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Re: Thanks for Xway, so far it seems easier to me than Freeway was,

Walter Lee Davis
 

I can't answer your other questions, but this one is straightforward:

On Jun 27, 2020, at 4:13 PM, jay farber via groups.io <jfmusic=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

Also from the "novice I'm trying to learn perspective":
If I have a current godaddy site built or Freeway build but hosted on godaddy, can I add new pages created in Xway to the Godaddy hosted sites?
I get there needs to be navigation pointed from the original build to the new pages, but can I ftp a page into godaddy folders and just add a link from within the Godaddy freeway side to connect them?

What I would do is create a directory (folder) on your server where your new Xway site can live, and then in Freeway, link into that folder to connect the two. Use Transmit or Fetch to upload the Xway site contents into that folder on your host.

In Xway (as in Freeway) the first page you create in a site or subfolder within a site will be named index.html. Take advantage of that by creating your link in Freeway to `/folder_name` (whatever you called it). In Xway, create your link back to the main site by using the special URL `../`. Both of these URLs get created manually, using the Edit / Hyperlink dialog in Freeway and the Text / Link dialog in Xway. Use the External option in either.

By creating the links in this manner (relative addresses) you take away any of the complexity, and don't have to worry about what happens if your Xway micro-site changes in any way. Presumably it will always have a "home" page that will display when the folder name is entered into a URL.

(Obligatory style note: if you are reading this message in Mail, the "back-tick" characters I typed above are there to provide Markdown syntax highlighting to the links. They are not part of the link itself.)

Hope this helps,

Walter


Thanks for Xway, so far it seems easier to me than Freeway was,

jay farber
 

I'm not a pro building websites. I did two from Freeway and backed off.
It's time for me to rework both of them and I would like to use Xway.

Awaiting the import feature. But in the meantime I would like to recreate them from scratch.
1) Can I copy elements from one Website(document) to another ? Such as a Button like Facebook navigation button?
2) Will I be able to use the site I build in the beta with the Retail version moving forward?
3) Can I add a blog hosted somewhere else? And is that a copy and past of referring code to the location of the blog?

Also from the "novice I'm trying to learn perspective":
If I have a current godaddy site built or Freeway build but hosted on godaddy, can I add new pages created in Xway to the Godaddy hosted sites?
I get there needs to be navigation pointed from the original build to the new pages, but can I ftp a page into godaddy folders and just add a link from within the Godaddy freeway side to connect them?
Thanks to all 


Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

q
 

Made some changes, a bit more consistent.

On Jun 22, 2020, at 8:26 AM, ThatKeith via groups.io <Thatkeith@...> wrote:

Hi - great to see more people experimenting! I have just a couple of comments...

The banner-style image at the top of the first page sets things up nicely. How about doing the same thing (same size, different image) for all your other pages?
Emerson (that is Ralph Waldo, not of Lake and Palmer fame) said that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" – but I say that a NON-foolish consistency is the secret to great design.

Also, play with typefaces. When something's in Times New Roman it tends to look a bit 'un-designed,' even if you spent hours agonising over it. :-O

k


Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

ThatKeith
 

Hi - great to see more people experimenting! I have just a couple of comments...

The banner-style image at the top of the first page sets things up nicely. How about doing the same thing (same size, different image) for all your other pages?
Emerson (that is Ralph Waldo, not of Lake and Palmer fame) said that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" – but I say that a NON-foolish consistency is the secret to great design.

Also, play with typefaces. When something's in Times New Roman it tends to look a bit 'un-designed,' even if you spent hours agonising over it. :-O

k


Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

q
 

Rebuilt my Freeway site, observations, suggestions are welcome.Thanks,  https://www.lunadanza.com


Re: Problems with Version 0.2b2 (0203)

ThatKeith
 

On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 04:25 PM, Richard Cacciato wrote:
1. I uploaded the files using Transmit. The site is here https://www.blue-iceberg.com/xway/index.html but the upload seems to not have worked--some files are missing. No idea why.
Hi Richard – it looks to me as though the "resources" folder (note the lower-case 'r', unlike Freeway's "Resources" folder name) hasn't been uploaded, or if it has it's not where the HTML code thinks it is. The easiest way to get to the Xway document's generated HTML etc. is to choose File > Show Site Folder, which takes you to the site folder that's 'hidden' inside the Xway document package, and then to upload everything you see in there. Transmit is an excellent choice of FTP client (in my opinion the best), so carry on with that. :)

Rather than continue working on my first efforts I ended up remaking my site from scratch in b2 when that became available. This was mostly because I'd learned things NOT to do and it made more sense to start the whole thing properly, but it may also help avoid oddities.

k


Re: Problems with Version 0.2b2 (0203)

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Richard,

Xway documents are packages (similar to folders) rather than flat files. That is different from Freeway.

1. You need Transmit to upload all of the files that are contained within Xway’s Site folder. I’m not sure why it hasn’t done this.

2. Taking the “navigation” box on the “What we do” page as an example, you have applied a single link to the entire section of text: "Home | About Us | What We Do | Contact Us”. One way to see this it to put a text cursor in this text and choose “Select Parent” from the Edit menu: Xway will select the entire text and switch to the Link Inspector, showing the link that is applied to this section of text. HTML doesn’t allow you to nest links, so you can’t apply a separate link to part of this text.

What you want to do in this case is put the cursor in this text and choose “Remove Links” from the Text menu. Once you have done this, you can select individual words and phrases (“Home”, “About Us” etc.) and apply links to them.

If you want to change a link, you don’t need to select the entire span of text to which a link has been applied. All you need to do is to put the text cursor somewhere in the text. This is different from Freeway, and it applies to text styling generally: you don’t have to carefully select the exact range of text to which a link or styling has been applied (you can also do that if you wish, but it’s more difficult and error-prone, so Xway gives you an easier alternative).

3. On the About Us page, you have created a span for “Home”, and turned underlining off for this span, but links are still underlined because you haven’t changed the way that links are styled (it’s hard to see the link in Xway because you have set the text colour to white, but if you give the box a background colour you can see that there is a white underline).

What I would do in this case is to remove all the styling that has been applied to the text (“Home | About Us | What We Do | Contact Us”). You can do this by selecting it and choosing Flatten from the Text menu. I would also remove styling that has been applied to individual links: place the cursor within each link and select “Inherit style” in the Text section of the Link Inspector.

The next thing to do is to go to the Document Inspector, where you have set up a basic link style that should apply to each page. Open the Default Styles section and select “Link” from the Element popup. This is where you have set the link colour to be White. If you don’t want links to be underlined, you can turn off underlining here. When you have done this, you also need to select “Visited Link” from the same popup and set up the style you want to be used for visited links (otherwise links will appear to be underlined in a browser if you have already visited the page to which the links refer).

4. There isn’t any text in the “item1” box in the document that you sent me, so I’m not sure what is happening here.

Jeremy

On 20 Jun 2020, at 16:25, Richard Cacciato <rcacciato@blue-iceberg.com> wrote:

Hi Jeremy,
I've been playing around with the new version (0.2b2 [0203]) and am running into some issues. I'm wondering if it's something I'm doing wrong or bugs, so I wanted to bring them to your attention.

The Xway file is here: https://www.blue-iceberg.com/xway/Blue%20Iceberg%20X.zip

I tried uploading the file itself but it uploads as a folder, which is why I created a zip file. This seems to be a change from Freeway where it created a self-contained file.

Here are the issues I'm encountering:
1. I uploaded the files using Transmit. The site is here https://www.blue-iceberg.com/xway/index.html but the upload seems to not have worked--some files are missing. No idea why.
2. This was a file I originally created in the first beta. Now nav links on pages other than index and about us can't be edited. The link box doesn't appear when I select the text I had applied the link to, and I can't create links.
3. As a corollary to 2, if I select text in the nav box ("navigation"), the link panel in the inspector doesn't appear and I can't set a link from the text menu (link is grayed out).
3. In navigation on the about us page, the Home link is underlined even thought I don't have underline selected in text decoration.
4. Odd text styling issues. For example, on the What We Do page, in the item1 box (body text), the text is currently white (I had a background image before which I deleted). When I go into the item 1 box, select all, and set the text color to gray a, all the body text changes to gray except the title (About Us) which remains white. When I select the title text it shows as gray in the inspector but displays as white.

I hope this is helpful as you squash bugs and build more functionality. Let me know if you have questions.

Thanks.


Problems with Version 0.2b2 (0203)

Richard Cacciato
 

Hi Jeremy,
I've been playing around with the new version (0.2b2 [0203]) and am running into some issues. I'm wondering if it's something I'm doing wrong or bugs, so I wanted to bring them to your attention.
 
The Xway file is here: https://www.blue-iceberg.com/xway/Blue%20Iceberg%20X.zip

I tried uploading the file itself but it uploads as a folder, which is why I created a zip file. This seems to be a change from Freeway where it created a self-contained file.
 
Here are the issues I'm encountering:
1. I uploaded the files using Transmit. The site is here https://www.blue-iceberg.com/xway/index.html but the upload seems to not have worked--some files are missing. No idea why.
2. This was a file I originally created in the first beta. Now nav links on pages other than index and about us can't be edited. The link box doesn't appear when I select the text I had applied the link to, and I can't create links.
3. As a corollary to 2, if I select text in the nav box ("navigation"), the link panel in the inspector doesn't appear and I can't set a link from the text menu (link is grayed out).
3. In navigation on the about us page, the Home link is underlined even thought I don't have underline selected in text decoration.
4. Odd text styling issues. For example, on the What We Do page, in the item1 box (body text), the text is currently white (I had a background image before which I deleted). When I go into the item 1 box, select all, and set the text color to gray a, all the body text changes to gray except the title (About Us) which remains white. When I select the title text it shows as gray in the inspector but displays as white.

I hope this is helpful as you squash bugs and build more functionality. Let me know if you have questions.

Thanks.


Re: My Sql

Paul Dunning
 

HI,
they were written in 2001 or 2002, when I was working at Softpress. A lot of time has passed since then, and I’ve been hand writing my PHP & MySQL for a long time now. I pretty much only use PHPBlock these days.

All the best,

Paul Dunning

web design - http://www.pauldunning.com

freeway actions - http://www.actionsworld.com




On 9 Jun 2020, at 15:48, Walter Lee Davis <waltd@...> wrote:

There were some PHP/MySQL Freeway Actions many years ago, written by Paul Dunning, but they have not been updated for many years, and do not represent modern thinking in Web application design in any way. I'm sure that Paul would agree with me that using them in today's Web would be a very risky idea.


Re: Xway b2.1 is here!

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Neil,

It’s going to take us a while before we can import Freeway documents - we need to implement core functionality first.

My advice would be to use Xway for new documents, if that is possible, but continue using Freeway for old documents.

Jeremy


Re: Xway b2.1 is here!

Neil
 

Any idea when this feature will be available please? I have a couple of large sites that I’d rather not rebuild from scratch just yet. Thanks.


Re: Xway b2.1 is here!

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Bob,

Having downloaded Xway and tried to open a Freeway Pro file, I assume they aren’t compatible.
The Xway User Guide (available from the Help menu) lists this as one of the features we haven't yet implemented.

Jeremy


Re: Xway b2.1 is here!

Robert Richter <rrfriends@...>
 

Having downloaded Xway and tried to open a Freeway Pro file, I assume they aren’t compatible.
Thanks anyway.

WHAT ABOUT BOB? www.rrichter.com

On Jun 16, 2020, at 11:00 AM, Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@...> wrote:

We've just released Xway b2.1.

This contains a couple of bug fixes:

  • Changes in markup fields aren’t discarded when switching Inspectors or hiding sections
  • Fixed problems with small caps and capitalization styles
You can download b2.1 from our website (click on "Download the Xway beta now" on the Xway page).
Jeremy


Xway b2.1 is here!

Jeremy Hughes
 

We've just released Xway b2.1.

This contains a couple of bug fixes:

  • Changes in markup fields aren’t discarded when switching Inspectors or hiding sections
  • Fixed problems with small caps and capitalization styles
You can download b2.1 from our website (click on "Download the Xway beta now" on the Xway page).
Jeremy


Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

Carla Grande
 

Good work wow!

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 12:30 PM Andrew Eberlin <andrew@...> wrote:
I've used Exhibio by exporting as HTML and then inserting as Markup. Example page is here:

https://www.eberlintest.co.uk/test1/gallery.html

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Carla Grande
SPIRIT I DESIGN
spiritidesign.com

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Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

ThatKeith
 

Ahh yes, that's nice. I've never quite got along with the Bloxx theme but now I've seen this I'm going to have to give it another chance. Nice clean integration.


Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

Jeremy Hughes
 


Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

Andrew Eberlin
 

I've used Exhibio by exporting as HTML and then inserting as Markup. Example page is here:

https://www.eberlintest.co.uk/test1/gallery.html


Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Nicholas,

We’re also planning to support Exhibeo import (galleries/slideshows) in Xway b3.

Jeremy

On 12 Jun 2020, at 13:08, nicholas_robertson via groups.io <nicholas_robertson=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks for the slideshow links, I will investigate.


Re: How are people getting on with Xway?

@Nick48
 

Thanks for the slideshow links, I will investigate.

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