Freeway Express for professional sites

Hi –

I’m new to Freeway, in fact I only just purchased the Express version as my iWeb designed site needed to be overhauled due to iWeb being made redundant. I’d heard a lot of good things about it but I’m not quite sure what it’s capable of and would like to find out from the community before I commit to learning it.

I’d like to recreate my own site from scratch in FE and I’m sure that won’t be a problem but I’d like to know whether people actually use it to create commercial sites for companies for a living using FE? For instance is it possible to create an online shop for someone using FE, including purchasing goods using credit and debit cards etc? Is this difficult to do or can this only be done using the Pro version?

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated before I commit the time to learn it.

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Express can be used to create commercial sites on a professional basis but you owe it to your Customers to use a Professional tool if you expect them to pay commercial rates.

One paying site will pay for the Pro version.

I believe in investing in my tools and wouldn’t expect my clients to pay the going rate if I am going to use Hobbyist kit.

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I switched from iWeb to Freeway Express about 1 1/2 weeks ago for the same reason you’re switching. I was not happy about having to find something to replace iWeb, but now that I’ve recreated mine (though I haven’t published it just yet), I’m very excited about it. My site will look so much more professional! Of course, it took some time to learn, but it was only putting in the time; it wasn’t difficult to pick up. Good luck!

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On Feb 5, 2012, at 12:34 PM, Gordie wrote:

Hi –

I’m new to Freeway, in fact I only just purchased the Express version as my iWeb designed site needed to be overhauled due to iWeb being made redundant. I’d heard a lot of good things about it but I’m not quite sure what it’s capable of and would like to find out from the community before I commit to learning it.

I’d like to recreate my own site from scratch in FE and I’m sure that won’t be a problem but I’d like to know whether people actually use it to create commercial sites for companies for a living using FE? For instance is it possible to create an online shop for someone using FE, including purchasing goods using credit and debit cards etc? Is this difficult to do or can this only be done using the Pro version?

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated before I commit the time to learn it.

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I was able to make a simple site for myself to sell some products in a
rather short amount of time. www.rangeleysnowflake.com

Use the tutorials that are available–very helpful. And…the folks
here on Freewaytalk are the BEST! I try not to bug them too much, but
by subscribing and watching the subject threads you can pick up all
sorts of good information. Thanks everyone!

Cheers,
Carol

On 2/5/12, Tammy Morris email@hidden wrote:

I switched from iWeb to Freeway Express about 1 1/2 weeks ago for the same
reason you’re switching. I was not happy about having to find something to
replace iWeb, but now that I’ve recreated mine (though I haven’t published
it just yet), I’m very excited about it. My site will look so much more
professional! Of course, it took some time to learn, but it was only putting
in the time; it wasn’t difficult to pick up. Good luck!

Tammy Morris
21st Century Learning Specialist
Inspired Impact, LLC
email@hidden
907-523-8820 Office
907-617-5221 Cell
http://www.inspiredimpact.biz
Facebook: Inspired Impact
Twitter: InspiredImpact
Skype: tammy.morris59

On Feb 5, 2012, at 12:34 PM, Gordie wrote:

Hi –

I’m new to Freeway, in fact I only just purchased the Express version as
my iWeb designed site needed to be overhauled due to iWeb being made
redundant. I’d heard a lot of good things about it but I’m not quite sure
what it’s capable of and would like to find out from the community before
I commit to learning it.

I’d like to recreate my own site from scratch in FE and I’m sure that
won’t be a problem but I’d like to know whether people actually use it to
create commercial sites for companies for a living using FE? For instance
is it possible to create an online shop for someone using FE, including
purchasing goods using credit and debit cards etc? Is this difficult to do
or can this only be done using the Pro version?

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated before I commit the
time to learn it.

Many thanks


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That looks great, Carol! Did you use a template or did you have to create the animation yourself? If a template, where did you find it?

Tammy Morris
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On Feb 5, 2012, at 7:36 PM, Carol Sullivan wrote:

I was able to make a simple site for myself to sell some products in a
rather short amount of time. www.rangeleysnowflake.com

Use the tutorials that are available–very helpful. And…the folks
here on Freewaytalk are the BEST! I try not to bug them too much, but
by subscribing and watching the subject threads you can pick up all
sorts of good information. Thanks everyone!

Cheers,
Carol

On 2/5/12, Tammy Morris email@hidden wrote:

I switched from iWeb to Freeway Express about 1 1/2 weeks ago for the same
reason you’re switching. I was not happy about having to find something to
replace iWeb, but now that I’ve recreated mine (though I haven’t published
it just yet), I’m very excited about it. My site will look so much more
professional! Of course, it took some time to learn, but it was only putting
in the time; it wasn’t difficult to pick up. Good luck!

Tammy Morris
21st Century Learning Specialist
Inspired Impact, LLC
email@hidden
907-523-8820 Office
907-617-5221 Cell
http://www.inspiredimpact.biz
Facebook: Inspired Impact
Twitter: InspiredImpact
Skype: tammy.morris59

On Feb 5, 2012, at 12:34 PM, Gordie wrote:

Hi –

I’m new to Freeway, in fact I only just purchased the Express version as
my iWeb designed site needed to be overhauled due to iWeb being made
redundant. I’d heard a lot of good things about it but I’m not quite sure
what it’s capable of and would like to find out from the community before
I commit to learning it.

I’d like to recreate my own site from scratch in FE and I’m sure that
won’t be a problem but I’d like to know whether people actually use it to
create commercial sites for companies for a living using FE? For instance
is it possible to create an online shop for someone using FE, including
purchasing goods using credit and debit cards etc? Is this difficult to do
or can this only be done using the Pro version?

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated before I commit the
time to learn it.

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Hi all –

Thanks for the prompt and very helpful responses. I’m used to forums/communities being helpful but this is really great…

Does anyone know of any really well-designed, “professional” looking sites made with FE? Your sites all look really good, I suppose I’m looking for a list of FPro or FE designed sites I can check out.

Things are looking encouraging if I can set up buying using FE though, I may just commit the time to this.

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Hi DeltaDave –

I would definitely invest in the Pro software, what I’m trying to do though is make sure this is the right piece of software for me before I commit. Cash isn’t the issue, it’s the investment of time for me personally as I don’t have very much!

On 5 Feb 2012, 11:58 pm, DeltaDave wrote:

Express can be used to create commercial sites on a professional basis but you owe it to your Customers to use a Professional tool if you expect them to pay commercial rates.

One paying site will pay for the Pro version.

I believe in investing in my tools and wouldn’t expect my clients to pay the going rate if I am going to use Hobbyist kit.

David


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Thanks! It was a free form design I did on my own EXCEPT for the
snowstorm! Here’s how I found it…thanks to this forum!
http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/97798

The animated snowflake on the opening pager was done with the freeway
“flurry” action. I did it on another site with falling leaves that was
pretty nice. Unfortunately that site was never published–customer ran
out of town! Arg!

Cheers,
Carol

PS: Here’s another site I did for myself, but, like the shoemaker’s
children that have no shoes, I haven’t filled it with as many images
as I would like to advertise my wares! Busy working on other client’s
stuff! www.foxrunstudios.com (can you tell I like that “reflection”
concept? :wink:

On 2/6/12, Tammy Morris email@hidden wrote:

That looks great, Carol! Did you use a template or did you have to create
the animation yourself? If a template, where did you find it?

Tammy Morris
21st Century Learning Specialist
Inspired Impact, LLC
email@hidden
http://www.inspiredimpact.biz
Facebook: Inspired Impact
Twitter: InspiredImpact

On Feb 5, 2012, at 7:36 PM, Carol Sullivan wrote:

I was able to make a simple site for myself to sell some products in a
rather short amount of time. www.rangeleysnowflake.com

Use the tutorials that are available–very helpful. And…the folks
here on Freewaytalk are the BEST! I try not to bug them too much, but
by subscribing and watching the subject threads you can pick up all
sorts of good information. Thanks everyone!

Cheers,
Carol

On 2/5/12, Tammy Morris email@hidden wrote:

I switched from iWeb to Freeway Express about 1 1/2 weeks ago for the
same
reason you’re switching. I was not happy about having to find something
to
replace iWeb, but now that I’ve recreated mine (though I haven’t
published
it just yet), I’m very excited about it. My site will look so much more
professional! Of course, it took some time to learn, but it was only
putting
in the time; it wasn’t difficult to pick up. Good luck!

Tammy Morris
21st Century Learning Specialist
Inspired Impact, LLC
email@hidden
907-523-8820 Office
907-617-5221 Cell
http://www.inspiredimpact.biz
Facebook: Inspired Impact
Twitter: InspiredImpact
Skype: tammy.morris59

On Feb 5, 2012, at 12:34 PM, Gordie wrote:

Hi –

I’m new to Freeway, in fact I only just purchased the Express version as
my iWeb designed site needed to be overhauled due to iWeb being made
redundant. I’d heard a lot of good things about it but I’m not quite
sure
what it’s capable of and would like to find out from the community
before
I commit to learning it.

I’d like to recreate my own site from scratch in FE and I’m sure that
won’t be a problem but I’d like to know whether people actually use it
to
create commercial sites for companies for a living using FE? For
instance
is it possible to create an online shop for someone using FE, including
purchasing goods using credit and debit cards etc? Is this difficult to
do
or can this only be done using the Pro version?

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated before I commit the
time to learn it.

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Just another quick one to add here, if I was to design an online store, how easy is it to update stock? Would it need to be a CMS? Is this something Freeway does?

Thanks again.


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I would definitely invest in the Pro software, what I’m trying to do though is make sure this is the right piece of software for me before I commit.

Understandable - but Pro has so much more to offer that is why there are Demo versions of both so you can Try before you Buy.

Online stores come in many shapes and sizes and while you can build a great store within FW - and update it quite easily - it is more about what the customer wants.

Does the customer want to manage their own store or do they want to pay you to do it for them? How many items will this store have? Do they require inventory tracking? What about downloads? What about future need?

There are a lot of questions that you need to answer before you decide which way to go. Answer them and we can give more informed advice.

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Thanks DeltaDave for taking the time to answer. Lots of questions and things to think about. I think they’ll probably be showing examples of stock giving people a chance to call or visit the physical shop to place their order before the site actually gets into online selling so that gives everyone time to think about the different options you’ve raised.

Thanks again.


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Thanks, Carol! You do nice work :slight_smile:
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On Feb 6, 2012, at 4:47 AM, Carol Sullivan wrote:

Thanks! It was a free form design I did on my own EXCEPT for the
snowstorm! Here’s how I found it…thanks to this forum!
http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/97798

The animated snowflake on the opening pager was done with the freeway
“flurry” action. I did it on another site with falling leaves that was
pretty nice. Unfortunately that site was never published–customer ran
out of town! Arg!

Cheers,
Carol

PS: Here’s another site I did for myself, but, like the shoemaker’s
children that have no shoes, I haven’t filled it with as many images
as I would like to advertise my wares! Busy working on other client’s
stuff! www.foxrunstudios.com (can you tell I like that “reflection”
concept? :wink:

On 2/6/12, Tammy Morris email@hidden wrote:

That looks great, Carol! Did you use a template or did you have to create
the animation yourself? If a template, where did you find it?

Tammy Morris
21st Century Learning Specialist
Inspired Impact, LLC
email@hidden
http://www.inspiredimpact.biz
Facebook: Inspired Impact
Twitter: InspiredImpact

On Feb 5, 2012, at 7:36 PM, Carol Sullivan wrote:

I was able to make a simple site for myself to sell some products in a
rather short amount of time. www.rangeleysnowflake.com

Use the tutorials that are available–very helpful. And…the folks
here on Freewaytalk are the BEST! I try not to bug them too much, but
by subscribing and watching the subject threads you can pick up all
sorts of good information. Thanks everyone!

Cheers,
Carol

On 2/5/12, Tammy Morris email@hidden wrote:

I switched from iWeb to Freeway Express about 1 1/2 weeks ago for the
same
reason you’re switching. I was not happy about having to find something
to
replace iWeb, but now that I’ve recreated mine (though I haven’t
published
it just yet), I’m very excited about it. My site will look so much more
professional! Of course, it took some time to learn, but it was only
putting
in the time; it wasn’t difficult to pick up. Good luck!

Tammy Morris
21st Century Learning Specialist
Inspired Impact, LLC
email@hidden
907-523-8820 Office
907-617-5221 Cell
http://www.inspiredimpact.biz
Facebook: Inspired Impact
Twitter: InspiredImpact
Skype: tammy.morris59

On Feb 5, 2012, at 12:34 PM, Gordie wrote:

Hi –

I’m new to Freeway, in fact I only just purchased the Express version as
my iWeb designed site needed to be overhauled due to iWeb being made
redundant. I’d heard a lot of good things about it but I’m not quite
sure
what it’s capable of and would like to find out from the community
before
I commit to learning it.

I’d like to recreate my own site from scratch in FE and I’m sure that
won’t be a problem but I’d like to know whether people actually use it
to
create commercial sites for companies for a living using FE? For
instance
is it possible to create an online shop for someone using FE, including
purchasing goods using credit and debit cards etc? Is this difficult to
do
or can this only be done using the Pro version?

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated before I commit the
time to learn it.

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