Please allow me with great humility to turn to the community for advice and forgive me in advance for any approximations, all due to my lack of programming technical knowledge.
I run a photo editing and retouching service called photALL from my site photall.com
This is how it was made:
Step 1: wireframe / layout drawing by hand
Step 2: .psd design file using photoshop
Step 3: .html file using bootstrap to work on layout, Sublime Text to write code html, css , java script
Step 4: code the functions, using PHP 5.5 and framework CodeIgniter 2x. as well as MySQL to manage the database
The back-end of the site is quite elaborate since it allows to upload photos, annotate them, cost the service applied to them and bill the Client. It then allows us to dispatch the photo to be retouched to one of our team members, get it back to check it, and send it to the Client for approval and payment release.
For the new version of photall.com I would like to improve the process so that we can a better design (and easier to update it) and I have 3 questions:
- For the front-end, it is possible to design all in WebFlow, have my coder add his java script then export the result to my domain, with possibility later to make changes say in html and be able to export it again without my coder having to add to the html? In my mind, as long as I don’t touch a Name Text Box called TEXT_BOX_1, but only change its color or size, any script or other code attached to it or referencing it would still work and be exported. But my coder tells me that I would have to export the HTML and that he would have to add the code manually for each change I would make.
- The back-end of my site is very dynamic, pulling photos in and out based on different situations. How could WebFlow be part of this ?
- I have several GB of photos potentially being uploaded and downloaded every day, all through a dedicated server. Would there be any advantage (would it even be possible?) to use WebFlow on its CDN hosting plan, while having it worked along with my dedicated server and the photos handling system it runs ?
Thank you for any help any of you can give me. As you can see, this are some quite big and at the same basic questions !