Well, I guess I’m going to have to do a Google search for Freeway Pro Inline layout. I guess what happened was that I latched on to a Softpress tutorial a year or so ago that touted the benefits of RPL, and I believed them So I’ve been using it ever since. Now I must re-learn because RPL doesn’t work in 6 like it used to in 5.5. But then I must be careful to not revise old RPL-based sites in FW6.
If you know of any good tutorials on how to do inline layouts, please send me the urls.
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Kip Shaw email@hidden wrote:
…how do you, for example, push a footer down below a content block, not
knowing how deep the content block will be?
The answer for me is easily Inline Layout. This is the process in Freeway
Pro of putting HTML items (which are more accurately known as “divs”)
inside of other html items. This causes FWP to produce the same kind of
html layout code that popular websites use to expand and shrink with
dynamic content without causing the layout to break.
Inline layouts in Freeway Pro can be difficult to work with, though Pro6
offers much more stable support for them. Think of text - text is an inline
object… each letter of a word follows the letters around it. If you add
more text, it follows “in line” with the surrounding text. Inline divs work
the same way, and can easily be made flexible - responding both to the
changing browser window and changes to any content within them.
They can take time to understand and master, but they are not rocket
science and within easy reach of anyone willing to put in the time.
Just to add to this, the RPL Action should be working fine (we used it on the Softpress website using Freeway 6). We added a fix in 6.0.1 for working with the new named HTML5 elements, so if you’re using them, make sure you;'re on the latest version. If it’s still not working for you then could you send your site to us at support(a)softpress.com.
Thanks for the post. I realize you must be really busy right now, so I appreciate you taking the time.
Good news - I just downloaded FW 6.0.2, and RPL is now alive and well!
I like RPL because it allows me to break out of the box model. I came to FW a year ago after over a decade of doing markup with BBEdit. Yes, BBEdit gave me good control, but I did miss the creative freeform approach that I had in print media with InDesign. Freeway, with RPL, seemed to provide that, and it has served me well.
I’m still a bit anxious about switching to FW6 for true production mode, but your personal response, Joe, and willingness to quickly provide updates is most reassuring.