Couple of problems with a new site

Even though I’ve had Freeway for several years, I’m still kinda green, as I only use it every few months.

My site works okay, (fisheyeedit.com) but I’m working at a little agency these days, and the site I am working on for them has a few bugs. (prfectmedia.com)

First, some pages take forever to load, specifically the “radio” page. I can probably make this one load better if I just link the titles to open mp3s in a separate window, but that brings me to the next problem.

On the “print” pages I have a link to “larger images,” but these ain’t working. The links are to the same jpegs that display smaller on each page, I used “blank” for the targets, should I use “self” instead?

Also, under the “Government Affairs” title, on the “In the News” pages, the same kind of hyperlinks to pdf articles don’t work either. BTW when in Freeway, all these things work great when I preview in Firefox and Safari. I’m stumped.

Perhaps these link failures relate to where I have stored the media? Something else I need to upload?

TIA


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Try using the full URL of the required image, e.g:

That might fix your problem, assuming the ‘Portfolio -JPGs’ folder is in the same space as the rest of the site.


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The pages can also take a long time to load as you have used graphic text for all the text. This will take longer to load, but will also not get indexed by search engines.


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I copied the pdf’s and jpegs into the resources folder, and just used their names in the hyperlinks. Doesn’t work.

I think the problem is that the folders which contain the graphics otherwise don’t get uploaded to the site.

So how in the heck do I make the pdfs and jpegs open in their own window on the site and not just when I preview in a browser?


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Chris said:

I copied the pdf’s and jpegs into the resources folder

The Resources folder should be treated as a NO GO area - FW does an excellent job of managing what should and should not be in there.

PDFs can be a user/browser specific thing. Personally I have FF set to download PDFs whereas Safari I think defaults to opening in the browser window.

You were right about target _blank to open stuff in a new window but why not use the ‘Pic in new Window’ action for your larger images.

And on your ‘Print’ pages you have the thumbnail linking to a new page Print1, Print2 etc. and so the whole page has to reload every time.

If you use the ‘Target Show/Hide Layer’ action you will only need 1 ‘Print’ page with the new layers (the larger pictures and text descriptions) appearing onclick and or mouseover.

That will certainly help your page loading times.

David


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Very useful info Dave, thanks. BTW when I went to my server with Transmit the whole file linking thing became clear to me, I got it all working.


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