Awesome Web Development With Webpop
We started Webpop with clear goals in mind. Webpop was started from scratch but we all had plenty of experience with several CMS's. I'm not talking here of having used Wordpress for a bunch of projects, but having tweaked, hacked and stretched Wordpress, ExpressionEngine, Textpattern, Drupal, and several others. We also know and love the web, with passion, and this is something you can breath at Webpop.
Use your existing skills as a designer
The templates file tree is where all your templates go. Initially, a template file ending with a .tpl extension is nothing more than an HTML file on steroids. They are not directly referenced by the public URL, but they get "called" or brought to life by the content. For example, the root section (Home page, if you like), calls the index.tpl by default. Sounds like an index.html, isn't it?
Easy as pie for your clients
Another goal we took seriously is that to be attractive for agencies and freelancers, we need a system for an end client to update site contents without much hassle. And we made it. We ended up with a system that is easy as pie for your client to edit the content they are supposed to change. And this is cornerstone, the content they are supposed to change.
You, as the designer, have the power to decide what is editable and what not. For instance, all text you manually write in the templates HTML is not editable, so your client will never touch the HTML or break the design in a weird way. But on the other hand, all fields you use for the content are fully editable, so your client is free to change a tittle, a description for some product or the images of some galleries (provided that the images are part of a content, not statically written in the HTML).