Maintain the illusion of freedom
components before templates
Simon showed which decisions he had to make to balance editorial and design freedom with keeping the CMS and design system behind it maintainable.
There was consensus in the room that all CMS's suck. Glad we could establish that.
Simon combines frontend dev and interaction design skills which enabled him to do this website build mostly on his own and stay in control, keeping the number of components and exceptions on them low. Well done!