importing a project

I am testing out TomatoCart right now, and I am trying to figure out if I can import it and create a freeway project from it.

I am actually just wanting to modify the templates on it. I like the cart features enough to just use it right now, but a little personal tweeking would be nice.


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I got my answers. Looks like NO


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Yep none of it is editable with FW. I have not yet used Tomato Cart but their store looks similar to OpenCart. The latest version of OpenCart v1.5 has all the css in an external file so most of the tweaking can be done with the css and via images. Also I believe you can edit large chunks of the home page code to suit.

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Right, the answer is pretty much that no it isn’t going to happen in importing the content due to the way Freeway works. Freeway doesn’t understand HTML, but it is used to produce or publish HTML. Weird way to think about it, but that’s why often the import HTML feature just doesn’t work and I’ve voted to remove it several times.


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On 29 Jun 2011, at 07:56, Dan J wrote:

Right, the answer is pretty much that no it isn’t going to happen in importing the content due to the way Freeway works. Freeway doesn’t understand HTML, but it is used to produce or publish HTML. Weird way to think about it, but that’s why often the import HTML feature just doesn’t work and I’ve voted to remove it several times.

Another way of thinking about it is that the Freeway site file is like a word-processing file, and the site that you publish on the server is like the piece of paper you print out from that word-processing document. You can’t scan the paper and get the document back on-screen, complete with all styles, margins etc. intact.

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I agree with you all.

I build a Product configurator (Product Builder) package for Tomato Cart, and added a conflict resolution piece too.

I just like to have something simple to edit the damn templates with. we are talking about maybe recreating them inside of freeway but that seems like a bad idea versus using other editors.


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That’s the important thing to grasp. Freeway is NOT an editor. Never
has been. It is a generator. The two ideas are fundamentally dissimilar.

Walter

On Jun 29, 2011, at 7:40 PM, Shane wrote:

I agree with you all.

I build a Product configurator (Product Builder) package for Tomato
Cart, and added a conflict resolution piece too.

I just like to have something simple to edit the damn templates
with. we are talking about maybe recreating them inside of freeway
but that seems like a bad idea versus using other editors.


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… and brought me to the basic ideas of thinking “modular”.

I had a really nice discussion with Walter few months ago about the “two broken pieces of a ring”.

You can either call them “sensless” or see them functional each of its own.

ECWID Shopping cart is an example like that:

Ecwid allows you (and your customer) to develop as a standalone, Freeway allows you to fully integrate it in your page. Both broken parts are now a fully functional ring that can be separated a married whenever you want.

Other examples could be:

MailChimp
Disqus
WebYep (more comlicated)

and maybe much more.

And when I had to leave my home one day (don’t want to work anymore, tax due or whatever), my customer can work further without loosing all.

Most people unfortunately think the other way round: the disposable society.

Just a thought.

Cheers

Thomas


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