[Pro] No Responsive Design on Freeway Pro?

I took a brief tour of the FreewayTalk posts about responsive design sites and it looks as though that’s still not a possibility with Freeway Pro.

Can anyone confirm that?

I’d like to find a way to update my site so it responds to mobile screens using responsive design. (Currently, I use sniffer code to re-direct mobile visitors to mobile-sized pages on my site, but that’s not the best approach.)

So, are there any plans to add responsive design features to Freeway Pro in the future?

Thanks,
Jamie


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

It’s very much possible. Did you read the last post or so with examples of the Responsive site done with Freeway Pro?

http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/140395

David
http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk
http://www.printlineadvertising.co.uk

On 18 Nov 2013, at 22:36, “Jamie Turner” email@hidden wrote:

I took a brief tour of the FreewayTalk posts about responsive design sites and it looks as though that’s still not a possibility with Freeway Pro.

Can anyone confirm that?

I’d like to find a way to update my site so it responds to mobile screens using responsive design. (Currently, I use sniffer code to re-direct mobile visitors to mobile-sized pages on my site, but that’s not the best approach.)

So, are there any plans to add responsive design features to Freeway Pro in the future?

Thanks,
Jamie


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Thanks, David. So it looks as though there is a way to do responsive design using Freeway Pro.

Is there a post on how to do that? Or is there a section of the User’s Manual?

Thanks,
Jamie


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Try Thomas’s excellent screencasts at http://kimmich-dm.de/wordpress/?cat=10, some are subscription only - but well worth it.

Also have a look at Caleb Grove’s Backdraft http://backdraft.onrampwebdesign.com


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Currently it’s more about learning a technique (method of working) than tools out of the box.

First off you need to know what you want to achieve and work back from that.

I started with reading Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte Responsive Web Design, A Book Apart as he build this site http://responsivewebdesign.com/robot/

Realising that media queries play a bit part of this I dissected this example online http://webdesignerwall.com/tutorials/css3-media-queries and to understand it put this in a Freeway Pro 5 Document (yes it needs updating to 6) here http://ineedwebhosting.co.uk/demo/CCS3/media-queries-demo/. I wrapped this up all in a blog post at ineedwebhosting.co.uk here…

http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk/blog/responsive-website-template-using-css3-media-queries-in-freeway-pro/

Then Freeway 6 came out and being able to use max-width out of the box and together with external styles made the whole thing easier.

Once you go down this route you will learn you own things. I recently realised it’s easier just making media query break points on the design is better than on device width.

David Owen { Freeway Friendly Web hosting and Domains }

http://www.ineedwebhosting.co.uk | http://www.PrintlineAdvertising.co.uk

On 18 Nov 2013, at 23:17, “Jamie Turner” email@hidden wrote:

Thanks, David. So it looks as though there is a way to do responsive design using Freeway Pro.

Is there a post on how to do that? Or is there a section of the User’s Manual?

Thanks,
Jamie


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Awesome guys. Thanks for all your help. I’ll check these out!

– Jamie


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

I’ll just second what David said. Creating responsive websites is very possible with Freeway. However, it requires a lot more knowledge than creating a “normal” fixed-width site.

If you want to really build responsive websites, there is no substitute for learning HTML and CSS yourself. These markup languages are actually much easier to teach yourself than most people make them out to be. Sign up for a free account at Codecademy and devote an hour a day to learning this stuff. I can guarantee that you’ll never regret it.

Follow some blogs. I personally recommend A List Apart, CSS-Tricks, and Smashing Magazine.

Learn inline design in FW. For me, inline construction never clicked until I had learned the fundamentals of HTML and CSS. Once, again, teach yourself those ASAP.

Experiment! Ask questions!


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

I agree with Caleb. Though I would add that CSS, while very easy to grasp the basics, is also a deceptively powerful, nuanced and at times, complex language. Once you start working with it the depth of it starts to reveal itself.

Todd

These markup languages are actually much easier to teach yourself than most people make them out to be.


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Gotcha. Thanks, guys!


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

And dont forget that Caleb’s responsive template for FW Pro - BackDraft http://backdraft.onrampwebdesign.com/ can get you started without too much pain.

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options