Re: Inserting photos
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Graphics in Xway are more similar to pass-through graphics in Freeway than they are to non-pass-through graphics. Non-pass-through graphics (graphics in grey-outlined boxes) became something of a dead end in Freeway, because they’re inflexible. If you try to give them flexible widths, Freeway displays an “invalid value” alert. Non-pass-through graphics were great for table layout, but they weren’t great for flexible layouts.
It’s likely that future versions of Xway will be able to convert non-web graphics into web graphics, and it’s possible that we could also introduce cropping and rescaling options - but those aren’t things that we’re focused on at the moment because they’re not a core part of web layout. I don’t think we will ever reintroduce the Freeway dichotomy of pass-through graphics in grey boxes (which can’t be rescaled or cropped) and non-pass-through graphics in blue or green boxes (which can, but are inflexible in other ways). Another curious feature of Freeway’s approach to graphics was that you could choose to import a graphic as a pass-through or non-pass-through graphic, but you couldn’t convert either type of graphic into the other.
Xway graphics (and Freeway pass-through graphics) can be scaled through CSS. You can set a box to scale with its parent, and the graphic will appear smaller or larger depending on what device it is viewed on. It’s generally a good idea to use graphics that are about twice as large as the size at which they will be displayed - because they will look better on high-resolution screens. Of course, the size at which a flexible graphic is displayed can vary on different devices (e.g. larger in a desktop browser and smaller on a phone). One way that HTML/CSS provides for dealing with this is to allow for different graphics to be used for different viewing sizes - we may support that in a future version of Xway.
On 18 Dec 2019, at 09:52, Steve <email@example.com> wrote: