Very late to this thread but just wanted to comment about Freeway templates and Rapidweaver add-ons.
The thing I like about FW is what comes in the box. Pretty much everything to make a workable well-featured site. RW on the other hand comes with almost nothing in the box. For the html css ignoramus, you really do have to spend a lot of money with a multitude of different developers to do even the basics such as a slideshow, an email form and so on. You can buy templates for sure, but they very quickly get abandoned by the developer for their latest goodies and the template you spent big dollars on gets added to the free list. I have been an enthusiastic RW user for many years but RW is just getting way too messy and tangled with pricey gizmos and gadgets that its format demands but which come in the box with FW.
I’d love to build templates for Freeway Pro, I have people emailing me
demanding responsive templates and such. Yet what I find when I do release
them is that people almost instantly want to do something the template
isn’t designed to do, and complain. Or they don’t understand how the
template is supposed to work and break it, then complain that it wasn’t
Here is a flexible inline layout based on the very template I created for
myself every time I start a new Freeway Pro document - thebigerns.com
It’s not a full-fledged template, but I’ve been using it to develop things
like this - thebigerns.com
So, everyone, download the basic inline layout and see what you can do with
it. Maybe I’m beta-testing the wrong people.
It’s a construction method whereby you insert html boxes (divs) inside other boxes instead of simply drawing them on the FW page. The benefit is that when done correctly inline layouts can expand/contract vertically to accommodate any amount of content, or (if built to do so) horizontally to adapt to the width of the browser window.
So I have Ernie’s template. I don’t want to mess it up. How is text inserted to stay within these rules? Other elements? Bonehead explanation please. This is a great approach for sites that work well across different platforms and I need to adopt it post haste.
Hello everyone! This is my first comment in Freewaytalk! Doing research I noticed the need of many people to have a site that has templates to Freeway! The project is very large and serve many hours of work, what do you think? It may be a good idea? Do you have suggestions? Greetings to all !!! Simone: D
Hello Caleb! freewaystyle know very well and I found it very useful! My idea was to provide a large amount of template to give more choice to users Freeway and also give support to many users who do not find support in the Italian language! (Not many but my desire is to spread Freeway in Italy!) Do not become as a competitor but rather an ally of freewaystyle! : D
We were considering selling Freeway Templates but due to the lack of feedback or downloads of our free Freeway Pro 6 template we may not release templates for version 7 unless we receive some kind of feedback from customers. Will update our website soon with newsletter option dedicated for freeway templates. Regards!
A lot of the urls on this page are going to page not found. Be interested to know if posters like Ernie can say if those templates and guides are stored elsewhere
I think the posting you’re referring to is a couple years old. I have since reorganized a few things, and plan even further renovation-- provided I find the time and energy.
Go to my blog site http://cssway.thebigerns.com and you will find links to my Workbench and my Projects. The Workbench is a place where I can react to things posted here and we can take stuff apart and tinker with ideas.
The Projects section is where I keep some of the interesting things I’ve made with Freeway (one of the first responsive website examples, for instance). Some things can be downloaded, others cannot. I have my reasons for this.