Upcoming Foundry Update

Also – I know many of you are probably thinking: “What is taking him so long to record videos and finalize things?!” The short of it is that I share office space with my wife who also works from home. So we have to work around each others schedules. She has phone calls and meetings regularly, where I have none, but I can’t record when she has things going on. So this slows things down a little.

That said I have three videos left that are a must before release. They’re some of the bigger videos though. Once those are done I’ll start buttoning everything up and at that time give you all a release date and info on the upgrade grace period and whatnot.

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Happy Valentines

Not allowed to do that here in our Home Owners Association.

Hey Adam,

Looking forward to the update.

Foundry is my go to platform…relatively simple with a good amount of flexibility, maybe not as much as some other platforms but that is also what makes it so easy to build a good looking and functional website.

One thing I would really, really, really love is to see added, is the ability to have drop-down on hover nav menu option in Mega Menu. It is the only part of Foundry that I quite often have to use a 3rd party nav menu stack instead of Foundry’s built in menu options.

Looking forward to seeing your new offerings…good luck with office sharing. I did that also and yes it can add tension to the marriage sometimes…but hey working from home together can be fun too!

Cheers Scott

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Mega Menu is a part of the Potion Pack add-on, and not the main Foundry set of stacks, so this will not be something you see in this update, as this update deals solely with the main Foundry package.

None of that here. We really like getting to both work from home and see each other every day. One of my favorite things about working for myself is getting to spend more time with Liz. :smiley:

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While I’m still working on things, you all want to see a the video for one of the new stacks in Foundry v2?

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awesome!! Looking forward to this update.

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All of the Documentations pages are getting updated for the Foundry v2 release. Here’s a look at a screenshot of one…

I’m using the Partitions stack I previewed yesterday to create beautiful Documentations pages for all of the stacks, including the Potion and Thunder packs. While I believe the current Documentation pages really help users out a lot, I think these new Documentation pages will be even more helpful.

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darkside

Anyone interested in a scary good, Friday reveal?

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PLEASE !
Pick me … Pick me !

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I tried to pick a section of the new Foundry site that doesn’t give much of anything away for this little demo gif animation. It should partially show off one of the big, new features of Foundry v2…

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Uh oh. I’m starting to feel the power of the dark side . . .

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The force is strong with this one…

giphy

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Partitions rocks… congrats !!!

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@elixirgraphics,
This all looks very exciting, partitions seems pretty powerful. I want to switch from Foundation to Foundry but don’t want to buy into the current version with a new version on the horizon. Any idea how long I/we might need to wait for the release?

Good morning @bpj and welcome to the community!

If you’re asking about the release date for Foundry v2, I have not announced it yet. Working on finalizing things. When I do announce a release date I will also talk about a grace period for customers who’ve purchased Foundry recently.

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Thanks @elixirgraphics,
I appreciate that releases are complex and involve many parts, not just the product itself but the marketing, website, online store, technical docs, tutorials etc. so a fixed date is difficult to give. I was just hoping for a steer (weeks, months) - I understand why you might not want to do that though.

I think I might wait for the release as I don’t want to learn to use Foundry V1 to then have to re-learn a new version, even if it will look/feel very similar.

There’ll be nothing to re-learn. Foundry v2 is an upgrade to Foundry v1, not a departure from what it currently is, which I talked about above:

Foundry will keep on working just like it does now, but with a LOT more features, new stacks, etc.

As for a timeframe for the release – once I’ve got things ready to go I’ll let everyone know. I think launching with everything in place and ready to go from day one is very important and is how I’ve done all releases in the past. I don’t release the product and not have all of the documentation, etc ready at the same time. When everything is ready and the way I like it, you’ll know the release date and other pertinent information. :smiley:

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@elixirgraphics your current course of action is the best practice. Release a finished product ready to go. But hurry up . . . he says in jest.giphy

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Can I just confirm… If I buy Foundry today will I have to pay any more to get Foundry V2 when released?

Just a thought… why don’t you change the price to buy Foundry now to $89 in your store with a line saying that access to V2 is included when released. That way you get the full $89 you deserve for the hard work you are putting in without having to manage grace periods or collecting the $5 difference. Also, those, such as myself, looking to buy now aren’t put off/delaying a purchase because it’s clear that we are buying access to V2 (when it is completely ready) rather than a question whether we fall inside a grace period and therefore have to pay an upgrade fee.

Just trying to help :grin: