Barry - some notes what I got in mind:
Not knowing much about them, cause I don’t use the most. For sure, RelativePage Layout stuff won’t work in 7 anymore. Critical was Clearfix and BoxSizing action - two I’m pretty sure you never heard of. Those have been fixed.
####Multiple FW versions
Currently, I’ve got three versions installed (5.5, 6 and 7). While 5.5 isn’t a problem at all (an own action folder), 6+7 are sharing one action folder.
Freeway doesn’t know which version a file has been created. So Freeway always opens with the latest version installed.
####My daily practice
The most important message: Never change a winning team!
I keep the files alongside its created FW-version. It’ll mean, that I make an entire duplicate of a “current” project (project5.5, project6) before I open them in a new world. This allows me to develop the ups and downs before running into a critical point of no return. Freeway always creates a duplicate once opened in a newer version. This is not enough for me.
####Should I really step to 7?
If you plan, making your page flexible - sure. If not, the update is more a question of:
Not missing the boat!
Looking at your current layout (and I know it well for years), chances are not really high turning it into a flexible one. This has mainly two reasons:
You declared it having fixed widths and heights - from the technical standpoint as well as from the designer’s one.
Stepping into a new world always requires sharpening your tools. The embosomed drop and drag method is unfortunately a relict of the past. This is the most critical step.
So I would (and even if it sounds overwhelming) sit down and take the inventory. Structure it new and have a look how pages today look like. And even if you not consider making your project responsive, keep an eye on.
I could write much more indeed, the final step and decision is yours. Hope it helped you making it.
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