If you created a style in the Freeway Styles palette, then the name
you need to use is active (without the leading dot). And then you need
to draw an item on the pasteboard above the visible page and while it
is selected, click once on your new ‘active’ style. This will force
the style to be published into the page.
The other way to get the style into the page involves a little dance.
Normally, Freeway “prunes” any style that isn’t used in the current
page from the styles list. The only exception to this is any style
that has a Tag, but no Name. It’s slightly difficult to make one of
these, but this is a known work-around and Softpress supports this use-
case so you’re safe in using it. You’re effectively tricking Freeway
into publishing this style anyway. Read through these steps, and then
at the end I’ll explain how to adapt the style you already made so it
will work just like this (and so you won’t need to go through all this
a second time).
Open the Text Style tab of the Styles palette. Click on the cog
menu and choose New style…
Ignore whatever name Freeway put in the Name field. Tab into the
Tag field, and enter the real selector name for your style rule. For a
class-based style like this, start the classname with a leading dot.
For an ID based style, start with an octothorp (#). If it’s a compound
#nav1 p a span.foo, then type all that in there in
Assign all of your styles, using any combination of the regular UI
or the Extended dialog to create the effect you’re looking for.
Click into the Name field at the top-right of the dialog and erase
whatever is there. Finally, VERY IMPORTANT, tab back out of that field
so Freeway registers that you really don’t want there to be a Name
attribute to this rule. And then Okay to save.
Now since you have already made your style, all you need to do is
add .active to the Tag field, delete whatever you entered in the Name
field, tab out of that field, and Okay to save.
The resulting style will appear in all pages of your site, and you
don’t need to apply it to your tabs, just trust that the Carousel
script will assign it and remove it as needed whenever your effect is
triggered. This works on the auto-glide as well as on the manually
On Sep 15, 2010, at 1:43 PM, Johannes Bremicker wrote:
Okay, I think the freewaynoob gets closer.
I created a new style, named it .active and added “Glow” , chose my
Now what? I have a rolloverbutton, that has also the action
“Carousel Tab” and is assigned to my first slide. How do I “add a
style to my page”, why the page? How do I put that code into what?
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