A few amateur questions: Freeway and Flash and Dreamweaver

On 1 May 2008, at 18:11, Rocky Slaughter wrote:

Thanks to everyone who can answer these questions as I know these
are probably very basic.
I have been using Freeway for about one month now and I have some
questions to get the most of out of my experience.

Is it possible to take content generated on flash and insert it
into a Freeway site?

Yes. As far as I know, you can add Flash content as easily as you add
a picture, although I’ve never done it and will let someone else tell
you how.

Is it possible to view Freeway sites in Dreamweaver to edit the
code manually?

Yes, but it’s a bad idea, as next time you upload your Freeway site,
from Freeway, it will overwrite any changes you made externally.
Better to get Freeway to do what you want.

Is it possible to view and edit Dreamweaver sites on Freeway?

No. This is a feature, not a bug :slight_smile: Freeway works with an internal
format which is not HTML, and only writes the HTML code when you
publish. Meaning that you don’t get tons of redundant code lying
around because you changed your mind about something; Dreamweaver
will leave all those bits in the code that applied to stuff you did
earlier then deleted; Freeway publishes a brand new set of HTML code
every time you either preview or publish.

Only reason I ask is because it seems like Freeway doesn’t do quite
enough for what I want to do, and I would really like to integrate
all three pieces of software.

I’d respectfully suggest that you get to know Freeway a bit better if
you don’t think it does quite enough. Freeway does the lot, but works
a bit differently to Dreamweaver, and it may take a little getting
used to. There’s nothing you can do on the Web that Freeway won’t do,
believe me.

I notice that after I upload all of my Freeway sites, and I go to
view the sites on a PC, my whole page is filled with “itembc4d”
messages when the mouse rolls over an image part of the website.
Is there anyway to fix this to where I can program what it will say
when the mouse rolls over that particular piece of text?

You can name all your items in the Inspector.


Is there any possible way to know for sure that all my photos and
graphics are uploaded to the website at 100% quality? I know that
Freeway cuts down a lot of pictures to make for easier and quicker
viewing, but I don’t have too much to upload, and I hate suffering
picture quality.

You choose the quality of output yourself, in the Inspector. Freeway
doesn’t ‘cut down a lot of pictures’; it accepts just about any
format you throw at it, then outputs a JPEG or GIF according to the
quality settings you decide on in the Inspector.


Is there any way to control the margin colors of the page? That
is, the color of the background BEHIND the webpage you have
created? If you create a website at 700px by 700 px, for example,
a high resolution monitor will show a lot more of whichever
background color I select. I have seen many sites have different
images or colors in the margins. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Again, it’s in the Inspector, the tab with a tick, ‘background colour’.

#5, The most complicated…

I have seen sites before that have a very consistent header with a
navigation bar. When links are clicked, only the parts under the
navigation bar change. I know that I can use a master page to
program every page to look similar, especially in the header
part… but…
When I click on the links for the navigation bar, the new page
“resets” and opens scrolled all the way to the top. I would like
my page to stay in the same position when someone tries to move
around. The only solution I see to this is to put the Navigation
Bar on the top of the page so that the user would be forced to be
scrolled all the way up in order to change the page.

Can’t think of any way to do that; it’s the nature of the Web that
newly-loaded pages start at the top; not a Freeway thing. There may
be a swanky bit of JavaScript you can get to do it, and perhaps
someone will chime in with it. But I can’t help thinking that’s a lot
of trouble to go to for nothing?

Thanks for all the help. I shall do something nice for someone who
can answer these questions.

Wow; looking forward to that - what’ll it be?

best wishes

Paul Bradforth


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Thanks guys. I feel horrible as I know that newbies on forums can be frustrating. I am also guilty of not reading a lot into these issues.

If you would like to e-mail me your e-mail address, people who helped, I’ll try to be creative to express my gratuity.

slaughter dot r at neu dot edu

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