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Re: The publishing process

Geoff Mullett
 

having said 'short', I've realised a couple are around 350mb, though most are well below 100mb. I use FileZilla and Fetch to upload, however, the upload takes little time, it's Xway's 'publish' that holds things up. It's often accompanied by the 'application not responding' message.
Some of the larger videos are on Youtube and maybe that's the answer in the short term. 11 minutes to publish a line of text seems excessive, but if that's being looked at for the future, then I'm happy to wait.
Regarding sharing the document, should I send everything, videos, JPEGs etc? I can use WeTransfer again.
Geoff


Re: The publishing process

Jeremy Hughes
 

Following up again: how "short" are the short videos, and what is a typical file size?

Also: if you don't mind sharing your document with us, I'd be interested in taking a look. The document that you sent recently was quite helpful in stress-testing Xway :)

Jeremy


Re: The publishing process

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Geoff,

Publishing just the changes is on our list of things to do.

What FTP program are you using? I haven't had any problems using Cyberduck to upload from my Site folder.

If I had a site with many videos, I would consider two options:

1. Inserting them as YouTube videos if you don't mind putting them on YouTube
2. Uploading them separately to a "videos" folder in your online Site folder

If you take the second option, you can link to the online videos from within Xway (treating them as external resources). The Resources view allows you to replace local resources (including videos) with external resources, by entering a URL (e.g. https://yourdomain.com/videos/somevideo.mp4). 

Jeremy


The publishing process

Geoff Mullett
 

I have a site that is quite heavy with short videos and photos. The process involved to get the updated pages from Xway to my website involves:
  • Publishing
  • Showing the site folder (within Xway)
  • Moving changed contents to a folder I call 'site for upload' as my FTP programme can't see the Xway folder
  • Selecting the updated pages and associated media in the FTP and uploading
The publishing process alone takes typically 11 minutes, so the whole business is slow and long-winded. I appreciate that eventually it will be possible to upload from within Xway, but in the meantime, is there a way of speeding up the process? If Xway just 'published' the changes rather than the whole site it would help.
Thanks
Geoff


Re: Overlapping of Items

Jeremy Hughes
 

There are two ways to control the front-to-back order of items (in Xway and HTML/CSS):

  1. Items that are earlier in the flow order are normally further back than items that are later in the flow order. If you have two inflow boxes, the first box will be behind the second box if they overlap and don't have a z-index. You can drag inflow boxes to reorder them on the page.
  2. You can set a z-index value (search for z-index in the User Guide).

Back-to-front order is mostly relevant to absolute-positioned items ("layers" in Freeway). However, you should be careful about using absolute-positioned items. It is tempting to use them when converting a (Freeway) table-layout design to an (Xway/Freeway) CSS design, but they are not a good replacement. Table layouts have been deprecated for many years, but they have the advantage of being vertically flexible. If someone views a table layout with a larger font size, boxes (table cells) will have their size and position adjusted so that they don't overrun each other. That doesn't happen with absolute-positioned boxes: absolute boxes are positioned independently of other (non-ancestor) items and it is very easy to end up with a design that only works if other people are using the same font and screen size. This is why Xway defaults to relative-positioned boxes, which are more suitable for flexible layout.

There are places where absolute boxes may be used appropriately (and sparingly), but it's a good idea to test them with different screen/font sizes. They're not used in the Xway tutorial.

Jeremy


Overlapping of Items

Ralph Bergman
 

Is there the equivalent of “bring to front” or “Send to Back” or “Bring Forward” or “Send Backwards” of items placed on the page?


Re: Forum hacked?

ThatKeith
 



I would be so happy to see it back as a true forum.
Freewaytalk was always a mailing list as well as a forum.

k


Re: Forum hacked?

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I do so much agree. I don’t visit the mis forum list. Don’t get it. 
I would be so happy to see it back as a true forum. 
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Op 7 apr. 2021 om 22:17 heeft Richard Cacciato via groups.io <rcacciato@...> het volgende geschreven:

I’d like to chime in here. 

I don’t like the Xway forum platform. I find it difficult to use and not intuitive. Is there any way to add this discussion to the same platform freewaytalk is on? I just find that much easier plus see an advantage in having everything in the same place. 

My two cents. 

Thanks. 

Richard. 


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On Apr 7, 2021, at 3:47 PM, grantsymon <xwayToo@...> wrote:

Hey Walter, nice to hear from you. 😊

I just got it with the From: header set to xwayToo
Uuuuhhh... this seems like a reallly bad idea.  Shouldn't emails be sent out from an anonymous 'no-reply' address??

For me, it doesn't matter, because as I described, every company/web thingy that I deal with, gets a unique email address.  However, "waltd@..." just came through.


Re: Forum hacked?

grantsymon
 

There is a commercial alternative (Discourse) that Apple use for Swift language forums (this does seem to hide email addresses).

It looks pretty good.

I couldn't find out if it does indeed hide email addresses, but aside from that, it's free if you install it on your own server.

Good news! Discourse is, and will always be, 100% free and open source software. You may also want to self-host for reasons other than budget, including privacy or full control over the free software that you've installed. Here's how you can install it yourself on your own server. 


Re: Forum hacked?

Jeremy Hughes
 

On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 08:42 PM, grantsymon wrote:
Uuuuhhh... this seems like a reallly bad idea.  Shouldn't emails be sent out from an anonymous 'no-reply' address??
I don't think iogroups is different from FreewayTalk in this respect. Walter and Simon might be able to comment in more detail.

We went with iogroups because it is free and was already being used for Mac programming discussions. There is a commercial alternative (Discourse) that Apple use for Swift language forums (this does seem to hide email addresses).

Jeremy


Re: Forum hacked?

Jeremy Hughes
 

We're trying to move away from Freeway Talk because it has become unreliable. Some Freeway Talk messages never appear online, although they might be delivered as emails. Freeway Talk messages also tend to be (wrongly) identified as spam - I regularly have to check my gmail spam folder.

Jeremy


Re: Tutorial - insert twitter, linkedin, etc. page 15

Ralph Bergman
 

Thank you for that impressively fast response.


On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 4:31 PM Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@...> wrote:
That's done with a default style on the "footer" item. See the first paragraph of the Template footer section (page 14): "Let’s go to the footer. What we want to do here is to add some social media icons and a copyright notice. We’d also like everything in this box to be centered. Select it in the Site panel, then go to the Box Inspector and choose center alignment in the Default Styles section (as we did previously)."

Jeremy



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Re: Tutorial - insert twitter, linkedin, etc. page 15

Jeremy Hughes
 

That's done with a default style on the "footer" item. See the first paragraph of the Template footer section (page 14): "Let’s go to the footer. What we want to do here is to add some social media icons and a copyright notice. We’d also like everything in this box to be centered. Select it in the Site panel, then go to the Box Inspector and choose center alignment in the Default Styles section (as we did previously)."

Jeremy


Re: Forum hacked?

Richard Cacciato
 

I’d like to chime in here. 

I don’t like the Xway forum platform. I find it difficult to use and not intuitive. Is there any way to add this discussion to the same platform freewaytalk is on? I just find that much easier plus see an advantage in having everything in the same place. 

My two cents. 

Thanks. 

Richard. 


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On Apr 7, 2021, at 3:47 PM, grantsymon <xwayToo@...> wrote:

Hey Walter, nice to hear from you. 😊

I just got it with the From: header set to xwayToo
Uuuuhhh... this seems like a reallly bad idea.  Shouldn't emails be sent out from an anonymous 'no-reply' address??

For me, it doesn't matter, because as I described, every company/web thingy that I deal with, gets a unique email address.  However, "waltd@..." just came through.


Re: Forum hacked?

grantsymon
 

Hey Walter, nice to hear from you. 😊

I just got it with the From: header set to xwayToo
Uuuuhhh... this seems like a reallly bad idea.  Shouldn't emails be sent out from an anonymous 'no-reply' address??

For me, it doesn't matter, because as I described, every company/web thingy that I deal with, gets a unique email address.  However, "waltd@..." just came through.


Re: Forum hacked?

Walter Lee Davis
 

I just got it with the From: header set to xwayToo.

They are spoofing the headers so that mail clients will work naturally.

Walter

On Apr 7, 2021, at 3:21 PM, grantsymon <xwayToo@gsymon.com> wrote:

Ahh...

OK, I hadn't thought of that.

So, I'm replying now, online (in the forum) to your post. I never reply via email. Will this post be sent out to everyone, as if it were an email from me??


Re: Forum hacked?

grantsymon
 

Ahh...

OK, I hadn't thought of that.

So, I'm replying now, online (in the forum) to your post.  I never reply via email.  Will this post be sent out to everyone, as if it were an email from me??


Re: Forum hacked?

Simon Manning
 

Hi Grant,

Because of the nature of groups.io as a mailing list, any members who receive the messages via email can see the email address of the sender. As such, if the email account of any member is compromised, the email addresses of other members could be retrieved from past emails.

More likely, an account has probably registered on the group for the sole purpose of receiving emails and obtaining the email addresses from them when people post messages.

Simon

On Wed, 7 Apr 2021 at 17:14, grantsymon <xway@...> wrote:
Jeremy,

I think the forum's address/database has been hacked.

I use unique email addresses for absolutely everything (a years long battle against spam... which I won!) and I've just received a malware email to my xway forum email address, so it can only have come from this group.  According to the malware, I've been visiting porn sites.  Well... doesn't everyone?

Not a problem for me, as I can change my email in 30secs and never hear from 'Herbert' again.

Grant


Forum hacked?

grantsymon
 

Jeremy,

I think the forum's address/database has been hacked.

I use unique email addresses for absolutely everything (a years long battle against spam... which I won!) and I've just received a malware email to my xway forum email address, so it can only have come from this group.  According to the malware, I've been visiting porn sites.  Well... doesn't everyone?

Not a problem for me, as I can change my email in 30secs and never hear from 'Herbert' again.

Grant


Tutorial - insert twitter, linkedin, etc. page 15

Ralph Bergman
 

How do you get these graphics to be centred on the page?

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