frequently asked questions
What is foneFrame?
What’s under the hood?
foneFrame is written using HTML5 and CSS3 and the core elements hosted in the cloud for free. All you need to do is link to them:
<link href="http://code.foneFrame.com/fF/foneFrame.2.0.0.min.css" rel="stylesheet" >
1. HTML5 + CSS3 are where it’s at. Don’t settle for less, don’t get left behind.
2. Putting the framework in the cloud reduces your site’s latency. Handle your index.html and the rest is there ready for you.
3. Free means you’ll try it. We hope some of you like it. Please tell us either way.
Why did you write foneFrame?
Writing flexible & elegant mobile pages using HTML5 was driving me nuts. Little by little I compiled a mess of stuff that seemed to work. It’s designed to be connected both in and out. Not everything on the whiteboard has seen the light of day, yet. It will all fit together nicely one day. Above all, it’s a good hack.
In addition to the code, we wanted to give a voice to those in the streets. Many are working on providing internet access in response to government censorship and interference. Once you have a digital dialtone, what do you say and how? foneFrame allows you to create mobile web pages on your mobile phone. As long as you can connect to the net, you can publish online. Being a decentralized tool means there’s no one site to block unlike Twitter or Facebook. Be creative. Releasing foneFrame under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 3.0) is the quickest way to spread what we believe is a useful tool.
foneFrame is copyright 2011 Azalea Software, Inc. and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY 3.0) Make all the mobile web pages you want, for free. In fact, we encourage you to edit, modify, mashup, remix, distribute, and share foneFrame. All we ask is a link back to foneFrame.com
OK, what next?
Wireframe your pages with foneFrame. Use it with your favorite tools like jQuery, Modernizr, HTML reset, Phonegap, and other libraries. Edit our stylesheet, write your own. Share your best with the rest of us. Help us make foneFrame better.
Is that all?
Oh no. The base foneFrame template and web frontend are just the beginning. There’s lots of other fun stuff in the works. Follow us on Twitter.
Who helped you with this?
Big shoutout to: Muthu, Jerome, and William for the coding input; Joseph for godfathering this skunkworks project along; Rob and the gang at Beveridge Place Pub for graciously hosting beer’o’clock; Ben for the kewl retro logo; Clyde for the Mt. Hood trail talk; Miranda, Lisa, and all the rest of the posse. Thanks!