Backdraft is here! You can go check it out at backdraft.onrampwebdesign.com. I’ve really poured myself into this effort, and can’t wait to see what you create. If you have questions, you can reply here or email me.
A few notes:
Currently, we are on version 1.0, so there might be bugs. Updates will get pushed out as we bump into them, and customers will be notified that the update is available.
Backdraft is Freeway 6 Pro only. Sorry 5.5 or Express users!
Although you don’t have to know how to build inline to use it, I strongly recommend you do.
There is no master page support right now. This is a Freeway bug. Softpress said they would eventually fix this, but no ETA. Maybe if we all annoy them they will fix it sooner: contact them here
Thank you all for your resounding support throughout this effort!
Good question! There is not footer-specific module, mostly because footers are usually just a several column layout, so the regular layout modules would work fine. You could use the header module if you wanted to though!
Thanks for the compliment!
I do have to shout out to my family: being a graduated 17 year old allows me to work pretty extreme hours (3 hours of sleep last night) and they’ve had to put up with that.
Nice work Caleb - you did spend some time on this!
I enjoyed your video showing how to use Backdraft as well. One thing, the
header text bug you mention is not new to Freeway Pro… and it only applies
to highlight and replacing header text - you can backspace over content
without creating weird styles, although there are still many other ways to
create weird header styles.
Richard, you get a fully responsive template/framework. It’s difficult to describe how it works, so watch the tutorial here and check out all the layout modules included in the template here.
The goal of Backdraft was to create a template that allows you to achieve fully-responsive and custom websites with a minimum of effort and knowledge on your part. I put a lot of thought into how I built it so that it would achieve this end, within Freeway, and in such a way that you don’t have to be a CSS wizard to use.
I’m biased, but I think Backdraft has done just this.