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Re: Xway & Transmit

Seth Rosenblum
 

Thanks Walter, I am able to do what you describe but even with that path saved in the Favorite dialog when trying to reopen the Favorite it only navigates to the top level package folder and does not open the site folder which kind of negates the value of having it saved as a favorite.


Re: Xway & Transmit

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Seth,

My first thought was that you could make a Finder alias, but I see that the Finder doesn’t allow aliases to folders within packages.

Another possibility would be to create a link in Terminal:

ln -s path/to/original path/to/link

For “path/to/original” you can just drag the Site folder onto the Terminal after typing “ln -s”

For “path/to/link” you could type something like:

“~/Desktop/Site” (without quotes)

This should create a link on your Desktop.

I don’t know if Transmit will accept this.

It’s possible that we should replace “Show Site Folder” with “Export Site Folder” (within Xway). This would export the internal folder to an external location. It also has the advantage of not opening up the document package (making accidental user mistakes less likely).

Jeremy


Re: Xway & Transmit

Walter Lee Davis
 

In Transmit, after you select the package, control-click (or right-click) and choose "Show Package Contents" from the contextual submenu. That will let you extend the path down into the contents of the package. Transmit just uses the Finder APIs for this, and you can navigate into packages in this manner in the Finder as well.

Walter

On Aug 21, 2020, at 9:33 AM, sethr via groups.io <sethr=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

I use Transmit to upload/sync my websites. Within Transmit I use the Favorites feature so I have quick access to each site. This feature requires a path to the local folder. Since the Site folder is now within the package contents I haven't been able to have the Favorite open all the way into the site folder. I have opened the site folder in the Finder and copied/pasted the path into Transmit but when opening it doesn't go beyond the package folder. Any idea how to work around this? Thanks!


Xway & Transmit

Seth Rosenblum
 

I use Transmit to upload/sync my websites. Within Transmit I use the Favorites feature so I have quick access to each site. This feature requires a path to the local folder. Since the Site folder is now within the package contents I haven't been able to have the Favorite open all the way into the site folder. I have opened the site folder in the Finder and copied/pasted the path into Transmit but when opening it doesn't go beyond the package folder. Any idea how to work around this? Thanks!


Re: Boxes inside boxes (FW - Float Left)

jay farber
 

Thanks

I did as described and now have 3 boxes to apply Images.
But, I need to add text below each box. ( I see how to add text internally)

I noticed Code for doing vertical text layout on w3.org

But I still can't figure out how to translate those instructions
To the extended attributes fields in Xway.

Sorry to have to keep inquiring, but I’m in over my head so far.

There are seemingly only a few steps in building my fairly basic websites,
that leave me clueless so far.

Much appreciated.

Jay

On Aug 12, 2020, at 11:13 AM, jay farber via groups.io <jfmusic=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

Seriously… THANK YOU!
I really can't wait for Xway to be a full fledged app.

Trying to produce two replacement websites that I originally built in Freeway,
Is kinking my butt.

I need a decent WYSIWG product that offers the ability to setup custom attributes,
If they are needed, without having to research hand coding to complete the task.

I’m not that smart!

If I where, I would do all this in BBEdit.

Be safe.

Jay





On Aug 12, 2020, at 9:29 AM, ThatKeith via groups.io <Thatkeith=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Jay,

Here are some steps:

• Start by creating your parent box, then add the child boxes in that.
• Give the child boxes widths that would allow them to fit beside each other – they will start off full width. They won't actually BE beside each other but make sure there's room.
• Give each one of these its own background fill colour so you can easily see which is which.
• Then select the parent and go to the Extended Properties pane. (NOT the Extended Attributes pane!) Give it these two extended properties:

• NAME: display VALUE: flex
• NAME: flex-flow VALUE: row wrap
Preview and try resizing the browser window to see how things adjust. Basically, the parent container tells its children how to behave. ;) You don't need to use code or properties to create the children OR tell them directly how to behave. There are quite a few other options you can play with but this should get you started.

k



Re: Boxes inside boxes (FW - Float Left)

jay farber
 

Seriously… THANK YOU!
I really can't wait for Xway to be a full fledged app.

Trying to produce two replacement websites that I originally built in Freeway,
Is kinking my butt.

I need a decent WYSIWG product that offers the ability to setup custom attributes,
If they are needed, without having to research hand coding to complete the task.

I’m not that smart!

If I where, I would do all this in BBEdit.

Be safe.

Jay

On Aug 12, 2020, at 9:29 AM, ThatKeith via groups.io <Thatkeith=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Jay,

Here are some steps:

• Start by creating your parent box, then add the child boxes in that.
• Give the child boxes widths that would allow them to fit beside each other – they will start off full width. They won't actually BE beside each other but make sure there's room.
• Give each one of these its own background fill colour so you can easily see which is which.
• Then select the parent and go to the Extended Properties pane. (NOT the Extended Attributes pane!) Give it these two extended properties:

• NAME: display VALUE: flex
• NAME: flex-flow VALUE: row wrap
Preview and try resizing the browser window to see how things adjust. Basically, the parent container tells its children how to behave. ;) You don't need to use code or properties to create the children OR tell them directly how to behave. There are quite a few other options you can play with but this should get you started.

k


Re: Boxes inside boxes (FW - Float Left)

ThatKeith
 

Hi Jay,

Here are some steps:

  1. Start by creating your parent box, then add the child boxes in that.
  2. Give the child boxes widths that would allow them to fit beside each other – they will start off full width. They won't actually BE beside each other but make sure there's room.
  3. Give each one of these its own background fill colour so you can easily see which is which.
  4. Then select the parent and go to the Extended Properties pane. (NOT the Extended Attributes pane!) Give it these two extended properties:

  • NAME: display VALUE: flex
  • NAME: flex-flow VALUE: row wrap
Preview and try resizing the browser window to see how things adjust. Basically, the parent container tells its children how to behave. ;) You don't need to use code or properties to create the children OR tell them directly how to behave. There are quite a few other options you can play with but this should get you started.

k


Re: Boxes inside boxes (FW - Float Left)

jay farber
 

PLEASE:
I have read the thread and am trying to use the process but, I cant seem to find a listing of the proper formate. I have looked at: https://www.w3.org/TR/css-flexbox/#propdef-flex-basis. and https://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/a-guide-to-flexbox/.  But that seems to be hand coded from scratch.

Can anybody clue me in on a usage format for Xway please?
name= display
value= ?   : if I want to add 3 child to a parent container?
or if I want to add  5 child boxes to a parent container with a wrap?
or if I want to specify the sizes of the boxes in the container and then qty 3 boxes , set to wrap?

Thank you


Re: How to make my web site appear in search engines with Xway?

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Sasha,

A good place to start is the chapter on meta tags in the Xway User Guide: choose “Xway User Guide” from Xway’s Help menu and type “meta tag” in the search bar.

Support for meta tags was added in b2.

Jeremy

On 7 Aug 2020, at 00:50, Саша Грицак <sashaa7777777@yandex.ru> wrote:

Hi people.

I already registered my site in search engines.
But i do not know howto put tugs in Xway.
Would you be nice to help me out how and what ineed to put? ;D


How to make my web site appear in search engines with Xway?

Саша Грицак
 

Hi people.

I already registered my site in search engines.
But i do not know howto put tugs in Xway.
Would you be nice to help me out how and what ineed to put? ;D


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

Geoff Mullett
 

Have you downloaded the free QuarkXPress Document Converter? That opens very early XPress files, so it might work with CS5. I could never get on with InDesign, so have used XPress since 1990.
I've tried Affinity as a replacement for Illustrator, but having used the latter since the late 80s I'm hanging on as long as I can. When XWay becomes a complete replacement from Freeweay, then I'll move to Catalina and ditch Adobe.


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

Neale Rowlands
 

QuarkXpress is supposed to convert legacy InDesign files. However I’m still in contact with Quark’s support team as it is not converting my CS5 files.

Worth looking into, as you can get a trial version to see if it works for you.

Neale Rowlands

On Jul 27, 2020, at 7:08 AM, grantsymon <xway@...> wrote:

My time span with Adobe's is similar to yours Nick.  I actually have a boxed copy of Photoshop vs 1.0  sitting on the bookshelf in my studio.  I believe it may have been the first copy ever sold in London, as there were only two places you could buy it at the time and they had to pre-order it for me (to go along with my £6,000 Mac, which I bought specifically to use Photoshop).  I largely dumped Adobe in the mid 90s when Live Picture appeared and could be used for compositing actual professional work (~300Mb files) but continued to use Photoshop as a 'toolbox' for a number of things.  Their 'buy and kill' strategy also annoyed me a lot, because they were killing innovation and also their general sloppiness regarding quality just wore me down.  Another spew of 'critical' security alerts in their products this week.  I agree with Steve Jobs really.

Much like XWay, Affinity products don't have old code in them and as an interesting teaser, I have an iPad Pro and it runs some aspects of Affinity incredibly fast.  As Apple have now announced that they are moving Macs to ARM to accompany iOS devices, this is going to give a lot of apps a significant bump.  That said though, I do miss the astonishing speed of Live Picture's extraordinary vector based system, compared to everyone else's number crunching pixel based systems.

Gordon ... there is a very active online community for the Affinity range.  Searching within it will quite easily find answers to most of your questions about coming from Adobe products,  because loads of Adobe users have already asked the same questions.


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

grantsymon
 

My time span with Adobe's is similar to yours Nick.  I actually have a boxed copy of Photoshop vs 1.0  sitting on the bookshelf in my studio.  I believe it may have been the first copy ever sold in London, as there were only two places you could buy it at the time and they had to pre-order it for me (to go along with my £6,000 Mac, which I bought specifically to use Photoshop).  I largely dumped Adobe in the mid 90s when Live Picture appeared and could be used for compositing actual professional work (~300Mb files) but continued to use Photoshop as a 'toolbox' for a number of things.  Their 'buy and kill' strategy also annoyed me a lot, because they were killing innovation and also their general sloppiness regarding quality just wore me down.  Another spew of 'critical' security alerts in their products this week.  I agree with Steve Jobs really.

Much like XWay, Affinity products don't have old code in them and as an interesting teaser, I have an iPad Pro and it runs some aspects of Affinity incredibly fast.  As Apple have now announced that they are moving Macs to ARM to accompany iOS devices, this is going to give a lot of apps a significant bump.  That said though, I do miss the astonishing speed of Live Picture's extraordinary vector based system, compared to everyone else's number crunching pixel based systems.

Gordon ... there is a very active online community for the Affinity range.  Searching within it will quite easily find answers to most of your questions about coming from Adobe products,  because loads of Adobe users have already asked the same questions.


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

@Nick48
 

I burnt my bridges so to speak, my old Mac died and my new 27" Mac came with Catalina, so there was no 'sneaking' back to Adobe as I was not prepared to pay by ongoing subscription. It was probably for the best that I could not sneak back when an Affinity way of doing a particular function differed from the Adobe way I was used to. With a few acceptions (lack of artistic filters etc) I am now comfortably embedded with Affinity and never go back to Adobe, so stick with it and you will be rewarded. However, I have not found an acceptable alternative to Freeway and will continue to use it on my old laptop and wait patiently for the Catalina friendly full program Xray. 


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

Gordon Low
 

I use VMWare Fusion and have created a virtual machine copy of OS X 10.11. Within that I run Adobe Creative Suite CS6 and Freeway. My main computer runs 10.15.6. Working in the virtual machine is slower than running natively but it's a reasonable compromise for me at least. I also have Serif's Affinity range but have struggled to get in to them to be honest and keep going back to the old Adobe CS6 apps.


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

@Nick48
 

After 35 years use, I moved from Adobe (do not like the constraints of subscription or its heavy pricing) to Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher, it is fantastically priced and if your an Adobe creative suite user, its a minor learning curve before it becomes second nature to use. The lack of continuation from Freeway to full Xray has caused me problems, I have to use an old laptop running Maverick to maintain my sites, but eagerly look forward to the finished product. Smaller companies like Softpress and Affinity are needed when global software companies dominate the market to the point where they impose rather than reciprocate.


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

grantsymon
 

As an aside Geoff.  You should perhaps take a look at Serif's Affinity range.  They are very similar, high end and incredibly good value compared to Adobe.  Unfortunately, you will have just missed an amazing half price deal for covid19, but even then, they are still fantastic value.  I bought into Affinity Photo at vs 1.0 for 39eur.  That was almost 4 years ago.  I've had regular updates, with big feature improvements.  So that's ~10eur per year and still decreasing. 🙂


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

Geoff Mullett
 

I'm still using OS 10.13.6 and afraid of moving to Catalina as many of my Adobe products won't work unless I move to their subscription system, which as a casual user, I can't afford to do. And Freeway, of course.


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

Art Liestman
 

Thanks, Jeremy.  That seems to work.  If anyone else tries this, please note that if the Exhibeo galleries are all of the same type, the css, js, and theme folders appear to be the same, so you only need one copy of them.  You need (I think) to combine the image folders into a single image folder.  At least, that's what worked for me.  I still have a lot of tweaking to do before I can upload this, but I think it will look good.

Thanks for your response, Geoff, but the complication is using Freeway from Catalina.  I was looking for a way around that.

 

 


Re: Trying to use Exhibeo to create gallery pages - almost there?

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Art,

I think the easiest way to use Exhibeo galleries in b2 would be to put the HTML in a markup item.

Xway b3 will have direct support for Exhibeo import.

Jeremy

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