Page Links?

Is it possible to add Page Link options to a Text Style using the Extended option? If so, how is that done?


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have a look at:

http://kimmich-dm.de/wordpress/?p=481

starting somewhere around the minute 11:00 may answer your question.

Cheers

Thomas


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No. Links are separate elements from their container, so they have to be styled separately. Text styles would apply to a P or an LI or a SPAN, for example, while their contents may include an A (link) that A is styled with its own rule. You could create a style like this (using the Tag-only Style technique[1]):

p.style42 a {
	color: red;
	font-size: 30px;
}

and then whenever you had applied the .style42 to a P tag, the links within it would magically get that appearance. You would not strictly speaking apply this special style to anything, it would just be there in the style sheet and it would apply when necessary. Think of the P style as a marker that switches this behavior on for any otherwise-unstyled links within it.

What Freeway does provide is a way to create styles for links within a particular HTML box, or the entire page. You set these in the Inspector by clicking once on the HTML box (or a blank part of the pasteboard, to select the page itself) and opening the Style tab of the Inspector, and looking in the Links segment of that tab. But since you cannot select a paragraph or header and alter its link styles in the Inspector, that final layer of styling is not available except by work-arounds as above.

Walter

  1. http://actionsforge.com/articles/view/9-tag-only-styles

On Apr 12, 2013, at 9:14 AM, RavenManiac wrote:

Is it possible to add Page Link options to a Text Style using the Extended option? If so, how is that done?


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I prefer my text to be untainted by class style as possible. Easier for me
to style them contextually by applying the class style to the container

  <div class="my class">

Then Tag style the text this way

  .myclass p

FWP does a better than average job of styling the workspace, but not
always. I never have to worry about missing to style something, or FWP
mucking it up somehow.


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I’m assuming .myclass can be named anything I’d like, correct? Ar there any RESERVED styles that are preceded by a dot?


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Ernie, where would the .myclass p style be placed, in Text Styles? If so I didn’t think you could style text links that way.


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On 12 Apr 2013, 1:35 pm, waltd wrote:

No. Links are separate elements from their container, so they have to be styled separately. Text styles would apply to a P or an LI or a SPAN, for example, while their contents may include an A (link) that A is styled with its own rule. You could create a style like this (using the Tag-only Style technique[1]):

p.style42 a {
color: red;
font-size: 30px;
}

and then whenever you had applied the .style42 to a P tag, the links within it would magically get that appearance. You would not strictly speaking apply this special style to anything, it would just be there in the style sheet and it would apply when necessary. Think of the P style as a marker that switches this behavior on for any otherwise-unstyled links within it.

What Freeway does provide is a way to create styles for links within a particular HTML box, or the entire page. You set these in the Inspector by clicking once on the HTML box (or a blank part of the pasteboard, to select the page itself) and opening the Style tab of the Inspector, and looking in the Links segment of that tab. But since you cannot select a paragraph or header and alter its link styles in the Inspector, that final layer of styling is not available except by work-arounds as above.

Walter

  1. http://actionsforge.com/articles/view/9-tag-only-styles

Interesting. I’ll give this a try.


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Think this way.

You make a page, and you want the paragraph text in one area - like the
footer area - to look different than the rest of p text on the page.
Instead of making a style that you must apply to all the paragraph text in
that area, simply make a class style for the container box for that area.
It doesn’t have to be a real style, you just need to force Freeway Pro to
apply it to the container box. Then a second Tag style to target p tags
within that container. Kinda like this:

http://cssway.thebigerns.com/workbench/raven-textstyle/


Ernie Simpson

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Ernie, where would the .myclass p style be placed, in Text Styles? If so I
didn’t think you could style text links that way.


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Wow! Thanks Ernie! I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for me.


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On 12 Apr 2013, 5:14 pm, The Big Erns wrote:

Think this way.

You make a page, and you want the paragraph text in one area - like the
footer area - to look different than the rest of p text on the page.
Instead of making a style that you must apply to all the paragraph text in
that area, simply make a class style for the container box for that area.
It doesn’t have to be a real style, you just need to force Freeway Pro to
apply it to the container box. Then a second Tag style to target p tags
within that container. Kinda like this:

http://cssway.thebigerns.com/workbench/raven-textstyle/

Ernie Simpson

Ernie, the example you provided works really well, but what happens if I want ALL of the links throughout my site to be underlined. You really can’t do that in the Style editor can you?


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Ernie, the example you provided works really well, but what happens if I
want ALL of the links throughout my site to be underlined. You really can’t
do that in the Style editor can you?

Sorry this is so late, but I’ve been too busy to reply. Of course you can!

The Style Editor is the manual interface for Freeway Pro’s CSS code
generating ability. Master that, and with some very minor exceptions, you
will master all the style code Freeway Pro creates. All that is needed is
to understand what CSS is needed then how to make Freeway Pro generate that
for you.

I’m still super busy, but I’ll get back to this as I can.


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