I am going to reply from a business standpoint. Are you willing to risk losing money on this? Are you going to price it the same as if you did it in Hype? Or are you going to be able to do it for a reasonable hourly rate, with your client knowing that they will be paying you to learn Double Click, and even though they may say they are good with that, will they change their mind when they found out what your learning curve costs them? so will they try to either break the contract or make your life hard because of the costs?
I have been there, I took a summer job working for a friends’ company last summer. He is very anti-Mac and thinks the Joomla content management system is a gift from heaven. He is always looking for what he firmly believes will be a cheaper alternative.
He hired me, working on his Windows machines, learning Joomla, and I gave him my best. He was very impressed with the quality of the images that I used for the catalog pages (I have 30 years experience in Photoshop/Pixelmator and I know what works for the web.
But I could tell that, even though he loved the look, he could never get over his belief that somehow it could be done cheaper. In other words, after I was done, he could then use an office intern to take over what I was doing.
Which is what happened after I went back to my school system job. The person he hired tried to manage images using the standard apps that are on Windows 10. (which actually is a stable operating system) And she is doing Windows screen shots or generic downloads of images, and they don’t look the same. And struggling mightily with Joomla because all it is is a filing system for various containers of content. Dozens of bad themes are available (he always wants the free ones) and they all handle content in slightly different ways.
I fix some images for free for his employee who is a friend, but thats not a good habit to get into.
The webpage, day by day, is beginning to look just as generic as when I got there.
So…think all these things through and decide if you want the project that badly. Could be a black hole, and I would bet that your potential client is always going to wanting you to do more for less?
I could be wrong. I get requests from friends to please help them with the “free” do it yourself websites, “it will just take a few minutes”…etc etc etc.
Or it could be a good learning experience. It was for me, but only once.