MODX puts you in complete control of your website, right down to the last pixel. Case in point, when we launched MODX in 2004 you could have created an HTML5/CSS3 website—just like you can build an HTML7/CSS5 website today despite those standards not existing yet—just by putting any HTML into MODX templates.
MODX doesn’t force you into using complex theming systems, but it does offer developer the freedom to use a template engine like Twig if they so choose. The point is though, you don't have to be a developer in order to build an amazing website in MODX.
Designers and marketers can create completely custom, remarkable websites in MODX without ever having to learn how to code. If they need something truly custom, they can collaborate with developers without colliding. In the same way, they can turn over a site to a client without worrying about them breaking their hard work.
Freedom from Complex Theme Systems
We have always believed that the software that runs your website shouldn’t dictate its structure or force you to compromise your design to fit its mandatory theme layer. On the other hand, it should adapt to your explicit needs, today or tomorrow, and it should never force you to work with code in order to create a truly custom design.
No matter how cutting edge the creative vision for your website, if you can create a prototype mockup (or just want to download a template from a theme site), you can power it in MODX. This frees you to focus on building and communicating, not the software running your website.
Unlike so many other systems today, MODX fits your creative vision for the design, structure and content of your site, exactly as you envision and without compromise, not the other way around.