I have a lot of experience in setting up Jekyll sites for non-technical people. I have used CloudCannon and Forestry, not Netlify. I have a paid account at CloudCannon, but CloudCannon also has free accounts. So does Forestry. I personally like CloudCannon a lot. They implemented form submissions and image resizing. If you have any questions, feel free to ask (also on Stack Overflow).
Thanks for that, Joost - I saw a few of your +70 example sites earlier today, and really like your work!
CloudCannon looks interesting. However, their free plan seems like it would be off a sub domain. If I did this for a living, i’d certainly be looking at their freelancer plan - that looks pretty awesome.TBH that may still be an option.
Just keep in mind it’s still an early product. The team is currently working hard on getting to v1.0 - maybe before the end of the year?. Right now, you can use it for simple tasks like adding and editing posts, drag and drop images, etc. v1.0 aims at a new UI, a revamped edtior, a Kanban Workflow, a Media Manager and more…looks very promising.
The more users will adopt quickly, the more feedback they can give, the more stable the product will be. Netlify CMS is open-source, so I encourage you to at least test it to make yourself an opinon. Once installed, it’ll update itself, and will get better and better.