There are lots of nice things that make me pleased to have subscribed to Creative Cloud. In the spirit of constructive criticism, here I mention just two things I do not like:
1. What use is it to offer 20GB of on-line storage when one is not offered FTP access (why no FTP access?); and when the only way to upload is by adding individual files — not even being able to add directories.
2. What good is an offer of hosting 5 websites when one can use only the very limited WebBasics version, which is so basic that no creative professional or web developer would want it anyway.
Thanks for the feedback. I created a feature request for the FTP functionality on your behalf here
Please add your vote and any clarifying comments you would like to see included
For the second point regarding the webBasics, what functionality is not included that made the service unusable in your case?
I have few comments in reference to BC.
First I will state that I have been using BC for over a year and love what BC has to offer. However with Creative Cloud anything beyond a basic website you have upgrade. Okay, understandable, but to my knowledge there is no easy way at this point to upgrade a CC site without creating a new site that is a paid site to start.
But I believe the issue is this, here is the plan overview of webBasics and webBasics+:
Everything included in webBasics, plus:
The biggest difference is email, menu builder (which is very nice), storage, and bandwidth. The email to me is not a big deal as you can get 50 free emails using Google Apps which I find better than BCs email. But the others can make a difference. If you are going to have anything beyond a low traffic small site you must upgrade. With webBasics+ it at least gives you a little bit more room.
When CC was first released BC was touted as "Create powerful eCommerce websites with Business Catalyst." Which you can very well do but it is not included in CC. I do not see the same wording now and I hope it was changed because the wording was a bit misleading.
I would love to see a couple changes:
1. Easy upgrade path for higher plan sites.
2. Merging of webBasics and webBasics+.
Just my thoughts =>
Thanks for such a considered reply Lynda
I have no objection to Business Catalyst as such — some might like it and others not.
I was commenting on what was being bundled with Creative Cloud, and in offering webVeryVeryBasics as part of the bundle, Adobe is not in fact offering that much (given the typical professional who might subscribe to Creative Cloud).
Onwards, and go well
Thanks for your reply, Dave
1. The desirability of having FTP access to ones offered 20GB on-line storage I find so obvious that I am surprised that one needs to verify this in a vote!
2. In the context of the manner in which Business Catalyst is bundled within Creative Cloud (your fine service that I have now subscribed to and which I am generally very happy with), I stand by what I originally wrote. In my case for hosting services to be useful I would need the ability to create my own MySQL database so that I could run Drupal, other typical Creative Cloud subscribers would nave other needs — look at any typical hosting service; I accept that there would need to be limits like bandwidth for example. Few Creative Cloud subscriber would find Business Catalyst WebBasics of any use, so in essence you are generally bundling nothing here.
(Note: I am not saying that Business Catalyst is a poor product, for those who might actually want something like this; I am questioning the manner init is bundled within Creative Cloud.)
Customer feedback: all the offerings within the Creative Cloud suite are excellent and "potentially exciting", except for the on-line storage interface and the bundled WebBasics Business Catalys — which seriously disappoints (as part of the bundle)!
Regards, and to well
David, boldset.com, Paris, France
It's now almost March of the following year to this post and still no FTP access to Creative Cloud ... it is also quite extraordinary that files cannot be imported to Creative Cloud from Dropbox or any other extremely popular cloud storage system ... is there any development at all on this? I have to agree with David that this facility is SO fundamental it seems mad that it's not integral .... ??
We are not planning to add FTP access.
You can use Creative Cloud Connection to sync files from your computer to the web storage.
On your local computer you can copy files from your Dropbox folder to the Creative Cloud Files folder.
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