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What is the difference between Respond and Triangulate?
Respond CMS is a precursor to Triangulate. Triangulate is a modernization of Respond. I am a big fan of the technical capabilities of static site builders (Gatsby, Jekyll, etc). They are simple, easy for developers, and fast to get a site into production. So, my goal was to take those core concepts and apply it to what Respond was really good at: making sites easy to manage for end users.
What does that really mean though? Well, Triangulate uses Node and not PHP. There is simply just better tooling around Node. Triangulate is also single site versus multi-site. Multi-site adds tons of complexity. And, Triangulate does not use any front-end frameworks. So, it does not use Angular in the app or Bootstrap for the website.
Will Respond be replaced by Triangulate?
Respond will continue to co-exist with Triangulate. But, I don't expect any new features to come to Respond. I view it mainly as complete.
Is it possible to easily import and edit existing websites?
Not at this time.
Is it possible to manage php pages or just html?
No, Triangulate is focused on producing sites based on static HTML.
Is Triangulate meant to be run locally or on a hosted server?
It was built for both. So, you can use it locally or you can host it on a server.
Is it possible to use own CSS frameworks (e.g. Foundation or Bootstrap)?
Triangulate currently does not use a framework. I opted to keep it as light as possible. The multi-column layouts in Triangulate use CSS Grid.