What is included with each Project?
Project1 comes with a main Project file that contains all of the pre configured, modules, sections and stacks and Demo pages. Each project file has additional pages that provide an alternative design that are used to both illustrate an alternative visual look and also alternate configurations. In addition there is a Starter Page to either get you going quickly or to use as a Foundation training page. There is also an Options Page that include extra stacks, that if you have these stack, you will be able to use them. An EasyCMS/TotalCMS edit page is also included to act as the text edit page for the CMS demo in the Demo Page.
Project 2 and higher are detailed in their specific decription on the Projects page.
Note that we are adding Foundry projects to selected projects starting with Project8.
Note that Project20 is SOURCE based.
Projects are made up of modules which are collections of pre configured stacks that can be placed anywhere in a page and most stacks have multiple configurations such as fonts, backgrounds, warehoused images, etc.. Just select the tick box and preview to see how each of these pre-configured settings take effect. An example module would be a Landing full screen page with navigation, a 3 column product introduction, a Product Section, a Services Section and a Footer Section with contact details. These modules are available to just select which ones you want and drag onto the page. Publish or Export and you will have a working web site.
Project1 uses Partials extensively. Each module, Section and stack is saved as a Stacks Partial within the Project1 file and is backed up in a Partials Dump Page. A normal work procedure would be to drag a Partial such as Footer variation 2, to the bottom of the page and then Unpack the Partial. Each main element within each Partial stack will already be pre-configured with multiple settings and there will be documentation (inside the module or Partial) to explain the tricky stuff. E.g. The full range of possible background image settings are already used throughout the Project. I.e. Settings for no background, a solid colour background, multiple gradients and also Image background with multiple options. So if you want to understand how to implement a semi transparent image fixed background using a warehoused image, that is already setup for you. There is no better way to understand something than to see a working and tested example. This process also aids rapidly prototyping your design.
Familiarity with the Stacks 3 Partials concept is something that you should have a basic understanding of to make swift progress. If you are not familiar with Partials then watching Joe Workman's excellent Partials video would be well worth doing. In fact, watch all of Joe's videos if you haven't already, as they really are an excellent introduction and aid in using most of the stacks in these Projects.