New In Version 1.2.5.3

Foundry Control Center

  • Fixes a small bug in the way the Base Font was being applied when using Typeface for the Base Font. This fix has the Base Font fall in line with how the Headers within the Control Center work.

Banner

  • Fixes a bug that would cause items such as a drop down navigation, or other items overflowing the bounds of the banner, to be placed behind content below it when using the Animated Gradient feature of the banner.

Button Group

  • Adds ability to add a Modal button to a Button Group.

Modal

  • Fixes a bug where the Modal's footer content would not align to the Left or Center.

Slider

  • IMPORTANT: Fixes a bug that would cause a javascript error on the page, negatively impacting other elements on the page.
  • Fixes a bug where thumbnails would get cropped off or hidden when using the Fade transition. Slides do not adjust their height when using thumbnail mode, but smooth height adjustment was enabled, causing the conflict. Smooth height transitions are now disabled when using thumbnail mode.

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 50 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.

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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Elixir

Elixir is a Premium RapidWeaver Developer with 42 addons.

Reviews

BrendaClews

2 months ago

Foundry is Simply Brilliant

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.

webdeer

2 months ago

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

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.

iografico

3 months ago

Already great product, and will always be better!

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!

Vitor

4 months ago

+ Attention to details

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.

Ribse

4 months ago

A new world for making websites

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 :-)

SanityBox

7 months ago

Powerful, Straight Forward & Amazing Support!

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.

stacks

7 months ago

Nice set of stacks

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.


Developer reply from Adam Shiver

7 months ago

The Navigation Bar offers a lot of features, but if you ever have specific feature requests for Foundry's stacks feel free to email me with them. I'd be glad to look at them. Don't forget there are several other navigation stacks in Foundry as well. If one doesn't provide a feature you're looking for, perhaps on of the others will.

nmegginton

8 months ago

RapidWeaver + Foundry = Success

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.

ChrisStayte

11 months ago

Amazing

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.

Mark Spaulding

11 months ago

It just keeps getting better and better

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

THX1965

11 months ago

Outstanding!

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.

GaryW17

1 year ago

Fantastic Free-form Framework

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.

Mark Spaulding

1 year ago

Elegant and powerful

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

Boray Designs

1 year ago

Great Web Design Framework

Foundry is an excellent product that provides many multiple options for web site design. With Adam of Elixir at the helm I believe this will grow and improve over the next years in response to customers wishes. Every product I have purchased from Elixir has been excellent, with Foundry taking their portfolio to a new level.

David W.

1 year ago

Foundry is amazingly easy!

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.

Mark Spaulding

1 year ago

Elegant Framework solution

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.

Steven J.

1 year ago

Foundry is Awesome!

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!

aaron

1 year ago

Powerful Framework

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!

inStacks Software

1 year ago

The next generation RapidWeaver framework you have waited for

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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