Fin

Ian H., your post reminded me of Freeway memorabilia I have from the past. I still have my Freeway frisbee! My kids love it.

–James Wages


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You have kids? Who knew :slight_smile:


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I have a couple of cloisonné ( f ) pins somewhere, from one of the Macworld SF shows. Richard Logan has the bulk of them in his basement, I think. We ordered several thousand, and gave away several hundred. Small club, but we have nice things.

Walter

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Ian H., your post reminded me of Freeway memorabilia I have from the past. I still have my Freeway frisbee! My kids love it.

–James Wages


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Well, I guess it’s my time to say goodbye to the team at Softpress.

So, Softpress, thank you. Thank you. And thank you! If it wasn’t for you guys and Freeway, I never would have gotten into web design professionally. When iWeb was discontinued, I needed to find another WYSIWYG tool (as I was scared of code back then) and Freeway matched my mental model perfectly. I loved the fact that it was also a “deep” and extendable program, and knew that it would grow with me. Freeway was what taught me how to write HTML and CSS. Even now, when I know and love coding by hand, I still reach for Freeway for smaller projects. It’s not just faster — I found the visual way of construction was helpful to my creativity (or lack thereof).

Freeway literally changed my life, and it a big way. Thanks for everything.


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Shocked to see this sad news. Very sorry for all that work at Softpress towers and I hope that they won’t be too hard hit with loss or earnings etc.

I’ve only ever used FW for my website … so I guess it won’t be changing much any time soon. :slight_smile:

Best wishes to Joe and his team


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i’m in shock, as the rest. I understand there are some problems, ( i hve been away a bit personal reasons ) but i don’t know what to say or do.
Freeway is for most of us, the reason they are in webdesign, ON a mac!

to leave us like this, with a programm that is really not ready yet, but so close to beeing perfect seems a crime to all the people who are such fans.
yes i understand that there are problems, appreciate them, but we all are there to support?
we bought a program that is also a way of living and thinking.
i just bought number 7 a few months ago and dont understand a thing about it :smiley:
surely there must be way to move forward?


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eus,

SoftPress senior engineer Jeremy Hughes informed us earlier in this thread that, unofficially speaking, Freeway 7 Pro works on the upcoming MacOS. So you can continue using Freeway for the foreseeable future. And honestly, if you don’t upgrade your OS, then of course Freeway will be like the Energizer Bunny. It just keeps going, and going, and going… Well, you get the picture.

For me, I don’t see any other app out there like Freeway. Rapid Weaver + Stacks + Foundation looks interesting, but the cost of entering that world may be prohibitive for many, seeing you’ll get nickeled and dimed for every little “stack” you need. Others have mentioned an app by a Coffee maker (he he), but I just don’t see the appeal.

For now, I’m sticking with Freeway, Responsive websites be darned!

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I’ve been trying to access the Knowledge base for a few days as I thought it was going to continue to be available. I’ve tried 3 browsers and all say unable to connect. Is it gone already?

I have loved Freeway, and without it I would not have been able to have such nice sites as I do not code. I’m an old school designer.

Thank you Joe, for everything you gave us! Was truly wonderful.


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Seems that softpress.com is completely down. I doubt SoftPress took it down this quick. Must have been a stupid hacker, possibly a user of another web design tool giddy over the fact our superior web design tool is now defunct.

For now, use ARCHIVE.ORG (wait for the redirect when you click links there):

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Thank you James!
I very much appreciate this link! Whew.

This forum is truly invaluable.


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When Softpress announced that they were shutting down I sent Site Sucker (SiteSucker for macOS http://ricks-apps.com/osx/sitesucker/index.html) to work downloading a copy of the main site, the knowledge base, market place and the Freeway Talk forum itself.

I was hoping to talk to Joe or someone at Softpress to see if they minded me putting this back online for the Freeway community but seeing we’ve now lost the KB I’ve taken the liberty of placing the flattened version of the site on DropBox at;
http://softpress-kb.freewaystyle.com http://softpress-kb.freewaystyle.com/
or
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/795566/softpress/kb/index.html https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/795566/softpress/kb/index.html

Joe, if you are reading this maybe you can get in touch when you have a second?

As the message on the home page says the site is pretty much a faithful ’scrape’ of the KB from the week of 4th July 2016 (ish) although you can expect to find broken links out of the KB to other parts of the old Softpress site as well as a broken search facility. When I get time I’ll see if I can clean this up and reinstate the search facility as well as get the other parts of the Softpress site up and running.

If I need to move the site or remap it to another domain then I’ll repost here or over in the new Google Groups forum (Redirecting to Google Groups https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/freewaytalk).

If you are reading this and want to send me a cease and desist letter then feel free to email me and I’ll take your content down.
Regards,
Tim.

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Seems that softpress.com http://softpress.com/ is completely down. I doubt SoftPress took it down this quick. Must have been a stupid hacker, possibly a user of another web design tool giddy over the fact our superior web design tool is now defunct.

For now, use ARCHIVE.ORG http://archive.org/ (wait for the redirect when you click links there):

Softpress KnowledgeBase :: Softpress KnowledgeBase https://web.archive.org/web/20151208144143/http://www.softpress.com/kb/


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Terrible news, and only one opportunity to Undo it…


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Thanks so much Tim!!! very relieved with your plan…


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One app that looks interesting is Pinegrow. I’m clearly not going to rush into anything. It seems to operate using units, similar to RapidWeaver, but it appears to allow the inclusion of PHP and doesn’t look too horrible price wise.

One downside - the UI looks ghastly in places!


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Knowledge base is still working for me …


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Knowledge base is still working for me …

Yep, it appears to be back online!


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They put another shilling in the meter!

Walter

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Knowledge base is still working for me …

Yep, it appears to be back online!


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Hey folks,

Sorry about the site being down - all my fault. It’s back up now (though I haven’t managed to get https:// to work at all - will look at that when I have time).

Here’s a little more information for you:

FreewayTalk and the KnowledgeBase will be available indefinitely.
As far as I know right now, Freeway works fine in MacOS 10.12 Sierra.
I’m going to go through all your emails to support and sales as soon as I get a chance and get any lost serial numbers out. This will probably be tomorrow or early next week now as things are a little busy for me, as I’m sure you can imagine!

Thanks so much for all your kind messages. It’s fantastic to hear how Softpress changed the lives of so many and I’m very proud to have been a part of that. I have no doubt that the rest of the team at Softpress, past and present, feel the same way. Speaking of which - I’d like to send a special shout out to Richard Logan, Vanessa Gregory, Alan Shouls, Kevin Meaney, Jeremy Hughes, Stewart Fellows, Simon Manning, Anna Henderson, James Davies, Tim Plumb, Keith Rigley, Katie Wagner, James Bairstow, Linda Munro, Gillian Betterton, Chris Sowley, Henk Hodiament, Volker Ritzhaupt, Thierry Rolland, Alex, Marco Cumar, Walter Davis, Keith Martin, Paul Dunning, Joe Mascara, James Wages, and Heather Kavanagh, all of whom made Softpress what it was. Thanks guys - it was a blast! Sorry if I left you out - it’s nothing personal.

Finally, I’d like to thank you. Yes you. Without you there would have been no Softpress. None of it. Nada. So thank you very, very, VERY much :heart_eyes_cat:

Peace and love,
Joe :v:

PS I’ll try and be around on here as much as I can to offer help (as long as you don’t need to get https working properly after your ssl certificate has expired).


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FreewayTalk and the KnowledgeBase will be available indefinitely. As far as I know right now, Freeway works fine in MacOS 10.12 Sierra.

Thanks for this Joe - reassuring to hear.

And the download links work provided you remove the https

Maybe when you get a minute you can share more details about the end of Softpress and what the future holds - as you see it.

Best wishes to all Softpress staff - I know I speak for a lot of others when I say that Freeway (in particular) changed my career path for the better.

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Best wishes to all Softpress staff - I know I speak for a lot of others when I say that Freeway (in >particular) changed my career path for the better.

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