I’ve been taking some design students through using Freeway. It is always fun to see the moment when the realise how simple and creative web design can be with the right tool!
I’ve shown them how to use the Carousel action - and I’ve been hitting odd behaviour from this on a regular basis. Regularly, when setting up a Carousel set of items, one or more Carousel Pane items fail to take part in the whole deal. They’re left in place on or off the page and they don’t appear in the sliding Carousel area.
Invariably, when this happens, the cure involves renaming one or more of the Carousel Panes or the Carousel item itself. It isn’t to do with unusual characters in the name; this is as likely to happen with Freeway-made HTML items or groups as it is with layered images that take their name from the imported graphic file.
The magic of when Carousel works is a much bigger deal than the temporary oddity of when it fails, but that is still an odd imperfection.
It isn’t just my machine - this happens to at least a third of students whenever I get them all to set up a Carousel, and today it happened to me twice. The first time just renaming the Carousel item itself did the trick, the second time I had to rename all the Carousel Panes as well.
Try going through all the panes, clicking on the Target picker, and
confirm your choice of target element. There is an issue within
Freeway where a picker that has its contents dynamically assigned
doesn’t always emit the default option as its value when asked, unless
the user interacts with it first to sort of “wake it up” and get it to
register that it has a value.
On Mar 12, 2010, at 1:52 PM, Keith Martin wrote:
The first time just renaming the Carousel item itself did the trick,
the second time I had to rename all the Carousel Panes as well.
I like the carousel very much but it includes as mentioned some hands-on work. For example I get white borders here and there on the photos. I have tried unchecking the “Reinforce layout tables” option, it didn’t help.
So what I do now is that I choose those panes that has no white border and duplicate them and paste the content from those that has white border into the duplicated ones and delete the bad ones. A tedious work but the only solution I see.