Foundation and Foundry


(Ron Phillipchuk) #1

Can somebody please explain the difference between Foundation and Foundry in a way that I can understand… Why would I use One over the other ?

As always
Thanks

did some searching on my own , I have a good understanding now but still could use more help


(Rob Beattie) #2

They’re similar in many ways.

They’re ‘free-form’ frameworks based on the Stacks plugin. So instead of giving you a designed theme to work with, they let you create your own look and feel and give you loads of stacks elements to create menus, slideshows, columns, panels, contact forms, lightboxes, grids, galleries etc.

Foundation has been around for longer but both have their admirers and both are excellent if you prefer to have more control over how your website looks - rather than using a pre-designed template.

Whether one is more suited to what you want to achieve rather than the other is probably down to personal preference. Best way is to check out the many videos which showcase Foundation and Foundry and see which ‘chimes’ with you.

Rob


(Ron Phillipchuk) #3

Thanks Rob Good advice So so much to learn but I am enjoying


(Ron Phillipchuk) #4

Can someone please direct me to the “Foundation” Site where I will purchase


(Neil Egginton) #5

(Dave) #6

The theme is free - you’ll need to purchase the stacks. Although you can probably get by with the starter pack to begin with, you’ll almost certainly be back for the add-on bundles. :slight_smile:


(martin james) #7

Mr Workman makes excellent video tutorials on most if not all of his apps. IMO this enables a user to actually get more utility. Utility - usability = value to the user.


(Adam Shiver) #8

I’ve heard there’s a lot of tutorial videos for Foundry, Thunder, Potion Pack and Alloy as well. :wink:

Foundry: http://foundry.elixirgraphics.com/tutorials/

Alloy: http://alloy.elixirgraphics.com/tutorials/

Thunder Pack: https://foundry.elixirgraphics.com/addons/thunder-pack/

Potion Pack: https://foundry.elixirgraphics.com/addons/potion-pack/

Just sayin’.


(Ron Phillipchuk) #9

Being a newbe, I really appreciate all the tutorial Video’s…


(Joe Workman) #10

Glad to see you joining the Foundation family Ron! I hope that you enjoyed the video that I sent you today. Here is the Getting Started video series that you will want to watch.