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Re: How to insert video?

Jeremy Hughes
 


It's better to use a video format that is natively supported by browsers (e.g. mp4).
There are various programs (and online tools) that will convert QuickTime videos into mp4 videos.

Jeremy


Re: How to move images

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Sasha,

Xway uses inflow layout by default. This is because inflow layouts can be used to create flexible pages that will adapt to the display size, so that they can be viewed on phones as well as on desktop computers. If you haven't already done so, it is worth working the the Xway tutorial which is on our web site (select Xway Resources from Xway's Help menu to go there, and click on "Download the Xway tutorial").

If you want an image to have absolute position (so that it behaves like a "layer" in Freeway) you can do this by selecting the image and setting its position to Absolute in the Style section of the Box Inspector. Absolute-positioned items can be dragged anywhere on the page, and are positioned independently of other items that are on the page. But it is difficult to create a flexible layout using absolute items ("layers").

Jeremy


Re: How to insert video?

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Sasha,

Videos with a .mov extension are QuickTime videos. They won't work in browsers unless a QuickTime plug-in is installed. It's better to use a video format that is natively supported by browsers (e.g. mp4).

For more information on video formats, see the Resources chapter of the Xway User Guide (which you can open from Xway's Help menu).

Jeremy


How to move images

Саша Грицак
 

Hi. I insert image but itis stuck. How to move them?

In Freeway i insert image and then imidetly i can freally position it where i want.


How to insert video?

Саша Грицак
 

In Freeway i was sellecting HTML item and then selecting video in MOV format and it worked.

But now i try Inser Video and then the video in MOV format is greyed out and cannt be selected.
What to do?


Re: Wrap text around an image

adrian@...
 

Excellent Jeremy, thank you for your help.  

Adrian.


Re: Wrap text around an image

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Adrian,

Xway doesn't yet support floated images (directly), although you can do this by using extended style properties:

1. Select an image
2. Open the Extended Properties section in the Box Inspector
3. Click on the Plus button
4. Type "float" in the Name field and "left" in the Value field
5. Press OK

We plan to support this more directly in future versions.

Jeremy


Wrap text around an image

adrian@...
 

Hi Jeremy

Many thanks for all your hard work on Xway.  I have been using Freeway for some time and find it easy to use to get the appearance I want without any (or much) knowledge of html.  I have several pages where there is an image on the right hand side and some text that wraps around the left side and bottom of the image.  This then scales nicely for different sized devices.  Is this possible in Xway yet?  And if not do you have plans to implement this facility?

Best Regards
Adrian.


Re: Xway impressions

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Harold,

Thanks for your comments!

I've logged your suggestion about highlighting the icon for the selected Inspector.

"the links stopped working in preview after one or two clicks" - I wonder if you left them undefined on one or more of the pages. If you did that, the links on that page (or those pages) wouldn't work when you navigated there.

Jeremy


Xway impressions

Harold Appel
 

I am a bit above a novice but I made 3 or 4 sites with Freeway and was very disappointed when it evaporated. I went to Rapidweaver as a refugee and found myself spending more money than I liked and still not feeling comfortable using it although I managed to recreate my Freeway sites pretty well. I just tried out the Tutorial for Xway and I can report that, for me, it is a much more  pleasant application to use, the main reason I've been a Mac user for all these years. This is entirely subjective and I don't think I can describe why, exactly, but I enjoy using it instead of feeling that the application is fighting me. Thanks for reincarnating Freeway as Xway! One suggestion I have is to make the selected icon more apparent at the top of the inspector. I'd like it if the live item eg. document, page, box, etc. inspector was more prominently highlighted. I would like to be able to use a dropdown navigation scheme for phone display as I am prone to make too many pages on my sites, more than your 5. When I did the tutorial, I noted that the links stopped working in preview after one or two clicks. What did I do wrong? Thanks again for your efforts. They are greatly appreciated.
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Harold Appel
New York City
MacOS 10.15.1 (19B88)
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)


Re: How did they do this without tables

David Owen
 

What about the newish kid on the block…. CCS Grid for Tables? And for page layout?

It’s a breath of fresh air away what can be done with Grid… https://www.dan-davies.co.uk/print-to-css

(see the examples on w3schools for a beginners view of grid)...
https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_grid.asp

--

David Owen
http://www.davidowendesign.com

On 6 Jan 2020, at 12:33, Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@softpress.com> wrote:

Hi Juan,

The column layout was created using Extended Properties to add CSS flexbox properties.

This is something that Xway will probably support more directly in future.

You can read about Flexbox here: https://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/a-guide-to-flexbox/

For Extended Properties see the Markup chapter in the Xway User Guide.

Jeremy


Re: How did they do this without tables

juanrubio68@...
 

thnaks Jeremy H.


Re: Is there a method to add HTML Markup eg before </head>

info@...
 

Hi.

I like to add the google analytics thing into my website. i did try to figure it out, but it didn't work yet. kan anyone tell me how i should fix that step by step?
--
www.vloerengilde.nl


Re: How did they do this without tables

ThatKeith
 
Edited

It's a little harder to *see* how this sort of thing is done as it involves looking at the CSS in the page head as well as the actual elements in the page body. But it's basically relatively positioned items, each with a width of 25%, placed within a container div object.

Insert a box, then click inside it and insert an image. Set the image width to 25%. Click to the right of the image within the box (make sure you don't have the image still selected!) and repeat with a second image. Then a third, and a fourth. Set the width of the box to 100%, and it will scale to the width of the browser window – and the images will scale as well, looking like they're held in place by a simple four-column, one-row table.

There ARE times when an actual table is best, but not when it comes to just visual presentation.

EDIT: Ahh, I see Jeremy went a little more sophisticated than I realised with this. You could still easily approximate what was done there just with the steps I suggested, although if Jeremy felt that specific example needed something extra it probably did. :)


Re: How did they do this without tables

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Juan,

The column layout was created using Extended Properties to add CSS flexbox properties.

This is something that Xway will probably support more directly in future.

You can read about Flexbox here: https://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/a-guide-to-flexbox/

For Extended Properties see the Markup chapter in the Xway User Guide.

Jeremy


How did they do this without tables

juanrubio68@...
 

They say that "Tables" are something they have on their "To do" list, so show how they made the columns on their website (https://www.softpress.com/xway/#resources) without tables


Re: Uploading web site

Walter Lee Davis
 

As Mad said, Transmit makes this easy. Once you figure out which folder on your server (it will be named something like public_html or similar) is the actual site root, you can choose your Site folder on the left side, and with one command, "synch" the two folders. Only files that are newer will be uploaded to the server, anything that didn't change will not be bothered with. It's very fast and very precise.

Walter

On Dec 31, 2019, at 3:43 PM, info@vloerengilde.nl wrote:


maybe not the smartest question.. but right now i'm uloading all html pages piece for piece to the html public folder, and the jpegs to the resources folder, piece by piece. using the directadmin of the server. is there a easyer way to do that? i tried a ftp thing but it didn't realy work at my lappy
www.vloerengilde.nl


Re: Tables

Dom Harlow
 

Hi all

 

I really appreciate the way that everyone is feeling that Xway is a fully functioning piece of kit so soon, but I think that some of you might be missing it…

 

It (Xway) is a lovely piece of coding, that encapsulates everything we are looking for in the next iteration of FreeWay, but, rather than saying what it has not got (or not doing right), should be actually looking for a ‘suggestions list’, where we can ask for features to be included in later releases?

 

This will actually let Jeremy concentrate om making the software work, rather than sorting individual ‘glitches’

 

With best wishes to Jeremy and the team, and everybody that already loves Freeway, for the new year ahead (and I don’t work for Softpress)

Dom

 

From: <xway-talk@softpress.groups.io> on behalf of Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@...>
Reply-To: <xway-talk@softpress.groups.io>
Date: Monday, 30 December 2019 at 21:50
To: <xway-talk@softpress.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [xway-talk] Tables

 

Hi Alan,

Support for tables is on our list of things to do!

Jeremy


Re: Uploading web site

Mad Farquhar
 

I'm using Transmit. Its simple once you work out the root on the server and where to put the resources and folder.


Re: Uploading web site

info@...
 


maybe not the smartest question.. but right now i'm uloading all html pages piece for piece to the html public folder, and the jpegs to the resources folder, piece by piece. using the directadmin of the server.  is there a easyer way to do that? i tried a ftp thing but it didn't realy work at my lappy
www.vloerengilde.nl

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