@producerguyaz, I understand each to their own, but having been in the web design game for now a very long time and fully being aware of the difference between fixed width (Sparkle) and fluid width design (mostly using bootstrap) I can say that Sparkle has a fairly good footing!
I also was annal about code in my earlier days until I got that even Google went against their own guidelines in that if you had a table generated site you will be handicapped - well I have come across many in the last three years and that is not the case! So what is perfect code? And then compare Sparkle’s code against Squarespace and even WordPress with the convoluted plugins and in my eyes that is an absolute mess! And then we have the issue of the software guesstimating how tablet and mobile should look and that also comes across as a mess with text hardly legible in most of the cases!
I know Sparkle hasn’t work for you but your take on it is harsh, knowing that the big corporate players are also using fixed width design to create their websites allowing them greater control over the layout per breakpoint instead of the software guesstimating it!
We have been taught the faster the better - just pump them out! The web is looking full of boxed-styled websites because the software is doing most of the work for us designers - just a lazy take on crafting a website nowadays… so bagging out a platform that allows for website craftsmanship is NOT COOL!
Us designers are here to bring life to a clients’ visions and I for one will use a platform that will allow that instead of a “fast spit me it out platform” that confines and restricts me into box styles parameters being far from creative, and instead pumping out a commodity!!!