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Re: Video tutorials please

ThatKeith
 

Visual learning is a style of learning; it suits some of us very well and others not so much. I prefer text, personally – that's my style.


Re: Video tutorials please

Alan Coomber
 

Can I put the other side please - I hate video tutorials.  They're so difficult to follow.  The written word can be looked at again, and again, until it makes sense.  And I can go back to it in six months when I've  forgotten what it said.  I've been using this lockdown to learn Xway and to learn a lot more about css etc.  Last week I'd never heard of flex-box - this week I'm an expert (well, nearly!) 

Keep up the good work - looking forward to the next update and hoping for tables.

Alan


 

On 14/03/2021 19:31, Robert Mitton wrote:
Craig, I totally agree.

Robert

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:42 PM, Craig Seeman <cseeman@...> wrote:

As another dyslexic I’m going to second this. I’m a visual learner. I truly have tried reading the documents and tutorial but it’s been a frustrating trouble.
My own hunch is that a large portion of the people eattracted to original Freeway were visual learners. 
I understand that at this stage of Xway’s developments things are in flux but video tutorials don’t have to be “polished.” Simple screen casts walking through some functions and a basic web page design would be so helpful.

Craig

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:04 AM, Robert Mitton <web@...> wrote:

Trying to wrap my extremely dyslexic mind around Xway. If I can see how to do something rather than trying to figure out something by reading text (which is a bummer way to do things) it would be a great way to learn how to use this Freeway Pro “replacement”. 
 
I have a bad feeling that Xway is not going to be as intuitive, or as visually easy to understand as Freeway was for me. 
 
I know I need a modern replacement for my trusty Freeway Pro 7, but I don’t want to be tearing my quite long hair out by the roots while trying to figure this all out. Will you all please be making some tutorial videos, asap?
 
Thanks a million,

Robert 



Re: Video tutorials please

Robert Mitton
 

Craig, I totally agree.

Robert

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:42 PM, Craig Seeman <cseeman@...> wrote:

As another dyslexic I’m going to second this. I’m a visual learner. I truly have tried reading the documents and tutorial but it’s been a frustrating trouble.
My own hunch is that a large portion of the people eattracted to original Freeway were visual learners. 
I understand that at this stage of Xway’s developments things are in flux but video tutorials don’t have to be “polished.” Simple screen casts walking through some functions and a basic web page design would be so helpful.

Craig

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:04 AM, Robert Mitton <web@...> wrote:

Trying to wrap my extremely dyslexic mind around Xway. If I can see how to do something rather than trying to figure out something by reading text (which is a bummer way to do things) it would be a great way to learn how to use this Freeway Pro “replacement”. 
 
I have a bad feeling that Xway is not going to be as intuitive, or as visually easy to understand as Freeway was for me. 
 
I know I need a modern replacement for my trusty Freeway Pro 7, but I don’t want to be tearing my quite long hair out by the roots while trying to figure this all out. Will you all please be making some tutorial videos, asap?
 
Thanks a million,

Robert 



Re: Video tutorials please

Bill H
 

Totally agree. 


On Mar 14, 2021, at 10:43 AM, jay farber via groups.io <jfmusic@...> wrote:

I third that, Dyslexic and visual leaner


On Mar 14, 2021, at 10:42 AM, Craig Seeman <cseeman@...> wrote:

As another dyslexic I’m going to second this. I’m a visual learner. I truly have tried reading the documents and tutorial but it’s been a frustrating trouble.
My own hunch is that a large portion of the people eattracted to original Freeway were visual learners. 
I understand that at this stage of Xway’s developments things are in flux but video tutorials don’t have to be “polished.” Simple screen casts walking through some functions and a basic web page design would be so helpful.

Craig

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:04 AM, Robert Mitton <web@...> wrote:

Trying to wrap my extremely dyslexic mind around Xway. If I can see how to do something rather than trying to figure out something by reading text (which is a bummer way to do things) it would be a great way to learn how to use this Freeway Pro “replacement”. 
 
I have a bad feeling that Xway is not going to be as intuitive, or as visually easy to understand as Freeway was for me. 
 
I know I need a modern replacement for my trusty Freeway Pro 7, but I don’t want to be tearing my quite long hair out by the roots while trying to figure this all out. Will you all please be making some tutorial videos, asap?
 
Thanks a million,

Robert 



Re: Video tutorials please

jay farber
 

I third that, Dyslexic and visual leaner


On Mar 14, 2021, at 10:42 AM, Craig Seeman <cseeman@...> wrote:

As another dyslexic I’m going to second this. I’m a visual learner. I truly have tried reading the documents and tutorial but it’s been a frustrating trouble.
My own hunch is that a large portion of the people eattracted to original Freeway were visual learners. 
I understand that at this stage of Xway’s developments things are in flux but video tutorials don’t have to be “polished.” Simple screen casts walking through some functions and a basic web page design would be so helpful.

Craig

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:04 AM, Robert Mitton <web@...> wrote:

Trying to wrap my extremely dyslexic mind around Xway. If I can see how to do something rather than trying to figure out something by reading text (which is a bummer way to do things) it would be a great way to learn how to use this Freeway Pro “replacement”. 
 
I have a bad feeling that Xway is not going to be as intuitive, or as visually easy to understand as Freeway was for me. 
 
I know I need a modern replacement for my trusty Freeway Pro 7, but I don’t want to be tearing my quite long hair out by the roots while trying to figure this all out. Will you all please be making some tutorial videos, asap?
 
Thanks a million,

Robert 



Re: Video tutorials please

Craig Seeman
 

As another dyslexic I’m going to second this. I’m a visual learner. I truly have tried reading the documents and tutorial but it’s been a frustrating trouble.
My own hunch is that a large portion of the people eattracted to original Freeway were visual learners. 
I understand that at this stage of Xway’s developments things are in flux but video tutorials don’t have to be “polished.” Simple screen casts walking through some functions and a basic web page design would be so helpful.

Craig

On Mar 14, 2021, at 1:04 AM, Robert Mitton <web@...> wrote:

Trying to wrap my extremely dyslexic mind around Xway. If I can see how to do something rather than trying to figure out something by reading text (which is a bummer way to do things) it would be a great way to learn how to use this Freeway Pro “replacement”. 
 
I have a bad feeling that Xway is not going to be as intuitive, or as visually easy to understand as Freeway was for me. 
 
I know I need a modern replacement for my trusty Freeway Pro 7, but I don’t want to be tearing my quite long hair out by the roots while trying to figure this all out. Will you all please be making some tutorial videos, asap?
 
Thanks a million,

Robert 


Re: Video tutorials please

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Dan and Robert,

The Ambient and Amber Light documents were constructed using the steps described in the Xway tutorial (available from our website).

I agree that it would be nice to have video tutorials, but we don't currently have the resources to do that - and Xway is also a moving target (I've updated the PDF tutorial for each new version)

Jeremy


Re: Video tutorials please

Daniel Brown
 

The only way I’ve been able to make sense of Xway is by opening their Ambient Light Xway document and deconstructing it.  Yes, video tutorials would be nice but you can learn quite a bit by studying the Ambient Light doc.  They may have held off making videos, partly for time’s sake, but also because this is not the final version of Xway.

Dan Brown

On Mar 13, 2021, at 10:04 PM, Robert Mitton <web@...> wrote:

Trying to wrap my extremely dyslexic mind around Xway. If I can see how to do something rather than trying to figure out something by reading text (which is a bummer way to do things) it would be a great way to learn how to use this Freeway Pro “replacement”. 
 
I have a bad feeling that Xway is not going to be as intuitive, or as visually easy to understand as Freeway was for me. 
 
I know I need a modern replacement for my trusty Freeway Pro 7, but I don’t want to be tearing my quite long hair out by the roots while trying to figure this all out. Will you all please be making some tutorial videos, asap?
 
Thanks a million,

Robert 


Re: e-commerce

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Geoff,

Xway doesn't have Actions (yet), but it has extensive support for various kinds of markup - which should allow you to do this if you add things in by hand.

I don't have any experience with e-commerce or Mal's, though.

Jeremy


e-commerce

Geoff Mullett
 

I've been using Mal's e-commerce in Freeway linked by an e-buy button. I'd guess actions such as these are on a distant horizon at the moment, but is there a workaround that doesn't directly use a PayPal button?

Thanks
Geoff


Video tutorials please

Robert Mitton
 

Trying to wrap my extremely dyslexic mind around Xway. If I can see how to do something rather than trying to figure out something by reading text (which is a bummer way to do things) it would be a great way to learn how to use this Freeway Pro “replacement”. 
 
I have a bad feeling that Xway is not going to be as intuitive, or as visually easy to understand as Freeway was for me. 
 
I know I need a modern replacement for my trusty Freeway Pro 7, but I don’t want to be tearing my quite long hair out by the roots while trying to figure this all out. Will you all please be making some tutorial videos, asap?
 
Thanks a million,

Robert 


Web-store

grantsymon
 

Hi,

I'm looking into making a web-store site and wondering about options.  I've spent quite a while looking into prestashop, which is probably serious overkill for what I want and what I'll need.  I've found how I can adjust the default theme to fit my needs, using an add-on for what will be mostly colour changes and ideally a sticky header and an svg logo, but my sales volume will likely be very low (hoping to sell some prints) and so I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice, either about something I could do in XWay, or any other input really. 😊  I guess the payment handling built-in to prestashop is reassuring.  Is this standard for all webstores?

Grant


Re: Live-streaming from webcam

Geoff Mullett
 

I had worked through that before, but left in an 80% max height & width in the Min/Max dimensions boxes (which I didn't really need). Having gone through it again without those and leaving the width & height at 100% it works fine.
Another lesson learned!
Thanks
Geoff


Re: Live-streaming from webcam

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Geoff,

Look at the section called "Video aspect ratio" in the Iframes chapter of the User Guide. This describes how you can get an iframe to resize proportionally.

Jeremy


Re: Live-streaming from webcam

Geoff Mullett
 

I now have the streaming running and it works fine. The actual camera aspect is retained when looking at it on a phone, but what doesn't remain in proportion is the iframe box, which goes from landscape to portrait, with the space above and below the video filled black. Would this be anything to do with the dimensions I've entered – 800px x 450px, Min/Max heights both 80% ?
It's at:  http://www.louthperegrines.org.uk/latest-news.html

Geoff 


Re: Appreciation

Per Olsson
 

Hi, Just doing the same for a client. I've come some way to do a simple copy of the Freeway version. The point now is the page where I had several tables with links in each table cell to pdf and excel files. I guess these can be substituted with simple texts with links and using tab to separate texts. But is there a better way? See screen dump below:


Re: Text handling

Peter A-B
 

Replying to myself. Control/Return works if the container is set to the width of the whole text but in a large container where the whole of the text can fit on one line then there is no apparent carriage return so my suggestion has limited value. Sorry. We'll have to wait for the implementation. 

Peter.

On Thu, 18 Feb 2021 at 08:40, Peter A-B via groups.io <Wessex121=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bert,

Have you tried Control/Return? That gives me the line break without the gap between the two.

Peter A-B


Re: When quitting Xway there doesn't appear to be any prompts to save or discard work.

Peter A-B
 

Hi Grantsymon and Jeremy,

Thank you for your help and advices. I knew there would be an easy way. It's sometimes easier to ask than wade through the many settings.

Peter.

On Thu, 18 Feb 2021 at 10:43, Jeremy Hughes <jeremy@...> wrote:
Hi Peter,

You can change this behaviour by choosing "Ask to keep changes when saving documents" in the General pane of System Preferences.

Jeremy


Re: When quitting Xway there doesn't appear to be any prompts to save or discard work.

Jeremy Hughes
 

Hi Peter,

You can change this behaviour by choosing "Ask to keep changes when saving documents" in the General pane of System Preferences.

Jeremy


Re: When quitting Xway there doesn't appear to be any prompts to save or discard work.

grantsymon
 

Good morning to you, from a warm sofa in Normandy... (will we really hit 19°c this weekend?)

You're in luck.  Built-in to Mac apps, using the iWork like features as XWay does, is an incredibly handy, app specific, Time Machine.

If you go to the File Menu and choose 'Revert To', you will be able to choose from any of your previously saved versions.  So when working, if you are at a stage that you think you may want to revert to later on, just hit Cmd-S and carry on working.  If you note the time, then you will easily be able to revert to that version at a later stage... or if you prefer, keep your current version + the older one.

Here's a support doc, for how it works in Pages:
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/pages/tan7f1de6ec5/mac

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