shortcode – Best practices in frontpage design: Oxygen from scratch or movable blocks?
Sorry, if this is somewhat non-technical. I am interested if there’s a best practices guidelines that I could consult or get advice from.
We’ve tasked a developer to build a webpage in wordpress. The front page that the developer made is fully in Oxygen, code is illegible, and if we try to move any section, we break the warranty. The design consists of a number of blocks that are set one after another, or sometimes in parallel which showcase different types in the page (e.g. news, blog, collections, events etc).
As much as I understand wordpress – even in ads “Author rich content with blocks and patterns”, “Customize your entire site with block themes”, “Switch up your site’s look & feel with Styles” – the frontpage should consist of a number of blocks and patterns that can be turned on and off, moved around, and customized individually. If we’re getting a frontpage that can only be tweaked by passing instructions to the developer, are they using wordpress in fact as it is supposed to be used? Is it common practice among wordpress developers to build a frontpage fully in Oxygen?
Sorry for the case-specific question. Trying to figure out why they would build simple blocks from scratch. More generally, are there best practices documents on making wordpress front-pages that we could consult? Is it quite frequent to build a difficult to edit front-page, or is it more standard to use and combine widgets to form these blocks that could be moved?