition to what we're doing.
And though this new Dynamik variant does bring a lot of the Catalyst goodness to Genesis, it certainly doesn't bring it all. Overall the Catalyst/Dynamik combo is still king.
But I think one thing you're missing is the fact that it's not "This Framework vs That Framework". Many Catalyst members also own and actively use Genesis. Many web designers that use Catalyst also have Genesis in their toolkit. So I just made it so they can still enjoy much of the power of Catalyst while developing sites with Genesis. That's not to say, however, that Catalyst isn't still my main focus and the absolute foundation of my online business.
I think the simple answer to your question is that I've spent most of the last year and a half focused on Theme development and support and little else. So now we're shifting focus a bit to more of the other bits like marketing, expanding resources and developing things FOR Catalyst and not so much INTO Catalyst. Things that help expand what Catalyst can do, what it's compatible with, etc...
And with regard to me developing things outside of Catalyst, there are many reasons for it, but first and foremost I just love developing WordPress software and I see no reason to stifle my creativity by restricting my "workspace" to one framework. Yes, Catalyst will continue to be my main focus, but developing a bit outside of the box helps me stay fresh and keeps things fun and interesting. But it's certainly not something I'd do to the detriment of Catalyst.
Thank for the answer Eric, my bad english doesn't help me to expres myself sometime
I choosed Catalyst for many reasons and we prefer to stay only with Catalyst for all Wordpress project. This way we can get a better experience creating website because we know what we can do with this framework. I know other people love to use multiple framework but we think Catalyst can do all the jobs we need (sometimes with plugins ).
I was just unsecure about the future, too much sites was talking about all other framework and less Catalyst but recently i noticed a Catalyst more visible around.
Too much talk about drag & drop, all the integrated option for building page make me feel nervous. You guys keep the roadmap secret, and i understand this, that's normal business and sometime this is the best way to not allow user asking the famous word "WHEN?"
I think this is why i posted, to see what kind of answer i will get and see if i can know what's going on. I think maybe this is because your blog is full of "HOW TO" information and less information about what your doing. But the good thing about this is Catalyst have the best documentation, if you don't find something on the blog, video, Catalyst Cheatsheet , just use the forum and you will find.
So keep up the good work
Wait! I know I'm late but there's a dynamik for genesis??? where can I read more about this? what's the difference when using it on catalyst framework vs the genesis framework? I'm interested because not all of my clients are a fan of catalyst (sorry!), but I am still a huge fan of catalyst though... =)
I agree with the confusion experienced by jee6 and while acknowledging erics "hobbies" and freedom to do what ever it would still be beneficial to most logged in to this forum if there was a stronger Catalyst profile. All is perception so no such thing as strong enough! Who says what? If it requires "Erics blog" category on main site then so be it
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