Responsive Layout Maker
Responsive Layout Maker
1.1.2746

2.5

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Responsive Layout Maker1.1.2746

20 May 2014

Rapidly prototype responsive web layouts.

Overview

Responsive Layout Maker lets you prototype responsive designs and generate custom layouts. The adaptable layout is the core, and most challenging aspect, of any responsive website. And this makes Responsive Layout Maker a true game changer. It's the only app for visually developing bullet-proof, production ready, layout designs that adapt to any screen size or device.

What's new in Responsive Layout Maker

Version 1.1.2746:
  • $99 special price for a limited time
  • improved border control
  • an unparalleled text editor (use classes to change several inline styles at once...and at breakpoints!)
  • granular control over compounded elements (individually style and edit list items, for example)
  • updated the properties pane organization
  • refined the UI to look sharper on high-res screens
  • added a color control for the horizontal rule element
  • upgraded the undo / redo systems to work across the project instead of per page
  • keyboard and right click actions added for accomplishing tasks quicker
  • tweaked the functioning of the selection indicators
  • extended the template pack along with updates to the templates themselves
  • generated classes allow for inline style changes at breakpoint
  • border control: Select one or more borders and use the visual controls to edit styles together
  • compounded elements: Individually control the heading and paragraph that make up a hero unit

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How would you rate Responsive Layout Maker app?

5 Reviews of Responsive Layout Maker

4
Davermont
26 March 2014
Version: 1.0.2552

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I've only been using it a few hours now, but until now it's been a challenge to create a responsive web site. There are a lot of style changes at each resize break point, which has meant scrolling around the style sheet and making sure the right values are entered in the right places. Then it's back to the web browser to verify that the changes worked, then back to the style sheet to tweak the next group of values. RLM puts everything in a single window, so you can change values on the right and immediately see the effect on the layout. This makes it a whole lot easier to wrap my head around a responsive layout. Out of the box it's already aware of the grid, I can specify my own classes and ids for elements, and again the feedback is immediate. Looking great so far!
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0.5
Scott-C-H-
08 November 2016
Version: 1.1.2746
This is an abandonware as far as I'm concerned. I've always been skeptical of this type of tool, but I gave it a shot, only to realize that I was a fool for giving in. It left me with such a bad taste that I would never try something like this again. If you are looking for a "No code necessary" type solution to build a website, you will be better off using a hosted solution such as Squarespace. If you call yourself a web designer, stop relying on a crutch like this software and start learning HTML and CSS. You will be faster and more efficient than you will ever be with a tool like this. It will also free you from having to rely on a gimmicky tool like this.
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1.5
pietz
13 August 2015
Version: 1.1.2746
I find this application awefully outdated. By now the features of Macaw go quite a bit further than what RLM offers and I'm not even very happy with Macaw these days. RLM is also pretty expensive at $149. Especially since tools like Pingedo do similar for free.

What bugs me most is the update policy. CoffeeCup hasnt published any updates in over a year and RLM isnt even 1,5 years old. Do they really expect me to pay $149 for a software thats (apparently) not being developed anymore and after seeing 2 minor updates in the first 2 months? I dont think so.

I'm also mentioning outdated because I dont believe that anyone should play with custom breakpoints anymore, except some highly complex big-player company websites, that wouldnt bother with a software like RLM anyway. Bootstrap has designed breakpoints that make most sense for current devices and they update their framework to always be up-to-date. By today Smartphone and Tablet makers even adjust their devices to these settings, showing how important a standard is regarding them. Breakpoints across the web should mainly stay the same and anyone customizing them will make things worse in 99% of the cases. There is a reason these highly intelligent web developers from twitter chose them.

The summary here is extremely simple: Don't buy it.
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peterpan41
26 January 2015
Version: 1.1.2746
What's the difference between RLM and RLM Pro?
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4
Kris-nx
28 March 2014
Version: 1.0.2552
I was a bit hesitant to purchase RLM as I was fairly sold on Macaw, but after comparing the two and discussing the pros and cons of both, I broke and went with RLM. In the first few hours I owned it it helped me finish and launch a project I had been working on. I was struggling with breakpoints and getting my menus to work properly on a mobile device -- RLM made is super easy and the support I received from CoffeeCup has been (as Davermont mentioned) quick and friendly. The main reason I went with RLM is because of its Grid System as opposed to Macaw's Grid Guideline's. I can only see the Grid System improving with future releases. CoffeeCup has a good article on the difference here: http://www.coffeecup.com/help/articles/grid-systems-and-frameworks/ All said, I'll still be using my other tools (Coda, CodeKit, and Sublime Text) as RLM can't do everything. But, I like what it can do and its helping me getting done a lot faster. I highly recommend giving it a try.
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4
Davermont
26 March 2014
Version: 1.0.2552
I've only been using it a few hours now, but until now it's been a challenge to create a responsive web site. There are a lot of style changes at each resize break point, which has meant scrolling around the style sheet and making sure the right values are entered in the right places. Then it's back to the web browser to verify that the changes worked, then back to the style sheet to tweak the next group of values. RLM puts everything in a single window, so you can change values on the right and immediately see the effect on the layout. This makes it a whole lot easier to wrap my head around a responsive layout. Out of the box it's already aware of the grid, I can specify my own classes and ids for elements, and again the feedback is immediate. Looking great so far!
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