Well,Hello there, I've just registered in order to post a Pro Pinegrow Comment so, that's my bias over and done with! I'm also just a hobbyist web wannabe who was also a Macaw user, an indigo user (I never quite got the difference or anticipated progress) and then was invited to the Scarlet Beta testing but, it required a new OS than the one I was running on my Mac. that was the final straw, as it was obviously going to drop support for my OS and, as you all know, it was buggy, lost your work, randomly moved your layout and then became vaguely reminiscent of the browser wars as you had to put fixes in and do certain things in certain ways to get certain effects- not the anticipated ones. So wasn't planning on changing A working OS for a broken App.
So, Like you all I hunted around. Dreamweaver -meh! trying to get responsive settings and integrating with Bootstrap and other frameworks was a bit of work. then All the other WYSIWYG type things.
Quick n Easy web builder
I just tinker, Im not a professional, but I tried all of these and while some were obviously really limited at first (blue griffon) others tied you into Templates (and then buying some other) some into stacks or blocks or suchlike that you then also had to purchase, update etc, of these, Flux was the most interesting, but then I heard about Pinegrow on the Macaw forums (as people complained about Macaw and looked for alternatives) so I went and saw Matjaz' first post on Ycombinator I think, about his new web program.
I saw it and tinkered with it, and as you have "noticed" the UI isn't of the pretty draggy droppy kind at first, but then some of it is -Bootstrap blocks , Foundation blocks, other frameworks, and there is the "Tree" on the right so you can figure out, just where you are in the page (handy) but the CSS editing part is a bit challenging if you dont get how the CSS actually works, BUT once you get the hang of the flow, you can see that it too has a lot of pop out, clicky instant change options too for formatting and colours etc.
But, for me, the beauty of this App is that I CAN see the code! anywhere, I CAN create any layout I want, I CAN import layouts, I CAN view the layout of existing sites, already online. and I can copy and paste code in to achieve simple things I dont know how to do. I dont have to keep buying add ons, and I'm not tied into some monthly contract or online web app that.. I cant use when I dont have the Internet- which is often. and I can use it WITH other things, like text editors I like. for me this is Sublime. Atom? meh! I wont be able to use that as my OS is too old to Support it , but again, I CAN still create current sites with PineGrow on my Old machine! Responsive ones
And,now, the latest is the ability to work with wordpress with it! create themes from scratch or use the starter theme -which is an extra, independent them purchase (ok thats an extra -as is the ability to have a drop down set of options to create web animations -, ok so two extra purchases )
So, for a transitioning level, moving into web dev, it gives me some wysiwyg layouts for frameworks and my own stuff, I can see the code or drag things about in the tree -all in all, you kind of get to see/feel how it all works and goes together and..yes, you could really do with learning some html and css to help tweak things but a simple site? no, you can just click around.
and it has no where near as many bugs as Macaw!
so thats a lot of gushing text.
oh, and there is already a user there from Serbia, I chat to him on the SLack channel
so give it a whirl