Does anyone here has an advice for me how I can go with very limited html & css knowledge to build my website with several pages (the visual wireframes all exist) in the shortest time in Meteor? The JS part isn’t my worry as learned that through the backend development already. But the frontend development is completely new to me.
Backend is already programmed in Meteor and I need to get the UI done quickly to then work on the pub & sub, reactivity etc. I was looking at visual web development tools like Rapidweaver or Sparkle but none of them seemed to help me getting from a static page to an interactive one with Meteor specifically.
I also looked extensively (tried for more than 12h) at Meteor Kitchen (www.meteorkitchen.com) but also that turned out to be not suited for my level of knowledge as it still requires good understanding of html & css as well as one of their UI frameworks used (Bootstrap3 or Semantic-UI).
While I like how I can quickly get the “stacks” together from Stack3 in Rapidweaver it seems a dead-end as I only get a more or less static website which I still need to “convert” to Meteor to make it fully interactive/reactive and working with my MongoDB backend. Is that correct or am I missing something here? Surely some of the themes look beautiful and they also support fully responsive ones (which is eventually needed for my app) like eg Foundation but as I understand that is built on Angular.js which again would require basically a re-write into Meteor.
I hope those that went along the same problems/challenges can advice me. I know the typical way of becoming a full-stack developer is rather the other way round, a frontend dev learning the backend (which is a lot easier). I just completely struggle with the nested approach of html which has no resemblance to any programming language I know.
Best for me would be a web design UI tool which offers a visual approach like Xojo (https://youtu.be/8krXsdcQyd8?t=1m15s) to build the web app and that would also allow for code updates that would be immediately reflected in the web design tool (so it would allow two-way editing).
Sorry for the long post but I want to give as much information as possible so that we don’t go through a long list of questions and answers (along the likes of “have you tried this, why don’t you do that”). Thanks in advance and looking forward to your responses!