Very interesting article and interesting posts. I’m going to create what in a nutshell will be an English proof-reading service site. I’m looking for a simple but nice look, no unnecessarily fancy stuff, just easy for clients to see what they are getting and easy for them to use. At the same time I want a very robust site that works well across all browsers and devices. I’m not a web developer, although I have tinkered with code and am prepared to learn but I would like to start with a simple, cheap yet quality solution that I could have up and running pretty quickly and that I can improve upon as my knowledge grows.
Of course, the Thesis documentation is absolutely rock solid, and has gotten a big boost recently with the addition of Derek Halpern to the Thesis team as well as the talents of a certain girlie . You’ll find detailed documentation for every Thesis hook and filter along with a growing list of specific how-to’s based around commonly used design elements. Again, being around for two years longer is a big advantage when it comes to things like documentation, but you definitely have to be impressed by the docs that Thesis offers.