Carousel can be laid out however you like. The only restriction is
that the effect area must be a defined (not percentage) width.
There are three different ways to make the effect transition between
panes: Buttons, Tabs, and Auto-glide.
If you create a graphic (anywhere on the same page) and apply the
Carousel Button to it, clicking that graphic will move the carousel
forward or back, depending on the choice you made in the Action when
you applied it to that graphic. You can have as many of these (or
none) as you like. Each one will drive the effect in one direction only.
Tabs allow you to create navigation to a particular pane of the
carousel, so you would make one for each option. Apply the Carousel
Tabs Action to it, and choose which Carousel and which option within
that Carousel you want the tab to select.
Auto-glide is set in the Carousel Action itself, and is a time (in
seconds) between automatic navigation to the next option. If you have
any of the tabs or buttons enabled, then clicking one of those
controls will stop the auto-glide behavior for the remainder of the
page view. If you want to make it start again, you can create a
graphic, apply Carousel Button to it, and choose the Start option.
On Jul 8, 2011, at 9:33 AM, Kelly Crossley wrote:
Can you adjust the size of the carousel so that it’s almost a full
page like the Joomla template and do the buttons (tabs) have to be
attached or is there another navigation device for carousel?
The panes appear in whatever order they were created in the page. You
can influence this by clicking on the header at the top of the Site
pane (left side of the Freeway interface) until it reads Page. At that
point, you will see a list of all elements on the page. The names that
have little yellow cog badges are the elements on the page that have
Actions applied to them, so those will mostly be your panes.
The Carousel itself is always the first pane – whatever you applied
Carousel to becomes the first step. From there, the elements that have
Carousel Pane applied to them are gathered in source code order. So if
you drag those elements lower in the list, and into an order you
prefer, they will sort into that order in the effect. Lower in the
list equals later in the carousel.
Remember, anything with Carousel Pane applied to it is effectively
removed from the page when the Action runs, so you don’t have to worry
about where those elements are placed on your page. They could be all
stacked in one part of the pasteboard, or even in the visible part of
the page, no difference in the final effect.
On Jul 16, 2011, at 12:20 AM, Kelly Crossley wrote:
I’ve noticed that when I try to remove Carousel Panes around on the desktop, they are sometimes grouped together, so when I move one, it moves the others as well. I have no idea how these are getting grouped together. What am I doing wrong?
That’s hard to say without looking at your layout. It’s possible that
you drew one element on top of another, and then you’re trying to move
one of the child elements instead of the parent or group. Nested
elements like that are similar in handling to grouped elements. To
move a group of elements, you need to “sneak up” on the edge of the
group, watching the cursor until it turns into a hollow-headed arrow
with a tail, and then click and drag. This is a very tiny gripper area
– only 1px wide or tall, depending on the edge – so it’s very
difficult to do. Best is to use the Page view of the site pane to
locate the element, then click on its name in the list to highlight it
(all its children will be indented below it, and they will move along
with it), and then use the Inspector to move it “by the numbers”
On Jul 16, 2011, at 12:07 PM, Kelly Crossley wrote:
I’ve noticed that when I try to remove Carousel Panes around on the
desktop, they are sometimes grouped together, so when I move one, it
moves the others as well. I have no idea how these are getting
grouped together. What am I doing wrong?