Why do I prefer using blocks in EPiServer

In EPiServer 7 there are several ways to design and implement features and because of such a wide scale of ways to do it,  it's often hard to find the most suitable way for specific case. As a developer/architect perspective these are the most important reasons why I prefer to use blocks:
  • Blocks help defining independent elements, which can be designed and implemented separately from rest of the elements and pages.
  • Blocks can be used several ways, which makes them really flexible.
3 different ways I use blocks:
  1. Shared blocks as global blocks that can share information across the site.
  2. Local blocks which are more like content holders or group of properties.
  3. As a partial view. So the block is constructed in page's constructor.
So if you are not 100% sure which is the best way to implement some element. Create a block and you still have 3 great options how to use them and you can use them differently in different places.  
In EPiServer 7 there are several ways to design and implement features and because of such a wide sc…