How do I get quality images?

Hello,
I have a website made with Freeway, but the image quality is terrible. I am an artist and I need the best possible quality of the images on my site. I upgraded to Freeway Pro and am trying to improve my website. Thanks for your help!
here is the link to my website http://www.moniquerebelle.com

http://www.imagixi.com

http://www.imagicall.com


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I would worry far more that all your text on the site is “gif” text. Meaning an image of your text that Search engines cannot read and therefore nobody may be able to find your pictures to look at them. First job convert your text to ‘HTML’ text in Freeway. Then come back to your image quality.


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On 31 Dec 2015, at 07:25, Monique Rebelle email@hidden wrote:

Hello,
I have a website made with Freeway, but the image quality is terrible. I am an artist and I need the best possible quality of the images on my site. I upgraded to Freeway Pro and am trying to improve my website. Thanks for your help!
here is the link to my website http://www.moniquerebelle.com

http://www.imagixi.com
http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com
http://www.imagicall.com


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Thank you for the advice. The reason it is all in “gif” is becasue this is what I was reccomended to do some years ago by a Freeway consultant. Otherwise the site was showing with strange lines and was unreadable to every device except my computer. I hope that is not going to happen when I turn it to html. now. What are the steps to turn my gif text into HTML?
Thank you kindly

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On Dec 31, 2015, at 3:23 AM, David Owen email@hidden wrote:

I would worry far more that all your text on the site is “gif” text. Meaning an image of your text that Search engines cannot read and therefore nobody may be able to find your pictures to look at them. First job convert your text to ‘HTML’ text in Freeway. Then come back to your image quality.


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On 31 Dec 2015, at 07:25, Monique Rebelle email@hidden wrote:

Hello,
I have a website made with Freeway, but the image quality is terrible. I am an artist and I need the best possible quality of the images on my site. I upgraded to Freeway Pro and am trying to improve my website. Thanks for your help!
here is the link to my website http://www.moniquerebelle.com

http://www.imagixi.com
http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com
http://www.imagicall.com


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Otherwise the site was showing with strange lines and was unreadable to every device except my computer.

This may be the cause of that issue

http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/137/Colored+graphic+background+breaks+apart+and+displays+with+lines+or+blocks+through+it

What are the steps to turn my gif text into HTML?

Nothing more than selecting the text/text box and changing the Type from Gif to HTML under the 3rd Tab in the inspector.

I suspect the advice you got about using Gif text was to give you a quick fix instead of helping you sort it properly.

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Thank you kindly. :slight_smile:

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On Dec 31, 2015, at 12:46 PM, DeltaDave email@hidden wrote:

Otherwise the site was showing with strange lines and was unreadable to every device except my computer.

This may be the cause of that issue

http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/137/Colored+graphic+background+breaks+apart+and+displays+with+lines+or+blocks+through+it

What are the steps to turn my gif text into HTML?

Nothing more than selecting the text/text box and changing the Type from Gif to HTML under the 3rd Tab in the inspector.

I suspect the advice you got about using Gif text was to give you a quick fix instead of helping you sort it properly.

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From over a month ago:
What are the steps to turn my gif text into HTML?

Nothing more than selecting the text/text box and changing the Type from Gif to HTML under the 3rd Tab in the inspector.

I finally had time to look into the problem with my website. I think I changed all gifs into html, and uploaded the improved version. Can somebody make sure for me if all the text is now in html? I only changed it where there was a tab showing the gif or html possibility, but it was not there on every page. On the other hand it seems to me all is in html now, but I am not sure. Thanks!


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Nothing more than selecting the text/text box and changing the Type from Gif to HTML under the 3rd Tab in the inspector.

That is all you need to do.

Your navigation menu text is still gif as is the statement text.

To be frank I am not sure that there is any Html text on your pages apart from ‘monique rebelle’ on the home page!

To check it yourself when previewing in a Browser - can you double click inside the text and select/copy it? If not then its still gif.

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Thank you so much. This is what I thought, but I was able to change it into html only where the word “type” and the option appears. I don’t have the “type” show everywhere for some reason, the inspector box starts right away with “font” missing the “type” all together. Additionally, I noticed that I can change the type into html from gif and even click save, but it changes back into gif anyway. Either right away or after a while. But not always. Sometimes it stays html like I changed it, sometimes it goes back to gif. I have no idea how to control it. I don’t know why the option “type” does not show every time I select the text. I have been trying this for a while today and on most pages it just does not stay as html, goes back to gif right away. Some pages simply don’t have the option for “type” and some have one where it says “character” and other below where it says “paragraph”. The “type" for “paragraph" stays in HTML but the “type" for “character” changes back into gif right away. I can click it back to HTML forever and it goes back to gif. But not everywhere. The “monique rebelle” on the homepage I was able to change into HTML becasue I had that option and it stays that way. On a few other pages I was also able to change the name into HTML, everything else just does not work for some reason.

Should I start with removing one by one every word and redo it starting with HTML instead of Graphic icon from the top menu? That would be redoing the whole website from the scratch, all the 27 pages! And when I tried it with one word the font does not show up as Century Gothic which I used and wanted to use, but suddenly it is another font and I cannot change it’s size….:frowning:

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On Feb 11, 2016, at 12:53 AM, DeltaDave email@hidden wrote:

Nothing more than selecting the text/text box and changing the Type from Gif to HTML under the 3rd Tab in the inspector.

That is all you need to do.

Your navigation menu text is still gif as is the statement text.

To be frank I am not sure that there is any Html text on your pages apart from ‘monique rebelle’ on the home page!

To check it yourself when previewing in a Browser - can you double click inside the text and select/copy it? If not then its still gif.

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when I tried it with one word the font does not show up as Century Gothic which I used and wanted to use,

You have no option if you want to use Century Gothic because it is not a Font that is available cross browser/platform - that is why it gets converted to Gif text.

There are alternatives - Google Fonts

But you will have to use the Web Fonts action or Font Face to get it to display in all browsers.

By converting it to Gif text you are guaranteed that every viewer sees the same Font - just not as Html text.

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Thank you! So the reason for it not working in HTML is becasue it Cenury Gothic is not a font which will show the same on every browser/platform. How do I find which fonts are cross browser/platform? With fonts in gif the search engines will not find my website, right?

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when I tried it with one word the font does not show up as Century Gothic which I used and wanted to use,

You have no option if you want to use Century Gothic because it is not a Font that is available cross browser/platform - that is why it gets converted to Gif text.

There are alternatives - Google Fonts

But you will have to use the Web Fonts action or Font Face to get it to display in all browsers.

By converting it to Gif text you are guaranteed that every viewer sees the same Font - just not as Html text.

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With fonts in gif the search engines will not find my website,

Google will find your sites but it will treat them as just images and not pick up on any of the content.

There are Tutorials on using Web Fonts over at the SP site which will allow you to use a wider range than the standard Web Safe ones

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How do I find which fonts are cross browser/platform?

Double-click into your “text-box” or select the entire text. Inspector’s first tab, picker “Font” WILL show you the ones you can be declared as safe and secure.

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… gosh:

… as long the wrapper IS declared as HTML item.

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My last email had a picture of the screen and the file was too large. Hope this wll get through. Thanks Dave and Thomas. Thomas, is this what you mean, the 6 fonts at the top are the only ones which will stay as they are on every browser?

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On Feb 11, 2016, at 2:46 PM, Monique Rebelle email@hidden wrote:

Thank you Dave and Thomas. Thomas is this what you mean? Just the six fonts on top will be seen as they are on every browser? If so, the choice is quite limited, but I have no problem to pick one of those fonts to save myself work.
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http://www.imagixi.com http://www.imagixi.com/
http://www.moniquerebelle.com http://www.moniquerebelle.com/
http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com/http://www.imagicall.com http://www.imagicall.com/

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… gosh:

… as long the wrapper IS declared as HTML item.

Cheers

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No luck with sending image attachment. I made it 39kb and it was considered bigger than 40kb, which is the limit. I am just learning about it, sorry. I guess no images in the correspondence.

The fonts I found hopefully in the place you metioned, Thomas, are: Times, Helvetica, Courier, Symbol, Verdana, Trebuchet MS, Georgia. Are those the only ones which will look the same on every broser and can be in HTML and will not cause further problems?

Thank you Dave and Thomas

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On Feb 11, 2016, at 3:01 PM, Monique Rebelle email@hidden wrote:

Sorry, was going to include cropped image…
<Screen Shot 52016-02-11 at 2.36.24 PM (2) copy.png>

http://www.imagixi.com http://www.imagixi.com/
http://www.moniquerebelle.com http://www.moniquerebelle.com/
http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com/http://www.imagicall.com http://www.imagicall.com/

On Feb 11, 2016, at 2:46 PM, Monique Rebelle <email@hidden mailto:email@hidden> wrote:

Thank you Dave and Thomas. Thomas is this what you mean? Just the six fonts on top will be seen as they are on every browser? If so, the choice is quite limited, but I have no problem to pick one of those fonts to save myself work.
<Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 2.36.24 PM (2).png>

http://www.imagixi.com http://www.imagixi.com/
http://www.moniquerebelle.com http://www.moniquerebelle.com/
http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com/http://www.imagicall.com http://www.imagicall.com/

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… gosh:

… as long the wrapper IS declared as HTML item.

Cheers

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Are those the only ones which will look the same on every browser and can be in HTML and will not cause further problems?

No - there are quite a few more - and if you read that article I linked to at Softpress KnowledgeBase :: Using Google Web Fonts you can use any Font that you can find in Google Web Fonts.

But for now use one of those - Times, Helvetica, Courier, Symbol, Verdana, Trebuchet MS, Georgia - and build up some Google SEO juice.

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Got it, thanks Dave. I will read that article for sure and for now will use one of the basic fonts and make this site work better.
Mo

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Are those the only ones which will look the same on every browser and can be in HTML and will not cause further problems?

No - there are quite a few more - and if you read that article I linked to at Softpress KnowledgeBase :: Using Google Web Fonts you can use any Font that you can find in Google Web Fonts.

But for now use one of those - Times, Helvetica, Courier, Symbol, Verdana, Trebuchet MS, Georgia - and build up some Google SEO juice.

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Those are indeed the one I mentioned. But if you want to dip your toes into the (warm:-) water of web design you can also have a look into this:

http://www.kimmich-digitalmedia.com/videos/015_the-coding-episodes-part8-google-webfonts

Cheers

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Nice collection of fonts. Would like to use some, but for now I will just upgrade my website without adding difficulty (with codes, etc.) Hope to feel more fluent with this soon.

http://www.imagixi.com

http://www.imagicall.com

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Those are indeed the one I mentioned. But if you want to dip your toes into the (warm:-) water of web design you can also have a look into this:

http://www.kimmich-digitalmedia.com/videos/015_the-coding-episodes-part8-google-webfonts

Cheers

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I am in the process of changing typeface from a problematic one (Century Gothic) into Verdana. Looks like I have to delete EACH box with text and start a new, HTML one. It is A LOT of work - 23 pages, and will be several more… I have a few questions and I hope to get answers which will help me to speed up this tedious process:

  1. Is there a faster way (versus one by one) to install HTML boxes for text and make them at the same distance from the edge of the page and from each other?

  2. Is there a way to set a text color for the whole site or at least for one page?

Great thanks for your help!!! :slight_smile:

http://www.imagixi.com

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On Feb 12, 2016, at 6:02 PM, Monique Rebelle email@hidden wrote:

Nice collection of fonts. Would like to use some, but for now I will just upgrade my website without adding difficulty (with codes, etc.) Hope to feel more fluent with this soon.

http://www.imagixi.com
http://www.moniquerebelle.com
http://www.moniquerebellephotography.com
http://www.imagicall.com

On Feb 11, 2016, at 11:57 PM, Thomas Kimmich email@hidden wrote:

Those are indeed the one I mentioned. But if you want to dip your toes into the (warm:-) water of web design you can also have a look into this:

http://www.kimmich-digitalmedia.com/videos/015_the-coding-episodes-part8-google-webfonts

Cheers

Thomas


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