This update is a refinement to Backdraft 2.0 — but that doesn’t mean that it’s a small update! I rebuilt each of the modules to use padding defined in percentages. This means that there is no more usage of faux-fixed-width pages, the really buggy Box Sizing action, and a lot fewer breakpoint modifications without affecting the output. Also, this will make Freeway itself a lot easier to work with inside the breakpoints. Basically, I’ve managed to remove a lot of the complexity that existed in the last version.
Also, there are a lot of other tweaks. More semantic headings, sane heading sizings, small bug fixes, flexible logos, and more. For the full changelog, see Backdraft Docs
This is a free update to a free framework that I’ve been developing and supporting for almost 3 years now. If you love Backdraft and have been using it commercially, I’d really appreciate if you would toss a bit into the tip jar. There are very real costs associated with building a framework like this. Not only is it time consuming to build and test, but also to write documentation. Of course, there are also other costs like hosting, the domain name, and screencast recording equipment on top of my time.
Enough of that; I’d love to see the websites you’ve built with Backdraft! Feel free to post the links as responses to this thread.
I thought that was a great answer! When looking in the Freeway folder in question, I can see 2 folders - ‘Actions’ and ‘Templates’. Strangely, both are completely empty.
I am on El Capitan, and everything appears to be OK in Freeway - have installed BD 2.1 no problem.
Your BD 2.0 website will continue to work without issues. Each version is treated as an entirely separate entity by Freeway. However, this also means that there is no way to “upgrade” a BD 2.0 website to 2.5, as the main modifications are in the modules themselves.
All sorted now with the Applications Support folder. I did the wrong thing by physically opening that folder via my Hard Drive.
Soft press Support have been very helpful, as always. They said:
You need to be aware that the “User” folder has been hidden for all of the more recent Mac OS versions, and it is invisible (so you can’t open it by double-clicking on it).
To access the correct User folder (not the visible one, which is the wrong one), you will need to click in your Finder then use the keyboard combination of Shift-Command-g (to open the “Go to the Folder” dialog) and then enter:
Okay, I just released v2.1.1 of Backdraft. This was just a quick little bugfix release. You can go download it from Backdraft Download | Backdraft: The Responsive Framework for Freeway. If you already installed v2.1, all you need to do is install the “Backdraft 2.1.fwtb” file in the v2.1.1 download and it will overwrite the old template file.
If you’ve already begun a website with v2.1, you can just apply the same changes I made in v2.1.1 to your document:
Remove the Box Sizing action from the Flexible Video module in the BD: Extra Modules master page, and anywhere where you used that module on your website.
Remove the Flexible Page action from the BD: Extra Modules page.
If you already installed v2.1 (or v2.1.1), you need to install the “Backdraft 2.1.fwtb” file in the new download and it will overwrite the old template file. Also, install the “Backdraft 2.1” action over the old action.
I’ve you’ve started a website with v2.1 (or v2.1.1), here’s how you can apply the changes I’ve made to the new version to your current document:
In the BD: Framework Modules master page, use the sidebar to select the fourMiddleRight element. Hit ⌘C to copy it to your clipboard.
Hit the ⌫ key to delete it.
Using the sidebar, select the fourRight element.
Hit the ← key on your keyboard once.
Press ⌘V to paste fourMiddleRight back in.
Do it again, but this time for the four column module on the BD: Alt Modules page.
Thanks all for your patience. This hasn’t been the smoothest release yet!
This is probably a dumb question but i’ll put my head above the parapet in any case : if after installing V2.1.2 can I simply copy and paste the framework modules into my existing Freeway file that used the original Backdraft template ?
Alternatively, pull down the Go menu in the Finder. When you press the Alt key (Option key, same thing) you’ll see the Library item appear in the list of menu items. That’s to your user Library folder.