Statamic for me was a perfect combo of a subtle control panel with the flexibility of flat files, all without a database. Any designer knows that it’s always hard to have yourself as a client and I am no different. The process was tortuous for me. I wasted hours on details and features in other content management systems I knew in my heart I would never use. All this without ever getting to the stage of writing content. Statamic allowed me to start writing almost immediately and with my newfound discipline and restraint, the site’s design shortly followed.