Responsive Layout Maker
Responsive Layout Maker
1.1.2746

2.5

Responsive Layout Maker free download for Mac

Responsive Layout Maker

1.1.2746
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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5 Responsive Layout Maker Reviews

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Davermont
26 March 2014

Most helpful

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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Version 1.0.2552
Scott-C-H-
08 November 2016
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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Version 1.1.2746
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ash-f
ash-f
05 December 2016
Responsive Site Designer which is big brother of this is not bad.
I bought RSD as alternative to Macaw. They claimed Bootsrap Builder & Foundation Framer which sold separately now will be merged to RSD in the future. Which sounds good.

If you don't care about steep learning curve, Pinegrow is the one I recommend now.
It looks little complicated at first time. It is pro-grade tool.
But once you get used to it, it will be very useful.
It also supports Bootsrap & Foundation out of the box.
About functionality pro user needs, nothing beats Pinegrow so far.
It's more than 50%off on MightyDeals.com now. hurry up and try it.
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Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
08 December 2016
Re: Responsive Site Designer
Whoa, I didn't know that. Thank you for your counter-point. Honestly, all the stuff being said in my original review, I've been struggling with productivity with handcoding. Yes, I can hand-code and I've done it for years, but it is still a tedious and frustrating process, and a tool like this could help tremendously if it works well and if it doesn't spit out bad code. I might give RSD a try as it seems to me like they didn't abandon their product but rather they branched out to a new app.
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pietz
13 August 2015
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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Version 1.1.2746
peterpan41
26 January 2015
What's the difference between RLM and RLM Pro?
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Version 1.1.2746
Kris-nx
28 March 2014
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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Version 1.0.2552
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Kris-nx
Kris-nx
28 March 2014
sorry for the typo... I meant "get things done a lot faster". :)
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Davermont
26 March 2014
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!
Like (2)
Version 1.0.2552
1 answer(s)
Davermont
Davermont
06 April 2014
After using RLM a couple weeks now I am really liking how it works, and what a pleasure it is to use. It's well worth the $99 intro price (I'm not sure why MacUpdate isn't showing that price). One thing that the description and the CoffeeCup Software site don't make clear is that this software doesn't create or maintain web sites, RML is a visual designer that creates responsive template files which you then populate with your content to create the actual web pages. So it's great for quickly wireframing and prototyping responsive page layouts, with the advantage that you can then use the layouts it creates to make your web pages rather than having to start over and code the html and css from scratch. This is different from the more traditional work flow where a design is created in Photoshop, then web pages are created from that design. The traditional flow doesn't work so well with responsive layouts, as you need to create multiple documents to handle the various screen widths. Then there's the matter of keeping track of the various css classes and how they respond to the different widths. A live tool like RLM makes it so much easier to create the layouts and try them out as you develop them. And I will gladly let it keep track of the myriad css details that make good responsive design so challenging to create.
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$149.00

2.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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