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Looks really good Jamie! One piece of advise from a design standpoint. When you get to mobile view of this website the content is squished up against the header. I would put some top margin on the row where your content is. Other than that good job man!
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I have several domains built on various platforms, Drupal, Coffee Cup VSD, RSD, and now my web site touting my post WWII historical novel built using Foundation Framer. It's been a challenging learning curve and very grateful to Wayan Jaya for his invaluable tips & guidance. The site is not yet completely finished or polished up and is still a work in progress, but sufficiently composed to expose it here, and request comments. (I promise not to cringe:rolleyes:)

http://deathwatchbeetle.net
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Steve wrote:
Looks really good Jamie! One piece of advise from a design standpoint. When you get to mobile view of this website the content is squished up against the header. I would put some top margin on the row where your content is. Other than that good job man!


Thanks! And thanks for the mobile tip overlooked that !
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Having spent a couple of months playing with RFF I would like to share a couple of websites on the forum. As a bit of background, we have been providing website solutions for hundreds of small business in the UK for over 12 years but up until now they have been fixed width, for both desktop and mobile. This has been sufficient in the past to comply with Google's requirements for both but, as things progress, we recognise that we need to adapt to current expectations from clients; whether they understand the technology or not. Serif's WebPlus has served us well over a number of years, it is a very comprehensive software which allows for additional functionality to be added via other software (Wow-Slider etc) but not responsive so an alternative was needed. We do not offer WordPress websites because we consider them too restrictive and all end up looking the same. We want the ability for websites to be responsive but not to look like they are just a stack of building blocks. We have looked at other software like Mobirise but RFF is the only one that appears to fit the bill. It obviously needs further development, it is good to see that Coffee Cup is committed to doing this, and hopefully in the future it will be more comprehensive than it currently is. Having to find other software which does not conflict with RFF to give the functionality we need has been the biggest headache. It also makes no sense that you need additional software just to create a simple .xml sitemap, this, and other requests for development I will post under other threads on this forum when I have the time.

The first website is our main one:

http://omdwebsites.co.uk

The navigation was created in WebPlus and then the files and code adapted to work, the rotators were created using Wow-Slider. Neither were that straight forward to incorporate and needed a lot of tinkering with the .css files and on page code.

Another one is:

http://rff1.cjtreeservices.co.uk

this is the RFF version of cjtreeservices.co.uk (built using WebPlus) but with static images on the page. The main issue with this one was getting a lightbox function to work, eventually with hours of playing around with the code and .css/.js files we got it to work but are not 100% happy with the result on the smaller screen widths, this can be seen here:

http://rff2.cjtreeservices.co.uk

Any feedback appreciated

Jeremy
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Currently playing with Responsive Foundation Framer. A section of a web site I (once) build in Freeway pro (the newsletter articles) are now being rebuild in RFF as a part of a learning project of mine. I'm running into a couple of things that end up on the wish list for RFF2.0, like (1) being able to use subfolders and (2) creating static web sites with an unlimited number of pages, (3) the ability to actually see the id's of the elements within the site palette (Inspector/Outline), (4) the ability to edit custom stylesheets from within RFF, (5) RFF being able to watch resources to be edited outside RFF and automatically update the resource within RFF ... just to name a couple. RFF is one awesome beast when it comes to create web sites, but it lacks some very basic needs to make it close to perfect.

Just take a look at http://www.valveco.com/newsletter/artic … y-iso.html
and its RFF copy : http://beta.ontwerpzaam.nl/valveco.dev/ … y-iso.html

Still working on it, I've just started this conversion, and while working on it I just want to try as much stuff as I can.

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Ontwerpzaam | Papendrecht, The Netherlands
27" iMac i5 3.1GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSHD / 1GB VRAM - macOS 10.12.6 Sierra
Switched from Softpress' Freeway to Coffeecup Responsive Design software
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I have a site up and running, and I still have a lot left to do. I'm sure there are inefficiencies in what I have done, and I will try to improve on those as time goes by.

http://www.saskatoonconcertband.ca/


I haven't done any site design for several years, and had help from IT people at my workplace when I did, but I have put together sites using HTML, PHP, and Javascript. This was my first attempt at Responsive Design, and I finally have it working, at least, and there is more to be done.

I like the Symbols - being able to make a component that gets used on all pages, and updates on all pages where it is installed. There are many other things that I think are useful as well.

I found the experience somewhat frustrating, to be frank. The software is slow, and although I can live with that(but not like it - I understand there is a lot going on under the hood), I don't appreciate the the number of times it crashed.

When it starts, it loads a site from Coffeecup, instead of the one it was last using. Why is the assumption that I want to read about Flexboxes again, instead of working on my site? It's a time waster.

I've just spent some time changing attributes of some text links, from the regular blue colour. The changes do not transfer to my browser, even after uploading all the html, css, and js files. Why is it part of the program if it doesn't work?

I will continue to use this program, as it accomplishes most of what I need, but I hope more work will be done to improve its stability, and make the features within the program transfer to my website.
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Foundation Framer (and Bootstrap Builder) are BOTH responsive from MOBILE upward...
If you set any attributes that you want to stay the same on all sizes, then you must put the breakpoint slider to the far LEFT FIRST and then do your changes.

I liked the site but only found that more hr (and/or space) could be added to the about page when in mobile size.

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A George Charpentier wrote:

When it starts, it loads a site from Coffeecup, instead of the one it was last using. Why is the assumption that I want to read about Flexboxes again, instead of working on my site? It's a time waster.

That is something you have always had control over within the software. From the theme chooser, select one of the blank themes and then check the box un the lower left corner "Do not show again" and then in the right corner, check the box "Set as default".

This will make the blank template your default project. Now if you want to just automatically open one of your projects that you are working on, just double-click on the project file itself. It will then open in the software.
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A George Charpentier wrote:


I found the experience somewhat frustrating, to be frank. The software is slow, and although I can live with that(but not like it - I understand there is a lot going on under the hood), I don't appreciate the the number of times it crashed.
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Me Too, the more pages you do the slower it gets,, changing stuff in symbols more often than not causes a crash (not always its completely random). It gets so bad that I am now in the habit of saving the project every time I either make a change or add something to the pages
I still love the app, and will never give it up,,, just gets a bit frustrating at times.
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Same here. I have not been creating symbols, though, just components, and that out of sheer necessity, to have something that gets me quickly up and running again when something goes wonky. I also have saved the whole project as a theme/template, just in case...
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My new honey site, built with RFF: http://www.horgenhonning.net/
Component sharing for RFF, RBB, RSD and SD: http://www.horgenhonning.net/sharing/



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