Opening HTML files?

Is there no way for Freeway to open HTML files, keeping their original file references and locations in tact the way that Dreamweaver can?

For example, my good friend designs in Dreamweaver, and has emailed me the site that he’s designed, but it won’t open in Freeway properly, even though it’s just basic HTML and CSS. Am I going to have to buy Dreamweaver? Please say “no”.

Thanks,

TB


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On 24 Sep 2009, at 14:02, twb716 wrote:

Please say “no”.

No.

Freeway doesn’t “do” HTML like the others do. It’s a generator not an
editor.

I recommend Panic Software’s Coda. You can download and try it.

http://www.panic.com/coda/

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Thanks so much for the recommendation. The problem is that Coda (much like Dreamweaver) doesn’t allow for graphic manipulation of a page the way that Freeway does. For example, if I click a graphic in Freeway, I can drag it anywhere I want it to go on the page, and Freeway will code it for me. In coda, an existing page has the location of it’s elements locked- even more so than in Dreamweaver.

Coda is definitely cool- and I will most likely buy a copy. Is there anything else out there that can do what I am describing? Thanks again for the information.

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Flux http://www.theescapers.com

Todd

On Sep 24, 2009, at 9:56 AM, twb716 wrote:

Coda is definitely cool- and I will most likely buy a copy. Is there
anything else out there that can do what I am describing?


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Thanks, Todd. Flux is cool, but like Freeway, can’t open an HTML file from another site. Any other ideas? Thanks again for your input.

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Any other ideas? Thanks again for your input.

Work the principle design in the opposite direction? Do the layout in Freeway first, then send the code to your Dreamweaver partner. Let him be responsible for the updates.


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On 24 Sep 2009, at 14:02, twb716 wrote:

Is there no way for Freeway to open HTML files, keeping their
original file references and locations in tact the way that
Dreamweaver can?

'Fraid not. Freeway isn’t a site editor, it’s a site creator;
different animal.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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Hi,

That should not be the case, unless I’m missing something. I’ve
opened, edited and saved numerous (non-Flux created) html files with
Flux. Is there an error or any type of indication of why it can’t open
the file?

Todd

On Sep 24, 2009, at 1:06 PM, twb716 wrote:

Thanks, Todd. Flux is cool, but like Freeway, can’t open an HTML
file from another site.


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On 24 Sep 2009, at 19:06, twb716 wrote:

Flux is cool, but like Freeway, can’t open an HTML file from another
site.

Not so. Flux will open an existing site in its entirety, and
perfectly. I’ve done it often. You do have to point it at the site
folder though, and not an actual index.html. Then it will open the lot
and you can work on it as though it was the original.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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Thanks to all. I will look into it and report back. Any hope for Freeway to have SOME native HTML editing, other than the Code Snooper action in the future?


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FW’s core structure simply was not/is not designed for that type of
thing as it is currently. It would require a massive redesign to do
so; probably to the extent that an entirely new app would have to be
developed. Not likely to happen. I for one would love to see that
functionality but until then we’ll have to use other products.

Todd

On Sep 25, 2009, at 4:53 PM, twb716 wrote:

Any hope for Freeway to have SOME native HTML editing, other than
the Code Snooper action in the future?


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