Classier Drop Shadows

Hello Heather - I just found this thread, and it doesn’t look like your .mac page is available any more. I sure would like to see your “classier drop shadows” tutorial. I am having problems with the rendering of graphic effects in FW5.
http://makinstuffup.net/products.html
Everything was fine for a month, then it just went crazy.

Thanks, Laura


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On 2 Dec 2008, at 16:41, Laura H wrote:

I sure would like to see your “classier drop shadows” tutorial.

Hmm. Part of the reason I took the tutorial site down was to update it
for Freeway 5. And then I ran out of time. =o(

I’ll try and get the old version up somewhere for folk to look at.

In what way has stuff “gone crazy” on your site?

Cheers

Heather

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I look forward to seeing it.

Here’s a page with the problem. http://makinstuffup.net/products.html
I put in inner and outer shadows using the graphic effects pallet. Only now the shadows are all waffley looking. It’s like the html boxes are surrounded by chunky little boxes instead of shadows. Funky. Looks like that in Safari, FireFox and IE so far.

Is it a CSS layer issue or what? Everything went along nicely, then text boxes on that page and one other got funky.You can see the normal state on the HOME page.
http://makinstuffup.net/index.php

Thanks for any advice.


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On 2 Dec 2008, at 19:06, Laura H wrote:

Thanks for any advice.

I see what you mean. I’m not sure I can fix it, though.

Freeway creates lots of graphics to create the effects, and applies
them cleverly to the HTML boxes as background elements. It looks like
something - possible the images in each box - has caused the
background elements to get confused.

Are the main images contained in boxes in the flow of the text?

Heather

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Yes, the images are placed as insert>graphic item in the html box.

But the problem also appears on this page, http://makinstuffup.net/thinking.php
which has no images in the html box, but scrolls and is editable through WebYep.

Actually, I am hoping to learn a new method through your tutorial. I did submit a ticket to the Help Desk. If I learn anything I will pass it on.

Thanks,
Laura


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On 2 Dec 2008, at 19:25, Laura H wrote:

Actually, I am hoping to learn a new method through your tutorial. I
did submit a ticket to the Help Desk. If I learn anything I will
pass it on.

I ought to come clean, then, and admit that my shadow tutorial wasn’t
intended for anything quite as complex. Essentially, it is a method to
create more realistic shadows under graphic items, using other graphic
items. I think it would cause a lot more problems in your design than
it might solve.

I still need to update the tutorials. Time is my enemy, as I’m busy on
many other projects these days.

Heather

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Hi Laura
thought I better say you may want to adjust your WebYep config-inc.php file (the file you set your password with) so that the line that says:

$webyep_sCharset = "";

on line 42 I think
needs to change to match your freeway document, so in your case its…

$webyep_sCharset = "utf-8";

sorry if I have not made it clear in the manual

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How come, Max? I didn’t do that on my WebYep config file. What happens
if we don’t? Or if we do?

On Dec 3, 2008, at 11:41 AM, max wrote:

Hi Laura
thought I better say you may want to adjust your WebYep config-
inc.php file (the file you set your password with) so that the
line that says:

$webyep_sCharset = “”;

on line 42 I think
needs to change to match your freeway document, so in your case
its…

$webyep_sCharset = “utf-8”;

sorry if I have not made it clear in the manual

max


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Hi Max, I made the change, and like Robin, am wondering what the “utf-8” actually means. And should I do that on every site I use WebYep?
Thanks,
Laura


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Hi Laura and Robin
What this does is match your documents character setting.
If you open up a freeway document and look at the document set up/look at the text tab, you will see default encoding, Usually for me this is set to automatic and this normally produces a line of code setting the page to.

   <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/> 

so if you wanted to match up WebYep content to Freeway content you would adjust the

 $webyep_sCharset = "";

to

 $webyep_sCharset = "utf-8";

in the in onfig-inc.php file

if you don’t it’s not the end of the world but it does help to stop the… � unrecognized symbol from appearing in your webyep content, and sometimes it helps with pound and dollar symbols working correctly too

max :o)
speak soon max


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Oooh, I get it. I have seen those little symbols, but I thought it was
just because people don’t LISTEN when I tell them to be sure to use
PLAIN TEXT.

On Dec 3, 2008, at 3:33 PM, max wrote:

Hi Laura and Robin
What this does is match your documents character setting.
If you open up a freeway document and look at the document set up/
look at the text tab, you will see default encoding, Usually for me
this is set to automatic and this normally produces a line of code
setting the page to.

  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;  

charset=UTF-8"/>

so if you wanted to match up WebYep content to Freeway content you
would adjust the

$webyep_sCharset = "";

to

$webyep_sCharset = "utf-8";

in the in onfig-inc.php file

if you don’t it’s not the end of the world but it does help to stop
the… � unrecognized symbol from appearing in your webyep
content, and sometimes it helps with pound and dollar symbols
working correctly too


Robin Stark


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