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Re: hamburger menu

ThatKeith
 

Something on doing this in CSS would be marvellous, if it doesn't take too much time to put together for us!
(My current design thinking is for using a hamburger menu in all devices, not only mobile/small screens. It's not great for all occasions but it's perfect for my current project.)

k


Re: Text handling

Jeremy Hughes
 

Both these requests (line breaks and non-breaking spaces) are now logged in our database.

Jeremy


Re: Text handling

ThatKeith
 

That will be really good! I'd also like non-breaking spaces to be supported, ideally (from my point of view) typed using the common alt-space keystroke combination.


Re: hamburger menu

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Richard,

It's on our "important" list, along with master pages, tables, forms, lists, and Freeway import.

We might also be able to provide some documentation on how to do this using CSS markup (in the meantime).

Jeremy


Re: hamburger menu

Richard Cacciato
 

Hi Jeremy, wondering what the timing on this is. Would love an update since this is a critical feature. Thanks.
 


Re: Text handling

Jeremy Hughes
 

Yes. Once we support line breaks directly, they will appear in the layout view.

Jeremy


Re: Text handling

Bert Green
 

Thanks for that. It will work for now, as the output is what I want, but the preview shows the html element and the text all on the same line. I assume that once the <br> is a feature of Xway that the preview will show the line breaks correctly?


Re: Import a Freeway web site into Xway

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Mike,

The first thing you should do is to work through the tutorial that is on our website:

https://www.softpress.com/xway/

There is a link near bottom of the page. You can also get here by selecting “Xway Resources” from Xway’s Help menu.

We designed Xway to be familiar to Freeway users, but there are some important differences. Xway is designed to create modern flexible websites that work on different devices  (desktops, tablets, phones) — something that is more difficult to do in Freeway — and it doesn’t use table layouts (which were deprecated a long time ago). This means it is helpful to use a different design approach. The tutorial on our website goes through the steps of creating a simple website in Xway.

Once you have worked through the tutorial, you should be able to create a new version of your own website, using the same tools. You can import text by copying and pasting it from a browser, and you can do the same with images and other resources.

There are some features that haven’t yet been added to Xway. We don’t yet have support for master pages, or tables, or forms. We’re also planning to add an option to read existing Freeway documents, after we’ve added other features that Freeway import depends on.

Jeremy
 


Import a Freeway web site into Xway

quigsby@...
 

Can anybody help me with a tutorial so I can Import my existing web into the XWay web software? Thanks in advance. Mike


Re: Text handling

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Bert,

We will add this in a future version of Xway, but you can do this using markup items for now:
  1. Choose Markup from the Insert menu
  2. Type "<br>" (without the quotes)
  3. Select the Inline checkbox
  4. OK
You can also copy/paste existing markup items, if you need to add several breaks.
Jeremy


Text handling

Bert Green
 

I have been watching Xway as it is in beta and hadn't started building any sites in earnest until now. I just decided to dig in and study the manual in preparation for attempting to make a real site that hopefully someday soon will replace my main business site once Xway is further along.

I came across an issue. In Freeway, I was able to create line break between paragraphs by typing return, but could also create non breaking lines with shift/return, so as to keep short lines together, which I do frequently when listing product descriptions where the text needs to be together but not on the same line.

I can't find a way to do that in Xway. The only break I can seem to make is a full paragraph break. Is this possible, and if not, will it be added later?


Re: Side by Side Boxes

blueseamonster@...
 

Hello Jeremy,

FlexBox did the trick! Although my solution may not be perfect syntax, the result I was after, was achieved.
Studying the guide you linked to a bit more and a little more experience, might produce a cleaner or simpler solution, but it looks good for now.

Thanks for your time and link to the other discussion.


Re: Side by Side Boxes

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Blue Sea Monster,

This isn't something that Xway supports natively yet, but you can use CSS Flexbox (via Extended Properties in Xway) to arrange boxes side by side.

See this thread:

https://softpress.groups.io/g/xway-talk/topic/75298839

(Search for "flexbox" after clicking on that link.)

Jeremy


Side by Side Boxes

blueseamonster@...
 

Hello,

I am attempting to have two boxes sit side by side, but the second box insists on dropping down instead of staying side by side. I have tried a lot of different settings inside the Box Inspector, but no luck yet.

What might I be missing to achieve this?

Thanks for any input.

 

 


Re: Superscript?

John Whittaker
 

Many thanks Jeremy. Sounds good.


Re: Superscript?

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi John,
 
Thanks for asking. This looks like an omission in Xway - you should be able to choose Superscript and Subscript from the Type popup in the Span menu. We’ll add this soon!

You shouldn't have to use double <sup> elements (as in Freeway), unless you are really superscripting a previous superscript. The correct way to do this (in a future version of Xway) would be to change the size of Superscript (<sup>) elements via a default style (similar to changing the size of "Small" spans in the Default Styles section of the Document/Page/Box Inspector).

Jeremy


Superscript?

John Whittaker
 

When I need superscript, as in X squared, I find that adding <sup><sup>2</sup></sup> as inline markup after X works pretty well. Is there a more user-friendly way that I have not yet discovered, corresponding to Shift +1, +2 in Freeway?


Re: XWay SEO

grantsymon
 

Thanks Jeremy,

XWay User Guide is very useful.  (If only I'd searched it for 'Meta Tags' instead of SEO. 😐)


Re: XWay SEO

grantsymon
 

Thanks Richard, that's a good example.

I'm not going to be doing the SEO myself, so my question was really about how SEO applied in XWay compares to SEO applied in Wordpress and how easy it would be to use Wordpress SEO in XWay.  I want to make the site in XWay, but there's pressure to do it in Wordpress.


Re: XWay SEO

Richard Cacciato
 

I agree completely with Walter.

One of my favorite SEO lore stories involved Hilton Hotels a while ago. They redesigned their website and their homepage referred to things like hospitality and accommodations, but nowhere did they use the word "hotel"!

Be very careful and deliberate about the language you use in HTML text and make sure that you express what you're trying to do clearly and succinctly. Search engines are very literal and "cute" doesn't work in my opinion.
 

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