Freeway 7 has landed

Hello FreewayTalkers,

If you’ve been waiting for responsive web design in Freeway, you might want to head over to http://www.softpress.com right now.

In addition to the responsive features you’ll also get automatic navigation menus (a new feature in the CSS Menus), an Action for easily adding meta data for Google, Facebook and Twitter making your pages more noticeable in the vast sea that is the web, and (a particular favorite of mine) enhanced productivity features for quickly doing those repetitive tasks like applying Actions, custom margins and padding, and navigating items and pages using the keyboard.

For a full list of what’s new, changed, and made better, go no further than here: http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/485/Freeway+7.0.0+Release+Notes

To all you Express users out there, I’m sorry to say there isn’t an upgrade for you. To make up for this, we’ve changed our upgrade pricing so there’s just one price for upgrading from all previous versions ($75). I know this is more than the original price of Freeway Express, but Freeway Pro offers so much in the way of extra functionality that I’m sure you’ll think it’s fair.

If you’re waiting for your responsive Marketplace templates, they’re going to be a couple more days. When they’re ready, you’ll be able to download the new versions at no extra cost.

That’s it for now. Have fun!

Joe


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Woo-hoo!

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Note to Backdraft customers: Give me a few days with FW7 to evaluate it and see what Backdraft’s “best way forward” is. If you have any suggestions, send me an email. Also, Softpress caught me at a bad time - I’ll leaving to go camping in the boonies for several days in a few hours, so please excuse any tardy communication.


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Thanks Joe.

Where can I find information about the build-in e-commerce tools?

Can’t find it in the Manuals available.

Best regards Ronald


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Really, great News! Thanks Joe!


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Curiously the Softpress website converts the advertised $75 upgrade price to £55 for UK users (where Softpress is based). Yet the current conversion works it out to be just under £45.


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Thanks Joe,

I just want to say summer (here in the US) is the perfect time to do an upgrade as for many of us, our work schedules are lighter during this time of the year. For me I am off all summer so it is ideal. Not sure if you considered this but the timing is awesome.

Thanks,

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Oooh, liking the looks of how responsiveness has been implemented!


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On 29 Jul 2014, 5:23 pm, Gordon Low wrote:

Curiously the Softpress website converts the advertised $75 upgrade price to £55 for UK users (where Softpress is based). Yet the current conversion works it out to be just under £45.

VAT? In the US tax is never included. In EU it’s always included. Well … that’s my best guess anyway.


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Very pleased to see this news Joe and I think it’s great timing. I’m just a do-it-yourself web man, for my own business, but I’ve been using FW since 1.0 and I’m delighted to see this move, which has come just as I was beginning to think; it’s time for me to do some sort of ‘responsive’ upgrade to my website. :slight_smile:

(BTW … I notice there has been an upgrade to CSS Menus action. Does this mean that it will no longer hang when using multiple CSS Menu actions on the same master page? (Re : our little bug exchange a couple of years back)).


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On 29 Jul 2014, 6:30 pm, grantsymon wrote:

(BTW … I notice there has been an upgrade to CSS Menus action. Does this mean that it will no longer hang when using multiple CSS Menu actions on the same master page? (Re : our little bug exchange a couple of years back)).

I’ve been using multiple CSS menu’s on one page for quite some time now, and it’s doing just fine.


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Can’t find any mention of whether the UK price includes VAT or the US price excludes tax.

We are used to being over-charged in the UK but it is mainly by larger companies based overseas. It would be very disappointing if British-based Softpress were charging their British-based customers 20% more than their US-based customers.


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Hi Gordon,

We have in fact increased the price in the UK and Europe to account for VAT. We’re a small independent company and the hit of losing 20% from each sale on this side of the pond would have a huge effect on us. I hope you understand.

Best regards,
Joe

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Can’t find any mention of whether the UK price includes VAT or the US price excludes tax.

We are used to being over-charged in the UK but it is mainly by larger companies based overseas. It would be very disappointing if British-based Softpress were charging their British-based customers 20% more than their US-based customers.


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I’ll be updating soon but quite curious - with all the “responsive” emphasis - just wondering if there are any responsive templates included?

I like to deconstruct things to see how they work - that’s one way I learn new things in FW.

Yes, I know you can BUY them in Marketplace but a few working demo files would be useful IMO.


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Hi Karen,

We hope to provide some soon.

Joe

On 30 Jul 2014, at 11:37, Karen E email@hidden wrote:

I’ll be updating soon but quite curious - with all the “responsive” emphasis - just wondering if there are any responsive templates included?

I like to deconstruct things to see how they work - that’s one way I learn new things in FW.

Yes, I know you can BUY them in Marketplace but a few working demo files would be useful IMO.


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We have in fact increased the price in the UK and Europe to account for VAT. We’re a small independent company and the hit of losing 20% from each sale on this side of the pond would have a huge effect on us. I hope you understand.

Best regards,
Joe

Yes I understand.
I pay it gladly.


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On 30 Jul 2014, 9:06 am, Joe Billings wrote:

Hi Gordon,

We have in fact increased the price in the UK and Europe to account for VAT. We’re a small independent company and the hit of losing 20% from each sale on this side of the pond would have a huge effect on us. I hope you understand.

Even though the prices still are amazingly ‘friendly’, I was surprised the price for an upgrade increased 50% from €50 to €75. But still, a bargain. Need to get a hold of my wife, who’s in charge of our credit card though :slight_smile:

Joe … does this mean the Express version will be discontinued in the near future? I can imagine the development for this little brother somehow having a negative effect on the cashflow … and let’s be honest, the price for the current Pro still is attractive for FW Express users.

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We aren’t planning to add any new features to Express in the future, no.

Joe

On 30 Jul 2014, at 18:40, Richard van Heukelum email@hidden wrote:

Joe … does this mean the Express version will be discontinued in the near future? I can imagine the development for this little brother somehow having a negative effect on the cashflow … and let’s be honest, the price for the current Pro still is attractive for FW Express users.


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BIG congrats on releasing FW7… I know its a massive undertaking and it shouldn’t be glossed over or dismissed what a massive jump forward this is.
Ive looked at the html/css thats freeway producing and also how the UI works in conjunction with a designers requirements in building responsive sites and personally, I think this is going to be a great success.

Well done Softpress for keeping the software at the vanguard.

A very happy max :o)


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I was having a little trouble getting the responsiveness to work in FW7.

It then just struck me that the reason my boxes were not behaving as expected, was that I hadn’t expressed the padding as a percentage for each break-point. As soon as that was done… bingo!

http://www.ianhalstead.com/fw7/

D’oh!

Looking very good so far… discounting the guide-dragging bug I’ve commented on elsewhere. The responsiveness moves things on a long way.


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It then just struck me that the reason my boxes were not behaving as expected, was that I hadn’t expressed the padding as a percentage for each break-point. As soon as that was done… bingo!

… this is just because you haven’t set your boxes to box-sizing: border-box.

Cheers

Thomas


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