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Re: Scaling text

Guido
 

Worked perfectly! Thanks again for all your hard work.


Re: Scaling text

Jeremy Hughes
 

That's why the text is overlapping. Line height is the layout height of a line, and you're specifying that this is zero (or almost zero). This means that successive lines will overlap previous lines.

You should be able to stop this happening by deleting 0em and 0.01em from the Line Height field, so that they get replaced by "normal" line height. If you want to change the value from "normal", try using a factor (1, 1.5, 2, etc.) There's a section on Line Height in the Xway User Guide: type "1f" if you want to replace "0em" with "1". "Normal" line height is roughly equivalent to a factor of 1.15, so "1" will give you tighter line spacing without causing lines to overlap.

Jeremy


Re: Scaling text

Guido
 

Line height is set to 0em for the main title and figure caption and  0.01em for the navigation line. 

On May 24, 2021, at 6:36 AM, Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@...> wrote:

Hi Guido,

Have you set the line height to a small value? It looks as if lines are overrunning each other when they get wrapped.

If you put a text cursor in one of the lines that is jumbling, what value does Line Height show in the Paragraph Inspector?

Jeremy


Re: adding boxes

Jeremy Hughes
 

You need the focus to be in the Page view rather than the Site panel when pressing left-arrow (in the Site panel, left-arrow will close the selected item).

The way to tell where the focus is (Page or Site panel) is that the Site panel has focus when selections are highlighted in blue rather than grey.

Jeremy


Re: adding boxes

Seth Rosenblum
 

Ahhh, that worked but only by clicking on the box itself to select it, when I clicked on the view-cart  in the site panel it still put the new box after main not in it.... anyway problem solved.. thanks again!


Re: adding boxes

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Walter,

We haven't implemented dragging boxes in the Site panel yet, but you can drag them in the Page view.

If you select a box (in the Site panel or on the page) Xway inserts after the box you selected. If you select multiple boxes, it inserts after the last box you selected.

Jeremy


Re: adding boxes

Walter Lee Davis
 

Interesting. I just tried doing what I would have done in Freeway -- dragging the box in the left-column "tree" so its source order was where it should be, and that had no effect. Selecting an item and using Insert Box put the item last in the list.

Walter

On May 24, 2021, at 9:42 AM, sethr via groups.io <sethr=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

Question: I have already inserted boxes within the 'Main' section of a page now I find need to add another box as the first box under 'Main'.... I can't seem to find a way to get the added box to be within the Main box if not added initially. I'm sure I'm missing something here.... on the attached screenshot I'm trying to get the box labeled 'shop-page' to nest inside the 'Main' box not after it. Thanks!! <Screen Shot 2021-05-24 at 6.40.46 AM.png>


Re: adding boxes

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Seth,

If you select "view-cart" and press the left arrow key (so there is a cursor before it), Insert Box will insert a box before "view-cart".

You can also drag boxes to a new position in the page view.

Jeremy


adding boxes

Seth Rosenblum
 

Question: I have already inserted boxes within the 'Main' section of a page now I find need to add another box as the first box under 'Main'.... I can't seem to find a way to get the added box to be within the Main box if not added initially. I'm sure I'm missing something here.... on the attached screenshot I'm trying to get the box labeled 'shop-page' to nest inside the 'Main' box not after it. Thanks!!  


Re: Scaling text

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Guido,

Have you set the line height to a small value? It looks as if lines are overrunning each other when they get wrapped.

If you put a text cursor in one of the lines that is jumbling, what value does Line Height show in the Paragraph Inspector?

Jeremy


Scaling text

Guido
 

Is there a way to automatically scale text so that when you view the website on a small devise like an iphone the text doesn't jumble over itself? On my old Freeway website  - http://jvtcreations.site44.com/ -   everything scaled very well on any device, but, alas, I had to move on to Catalina and don't have an old computer that  I can use for Freeway.

When I zoom out on the preview page on my desktop, it views great, but I have to zoom out on each page separately. The iPhone is a whole other issue.

Attached is an example of what I'm talking about. I think I'm just missing a setting somewhere.
Thanks for any advice.


Re: creating a basic column layout

@HeatherKay
 

Hi Jeremy

Don’t you ever sleep? =oD

An SSL certificate is something I’m looking into, funnily enough. 

And thanks again for the pointers. I’ll have a fiddle about with positioning in a bit.

Cheers

heather


Re: creating a basic column layout

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Heather

It works for me (iPhone 12) if I switch to landscape orientation for the slide show.

If you wanted, you could centre the images that you click on to see each slide show: 1. Give the component box a defined width (e.g. 200 px) in the Dimensions section of the Box Inspector and resize it so that it is the same width as the image, 2. Choose Center from the Align popup in the Margins and Alignment section of the Box Inspector.

Unrelated to the design, but you might want to ask your web provider for an https domain. People may be wary of visiting "insecure" (http) sites.

Jeremy


Re: Question about large tables

Tim Plumb
 

Hi Matt,
Several suggestions came to mind when I saw your post and took a look at your website.

The first was that you could look at speeding your iMac up by swapping the mechanical hard drive for a solid state drive (SSD). This may be a little involved as you'd need to remove the screen to access the existing drive but doing so should provide you with a boost to performance not only on startup but also in most general jobs.

In regard to pulling in and displaying your Discogs data I can think of three possible solutions that would offload the work you are doing in Freeway that is currently slowing you down;
1. Create an Action that pulls in the CSV data and spits out a table (or tables) exactly like your current pages. To update the site you'd simply choose a new CSV file and republish/upload the site.
2. Upload the CSV data file to your web server and do the same sort of table building using PHP when the web page is called. To update the site you'd need to FTP a new CSV file into the server.
3. Use Discogs own API to use PHP to pull the data directly from your Discogs account. This way there is no CSV file to down load and use as the data on your site will always be in sync with the Discogs listings. This is the trickiest to code up but one in place the listings would be identical over both sites.

By outsourcing the table building to an Action or PHP (on the server) you should be able to free Freeway up from the heavy lifting of creating and management of that data.
Regards,
Tim.


Re: Question about large tables

Matthew Hawton
 

Thanks Jeremy. I guess that old iMac gets to live another day! 


Re: Positioning markup items

Seth Rosenblum
 

Ah... that explains it clearly. Thanks so much for quick reply!


Re: Positioning markup items

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Seth,

1. If the markup item is an inline item, you can centre it by selecting the paragraph that contains it (press right-arrow when the markup box is selected) and choosing center-align from the Paragraph Inspector.

2. If it's not an inline item (which might be the case here), you could place it inside another box and centre the box that contains it by choosing Center from the Align popup in the Margins and Alignment section of the Box Inspector.

The reason there aren't any specific style options for markup items is because they're added without any additional wrappers (boxes) to which the style information can be applied. If you want to apply style/positioning information, you can do this by adding your own wrapper (step 2 above).

Jeremy


Positioning markup items

Seth Rosenblum
 

I'm using the Google translate applet on a site by placing the script code in a markup item. I can't seem to find a way control the position of the box on a page. Whether using inline or not there doesn't seem be a way to make the box be center or right justified or whether to actually have it show up inline with text. you can see the box always showing up left justified on all the pages I have placed it here: https://dev1.appappdesigns.com/index.html

any help is appreciated!
Seth


Re: creating a basic column layout

@HeatherKay
 

Hi Jeremy

Understood. I suspect it would be quite some effort to feed edits to the code back into the WYSIWYG layout!

Anyway, I've managed to put together a variant on my current web site. 

http://heatherkay.co.uk/test/

There are rough edges, bits missing, and things still to be resolved. It does sort of do what I want it to do, and it's been a fun exercise in getting to grip with Xway. I'm not fishing for comments, really, but feel free!

The biggest problem I'm encountering at present is more an Exhibio issue. Getting the slide shows to display nicely on mobile phones is proving trying. The current theme I've used really isn't happy on a mobile smaller than an iPad. Still, it's something for me to play around with.

Cheers

Heather


Re: Question about large tables

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Matthew,

Xway doesn't support tables yet (it's on our to-do list).

Jeremy

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