We have a customer who can't afford a 'full blown' Magento build but they're still keen to work with us on something smaller/simpler to start.
We've had experience of Volusion and to be honest the template system is both costly and incredibly restrictive.
Is it Shopify a happy medium? They say they offer complete control of the html and css, which is what we want, is that actually the case?
Any drawbacks from your experiences?