Lost in hyperspace - beginner has orientation problems


i’m a php programmer and i have to develop a web frontend for the first time. It seemed like a good idea to use Foundation 6 for this.

After three days of unsuccessful trying out, I’m no longer so sure. The problem is that nothing on the Zurb website matches and is constantly changing.

For example, I have now downloaded CSS version 6.6.3. The css and js files are integrated in the source code of the index.html file via web link. The local files in the Assets folder differ from those linked from the Internet.

There’s really nothing right at all. In a three minute tutorial video, five things that used to work but no longer work.

I need a very simple page - header graphic, menu that switches to hamburger menu on small screens, content area and footer. Is there a single example on the Zurb Website where everything fits together and that fits together with the Foundation 6 documentation?

thank you and greetings from Dortmund, germany



I am also a PHP developer using Foundation and it works great! I wrote a PHP wrapper library so you don’t have to mess with Foundation directly (but it helps to read the docs to know what to do).

Anyway, it is all documented on my example site of http://www.phpfui.com Check out the examples pages. The whole site is written in PHP with no HTML.

Hope this helps.

You maybe also know how to install foundation with the newest node.js on a windows machine, please?

I am on Windows and I don’t use node. I have only ever run sass (Sass: Install Sass)

Then I install the source from foundation into my public directory. But I also don’t write HTML, way to low level.

I would recommend if you have PHP on your server, just clone GitHub - phpfui/PHPFUIWebsite: PHPFUI documentation into your public directory. This is a fully functional Foundation site all installed. You can look at the examples and view the page source in your browser. Will not be extremely pretty, but will work and you should be able to reformat it in an editor if you are into beautiful HTML.

Installing and getting Foundation to run are two of the things PHPFUI does. You should install composer as well and then do a “composer install” (Composer) to get all the libraries installed, but only if you will be doing PHP development. The above repo is all that is needed for a valid Foundation install. In fact, I use git to update the site, so everything has to be checked into git to get onto the website. So everything has to be included or it will not work at all. You will probably have to copy .htaccess.local to .htaccess as well. And I would recommend WAMP Server (WampServer, la plate-forme de développement Web sous Windows - Apache, MySQL, PHP) to get your server all setup for Windows. You don’t want to run IIS ever.

Hope this helps.