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Foundation v1.6 is here

I released Foundation 1.6 (Theme + Stacks) last night and many of you have already been playing around with it. I have even released a v1.6.2 that resolved some issues that were not caught during testing.

Speed

Foundation 1.6 tries to focus on some small speed improvements again. The Page Speed options in SEO Helper have been really optimized for the Foundation theme. You should see small jumps in your Page Speed scores (because I know that you all love that so much). The Font Awesome rocket loader that was removed in v1.5 is back as well!

Duplicate Page Checker

We all have wasted time figuring out why our nice new website updates are not displaying when we publish. When the problem was that our webpage switched from html to php. Foundation now has a very convenient checker that will alert you when this happens.

Theme

The Foundation framework was updated to v5.5.3. This brings us tons of bug fixes and improvements for free. The CSS was also moved back into the theme. This means that you can use the Foundation theme without stacks again. Obviously, that means you would need to hand code your entire site.

Impact Integration

If you own the Impact stack, you will now see a new slide option when Foundation 1.6 is installed. This new Foundation slide allows you to use the features from the Foundation image stack so that you can define different images for mobile, tablet and desktop.

Full Release Notes

Theme

  • Foundation Framework updated to v5.5.3. We have many hundreds of fixes that come with this.
  • Foundation CSS loaded in the theme again, instead of via stacks.
  • Performance optimizations

Site Styles

  • Duplicate page checker now warns you inside RapidWeaver when you have both index.html and index.php files on your server.
  • P size settings now also affects lists

SEO Helper

  • Page Speed: Font Awesome rocket loader is back! It utilizes the Stacks Font Awesome version to prevent multiple versions from loading on the page.
  • Page Speed: More page optimizations to improve your Google Page Speed rankings
  • Twitter Cards: New twitter card options: Large Summary Cards, App Cards, Product Cards

Columns

  • You can now apply a color scheme to the contents of the column stacks. You can choose from the Alt and Swatch color schemes

Top Bar

  • Parent Link now shows when mobile menu is used on Tablet or Desktop
  • Mobile back link color now inherits from link color

Forms

  • Forms now have a small spinning in-progress indicator when the form is submitted

Impact Integration

  • You will now have the option to use an Foundation image inside the Impact stack when you have Foundation installed. This will allow you to define separate images for mobile, tablet and desktop.

Misc

  • Thanks for finding even more typos in my tooltips!

(This will probably be the last 1.x release of Foundation. Here comes Foundation 6!)

Foundation for RW gets its biggest update yet!

Now that Stacks 3 has dropped, everyone finally can get access to the much anticipated Foundation for RapidWeaver v1.5 update. This update has even blown me away with how powerful it is. The above video reviews all of the nitty gritty details. But here is a short list of some of the major features. 

  • 6 new color swatches are available in Site Styles to be used across all of your Foundation elements. 
  • Tons of more advanced settings for power hungry users
  • Columns can now go the full width of the browser
  • You can customize paragraph sizing. You finally overcame my resistance!
  • Overhaul of about half of the Foundation stack suite. 
  • Global templates have been retired in favor of Stacks 3 partials. They are so amazeballs!
  • Aria Accessibility implemented across all components
  • New Structure stack to help with adding accessibility and structured data to your content. 
  • New SEO Helper stack makes it easy to add all of the meta tags that you want to your webpages. 

I am super excited about the possibilities that this update brings to you. I cannot wait to hear how it helps improve your webpages and business. 

Stacks 3 is Finally Here

I am so excited that Stacks 3 has finally launched. It has a ton of amazing new features that will revolutionize the way that we build websites. There are so many new features in Stacks 3. Here is a short list of my favorites:

  • New modern Ui that is both fast and flexible
  • Partials are so amazeballs
  • New Child-of stacks
  • Awesome new stacks settings controls
  • jQuery and Font Awesome are built-in
  • So much more

You can check out the big feature list over on the YourHead blog

In the above video, I review the new Stacks 3 features through the lens of the Foundation v1.5 update. This is the biggest update ever for both Stacks and Foundation. I hope that you like them both. 

Foundation 1.3 - Your site has never been this fast

Check out Foundation for RapidWeaver at http://foundation.joeworkman.net.

I am happy to announce our third big update to Foundation is here. If I had just one word to sum it all up, it would be SPEED!!!

We pioneered some new asset loading techniques that no other RapidWeaver addon as done before. But don’t worry, we will be sharing all of this our fellow developer community so that all of your websites are faster. Not just the ones built with Foundation. :-)

Here are the release notes for all 3 Foundation stack packs:

Here are a short list of what I feel are the biggest highlights:

  • Foundation will produce the fastest websites you have ever had.
  • The Foundation theme can now be autoupdated via Waterfall
  • Google font rendering has been enhanced with new settings for fallback fonts, custom weight definitions and more.
  • Form templates have been improved and you can now add a reply-to field.
  • Off Canvas got a nice work over with some new settings and better performance.

Foundation for RapidWeaver v1.2

Since Foundation for RapidWeaver launched back in May, I have been overwhelmed with the reception and feedback from the community. So let me start by saying thank you for all of the amazing reviews and encouragement. I am lucky to have such amazing customers that love my products that I love developing for them.

Today I am happy to announce Foundation for RapidWeaver v1.2. This is by far the largest update that I have ever released. We have been working for 3 months solid to bring you more amazing features and smooth down a ton of wrinkles. Below is a list of the highlights in this update. For a more comprehensive list, make sure to check out the detailed release notes.

Highlights

See many of these highlights in action at the new Foundation 1.2 sample page

  • Theme updated to Foundation 5.4.3 with hundreds of fixes and features.
  • No more HTML comments! New meta tags in head
  • Orbit animation weirdness have been fixed
  • Add dividers between your columns.
  • Internationalization support for forms and email
  • Top Bar got a major overhaul with custom breakpoints and Magellan integration
  • Off Canvas now support multi-level menus
  • New Animation stack to nicely animate content onn scroll or page load
  • Create Mega Menus with the new Dropdown mega sizing
  • New Icon Bar stack to create awesome bar style navigation
  • New Switch stack to add iOS-like switches to your forms

Release Notes

Downloading Updates

You will need to download the updated theme from the Foundation for RapidWeaver Website.

All of the stacks should update through Stacks update. Check out our Update FAQ is you have any questions around that.

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