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... and by the Way ...

... there's always more than one.
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Unfortunately, quite a bit of the web is at the mercy of not only Adobe, but also Sun (aka now as Oracle since they purchased it) for java and so on and so forth. We will always be subject to whatever their updates do to our web experiences be it animated site setups or scripts running Menus.

There are, however, many times that circumstances would render an update to a program (for anyone not just CC) to be too much hassle for it's worth and I would imagine that the Firestarter program falls into that category. Keep in mind that Firestarter has been around many many years and although it's had updates it's most definitely still old school in a lot of things and I would imagine updating it would require a total rebuild at this point. Maybe the rebuild is more of a project than they are wanting to take on right now?

Either way though, think about it in timely fashion and you'll realize that it doesn't matter if they retire it or not really. A fix would take a long time trying to work around Adobe's blunder, and then to have them fix their blunder would break CC's fix and so on lol. The main thing is that they couldn't do it fast enough to fix all the site animations that are broken right now. A rebuild could take months or even a year or more, fixing could also take months depending on what's broken.

This means that "retired" or not is irrelevant at this point, what matters is that it's broken and people just need to find an alternative or use the suggestions for the older version (stated incessantly in the other post that this should have been posted in instead of starting a new one lol).

A fix isn't the issue really, it just can't be done fast enough to accommodate anyone anyways, so retiring the program is the logical thing to do really. Even if they fixed it it would take a long time, and people's sites would still be broke, and it still wouldn't be CC's fault even though they would be trying to fix someone elses blunder.
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Steven Phillips wrote:
I don't see any "Start New Thread" in my browser window.

You will not see it when you are already on the page of an existing thread. You need to go to the Forum overview page, click on a topic and then you'll see it:
Top Menu: Community ---> User Forums ---> [topic] ---> "Start a New Thread"
(OK, so I understand that this was "not the main issue", but right now i only feel up to tackling the easy ones... ;) )


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Ok Sorry Scott, all's well I uninstalled and re installed and I get themes. I will wait until the full version to get a new form on my site. With the web image studio firing up a storm. I like to manipulate the data with the php I have learned.

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I like what I see so far. :D

But here's a suggestion:-

How about a fully customizeable data picker be for the full version! :P

i.e. blocking past dates, Sundays, today if after a certain time etc.

Also a little calendar icon next to the date picker field would be good. At the moment it is not obvious that the field is a date picker.
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A few questions:

1. When I "pre-ordered" WFB it said nothing about it being a "lite" version. I purchased it at that time because of all the features it had to offer. Does the "lite" in the title now mean that not all those options will be available? I assume then there will be a "Pro" version?

2. I am updating to a 64-bit machine. Does/will Coffee Cup take advantage of 64 bit or will it only run in 32 bit mode?
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Phoenix wrote:
A few questions:

1. When I "pre-ordered" WFB it said nothing about it being a "lite" version. I purchased it at that time because of all the features it had to offer. Does the "lite" in the title now mean that not all those options will be available? I assume then there will be a "Pro" version?

2. I am updating to a 64-bit machine. Does/will Coffee Cup take advantage of 64 bit or will it only run in 32 bit mode?

Please read this post in its entirety and everything will be explained. ;)
http://www.coffeecup.com/forums/form-bu … post169274

All of our software is written for 32-bit systems but will work just fine on a 64-bit system.
"Do you want to make cool responsive website layouts? Check out Responsive Layout Maker Pro and start creating your own responsive layout design now at at http://www.coffeecup.com/responsive-layout-maker-pro/ "


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Scott Swedorski wrote:

Please read this post in its entirety and everything will be explained. ;)
http://www.coffeecup.com/forums/form-bu … post169274

All of our software is written for 32-bit systems but will work just fine on a 64-bit system.


Thanks for the clarification
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Just a thought, You guys ever think of creating a type of "Master Installer" program to manage all the installed programs and download / install updates automatically?

Also took a quick look at the WFBlite and are the elements size and arrangements set in stone?
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Phoenix wrote:
Just a thought, You guys ever think of creating a type of "Master Installer" program to manage all the installed programs and download / install updates automatically?

Also took a quick look at the WFBlite and are the elements size and arrangements set in stone?

Please see the post here:
http://www.coffeecup.com/forums/form-bu … post170255

Just loads of information in our forums. ;)

We have not discussed much about a master installer. But I do agree, it certainly could come in handy at times... ;)
"Do you want to make cool responsive website layouts? Check out Responsive Layout Maker Pro and start creating your own responsive layout design now at at http://www.coffeecup.com/responsive-layout-maker-pro/ "

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