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Re: How to freely resize images?

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Sasha,

It looks like map area
Xway doesn’t support map areas (image maps) at present.

Technically, you could use a markup item to add your own image map.

This would involve adding something like...

<map id="map1" name="map1">
<area alt="" coords="20,20,300,200" href="http://www.softpress.com/">
</map>

… in a markup item, and then adding a usemap attribute to the image, with its value set to “map1” in this case. You would also need to calculate the correct coordinates, and set alt text and href as appropriate (in the area tag).

However, one of the problems with map areas is that they don’t work well with flexible images. There are workarounds that involve using JavaScript or adding links around absolutely-positioned divs (which isn’t currently possible in Xway).

The following alternative does work in Xway:

1. Insert an empty container box (div)
2. Insert the main image within this container
3. Insert a transparent single-pixel GIF within the container
4. Give the transparent GIF absolute position (set its position to Absolute in the Box Inspector)
5. Give the transparent GIF percentage offsets and dimensions (left, right, width, height) if the main image is flexible. Then position it where you want the link to be over the main image.
6. Give the transparent GIF a link.

Jeremy


Re: How to freely resize images?

Саша Грицак
 

I just switched to Mac os Catalina and cannot access Freeway anymore.

It looks like map area


Re: Blog support?

Walter Lee Davis
 

You could do that. The thing is -- any blogspot-specific code that is being added through an Action would have to be replicated. At the moment, we don't have access to Actions in Xway, so you'd have to make those changes and additions manually, with a text editor. This means you would have to make these changes after EVERY edit. Actions automate this process, to a degree, so that whatever changes they are designed to make are replicated after every publish cycle. Freeway itself has no idea these changes are happening -- it's all done after Freeway is finished (more or less) converting your page design into HTML.

Walter

On Feb 24, 2020, at 8:07 AM, order@depth.net.au wrote:

Ok, thanks for the reply. Currently I can use my Freeway design to show up in Blogspot - is Xway the same?


Re: Blog support?

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Steve,

Does/will x-way have an easy way to make a blog page? Currently, Freeway links easily to blogspot, so thats what I have done. But in future, this is an important feature, if X-way can do it.
Also, can/will Xway support user registrations? At present, I have to use a third party to do that.
Adding to Walter’s comments:

1. Blogs

Xway doesn’t currently have support for creating Blogspot (or Wordpress) templates.

The next beta version of Xway (b2) will allow you to add iframes (without having to use markup items to do this). So you could use an iframe to display Blogspot (or Wordpress) content.

2. User registrations

If you are using a third-party Action to support user registrations in Freeway, I think you could probably do the same thing in Xway by adding markup in the form of scripts and markup items.

Jeremy


Re: Blog support?

Steve Gunther
 

Ok, thanks for the reply. Currently I can use my Freeway design to show up in Blogspot - is Xway the same? 


Re: Blog support?

Walter Lee Davis
 

Both of these features require server-side support, and Xway (and Freeway) are static site generators. They write HTML, and don't directly create the server-side code (Ruby, PHP, Python) that you would need, as well as a database structure (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite) to save the variable data.

While you could use either of these applications to create a blog, it would be a hard slog of work, since unlike a true dynamic Web application built for that purpose, you would have to maintain all the next/previous links yourself, manually. Any comments would have to come from a third-party system, like Disqus.

User registration (and security to keep out the unregistered) would likewise require programming and server-side support, both of which are not a part of the core offering. You can (with a lot of hand-work) use your hosting provider's cPanel to simulate this, but you can't do what a true content-management system can do natively: serve unique content to each registered user. Instead, what you can do is to restrict access to a portion of your site, and create one or more user/password keys manually, which you then distribute to individuals, either on a unique or shared basis.

Walter

On Feb 24, 2020, at 7:41 AM, order@depth.net.au wrote:

Does/will x-way have an easy way to make a blog page? Currently, Freeway links easily to blogspot, so thats what I have done. But in future, this is an important feature, if X-way can do it.
Also, can/will Xway support user registrations? At present, I have to use a third party to do that.

Steve


Blog support?

Steve Gunther
 

Does/will x-way have an easy way to make a blog page? Currently, Freeway links easily to blogspot, so thats what I have done. But in future, this is an important feature, if X-way can do it.
Also, can/will Xway support user registrations? At present, I have to use a third party to do that.

Steve


Re: How to freely resize images?

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Sasha,

How to make links not to entire image but to defined area of it.

In Freeway i just used HTML tool and then creat a castom borders of it and then assign link to that.
When you say “HTML tool” do you mean “Map Area” tool?

Jeremy


Re: How to freely resize images?

Jeremy Hughes
 

With inline images:

1. Insert two images
2. Set their width to 50%

Jeremy

On 23 Feb 2020, at 19:45, Саша Грицак <sashaa7777777@yandex.ru> wrote:

How to make page to auto enjast to screen size ?

I know to do it for 1 image.

But how to do it for 2 images and those 2 images keep distance proportion between each other?


Re: How to freely resize images?

Саша Грицак
 

How to make links not to entire image but to defined area of it.

In Freeway i just used HTML tool and then creat a castom borders of it and then assign link to that.


Re: How to freely resize images?

Саша Грицак
 

How to make page to auto enjast to screen size ?

I know to do it for 1 image.

But how to do it for 2 images and those 2 images keep distance proportion between each other?


Re: Xway impressions

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Nicholas

Is it best to track the Xway progress by checking periodically with your site
I think Xway Talk is the best way to stay up-to-date.

We will always announce new versions here.

Hopefully, the web site will also get updated - but there could be a time lag, and it might not contain the same detailed information.

Jeremy


Re: Xway impressions

@Nick48
 

Simon/Jeremy - thanks for the info, I will look into both work-arounds. Is it best to track the Xway progress by checking periodically with your site https://www.softpress.com/xway/index.html


Re: Xway impressions

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Nicholas,

What I’d suggest is that you track our progress as we release new versions of Xway.

One way that you may be able to run Freeway on a machine that requires Catalina or greater is to install Mojave in a VM (virtual machine) such as Parallels Desktop.

Jeremy


Re: Xway impressions

Simon Manning
 

Hi Nicholas,

Not an ideal solution but iMacs can be used as an external display. If your old laptop has a Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port, it's possible to plug it into the iMac and switch the iMac back and forth between its own system and acting as a second display for the laptop.

There's more detail about it here:

Simon


On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 1:46 PM nicholas_robertson via Groups.Io <nicholas_robertson=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Jeremy, its an exciting prospect to have a clean well designed web program for 'visual' people like myself.  A 'full program' time frame would be useful, but your reply seems more open-ended. So until I can replicate (allowing for enevitable compromises) my sites in Xway, I will have to make do with my old 32bit laptop to update my sites, not a prospect that thrills me. I look forward to the next development. Nick


Re: Xway impressions

@Nick48
 

Jeremy, its an exciting prospect to have a clean well designed web program for 'visual' people like myself.  A 'full program' time frame would be useful, but your reply seems more open-ended. So until I can replicate (allowing for enevitable compromises) my sites in Xway, I will have to make do with my old 32bit laptop to update my sites, not a prospect that thrills me. I look forward to the next development. Nick


Re: Xway impressions

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Nicholas,

We're working on adding new functionality, and we hope to release a new beta version (b2) during the coming weeks. Beyond that, we plan to release a series of beta versions with new features and functionality, on a fairly regular schedule. Eventually, we plan to add support for master pages and some kind of Actions technology, along with better support for image galleries.

Xway is a completely new program. It's inspired by Freeway, but it doesn't contain a single line of Freeway code. Our goal is that Xway should be better than Freeway, and that beta versions of Xway should be release-quality: bug-free (as far as that is humanly possible) and certainly with far fewer bugs than exist in release versions of Freeway. It takes time to write good-quality code, but the pace of Xway development is much faster than the pace at which Freeway was developed through its 20+ years of existence.

Jeremy


Re: Xway impressions

@Nick48
 

I have a new Apple 27" 64bit computer (replaces a 32bit 27' crashed one), so Freeway Pro no longer functions. I can make amendments to my sites (www.nicholas-robertson.uk and www.breweryartists.co.uk) on an old laptop, but its Mavericks OS and constrictive compared to a large screen. After advice I have migrated to this forum as I am 'testing' Xway beta, which feels light compared to Freeway, but comfortable. I assume Master pages and other missing functions will all be available on the finished version when it is launched. As I said, so far I am comfortable with the beta version and will be inclined to use the full version, but I have some concerns. The general use of many actions and Showcase in my sites may not be comparable with Xway, will there be alternatives?


Right To Left text direction

אופיר טל
 

Hi,
What’s the best method to format text Right-to-Left in XWAY?
Thanks
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Re: How to freely resize images?

Walter Lee Davis
 

If you place the two images side-by-side, setting their widths to 50%, for example, wouldn’t that work?

 If you need to treat the two images as one unit for responsive purposes, you could insert an HTML object where you want the images to appear, then double-click into that object and insert the two images in it, side by side, as above. If you set them both to 50%, then they will flex to fit their container, and whatever width you apply to that outer HTML box will determine what size the combination of images can reach on your page. 

That way you could apply a link to one of them, or each of them, without needing there to be a single link for both images. 

In the bad old days, we would have used an image map to provide a link over part of an image. I don’t know if Xway can make those. Freeway can. 

Walter

On Feb 14, 2020, at 11:31 AM, Саша Грицак <sashaa7777777@...> wrote:



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Yes i know that. But the problem is that for example.

There is an image of house with door.
I want that clicking on the door would a person to another page of web site.
But clicking on something else rather then door would do nothing.

So that's why i created to separate images.
And image with door has a link to another page while image of house has nothing.

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