Foundry

An easy to use, yet powerful, free-form framework that allows you to build beautiful, responsive sites with drag-and-drop ease.

Elixir

Finally, simplicity and power combined.

An easy to use, yet powerful, free-form framework for RapidWeaver that helps you build beautiful, responsive sites with drag-and-drop ease.

Built to allow both the novice and professional to create sites from the ground up with an easy-to-use, modular, mobile-first approach.

Foundry consists of over 60 different stacks, many of which also include their own child stacks, that are used in conjunction with the Foundry theme to create custom built sites in whatever layout you see fit.

##A Few Highlights

  • Infinite Possibilities. Use the large collection of responsive stacks to build your pages, scrutinizing each detail. The sky's the limit!
  • Drag-And-Drop. Foundry makes it easy to get the look and feel you want with drag-and-drop simplicity.
  • No Code Necessary. Create modular, mobile first pages without needing to write a line of code.
  • Integrated. Foundry's stacks all just work together, for a seamless experience.
  • Iron Clad. Built around Bootstrap, the web’s most popular responsive framework.

##What new in Foundry version 2?

  • Dark Mode. Allows you to customize your site's appearance for visitors who are using Dark Mode in their web browser or mobile device.
  • Navigation Bar Pro. A brand new, manually curated navigation bar stack. Use its 3 zone, customizable system for crafting out of this world navigation for your site.
  • Partitions. Build useful sections of content using Partition's fixed position, scrollable content areas. It's what we used for our documentation pages.
  • Eclipse. Hide and show specific content on your page based on whether your visitor is viewing your site in Light or Dark mode in their browser or mobile device.
  • Mask. Draw your visitor's attention to your content with custom, unique masked off sections on your pages.
  • Pop Up Gallery. A gorgeous lightbox-based gallery for all of your images. Includes beautiful animations, as well as the ability to remote import a folder of images.
  • Typeface. Now integrated into even more areas of Foundry to help unleash your inner type connoisseur.
  • Remote Images. Many of Foundry's image-based stacks can now use remote URLs for linking to your image assets in addition to the normal drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Position. Use offsets and absolute positioning, as well as layered elements, to construct unique layouts for your content.
  • More, more, more. Breakpoint-based alignment, visibility, color, size and other various styling options have been added throughout v2… and SO much more!

There is so much more to learn about Foundry, so be sure to head on over to the Foundry site and check it all out, because we've not even scratched the surface here. We've got documentation pages, tutorial videos, pre-built project files and more.

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Foundry Info

  • Version 2.3.4.0

  • Released Apr 12th, 2021

  • Elixir
  • Foundry Support
  • Version History

Foundry Reviews

Excellent framework

Luke M

3 months ago

Made the move from traditional themes to Foundry over a year ago now. Wanted to get away from theme restrictions to make a website from a blank page which I could customise easily. Really impressed with Foundry does everything I want and more. Elixir has some very good basic tutorials to get you started. There are some optional Addons like Potion and Thunder but I've never needed to purchase either the core product does everything I need.

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A brilliant framework..

James Russell

4 months ago

I've been using Foundry for just a few months and am totally blown away by it. I've found it very straight forward to learn how to use, user friendly and intuitive. The tutorials are excellent and clear. I appreciate the attention to detail and elegant design elements. Its enabled me in a fairly short space of time to be able to create the kind of websites I've always wanted but didn't have the requisite skills or time. It integrates really nicely with the Alloy blogging system. Its fast in edit mode and I've found I can work quickly using this framework. Great product - I totally recommend.

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Very satisfied !

EACP Conseil

8 months ago

Foundry is a fantastic tool for creating websites with an up to date design. Thanks to the very large variety of stacks, there are no limits to the creation of sites. But the most important is the availability of Adam, who offers his customers high quality support, with great responsiveness. A must have!

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Phenomenal tools for custom designs

Ryan @ RapidWeaver Classroom

10 months ago

Adam (Elixir) has hit it out of the park with Foundry. It is an absolute pleasure to work with and offers the perfect combination of power and intuitiveness. I would recommend it to most any RapidWeaver user without hesitation. Adam's dedication to improving and support Foundry with updates and other add-ons makes it easy to trust that Foundry will be my go-to solution for RapidWeaver projects. Thank you for such an amazing product!

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Reliable and stable product for my business

Einfach Gute Seiten

10 months ago

I started using Foundry in 2016, as more and more customers wanted a new website built which does not look like "just another WordPress site". Foundry and Adam, the creator, have never let me down! Each support question, each feature request was answered promptly and friendly. Today, I have built close to 50 individual sites and my customers are very satisfied with my work.

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Using Foundry for years now

Thomas

1 year ago

Foundry is a "works like it should" tool for beginners and advaned users. Love it. Easy to use and not to overloaded. Great and friendly support, great community. Love it. You will too ;-) Just updated to Foundry 2. No Problems at all. T.

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Amazing support - A role model for the RM developer community

MagicNeico

1 year ago

I'm new to RW, just working with the application for about a year or so now. I've tested a lot over the last few months, including many stacks, Foundation, Foundation 6 and Foundry. It's all great stuff. But what makes me really happy working with Foundry is the amazing Support I receive from Adam. I am running my own little company and it's very important to me to make my clients happy. If something doesn't work, I know I get a response from Elixir within a few hours. I wasn't very lucky with other products though, in fact, there are still open support cases that I never heard anything back. This makes me look badly for my customers. When you guys need a reliable option that you get support if needed, go with Foundry! Thanks again Adam for all the great stuff you put out there.

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Kindness is a REAL Thing!

Tapstoneinn

1 year ago

Just wanted to give a shout out to Adam Shiver at Elixir Graphics. What a kind soul. Took the time to assist with a particular problem. He was quick to respond, and went above and beyond in his willingness to get to a solution. It's people like ADAM that remind me why I continue to be a participant in the RW community.
Never underestimate the power of asking, you just might find the kind of solution that will be met. Thanks ELIXIR Graphics, I really appreciate your kindness! JT

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Superb tool for site design

JP_NZ

1 year ago

I’m new to Rapidweaver as a small business owner and compared a couple of the apps for making it easy to build a comprehensive, modern website and picked Foundry.

Early days, but it’s superb so far. Very easy to learn from some of the free training videos that cover the essentials and a key point for me was the excellent documentation on each stack included in their website

Makes it very easy to see what each stack feature does before you purchase and easy to follow when using it.

Strongly recommended as the tool that makes Rapidweaver immensely simple to utilise, rather than buying lots of individual (and enquire expensive) stack items. It’s a worthwhile investment and easier to use, less ‘developer focused’ than other add-on tools I evaluated.

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Great support

Richard UK

1 year ago

I've used Foundry and Potion Pack for a couple of years now and I have been impressed with how flexible and capable these stacks are. Today, I needed to reach out to the support team - my issue was investigated straight away and a fix was provided within hours. Excellent products with a great support. Thanks.

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Foundry leverages RapidWeaver to its full potential.

RPMD

1 year ago

I've been a big fan of Elixir for years. I use Foundry on many of my projects. It is fast, reliable, and Adam is quick to respond to feedback and questions. It's the best way to build a great looking site in RapidWeaver.

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Foundry brings the power of Bootstrap to RW.

Tim Dietrich

1 year ago

The Foundry framework is a great way to combine the power of Bootstrap with the ease-of-use of RapidWeaver. Foundry, along with both the Potion Pack and Thunder Pack add-ons, are awesome. Highly recommended!

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Elixir does it again

ggoodrick

1 year ago

Foundry is my favorite framework so far for building beautiful sites quickly with RW.

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Hochwertige und moderne Software

User-DE

1 year ago

Mit Foundry kann man sehr gute und professionelle Webseiten erstellen. Programmierkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich, so dass man sich voll und ganz auf gute Texte und gutes Design konzentrieren kann. Foundry ist eine hochwertige und moderne Software, die mit Foundation vergleichbar ist. Die Anwendung ist intuitiv und daher schnell erlernbar. Klare Kaufempfehlung!

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The best framework for RW

TINO

2 years ago

Definitely the best framework for RW, apart from this the customer service of Adam is second to none (Elixir forum). We will continue growing with Foundry ...

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Foundry is great

Sharky

2 years ago

Foundry is a great addition to RapidWeaver. Starting with a blank canvas, you got all the tools to create very stunning websites. The company behind it, gives a very good and quick overview about the available components, explained very well in a very good documentation either in their provided video tutorials or written tutorials. After publishing and reviewing the code of the created website you see that it provides a very good code and the sites are amazingly fast loading. Very nice to work every time with it.

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The framework for the rest of us

Rob Beattie

2 years ago

Frameworks - free-form website designers as opposed to pre-baked themes - are all the rage, but recently I've been moving back to 'standard' themes because they make most of the design decisions for you. And that's why I got into RW in the first place.

Foundry is changing my mind, however. I'm currently building my first site using Foundry and have barely glanced at the documentation, because it seems to have been designed with people like me in mind. I think it's probably not as sophisticated as the other 'main' framework - which is a great product by the way - but that suits me. Having slightly fewer (but nevertheless beautifully designed) stack choices available helps me focus on what's important and actually saves me time.

I'd like some more control over the look and feel of the main menu - and its mobile equivalent - but it's still early days for Foundry, and the main thing is that everything just kind of works, and there are enough bells and whistles for even a design klutz like me to make something that looks half decent.

There are so many thoughtful touches - the style guide thingy, font implementation, 'cards' and so on - that make this a pleasure to use. I'm really looking forward to seeing where things go from here.

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Foundry - 5 stars!!

Boray Designs

2 years ago

Foundry is an exceptional product with a low learning curve that provides many multiple options for web site design. Elixir has produced excellent videos to explain all aspects of Foundry. They have also included videos for their add-on Potion Pack, which includes some more complex and unique stacks that can be used to make even better websites. Foundry is a product that is worth investing in. Elixir also provides fantastic support and have an excellent and active forum. I am a very satisfied customer.

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Foundry is Simply Brilliant

BrendaClews

3 years ago

The simplicity of building a site from the ground up with Foundry is remarkable. I have no web training, and am delighted with the site I am building. With a small group of video tutorials, you are able to get a great-looking and functional website up in no time. The way Foundry is designed, you almost cannot go wrong. Inbuilt ease, streamlined, what you see is what you get, drop stacks in, the way they all work is logical, well laid out, and your website shines.

I'm an artist and a poet and am still building my website, but you can take a look here: http://brendaclews.com. I am hugely happy with what I have been able to create myself with Foundry!

Adam, the developer, has responded promptly to any issues I've had and worked through the process to find a resolution - he will even have you send your problematic project file and then he will send a file with solutions to your exact issue that you can copy into your website as is if you like. It's quite phenomenal to receive that level of detailed help.

I am so glad I found RapidWeaver and then Foundry. Foundry is a powerful website builder and I highly recommend it for, yes, everyone.

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Foundry is the easiest & quickest way to build exceptional looking web sites

webdeer

3 years ago

What sets Foundry apart is that it is created by a coder who is also a designer with acute attention to detail and a strong sense of what looks good. Foundry stacks can be added to a page and often, no further tweeking is required to make them look right because the default spacing and padding is just perfect. The selection of stacks is very complete meaning you rarely need to buy extra stacks, and several are unique to Foundry such as Cards, NavOverlay, Hero pages, Webfonts, etc..

Foundry has already been updated many times with new extra features and Elixir's typical rapid response to questions is just what you need when you have a question. In addition the documentation is all in one place and up to date and there are short focused videos available too.

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Already great product, and will always be better!

Massimo

3 years ago

Great tool to easily create also complex layouts. The suite includes many stacks, all of which are easy to learn while offering many features. Adam is a developer very attentive to the details and is also very present in the "Foundry Community". If you are thinking to create a new website I would definitely recommend you to use Foundry!

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+ Attention to details

Vitor

3 years ago

What I love about Foundry is Adam's attention to details, you know, as a designer I love to work with beautiful software with great designed icons, and Foundry does this really well, Adam's background as a designer played a major part on developing this tool with the right user friendly experience.

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A new world for making websites

Ribse

3 years ago

When i started with Rapidweaver i try foundry and it open a new world for me to created websites from scratch, amazing and the support is very good. I love it :-)

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Powerful, Straight Forward & Amazing Support!

SanityBox

4 years ago

1Password tells me I"ve been using RapidWeaver since version 4. I've had a habit of collecting themes for "future projects" and I think Foundry may have finally cured me of that habit.

I've generally found professionally created themes, while beautiful, always require some tinkering because they'll be missing a feature a client has requested, or wants something added to the layout in some place that requires me to dive deep into the themes code. I've probably abused the support of theme developers as I've done things their themes were never intended to do.

That's no longer an issue as I launch into my first project with Foundry. The biggest limitation on Foundry is my imagination, which I'm finding, kinda sucks. Beautiful layouts are easily made (regardless of where you steal your inspiration), and colour palettes are more flexible yet just as easily modified as RW's own provided themes.

Foundry really takes the Stacks plugin and makes RapidWeaver and incredibly web design suite. If you want to design great looking, fast launching responsive websites, I highly recommend Foundry.

Oh yeah, and support is fantastic... I cannot say enough about how easy they are to access.

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Nice set of stacks

stacks

4 years ago

I've used this stack set for a week and it is really helpful for me to build my own website. Everything goes fine and awesome. The only complaint I have is "Navigation Stack" in Foundry. Only Few custom settings are allowed, not so powerful as you expect. I still do not understand why there is no perfect navigation stack for rapidweaver. Except this one, I am really satisfied with Foundry.

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RapidWeaver + Foundry = Success

NeilUK

4 years ago

When I first started using RW, I was amazed at the ease of creating any kind of website with themes, stacks and plugins. Foundry has put RW into another dimension where the only limit to creating fantastic feature and function filled websites is your imagination. It's also incredibly good value for money. Adding all of the stacks that come built into Foundry would normally cost at least twice as much.

In addition, Adam and Elixir provide fast and friendly support. Plus there are lots of free video tutorials and extensive documentation.

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Amazing

ChrisStayte

4 years ago

I bought this because I have bought everything else from this developer and have enjoyed there tools. This blows everything else out of the water.

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It just keeps getting better and better

Mark Spaulding

4 years ago

Yesterday Apple released an app I created to the store in less than 24hours (amazing!) and, of course, I need to create a page for it.

Foundry is so powerful and easy to use, it just amazes me. I formerly had to really scratch my head to get a page to look exactly how I imagined it to be with the fifty or so themes I have installed.

Now I have a blank sheet and can create exactly what I have in mind with ease! Amazing!

Highly recommended. Blessings, —Mark

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Outstanding!

THX1965

4 years ago

If you're looking for the right stacks/theme to build a very modern and sleek website, "Foundry" is an amazingly easy to use but at the same time very powerful tool. The price is incredible too for the amount of stacks it comes with.

I was getting a bit frustrated with "Foundation", because I really didn't want to build everything from scratch. I was also getting frustrated with certain sleek-looking 3rd party themes that always a thing or two I wanted to change but couldn't.

"Foundry" came along at the right time. It has a tiny bit of a learning curve, but overall it is much easier to use than "Foundation" and it had all the ingredients of those 3rd party themes that I liked and more. Only now I have way more control over what I want to do. The community around "Foundry" is incredibly helpful, and Adam, Foundry's developer, is extremely responsive.

Highly, highly recommended.

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Fantastic Free-form Framework

GaryW17

4 years ago

I started using RW last year and more recently I was looking to develop my website with a free-form frame work. That timing coincided with the initial release of Foundry and I was immediately intrigued. I found the online documentation & videos to be extremely useful and made the decision to purchase Foundry. Am so pleased I did.

I have now re-designed my site with Foundry and happy with both the design process and the results. Foundry has given me the control & flexibility I wanted in a straightforward and easy way. The suite of stacks included with Foundry are all great quality and I found that it was a pretty easy learning curve switching from a limited theme to the free-form Foundry. The customization & control for mobile/tablet/desktop settings is a feature in Foundry that I particularly appreciate, but there are so many great features.

Foundry is a great website design tool for RapidWeaver. Five Stars, no doubt.

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Elegant and powerful

Mark Spaulding

4 years ago

I have been using RW since version 3 and I have to say that Foundry is the most elegant, powerful, and EASY to use design theme/system I have seen to date.

I REALLY appreciate the over all design and the fact there are not SO many options it can become bewildering. Every time I explore a new stack, I am stunned and thrilled by, "wow, I did't know it would do that!" Well done!

If you are on the fence, I suggest you give it a try. An extraordinary design tool.

Blessings, —Mark

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Foundry is amazingly easy!

David W.

4 years ago

As soon as I read the notification of Foundry's release I purchased it without hesitation. Now, I've been using RW for about four years; However I'm no expert by any means. When I installed Foundry and started to use it, WOW the possibilities are endless in my mind. Foundry is super easy to use, which is one reason I'm posting this review. I'm not a coder so the ease of literally dragging and dropping the features and functions you want in your layout...is AMAZING. I highly recommend Foundry. Their customer support is the best! Five ***** Rating for this one.

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Elegant Framework solution

Mark Spaulding

4 years ago

There are SO many possibilities captured in this powerful and elegant design system. Foundry makes creating the vision in your head to code in the inter webs fast and easy. It is a great tool to have in your creative RW toolbox. Highly recommended.

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Foundry is Awesome!

Steven J.

4 years ago

I have been beta testing this for several months and it is awesome! It creates lightweight web sites based on bootstrap! My personal site is built using Foundry! It is a very feature rich set of stacks and almost any type of web site that you can imagine can be built using Foundry. Highly recommend it!

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Powerful Framework

aaron

4 years ago

Most frameworks-based options don't require coding knowledge, but they require customization / design adjustment to look like a truly unique site. Foundry has design and ease of use incorporated so you don't have to code or do much of the foundational design work - just have content and assemble it! I've enjoyed working with Foundry!

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The next generation RapidWeaver framework you have waited for

inStacks Software

4 years ago

I am pleased having the possibility to use Foundry in a recent project I was working on. This is the best Framework so far I have seen for the RapidWeaver community. Straight forward layouting with Stacks 3 components, based on the new Bootstrap 4 Framework. Easy to set up, and powerful enough to be the only RapidWeaver Theme you will need ever. I am glad Adam published this Theme and Stacks set, and I am happy to work with that in future. Well done!

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