Aligning and spacing Markup items

How can I align and space markup items?

I have Buy Now, View Cart, Paypal, Google Checkout and iTunes buttons, along with a Flash Player. They are all Markup Items. I need to get them spaced and aligned properly, but I can find no way of controlling where they end up. They just go wherever they want and will either bunch up or spread out. I have no control over it.

I’m using the most recent version of FW5. I have CSS Layout on. I’ve tried grouping. My frustration level is matching my ignorance…very high. Thanks for any help.


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Mark up items can be inserted (copy/paste) into a table to help with layout.

Important that you size your MU items correctly - so preview in the browser to get a size and then size your MU box to suit, to help layout control.

David


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

On 21 Apr 2009, 11:19 pm, DeltaDave wrote:

Mark up items can be inserted (copy/paste) into a table to help with layout.

Important that you size your MU items correctly - so preview in the browser to get a size and then size your MU box to suit, to help layout control.

David

Oh, okay. I was trying to stay away from using tables, but if that’s the only way…

Thanks very much for the help.


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

No it isn’t the only way - just an easy way.

I was trying to stay away from using tables

There isn’t anything really bad about tables - you can use them you know and quite often they are ideal.

They are great for keeping your contact forms evenly spaced and laid out nice too.

D


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

There isn’t anything really bad about tables - you can use
them you know and quite often they are ideal.

Not sure about “quite often”, but table-based layout is far from
being the evil that some people claim.

However, you shouldn’t have big problems doing this with regular
Freeway CSS-based output too. Do you have a URL that shows an example?

k


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

My point was Tables - as opposed to Table Based Layout

The difference being inserting a table into a page to contain some content in a regular manner (like in a spreadsheet) against using FW table based layout method to create the whole page structure.

And quite often - especially when it comes to having neat contact/feedback forms - I will use a Table to contain the different form fields/elements.

D


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

On 22 Apr 2009, 10:03 pm, thatkeith wrote:

There isn’t anything really bad about tables - you use
them you know and quite often they are ideal.

Not sure about “quite often”, but table-based layout is far from
being the evil that some people claim.

However, you shouldn’t have big problems doing this with regular
Freeway CSS-based output too. Do you have a URL that shows an example?

k

I ended up having to use separate tables for the buy buttons. I couldn’t get the tops to line up in just one table. Man, those things were bouncing all over the place. Anyway, here the link: http://www.tiedtothestone.com. I’m no Web Designer, that’s for sure.

This was the first time I ever really made sense out of CSS. Usually I have like a thousand different styles listed and I could never make any sense out of what was going on with them. A little time with Dreamweaver CS4 taught me a lot, but it also make me appreciate and run back to Freeway. I like FW5. It seems very good and I’m looking forward to learning more.

I have to completely redesign and rebuild our book publishing retail site–it’s a disaster. I made it with Freeway some time ago when I really didn’t know what I was doing, not that I do now, but I know a bit more than I did then. That site is http:www.earthen.com. You can see what a mess it is, if you want.

Another question I had: In the past I’ve used an email encryption thingy from some University to keep spam bots away. Now I see that FW5 does this automatically when I put in a mailto link. Is this secure, or should I buy the Anti Spam action from FreewayActions? My sites are real simple. I don’t have dynamic sites or a lot of contact information going out.

Thanks for any help and advice.


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Quoting wurliuchi email@hidden:

That site is http:www.earthen.com. You can see what a mess it is,
if you want.
After a cursory look at the site I don’t think it is at all bad for a first
attempt. The navigation is clear and consistent and the pages are logical and
thought out. It is very tempting to overload early web sites with every feature
in the application - rollovers, target images, news tickers - just because you
can and it generally ends up looking a mess.
Unlike most other design (print, exhibition etc) web projects are never
finished, they just get abandoned! :slight_smile: This gives you a great opportunity to
revise your site and let it grow to suit the needs of your audience.

Another question I had: In the past I’ve used an email encryption thingy from
some University to keep spam bots away. Now I see that FW5 does this
automatically when I put in a mailto link. Is this secure, or should I buy
the Anti Spam action from FreewayActions? My sites are real simple.

As the author of that action I’m somewhat biased. :slight_smile: Freeway 5’s built in
e-mail obfuscation uses entity encoding which is both reliable and completely
compatible with all browsers. There have been reports that some spam bots can
now decode these as easily as unprotected email links but I’ve yet to see any
hard evidence on the subject.
The Anti Spam action moves on from the entity encoding method and offers 6 other
encoding options, each more cunning than the last.

If you have to put an email address on your web site then you should protect it
with something as it is just foolish not to. If you can replace the email
address with a contact form then that’s even better as your email address is
never exposed. Obviously if someone coming to your site is looking for an email
address then the contact form won’t help and may seem rather impersonal.
Regards,
Tim.

Extend Freeway the way you want with FreewayActions.com
http://www.freewayactions.com


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options

Thanks, TIm. I guess knowing what a mess it is under the hood makes it seem worse to me than what it is. I’m glad you didn’t gasp in horror. :slight_smile:

Thanks for the information on the anti spam action. I think I’m going to get it for its randomizing capabilities (#2). That option seems like it fits my needs by giving me a bit more security than the static encoding.

I appreciate the help.


freewaytalk mailing list
email@hidden
Update your subscriptions at:
http://freewaytalk.net/person/options