[Pro] Hype 3 Pro vs Freeway 7 Pro

What’s the advantage to using Freeway 7 Pro over Hype 3 Pro? I’m new to both. Although I have been using Hype for a couple weeks now. The newest version allows you to easily create different layouts for different size devices. In the past it seems like people would use Hype as a Flash replacement to create animations and then insert those animations into something like Freeway. However, with the newest version of Hype, is there really a difference between the two applications? If anything, Hype has a much more intuitive interface. It’s also very polished. It doesn’t look like Freeway has done much with its interface over the years. I’m trying to figure out if I can accomplish the same (responsive sites) with both applications. Any insight would be appreciated. I’m trying to figure out the best workflow! Thanks.


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I also own Hype 3 (though I haven’t used it much) so I might not be the best person to answer, but unless things have dramatically changed (possible) the 2 biggest problems with building an entire website with it is that:

  1. It is utterly dependent on javascript being enabled in the browser for it to function.
  2. It is an accessibility black hole.

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Thanks for the feedback. I don’t know if anything has changed regarding its
reliance on JavaScript. I’m stuck on several things with Freeway that seem
to be much easier and intuitive to do in Hype:

I can’t figure out how to get a graphic to stay centered on a page, as the
width of a window is increased or decreased.

I was able to create separate layout breakpoints. However, if I have a
centered graphic on the default layout and the same graphic on a different
layout (let’s say iPad), and I change the size of the iPad graphic size to
fit the layout, the graphic also changes everywhere else it is used. How do
you have the same graphic in different layouts, set to different sizes?

Is there a way to Undo more than one step? It only allows me to Undo
(command+z) one action. Is there a setting somewhere to allow multiple
steps?

I’m not seeing very much documentation, especially for version 7. Thanks
for your help.

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On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 6:08 PM, Todd email@hidden wrote:

I also own Hype 3 (though I haven’t used it much) so I might not be the
best person to answer, but unless things have dramatically changed
(possible) the 2 biggest problems with building an entire website with it
is that:

  1. It is utterly dependent on javascript being enabled in the browser for
    it to function.
  2. It is an accessibility black hole.

Todd
https://creativ.space
https://xiiro.com


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I’m not a FW user but I can answer 1 of your questions:

  1. There are no multiple undos.

FW7 does have a lot of built-in responsive tools but again, I can’t offer specific instructions.

Todd
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I’m not seeing very much documentation, especially for version 7.

Tutorials http://www.softpress.com/help/tutorials/

FW is no different from any other web design apps - you have to understand the principles (especially building a responsive site)

Thomas Kimmich has some great video tutorials on his site http://www.kimmich-digitalmedia.com/ and Caleb Grove has built a responsive framework (BackDraft http://getbackdraft.com/) that can be used in conjunction with FW that will provide you with many ready made modules if you want to go down that route.

David


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