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Joe Billings

31 Jan 2013, 2:28 pm

Freeway 6 is here!

Dear FreewayTalkers,

The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. That’s right, your favorite visual web design application just got much better. We’ve added tons of new features to improve and modernize your sites, as well as loads of under-the-hood enhancements to make creating sites with Freeway even easier.

# HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5 and CSS3 headline the extensive list of features. Freeway Pro sites now have the option to output HTML5 (in HTML or XHTML syntax) and Freeway Express sites are now always created using HTML5.

We’ve added support for HTML5 video and audio to both Pro and Express, with the option to add multiple sources and Flash fallback (video only) for maximum browser compatibility. Take a look at this feature in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9kJ0rINUGU

Freeway Pro users will enjoy improved form items, including search fields, email fields, and placeholder text; and named (semantic) section elements, such as article, nav, header, and footer.

Both Pro and Express users will benefit from the new CSS3 additions, text shadow and item shadow, while Pro users have the added ability to set item opacity. We’ll be adding more CSS3 features (rounded corners for example) to future updates of 6 as browser support improves.

# Modernized code and external stylesheets

Styling is now separated from content in Freeway’s output, modernizing the code, and making it more maintainable if your work is being handed-over to clients or non-Freeway users. Freeway Pro users can also set all styling to be output in external stylesheets, which has the added advantage of making pages even faster to load!

# Styled and improved form items

Form items have had a complete overhaul in both Pro and Express. They can be made to look as exactly as you want by easily adding background colors, borders, and shadows.

Pro users also benefit from being able to set text-fields as specific types (like numbers, emails, and search fields), mark them as required so the browser automatically prevents them from being submitted, and creating groups of checkboxes for greater control over the data that’s collected.

# Automatic form handling

We’ve added a new automatic way to handle form submissions in Pro and Express. The Send Form Action will take a form (that’s been beautifully styled using the new features mentioned above) and send the contents to a specified email address – or allow the visitor to select from a list of available addresses.

For more details, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoNPDxKGvvk

# Visitor comments

Both Pro and Express users can now easily provide a way for visitors to leave comments on their sites. Whether you’re creating a blog, an online shop, or a community site, allowing visitors to leave comments is important. This feature uses the popular Disqus service that allows you to add multiple comment blocks to sites, and even display the same comment blocks over multiple pages.

Have a look at this video for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ImlfDAx0mk

# Enhancements galore

Freeway’s also had a number of improvements and enhancements that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Master pages and items have had a complete overhaul with more options available, like adding back master items and Actions, automatically relinking content that’s identical to its master, inflow items as master items, and a completely reworked reapply master feature.

Inflow CSS layouts have been drastically improved. Many more layouts are possible in Freeway Pro using new positioning and sizing options. Exploit the full benefits and power of master pages like never before!

Google Maps have been reworked to use the latest code from Google with faster load times, mobile support, and no API key! We’ve also added the ability for Pro users to add multiple markers to their maps…

Freeway 6 gives you all the tools you need to build great websites. No other design tool empowers you like Freeway. Go forth and create!

# Requirements

Freeway 6 requires 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and above. This means that Freeway 6 is now Intel only.

# Pricing & availability

Freeway 6 Pro is $149.99 Upgrading from 5.5 Pro to 6 Pro is just $59.99 Upgrading from 5.5 Express to 6 Pro is $109.99

Freeway 6 Express is $49.99 Upgrading from 5.5 Express to 6 Express is $29.99

Full release notes can be found here: http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/430/Freeway+6.0+Release+Notes

Enjoy!

Joe Billings Managing Director T: +44 1993 882588 E: email@hidden

Freeway: You create, it codes


http://www.softpress.com

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Freeway & Exhibeo: Visual web design apps for Mac


http://www.softpress.com

Carla

31 Jan 2013, 3:01 pm

Thanks Joe!!! I got my answer thanks for all the hard work C

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SteveB

31 Jan 2013, 3:10 pm

Hi Joe,

Great news, downloaded already, can’t wait to get to grips with it. I have a couple of projects that it will help with the building.

It’s been a while coming but no doubt worth the wait. It’s also smaller than the last 5.5 version.

Looking forward to learning the new version of a great piece of software, and it’s “Made in Britain”!

Cheers,

Steve.

On 31 Jan 2013, at 15:27, Joe Billings wrote:

Dear FreewayTalkers,

The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. That’s right, your favorite visual web design application just got much better. We’ve added tons of new features to improve and modernize your sites, as well as loads of under-the-hood enhancements to make creating sites with Freeway even easier.

HTML5 and CSS3

HTML5 and CSS3 headline the extensive list of features. Freeway Pro sites now have the option to output HTML5 (in HTML or XHTML syntax) and Freeway Express sites are now always created using HTML5.

We’ve added support for HTML5 video and audio to both Pro and Express, with the option to add multiple sources and Flash fallback (video only) for maximum browser compatibility. Take a look at this feature in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9kJ0rINUGU

Freeway Pro users will enjoy improved form items, including search fields, email fields, and placeholder text; and named (semantic) section elements, such as article, nav, header, and footer.

Both Pro and Express users will benefit from the new CSS3 additions, text shadow and item shadow, while Pro users have the added ability to set item opacity. We’ll be adding more CSS3 features (rounded corners for example) to future updates of 6 as browser support improves.

Modernized code and external stylesheets

Styling is now separated from content in Freeway’s output, modernizing the code, and making it more maintainable if your work is being handed-over to clients or non-Freeway users. Freeway Pro users can also set all styling to be output in external stylesheets, which has the added advantage of making pages even faster to load!

Styled and improved form items

Form items have had a complete overhaul in both Pro and Express. They can be made to look as exactly as you want by easily adding background colors, borders, and shadows.

Pro users also benefit from being able to set text-fields as specific types (like numbers, emails, and search fields), mark them as required so the browser automatically prevents them from being submitted, and creating groups of checkboxes for greater control over the data that’s collected.

Automatic form handling

We’ve added a new automatic way to handle form submissions in Pro and Express. The Send Form Action will take a form (that’s been beautifully styled using the new features mentioned above) and send the contents to a specified email address – or allow the visitor to select from a list of available addresses.

For more details, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoNPDxKGvvk

Visitor comments

Both Pro and Express users can now easily provide a way for visitors to leave comments on their sites. Whether you’re creating a blog, an online shop, or a community site, allowing visitors to leave comments is important. This feature uses the popular Disqus service that allows you to add multiple comment blocks to sites, and even display the same comment blocks over multiple pages.

Have a look at this video for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ImlfDAx0mk

Enhancements galore

Freeway’s also had a number of improvements and enhancements that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Master pages and items have had a complete overhaul with more options available, like adding back master items and Actions, automatically relinking content that’s identical to its master, inflow items as master items, and a completely reworked reapply master feature.

Inflow CSS layouts have been drastically improved. Many more layouts are possible in Freeway Pro using new positioning and sizing options. Exploit the full benefits and power of master pages like never before!

Google Maps have been reworked to use the latest code from Google with faster load times, mobile support, and no API key! We’ve also added the ability for Pro users to add multiple markers to their maps…

Freeway 6 gives you all the tools you need to build great websites. No other design tool empowers you like Freeway. Go forth and create!

Requirements

Freeway 6 requires 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and above. This means that Freeway 6 is now Intel only.

Pricing & availability

Freeway 6 Pro is $149.99 Upgrading from 5.5 Pro to 6 Pro is just $59.99 Upgrading from 5.5 Express to 6 Pro is $109.99

Freeway 6 Express is $49.99 Upgrading from 5.5 Express to 6 Express is $29.99

Full release notes can be found here: http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/430/Freeway+6.0+Release+Notes

Enjoy!

Joe Billings Managing Director T: +44 1993 882588 E: email@hidden

Freeway: You create, it codes


http://www.softpress.com

Design Artwork Illustrations & Websites Steve Ballinger SBDesign email@hidden

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Ashley

31 Jan 2013, 4:12 pm

I’ve just tried opening an existing project based on the Ambient theme that looks great with FW5.5 but in FW6 it is producing a visual defect across FireFox, Chrome and Safari where the central black area is no longer showing a smooth curved edge but juts out into the surrounding grey area.

This is happening regardless of which output encoding I choose, so I’m a little perplexed by that. This isn’t happening if I create a fresh site using FW6 with the Ambient theme but it’s odd there is this difference.

http://www.sunnymede.net/screenshots/Ambient.jpg

For the the rest I need some time to investigate 8-)

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Mac Pro 8 Core running 10.9.3 using Freeway 6.1.2 Pro

Ade Fowler

31 Jan 2013, 4:19 pm

Multiple undos?

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Paul

31 Jan 2013, 5:16 pm

Check your page dimension settings. These have had new options added, and the default setting may not be the one you need.

It seems that for most FW5 projects that I have opened, you need the Fixed width setting.

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All the best,

Paul

My Actions Site: http://www.actionsworld.com

Actions for Joomla!, Galleries, decorating that text box and many more!

GTPeter

31 Jan 2013, 5:26 pm

Cannot update: There appears to be an error with the serial number you entered. (From 5.5). Non of our numbers work…

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Todd

31 Jan 2013, 5:27 pm

No.

Multiple undos?

Todd http://xiiro.com

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Ian Webb

31 Jan 2013, 5:28 pm

What happened to the ‘Automatic undefined height’ preference?

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MarkT

31 Jan 2013, 5:31 pm

Multiple undos? - No :(

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Based in Birmingham, UK

Using iMac Intel Core 2Duo | Freeway Pro 6.0.2

chuckamuck

31 Jan 2013, 5:32 pm

The list of known Action conflicts is highly appreciated, although curious if it is comprehensive.

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Freeway Pro 5.5, i7 Macbook Pro 2.2 ghz 8gb ram, 2.3 ghz Dual Core MacPro 10gb ram

GTPeter

31 Jan 2013, 5:44 pm

SN works now! Quick reaction. Thank you.

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David

31 Jan 2013, 6:28 pm

Thanks for all the hard work and support.

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Tony Matias

3 Feb 2013, 12:28 pm

Yes, great news. Quick question. How does FTP on 6, or earlier, compare against Transit and Fetch! Cheers—-

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ScotsJeff

10 Feb 2013, 5:47 pm

Can I run 5.5 and 6 alongside each other - I don’t want existing site problems/glitches and the hassle but want to create new sites in 6?

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DeltaDave

10 Feb 2013, 7:06 pm

Yes - if you rename your existing FW app to Freeway565 (or similar) then it wont be overwritten when you download and install the new version.

They can both run at the same time and do NOT share actions folders. FW6 creates a new Action folder and copies over all your old actions to it.

David

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Glasgow, Scotland

iMac 27 Snow (HD gone west!) and Pro 5.6.5 & 6.1.2 & now 7!

ScotsJeff

10 Feb 2013, 7:11 pm

Thanks DD ;-)

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chod

10 Feb 2013, 10:37 pm

Upgraded on Friday. Looking forward to making new sites in HTML 5. Thank you

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Ashley

19 Feb 2013, 9:43 am

I was just looking to upgrade from 5.5 pro to V6 and it looks like it automatically includes a CD that I just don’t need, making the price a little higher than expected according to today’s exchange rate.

Ashley

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Mac Pro 8 Core running 10.9.3 using Freeway 6.1.2 Pro

Joe Billings

19 Feb 2013, 10:03 am

Hi Ashley,

The CD is optional. The upgrade price is $59.99, or £41.99 if you’re in the UK.

Joe

On 19 Feb 2013, at 10:43, Ashley <email@hidden> wrote:

I was just looking to upgrade from 5.5 pro to V6 and it looks like it automatically includes a CD that I just don’t need, making the price a little higher than expected according to today’s exchange rate.

Ashley

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Joe Billings

Freeway & Exhibeo: Visual web design apps for Mac


http://www.softpress.com

MarkSmith

22 Feb 2013, 11:14 am

I have a quick question about CSS3 corners:

Do you know when this will be available again in FW6? I can use them when outputting XHTML 1.0 but when I try to output HTML5, the option to use them disappears.

Thanks

Mark

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The Big Erns

22 Feb 2013, 11:26 am

You need the updated action http://actionsforge.com/actions/view/120-css3-corners

Seriously, you need to bookmark the Actionsforge site.

Ernie Simpson

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM, MarkSmith <email@hidden> wrote:

I have a quick question about CSS3 corners:

Do you know when this will be available again in FW6? I can use them when outputting XHTML 1.0 but when I try to output HTML5, the option to use them disappears.

Thanks

Mark

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MarkSmith

22 Feb 2013, 12:17 pm

Thanks Ernie, I do have the AF site bookmarked but I misunderstood the point about CSS3 corners in the OP and I didn’t check the latest updates.

Thank you again - all good now

Mark

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RA

29 Aug 2013, 11:20 pm

Any information on CSS3-HTML5 and Firefox compatibility? Firefox 23.0.1 doesn’t display menus with that combination.

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RA

29 Aug 2013, 11:29 pm

On 31 Jan 2013, 4:12 pm, Ashley wrote:

I’ve just tried opening an existing project based on the Ambient theme that looks great with FW5.5 but in FW6 it is producing a visual defect across FireFox, Chrome and Safari where the central black area is no longer showing a smooth curved edge but juts out into the surrounding grey area.

This is happening regardless of which output encoding I choose, so I’m a little perplexed by that. This isn’t happening if I create a fresh site using FW6 with the Ambient theme but it’s odd there is this difference.

http://www.sunnymede.net/screenshots/Ambient.jpg

For the the rest I need some time to investigate 8-)

I think Firefox 23.0.1, which is what I have, is unable to read HTML5 properly yet. If I change to HTML4 everything looks normal again in FF. Safari displays it all perfectly so far.

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Todd

29 Aug 2013, 11:35 pm

I kinda doubt that’s the problem, FF is pretty solid, more likely it’s something else.

Todd http://xiiro.com

I think Firefox 23.0.1, which is what I have, is unable to read HTML5 properly yet.

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RA

29 Aug 2013, 11:48 pm

On 29 Aug 2013, 11:35 pm, Todd wrote:

I kinda doubt that’s the problem, FF is pretty solid, more likely it’s something else.

Todd http://xiiro.com

I think Firefox 23.0.1, which is what I have, is unable to read HTML5 properly yet.

It’s weird. I just got FW6 and experimenting with it using the theme Sensor to play with. When I change the pages to HTML4Transitional, it display properly in FF. Switching it back to HTML5, it gets the triple images artifacts on CSS menus. I even opened the theme and just changed the output to HTML5 and did no other modifications. Previewing it in FF, causes the menus to display the artifacts. Changing it back to HMTL 4, its back to normal. This is all in FW6.

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Todd

29 Aug 2013, 11:54 pm

That is odd. It’s certainly possible FF is choking on something related to HTML5, the only reason I have doubts is that my experience with FF and HTML5 has been consistently positive, but there are always exceptions.

Todd http://xiiro.com

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DeltaDave

30 Aug 2013, 12:56 am

I think Firefox 23.0.1, which is what I have, is unable to read HTML5 properly yet.

Can you post a link to an example online?

David

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Glasgow, Scotland

iMac 27 Snow (HD gone west!) and Pro 5.6.5 & 6.1.2 & now 7!

RA

30 Aug 2013, 1:07 am

On 30 Aug 2013, 12:56 am, DeltaDave wrote:

I think Firefox 23.0.1, which is what I have, is unable to read HTML5 properly yet.

Can you post a link to an example online?

David

Sure. All I did was take the them and changed it to HTML 5. The uploaded the entire thing on the server without further changes.

http://www.erickabad.com

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waltd

30 Aug 2013, 1:14 am

This page looks identical in Safari and Firefox, both latest versions.

Walter

On Aug 29, 2013, at 9:07 PM, RA wrote:

On 30 Aug 2013, 12:56 am, DeltaDave wrote:

I think Firefox 23.0.1, which is what I have, is unable to read HTML5 properly yet.

Can you post a link to an example online?

David

Sure. All I did was take the them and changed it to HTML 5. The uploaded the entire thing on the server without further changes.

http://www.erickabad.com

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Freeway user since 1997

http://www.walterdavisstudio.com

RA

30 Aug 2013, 1:18 am

On 30 Aug 2013, 1:14 am, waltd wrote:

This page looks identical in Safari and Firefox, both latest versions.

Walter

On Aug 29, 2013, at 9:07 PM, RA wrote:

On 30 Aug 2013, 12:56 am, DeltaDave wrote:

I think Firefox 23.0.1, which is what I have, is unable to read HTML5 properly yet.

Can you post a link to an example online?

David

Sure. All I did was take the them and changed it to HTML 5. The uploaded the entire thing on the server without further changes.

http://www.erickabad.com

I don’t know what else I’m doing different. Is it possible that because its hosted on Godaddy servers that its causing this?

I can post a screen shot.

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RA

30 Aug 2013, 1:21 am

Here is screenshot.

http://www.erickabad.com/image.png

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waltd

30 Aug 2013, 1:44 am

I am definitely not seeing that here. FF 23.0.1, the very latest version. Looks just fine, on all pages.

Walter

On Aug 29, 2013, at 9:21 PM, RA wrote:

Here is screenshot.

http://www.erickabad.com/image.png

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See the new ActionsForge: http://ActionsForge.com

Freeway user since 1997

http://www.walterdavisstudio.com

Todd

30 Aug 2013, 1:54 am

Looks good in FF 24.0 also.

Todd http://xiiro.com

I am definitely not seeing that here. FF 23.0.1, the very latest version. Looks just fine, on all pages.

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RA

30 Aug 2013, 2:04 am

On 30 Aug 2013, 1:21 am, RA wrote:

Here is screenshot.

http://www.erickabad.com/image.png

you got me thinking now. I jumped to my wifes iMac still on 10.6 highestt it can go for the intel mac. FF 23.01 and it displays properly.

On my MBP running latest 10.8.4 FF has that problem. perhaps i need to reset or delete FF and reinstall a clean version. thanks for helping me figure this out. :-)

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RA

30 Aug 2013, 3:01 pm

That fixed it. I had to remove everything related to Mozilla FF and reinstalled a fresh copy. All the pages render properly now.

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