Big Ern does it again!

Just a BIG thanks to BigErns! For giving us this flexible layout

There column flexible layout
http://www.thebigerns.com/freeway/stretchilina/

Learned a bit from that - it may have been around for a while, I don’t know … but ‘template’ stuff like this is very very useful.


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On Mar 30, 2008, at 11:17 AM, John-Paul Kernot wrote:

There column flexible layout
http://www.thebigerns.com/freeway/stretchilina/

Yes, it’s nice. I always wonder, though, what the Latin (?) means. I
mean, does it explain something about the sample web page, or is it a
random quote of Cicero explaining the differences between a speech at
a wedding and a eulogy at a funeral?

Jim


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I always wonder, though, what the Latin (?) means.

This site explains the use of the Latin phrases, offers a translation, and can generate the amount you need:

http://www.lipsum.com/


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Ok - I take it all back. Evidently this technique cannot be used in FWY5 unless I am mistaken?

Can I actually set a css div to 100% width and leave the height empty?

Not as far as I can see … Heather?


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On 31 Mar 2008, at 12:15, John-Paul Kernot wrote:

Can I actually set a css div to 100% width and leave the height empty?

You can, but the snag is that the div has to have something in it.
Whether that something is text or an inline graphic/HTML box, without
the content the div will collapse to a single pixel line.

Heather


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ok - I think the issue is that I was not actually “inserting html item”

Sorry - just not really very intuitive here …

Why don’t you have the insert thingy as a drop down from the html banner icon?


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Things to keep in mind about divs and special widths or heights:

Without a height attribute, divs collapse down to their content height. If there is no content, then the div collapses completely, making entry into the dive impossible. The way I approach these things is set the div height after I’ve got the div’s content squared away.

When describing div measurements in percentage, always ask the question “percentage of what?”. The answer is always its containing element, but it is often easy to lose track of what that is exactly. A single floating div with a width attribute of 100% should be 100% of the PageDiv that Freeway creates to contain your page elements.

When nesting divs remember that border, padding, and margins effect the dimensions of divs, and that very unpleasant things happen when a div is larger than its container.

On a different note, I am extremely pleased to see that the Remove Div Style plugin that Weaver made for me works splendidly in Freeway 5 Pro :slight_smile:

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 4:15 AM, John-Paul Kernot wrote:

Ok - I take it all back. Evidently this technique cannot be used in FWY5 unless I am mistaken?

Can I actually set a css div to 100% width and leave the height empty?

Not as far as I can see … Heather?


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hi erns….

kinda photo bombing this thread….i need help with making my current site reactive on the iPhone and iPad etc.

http://www.humnlab.com/index.html

using 5.5.pro

any help would be VERY much appreciated


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1st thing you want to do is reduce your image file sizes.

Currently you are serving over 15Mb of images - no wonder your page is slow to load!

Think of the mobile user on a limited data plan and poor connection.

David


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First, let me establish who is talking here - are you Bryan Winters or are
you someone else?

Your link really generated a lot of excitement for me – I’ve at least a
dozen questions or comments generated by it. The most important, probably,
is what is your desired goal for making this responsive?

The second would be, how much of your own time and energy do you want to
invest in this process?

To be honest, I don’t think your site is anywhere near ready for serving
mobile users… there is a lot more to responsiveness than just making
content fit a device – you have to consider just what content truly is and
how it is accessed by each user (not just their device) and then fit that
delivery to them. In other words, it’s a kind of accessibility – making
sure users can choose their path to access your content. The engineering
aspect of responsiveness is just not enough… right now I think even desktop
users will have problems with your site.

On a structural level, responsiveness begins with flexible or fluid design

  • this means building with structures that can easily be adapted to
    changing user needs. While it is true that my first responsive design was
    done with Freeway Pro 5.5 (
    http://cssway.thebigerns.com/products/context-responsive/ ) the effort
    mostly involved beating FWP into submission. If you really want to pursue
    this on your own, I would recommend
  1. upgrading to the current version of Freeway Pro

Pro 6 is much better for the type of work you will need to do. Plus, you
will have better support from the Group That Is Moving Forward.

  1. Learning inline-design (also called box-model design) techniques.

You can search the FWT forum for discussions on inline-design, there are
video screencasts available and I even have a basic template for beginners
to get started with (
http://cssway.thebigerns.com/products/inline-basic-layout/ ). It’s not
something you can learn over a weekend – at best it’s probably a few
month’s of learning (anyone?).

Then I recommend complimenting the structural education with a
philosophical education in how Web Standards and Accessibility (in the
context of web design) can improve your user’s experience and interaction
with your site content.

When all that is put together, I’m absolutely excited about the
possibilities for your website!

Best, always…

Ernie Simpson

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hi erns….

kinda photo bombing this thread….i need help with making my current site
reactive on the iPhone and iPad etc.

http://www.humnlab.com/index.html

using 5.5.pro

any help would be VERY much appreciated


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hi erns…

thank you so much for your words of wisdom!!! and clearly your passionate exuberance. I believe you have made several valid points, (as well did Dave)…that I will be taking under serious advisement.

really I just want a full screen slide show…, with links, i.e. projects, contact us, etc…and my logo to snap to the next screen, and resize for appropriate devices…while providing the user a simple and easy, enjoyable experience.

I am planning on upgrading to 6…ASAP…but I feel I have reached the end of my rope as far as my ability to make what I want to work. I don’t take my banking to my plumber…meaning I am an architect, not a web master…I’ve tried, and have gotten my idea(s) across, I just need to take it to the next level.

what would you suggest? if I hire you for instance, I would really love the idea of being able to update, and add new projects, as they come online.

please advise.

much much thanks!


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dear ernie, do you offer a free template for http://cssway.thebigerns.com/products/context-responsive/ to see how it is done?


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