Rapid Platform adds extra divs when using 

[rp_grid count="3" span="1"][/rp_grid]

[rp_grid count="3" span="2"][/rp_grid]

Somewhere in there extra divs get added. However, this works fine:

[rp_grid count="3" span="2"][/rp_grid]

[rp_grid count="3" span="1"][/rp_grid]

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+Perry Butler , are you still working on this? I am using it quite extensively and I even have an entire setup built around it. That said, I never saw any movement on my pull request or anything, so I was wondering.


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+Perry Butler 

Merge Request:

You know that error I've been having since forever? Yeah, it's because unix servers couldn't see the newlines. 2 Years, and that was the problem all along.

Please merge as soon as possible. These line endings were totally screwed and it means that rapid platform would only work properly on windows servers (which is why my local testbed worked perfectly) (and possibly mac stacks) and would fail miserably on unix servers.

After this, you could probably add it to the wp plugin repo as it should no longer cause immediate and catastrophic parse errors on unix servers.

+Perry Butler 
So I'm using Rapid Platform to do some quick and dirty stuff. I had never delved deep in it because of the parse errors I kept getting.

Well, now, on a fresh install of wp 4.1 and a blank underscores.me theme, activating it actually works. It generates 238 extra lines of output and wordpress isn't happy about it, but it activates and works.

Only thing is, your grid isn't responsive QQ

As far as I can tell adding:
@media screen and (max-width: 800px) {
    .rp-column {
        float: none;

Should be a quick and dirty way of making it responsive.

Question 2:
The menu, I was hoping that I could use the menu shortcode to replace all the complicated crap I do on every theme for menus. It looks like on the rapid platform site you are using the shortcode for the menu. Am I wrong? Is this something that hasn't been implemented yet?

We're developing a fully modular component system, enabling the admin to activate or deactivate Rapid Platform sub-components such as the Unified Login, Google Web Fonts, Fontello Glyph Icons, etc, as well as offering developers a framework for quickly implementing new components into Rapid Platform. Improvements to the Rapid Settings core component (and overall OOP architecture) are also underway in order to make all this possible.

In RP 0.3 you will have the ability to strip out any unwanted features/components, reducing plugin bloat/overhead and keeping the platform as lightweight as you would like it to be.

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Rapid Platform 0.2 has been released on Github! This introduces some major architectural improvements (namespacing etc) for proper WordPress compatibility, as well as several new features and UI components. Check it out: https://github.com/perrybutler/rapid-platform

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Some new UI components. RP 0.2 long overdue!!!
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Any news on the next version? I checked this morning and saw that only 0.1 is available for download.

0.1 still throws a parse error on every wordpress install I try it on. I'm even on a different host from when I tried it the first time.

After comparing SASS/Compass with LESS CSS, I went LESS and got it implemented at TheRapidPlatform.com after a few hours of tinkering. Turns out you have to print your .less files using the wp_head action hook, and make sure to pass true for the in_footer parameter in wp_enqueue_script when loading less.js, otherwise you're doing it wrong! Oh, you also need to remove any CSS3 filter calls from the .less file or it just won't work at all. I finally discovered that after I ran less.ModifyVars() from the Chrome console and observed the error object. I don't need these CSS3 filters now; I can achieve the same effect with LESS's functions such as darken(@color, 10%). That means you can author a beautiful looking UI tailored to your website/theme, based on just a few input colors, by having LESS generate more shades of those colors to create definition and detail in the UI components, allowing for rapid/reusable color schemes. This is where Rapid Platform is headed, and we'll go one step further by offering various designs (cascading designs) for the UI components for building highly customized and flexible interfaces.

My other reason for choosing LESS is the less.modifyVars() function which gives me ideas such as allowing the developer or visitors at TheRapidPlatform.com to dynamically style the website with on-screen controls - a serious upgrade to the lightning bolt button. I believe this is rapid application development taken to a new level - direct control over the entire UI style while it's being viewed in it's true (live and running) form.

Anyhow, one of the shortcode buttons is now hooked in with LESS and it took about one second. Expect a followup soon...

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 will have a 1920x1080 (widescreen HD) display. It was only a matter of time - we saw it coming - and it's all the more reason to continue moving my software efforts to the web (powering them with Rapid Platform) where rich interactivity can be delivered using standard cross-platform markup/markdown/scripting across a wide range of screens and devices - true write once run anywhere apps.

In case you haven't had a chance to visit TheRapidPlatform.com, I've attached a screenshot showing off some of the style capabilities/demonstrations which are now live at the website.
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