I was helping
@svsmailus with Foundation 6 on the RapidWeaver forums. He was having difficulty with getting Foundation 6 to “click”. Simon took me up on my offer to give him a one-on-one session to help him overcome the roadblocks that he was having with Foundation 6. He graciously permitted me to share our talk so that others may benefit from his questions.
Here is Simon’s posted feedback after the session:
During the session a number of things became really apparent. Firstly, it pays to read the documentation! I know it takes time, but it is there.
Second, once the penny dropped that all the customization for all stacks are in Sites Styles and Swatches, many things are possible. It does mean you need to get to know what they all do, but rather than looking at the info pane for settings, you looks at the Site Styles and Swatches.
Thirdly, classes are really powerful, especially the parent classes. It was great to see that a parent class can be applied to a container and any other classes you create that have that parent class are automatically applied.
Finally, things can be achieved in multiple ways. There’s sometimes no single route to the solution, but a number of different routes. What is clear is that the power and possibilities to create massively increase using Foundation.
Joe is bringing the feature set of CSS to the table. It does mean that knowing CSS gives you a head start in terms of what is possible. If you’re stuck with Foundation I would encourage reading the documentation on the Foundation Stacks website and watching the tutorials available.
I’d also encourage you to look at the Helpers available in the stacks list. I hadn’t realized that there are a whole host of CSS utility classes that work by just typing them into the custom classes box! Just drag the Classes helper onto your canvas and it’s all the info is there.
Foundation is very powerful, but as with any tool, it requires learning well and scheduling some time to develop your knowledge in what it can do. The session with Joe has really shown me it will do what I want and encouraged me to spend some time developing my skill in using it. Thanks Joe!
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