graphic on footer

just wondering how the header/footer could be created in freeway like this so that it spans the page automatically?


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Full Inline Page construction.

Nested Objects aka BoxModel (psst - but don’t call it BoxModel :-).

There is a very helpful basic constructions here:

http://cssway.thebigerns.com/products/inline-basic-layout/

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This bits on responsive layouts is of particular interest - but I also ran into the issue the OP is asking about.

Here is a FW site I’ve done - http://www.jonrstrickergolf.com

Of note - the nav bar graphic BG and footer graphic BG run out horizontally - (if you have a monitor large enough to widen the window beyond their actual size). This is because I was unable to figure out how to use horizontally tiled graphic slices in those areas. :-/ I admit, I’m no expert…I just know enough to be dangerous.

Same thing the OP is asking about - graphics - vs - what Ernie writes - “My trick with footers like this is that they are transparent - they get their color from the window background.”

A floating flexible span footer using a graphic BG would be the next level above simple horizontal spanning… Obviously one thing at a time though.


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Let me say it that way:

Building an InlineLayout (wether responsive or not) starts with the simple inspector setting for page-orientation of “none”. Yours is centered so you do hard with stretching all across the page. The result of it is that you get horizontal scrolling.

So all boxes, starting from the very first need to be inserted by “click in so you see that flasing cursor”. Their position is now steered by padding, margin, floating and clearing.

I did a long screencast-series on that (mostly subscription required) based on FW Version 5.5. This is explaining all in detail, requires furthermore a certain attitude towards this kind of construction - cause it’s simply said:

Once Inline - ever inline.

See screencast-details on:

http://freewaycast.com/screencasts/view/104-boxmodel-contest

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I’ve been playing with this and got it working easily in the sample file at least, however my site is not the inline CSS box model - I ran into this (dated 2009) -

“Note also that Master pages do not currently work with box model layouts”

So - unless something has changed - what about spanning/horizontal tiling of graphic items in a standard Freeway layout then?

Another good FW starter tutorial on Inline CSS Layouts here - http://users.softpress.com/chrissowley/boxmodel-tutorial.pdf


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I’ve been playing with this and got it working easily in the sample file at least, however my site is not the inline CSS box model - I ran into this (dated 2009) -

Excellent. You mean your example or Ernie’s?

If it is yours:

Yes - you did easily including (annoying) horizontal scrollbars.

“Note also that Master pages do not currently work with box model layouts”

Not an issue if weighing the pros and cons.
Ever had a go on Version 6? I am more than optimistic or I wouldn’t exclude any chance that they do.

So - unless something has changed - what about spanning/horizontal tiling of graphic items in a standard Freeway layout then?

Unfortunately … ahmm … I think I already wrote.

Another good FW starter tutorial on Inline CSS Layouts here - http://users.softpress.com/chrissowley/boxmodel-tutorial.pdf

Of course yes - I always forget to recommend this.

And Lesson one in this is:

For most box-model layouts the Align setting for the
page should be set to None in the Inspector, especially if the
layout uses a header bar and/or footer bar which stretches
across the page to fill the width of the browser window.

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Thanks, I was unsuccessful at attempts to “convert” my above mentioned site and get this working (not so important right now) - however -

Working with Ernie’s example FW doc was easy, and working with the PDF tutorial from Chris - I’ve built one from scratch easily as well.

I verified Master Pages doesn’t work on this technique even in v6. - If one clicks on “Use Master Content” (or Page/Reapply Master) to try to invoke it - whatever you had built on your “in line” page is wiped out and replaced with the Master’s content - no recovery - no undo. ADDING a new page does import the existing Master’s content to start, FWIW.

For an existing design conversion, it should be possible to copy items from one document’s pages and paste them into a new document/page of the right type.


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